Blue de la Cour has her life planned: hide the magic in her blood and continue trying to turn metal into gold so she can help her city’s homeless. But when her father is murdered and a cruel but powerful woman claims custody of Blue and her property, one wrong move could expose her—and doom her once and for all. The only one who can help? The boy she’s loathed since childhBlue de la Cour has her life planned: hide the magic in her blood and continue trying to turn metal into gold so she can help her city’s homeless. But when her father is murdered and a cruel but powerful woman claims custody of Blue and her property, one wrong move could expose her—and doom her once and for all. The only one who can help? The boy she’s loathed since childhood: Prince Kellan.
Kellan Renard, crown prince of Balavata, is walking a thin line between political success and devastating violence. Newly returned from boarding school, he must find a bride among the kingdom’s head families and announce his betrothal—but escalating violence among the families makes the search nearly impossible. He’s surprised to discover that the one person who makes him feel like he can breathe is Blue, the girl who once ruined all his best adventures.
When mysterious forces lead to disappearances throughout Balavata, Blue and Kellan must work together to find the truth. What they discover will lead them to the darkest reaches of the kingdom, and to the most painful moments of their pasts.
When romance is forbidden and evil is rising, can Blue save those she loves, even if it costs her everything?
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Words almost just can’t describe just how perfect The Blood Spell by C.J. Redwine was. I don’t know why it took me so long to read this book. I had put it down back in February even though I was looking for another brilliant read like A Curse So Dark and Lonely.
I just loved every aspect of this story.
It had enemies to lovers. I just seem to be on the roll with this trope lately. My heart is just sooooooo content right now. Gah. *enter big cheesy smile here* There was also forbidden romance. This is also another one of my most favorite tropes ever.
The characters were just awesome…. I really liked Kellan and Blue, though I wasn’t sure about Blue at first. I think that was why I put the book down at first, but I honestly don’t know why. And we had some character diversity in here with Nessa being deaf and she only knew sign language. I can always appreciate this plot in stories also.
All of the Cinderella aspects were SUPER well done in this fantasy realm. It wasn’t all at once, it still held it’s own story even though it was a retelling. But I still smiled when each element was met. It just all flowed really nicely.
And I know I have mentioned this in other reviews, but I really just love it when enemies just become friends and they start to understand each other a bit better. And then someone bends unexpectedly….. (like that Tale as old as time song. 😉 )
The Blood Spell by C. J. Redwine was just perfect in every aspect and I’d definitely read it again. I definitely recommend this book if you are looking for a good Cinderella retelling. It is one of the best ones I’ve ever read. It was a five star rating.
This book was an ebook I owned. Seriously, go buy this book if you don’t have it yet! 😀
What do you think? What is your favorite fairy tale retelling?