Bloodspell – Amalie Howard
I bought this awhile back, and finally cracked into it just recently. I’ll start with the good. Howard is an engaging writer, and I did enjoy her style. I certainly kept reading and was eager to get to the end. I liked the blood witch twist and how she is almost a vampire without the fangs.
Now for the eh part. There were too many similarities between this story and Twilight. The blood song, the vampire/love interest that was basically a reincarnated Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. This felt more like fan fiction than an original creation. Granted there were original parts, but overall, I felt I was reading another Stephenie Meyer remake.
I still enjoyed the writing and the story, even if I am not compelled enough to pick up the sequel. In the end, I just needed more originality to keep me coming back.
Synopsis: 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?