Jewel and her family are in a witness protection program. They've moved from place to place and changed identities countless times. This time when Jewel attends yet another new school, she meets a mysterious boy who claims to be her guardian. Soon she learns her life has revolved around lies, and as she tries to figure out who she can trust and why her family is really on the run, she starts to develop special powers. Everything will come to a head on her 17th birthday, but will she still be alive?
Spectral was a carnival ride of action, and I enjoyed riding through the loops, twists, and turns. Believe me, there are many. Like Jewel, you don't know who to trust. I typically don't enjoy books that involve witches. They just aren't my thing. So, I was leery about reading Spectral at first, but I'm glad I gave it a chance. Needless to say, I enjoyed the book tremendously. Jewel was a wonderful and strong character who behaved in a very believable manner for someone who had so much of the impossible going on in her life. Roman is dark and mysterious. We all love the bad boy, and the sparks are strong between them. Can she trust him though? Then you have Chase to finish out the love triangle. He's the all American good boy. Or is he? You'll have to read to find out.
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Spectral by Shannon Duffy was sent to me from the Tribute Books for review. The opinions are my own.
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