Bloodspell by Amalie Howard

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Title: Bloodspell
Author: Amalie Howard

Publisher: Langdon Street Press
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 5 Stars


 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?


My Thoughts

Witches, vampires, and curses oh my!

This is a romantic and exciting read. In this story we explore the idea of witches and the use of blood magic. Suddenly finding out your a width and that the school hottie is a vampire is sure to throw any teenager off. Victoria is no exception to this rule.

I loved how the history between witches and vampires was explained. There was an intricate backstory that helped explain a lot of the reasons for the characters decisions and it was obviously thought out well. I really enjoyed learning about both of these mythological creatures stories and seeing how they interacted with one another.

Victoria was an interesting young woman and I really admired her spirit. She had a lot to deal with, but she took everything in stride. I really enjoyed getting to know about her.

Christian was a complicated character. He wasn't always easy to read, but he always tried to do what was best even if it didn't seem like it. He was a fun character to get to know and a great match for Victoria.

The romance was sweet and evenly paced. I also liked that they both saved each other throughout the boom instead of just Christian just having to do the saving.

This is a sweet and exciting love story that you won't want to miss!


  1. Sounds like an interesting mix of vampires and witches and I like that both the main characters saved each other and not just the guy doing the saving!


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