Thursday, April 12, 2018

Bloodspell (The Cruentus Curse #1) by Amalie Howard

Bloodspell (Cruentus Curse Book 1) by [Howard, Amalie][BLURB]

The spell was simple …

Cruentus Protectum. Defend the Blood.

But what do you do if your blood is your enemy?

Victoria Warrick has always known she was different. An outcast at school, she is no stranger to adversity. But when she receives an old journal for her seventeenth birthday, nothing prepares her for the dark secrets it holds—much less one that reveals she’s a witch with unimaginable power.

What’s more, when she meets the dazzling but enigmatic Christian Devereux, she has no idea how much her life is about to change. Enemies will hunt her. Friends will turn on her. The terrible curse that makes her blood run black will stop at nothing to control her. And Christian has a sinister secret of his own …

Without knowing whom to trust, can Victoria survive her blood’s deadly desires? Or will she lose everything, including herself?

3.5 out of 5 stars

The writing lacks a certain finesse; which is a shame because the fantasy is pretty great.

The adventure is fun and exciting, but I just wish the author dived into the story a bit more and embellished certain scenes. I also think the story could have been planned out better.

Victoria's decision making skills are also terrible, but overall.... I really enjoyed it. Will I proceed to book #2? Yes.