Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Bloodcraft by Amalie Howard Blog Tour - Review + Giveaway

It's release day! I'm so excited to be reviewing Amalie Howard's long awaited sequel to Bloodspell, Bloodcraft! I've been waiting for this title for YEARS and I'm so glad to be a part of this experience once again. Below you will find my review on Bloodcraft, purchase links, a nifty giveaway, and the tour schedule. Happy reading! A big thank you to Good Choice Reading for organizing this blog tour and to Amalie Howard for being awesome. 

Bloodcraft (The Cruentus Curse #2)
by Amalie Howard
Pages: 380
Format: Paperback, ebook
Release Date: December 15th, 2015
Purchase: [Amazon] [B&N]
All magic has its price, and no one knows that better than Victoria Warrick. Gifted with a centuries-old blood curse, Tori has finally learned to master her blood’s demands and has emerged triumphant with Christian Devereux, a vampire overlord, at her side.

But the worst is yet to come …

In the infamous City of Lights, home to both the Witch Clans and the Vampire Council, Tori enrolls at the exclusive Belles Fontaines school in Paris, where she is faced with a devastating choice: choose Christian and be an outcast, or choose the coven and secure her place with the witches.

When the fate of the supernatural world is targeted by a sinister new threat, Christian and Victoria must unite their two warring species to defeat it. Their bond will be tested, twisted, and sorely weakened, and Tori will find herself in uncharted territory—a dangerous place to be when her blood’s magic has its own dark agenda.

But to save them all, she may have no choice but to invoke its deadly power.

*NOTE: Bloodcraft is Upper YA / New Adult (for mature content–violence, sensuality & language)

"It thrummed in her veins as if sensing her ominous thoughts, its hunger unabated and ever-present. It, too, was voracious and would consume anything to sate its dark thirst—even the one she loved."

Amalie Howard is an author who's debut really stuck to me. I was a new blogger, pretty much just starting out in a new online community filled with incredible book readers, when I came across Amalie's then yet to be released debut "Bloodspell". It was at the peak of Paranormal Romance titles in the young adult genre and Bloodspell promised to be exactly what younger readers were looking for - a fierce protagonist, a dazzling love interest, witches, magic, vampires, and so much more. I recall receiving a copy of Bloodspell in the mail as my first ever advanced review copy and being completely over joyed and unbelievably excited to learn more about Victoria and Christian. As Amalie's first contribution into the world of books, Bloodspell was absolutely enchanting! Don't believe me? Here's a snippet of my old review (from my previous url) on Bloodspell, available on Amalie's website:

With that said, it was a given that I'd be highly anticipating it's companion. Although, as years passed and a sequel was never announced, I never gave up on this story. I was positive that someday readers would see more of Victoria and Christian and follow this duo on a far more sinister adventure. With the surprise announcement of Bloodcraft, I was stoked! I knew I had to be a part of this release as much as I was with it's predecessor and couldn't wait to get my hands on this long awaited (and coveted) sequel.

"Her newfound confidence made the blood in his veins surge in response. Seeing her alone had been long overdue. He missed not having her at the château, not feeling her curled up beside him on the sofa, not hearing her laugh in that dreary old house. It was empty without her."

Diving back into the world of Victoria and Christian after a few years away was incredibly refreshing, lively, and exactly what this reader needed! I'd almost forgotten how unique and detailed Amalie was with the history of these characters and their worlds. Furthermore, I absolutely adored the fact that Bloodcraft was significantly more mature than it's predecessor, no longer being classified as a YA title but a NA title (whoohoo for swoony sexy romance). Even so, Bloodcraft was everything I was hoping for and more, and I'm unbelievably excited to see what older readers and newer readers just discovering the series will think.

Bloodcraft by Amalie Howard, the second title in her Cruentus Curse series, was fantastic, incredible, and addicting!

5 / 5 Cupcakes

  • Kindle Fire giveaway is open to US residents due to shipping restrictions. 
  • Paperback copies of BLOODSPELL & BLOODCRAFT are open to US and INT readers.
  • This giveaway is sponsored by Amalie Howard. 
  • Leading up to the release of BLOODCRAFT, more entries/options will be added to the rafflecopter to double your chances! 

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Tour Schedule:

December 7th
Readers Live A Thousand Lives, http://readerslive1000lives.com | Review
Ohana Reads, http://ohanareads.blogspot.ca | Promo
Live To Read ~Krystal, http://livetoread-krystal.blogspot.com/ | Promo

December 8th
Addicted Readers , http://addictreaders.blogspot.com/ | Promo
SolaFide Book Club, http://solafidepublishing.net/solafide-self-publishing-and-book-blog/ | Promo
Bookwyrming Thoughts, http://bookwyrmingthoughts.com | Promo

December 9th
Book Lovers Life, http://bookloverslife.blogspot.com/ | Promo
The Cover Contessa, http://www.thecovercontessa.com | Promo

December 10th
Curling Up With A Good Book, curling-up-with-a-good-book.blogspot.com | Promo
Reader Girls, http://www.readergirlsblog.com | Promo

December 11th
Whatever You Can Still Betray, http://whateveryoucanstillbetray.blogspot.com/ | Promo
Literary Meanderings, http://www.literaryme.net/ | Promo

December 14th
Crystal's Chaotic Confessions, http://crystalschaoticconfessions.blogspot.com/ | Promo
Two Brains of Book Reviewers, http://twobrainbookreviewers.blogspot.com/ | Review

December 15th
A Dream Within A Dream, http://adreamwithindream.blogspot.com | Review
A Cupcake and a Latte, www.acupcakeandalatte.com | Review

December 16th
Pandora's Books, http://www.pandorasbooks.org | Review

December 17th
TSK TSK What to Read, http://www.tsktskwhattoread2.blogspot.com | Review
Good Choice Reading, http://www.goodchoicereading.com | Promo

December 18th
Pixie Vixen Book Reviews, http://www.pixievixen.blogspot.com | Review
Books are Love, hello-booklover.tumblr.com | Review

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  1. This sounds fun
    Thank you!

  2. Katherine Pinacho15 December 2015 at 10:30

    Bloodspell and Bloodcraft look/sound wonderful, Wendy. Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion on both of these books. I look forward to reading them!

  3. It's been a long long time since I've read anything that had witches and vampires in it. I feel the genre kind of died down but it looks like it's making a come back, which is nice. Bloodcraft and the first book seem to be good. Thanks as always for sharing!

  4. Thanks for the review and giveaway

  5. Thanks to your cover reveal and reviews I now want to read this so bad. Good thing it's release day!