Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spectral Blog Tour

Spectral Summary

Convinced she’s a part of the witness protection program, sixteen-year-old Jewel Rose is shuffled around the globe with her family like a pack of traveling gypsies. After arriving at lucky home twenty-seven, she stumbles upon a mysterious boy with magical powers claiming to be her guardian . . . and warning of imminent danger. Despite the obvious sparks between them, Jewel discovers a relationship is forbidden, and the more she learns about dark, brooding Roman, she begins to question who she can even believe — the family who raised her, or the supposed sworn protector who claims they’ve been lying to her all along.

As she struggles to uncover who her family has really been running from, she is forced to hide her birthmark that reveals who she is. With new realities surfacing, unexplained powers appearing, and two tempting boys vying for her heart, Jewel battles to learn who she can trust in an ever growing sea of lies, hoping she’ll make it through her seventeenth birthday alive.

My Review:

We meet Jewel as she's moving and right away get the gist that something is not right. When Jewel finds a book--which happens to have...issues--we jump into paranormal territory and soon find out that she's a witch.  I love that book by the way. Not only is Jewel a witch but she's a Spectral--a powerful witch and when she reaches her seventeenth birthday she's prophecized to get all this power and the coven who performs the ceremony on her gets a share of that power.

Which is why every coven wants her while others want her dead.

While all this is going on, she gets the attention of two guys who are after her heart.

Overall I enjoyed the story and the mess Jewel gets herself into. I liked her relationship with Roman and didn't doubt who she'd end up with at the end.  As everything comes together, the final scenes have that OMG moments. People die. And unlikely enemies are revealed. Which is always a good thing.

Shannon Duffy writes young adult and middle grade fiction. She grew up on the beautiful east coast of Canada and now lives in Ontario, Canada. She is the mom of one boy, Gabriel, her angel. She loves writing, reading, working out, soccer, and the sport of champions-shopping. She is the author of the young adult paranormal romance, SPECTRAL. Her upcoming middle grade fantasy novel, GABRIEL STONE AND THE DIVINITY OF VALTA is scheduled for a January 2013 release.

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  1. That book sounds awesome. I will definitely check it out.

  2. Elizabeth, thanks for the review.

    Stephanie, I hope you get a chance to check it out. It's only $2.99 for the Kindle.

  3. This books sounds intriguing - Congrats to Shannon Duffy! Nice review, Elizabeth.

  4. Sounds like a great book. I've added her to my growing list of Canadian YA authors. :)


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