- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: TreasureLine Publishing (September 29, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1617520802
- ISBN-13: 978-1617520808
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,810,115 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Darkspell Paperback – September 29, 2011
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About the Author
Elizabeth Mueller knew that books couldn’t bite, but even though she never admitted, she was scared of them. What she didn’t know, ironically, was that she was building her way toward a career in books. She started writing poetry when she was 9, and stories when she was 11 that make her laugh now. It wasn’t until her creative writing teacher in 12th grade made her realize there was more to writing than life. That’s when she fell in love with books. She hasn’t stopped since, feverishly working to perfect the craft late into the night. She lives with her husband, four kids, a wolfdog, and two cats. Darkspell is her first novel. You can find her at elizabethmueller.blogspot.com or AuthorElizabethMueller.com, and email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
21 customer reviews
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My Rating: 10 of 10
My Cover Thoughts: I really love this cover! It is what drew me to read the book. There is this mysterious boy on the cover with fire blazing in the background
My Thoughts/Review: Winter is your average teen excited about starting her senior year. She keeps having this same dream about a boy she meets and she can't seem to get him out of her mind. All she knows is if he were real she would be with him and enjoy his warmth and protection.
Then Winter gets new neighbours and her mother is just dying for her to meet them. When she arrives at their house to deliver cookies she thinks she has died and gone to heaven. She sees the boy in her dreams! She stares at him and asks him if it is a dream and he laughs and says no.
Elizabeth has weaved a story that will tug on your heart and having you yelling and screaming and crying all at the same time. This is a story of love, faith and sacrifices. Winter will have to face some tough choices and make some serious decisions but she will also have to learn who to trust. She will be tried and she will be betrayed but in the end love conquers all because through that love she will help her family find the peace they have been looking for.
This story will tug on your heart and have you rooting for Team Alex! Alex wants to do what is right but everything right is not always what it seems. He will love, lose and win all in a span of time. Hearts will be broken and friendships will end but in the end everything will come together and you will be left speechless and breathless wanting more.
Memorable Quotes: Alex talking to Winter "Do you realize how hard it is to stay away from you? All I do is think about you."
Mueller, Elizabeth (2011-10-27). Darkspell (Kindle Locations 1694-1696). TreasureLine Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Advice: This is a MUST READ! It will leave you breathless!
The beginning grabbed me by the pants and hooked me in effortlessly. I was so intrigued by the mysterious Jareth and Alex and the all the weird things that started happening after they moved into Winter's town. Plus...Jareth...Oh my god, HOT! He reminded me of Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries, and that's a huge plus.
The middle was a bit too slow. I felt there was too much emphasis on Winter and Alex falling in love. Taking Jareth's overpowering personality out of the picture seemed a bit forced. It would have been more fun if Jareth had stayed and Winter found her own way to get over him.
Alex is the quiet type of hero that makes you wonder what the heck he's thinking (in a good way, not a crazy way). He doesn't do much other than try - and fail - to teach Winter about his coven and about who she is. I like a hero who doesn't bat an eyelash while kicking butt and is more aggressive about getting the girl and Alex is neither of those, but he is a total sweetheart.
The ending was fierce and fast-paced. I only wish the author had told us what Winter's power was instead of making us guess. It would have made more sense to have one of the characters say it instead of keeping it a secret. I'm hoping it becomes more apparent in book 2. And yes, I do plan on reading book 2 when it comes out.
Although I wish some things would have happened a little differently, the author did an excellent job of keeping my attention throughout the story. I loved Alex's "family" and the whole spin on the basis of the coven and how it all works. The author left me wanting more, wanting to know how Winter and Alex's story continues from here. Indeed there is a lot of possibility for a sequel.