Review: Bloodspell (Bloodspell #1) by Amalie Howard

Bloodspell by Amalie Howard

Copy Courtesy of JKS Communications and Langdon Street Press
Already Released

Victoria (or Tori for short) has a curse that flows in her blood. She learns of it on her seventeenth birthday, but will it control her or can she be her own master? And, there's also this really cute guy at school, Christian, but perhaps he's more than just a pretty face.

I really liked the blood curse part of the book; I thought it was a good take on something that was almost vampiric in nature but wasn't. Thus, all the parts pertaining to the curse itself made me want to keep reading the book. A lot of the rest of it was disappointing though.

The love interest, Christian, has an attraction to Tori (and vice versa) that is really quite inexplicable, and I am really tired of love at first sight without any real reason to like the person besides the whole almost pheromone thing.

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The line it followed was Romeo and Juliet-esque, which some people will really like. Me, not so much.

And then there was the villain (well really there were villains, but I am referring to the one that is a boss fight at the end of this book)who just didn't seem right for the part. The issue for me was that the proper motivations weren't established beforehand and suddenly this character was the main bad guy to contend with. I prefer slower revelations, but perhaps this style will appeal to some of you.

So, curse part good while romance and villain didn't appeal to me.

Star Rating: 2.5/5.0

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I really like the book cover. It always a shame when some things are really good, and then others don't live up to expectations.

Thanks for sharing this review. :D


I really dislike the whole "love at first sight" books, it's a shame so many books have it now. Thanks for the review, I'll keep an eye out for this one, but I'm gonna wait a while before I read it.


I too really liked the book cover, just this type of story doesn't seem to appeal to me :(


I felt the same way when I read this book...just a bit let down.


I'm also getting really tired of insta-love. I need a reason why the characters love one another beyond some tenuous "soulmate" type excuse. That villain sounds annoying, too.


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