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?
Victoria is one of the fiercest female characters I have come across. I loved her controlled (most of the time), dangerous nature. She doesn't hold much back when she really gets going. The reader will find her easy to connect to and very likable.
Christian, the potential love interest, is fun to read about. He has a past that could possibly change his relationship with Victoria. However, their, sometimes telepathic, kissing will convince the reader that their relationship and commitment to each other is real. The reader will be rooting for them throughout the story.
Victoria is an outcast, the reader first meets her during a scene where she is being picked on and manhandled by an obnoxious school bully. When Victoria is mad, her powerful blood leads her to attack...she is happy in the pain and damage that ensues. Victoria tries her best to control her inner nature, but her control is not always as strong as she hopes. She desires to learn more about her powerful blood, her search leads her to a source that states she will be hunted for her powers...she must either relinquish her powers or die. She doesn't like either of those options and decides to try to control her powers on her own. The story takes off from there.
The events of this story were fast-paced and intriguing, the reader will always be learning new tidbits of information having to do with Victoria's powers or past. This book is truly dark, the author portrays the evil characters in such a way that the reader will believe that they are evil. The ending will leave the reader wanting more (luckily, there is a sequel). This book is highly recommended to young adult/teen readers.
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