Warning : This book will definitely cast a magick spell on you !!!
Cover-Speak : OMG !! I just loved this cover . Yeah yeah i know i say that for all the book covers that i come across , but this definitely is truly magnificent !!! I really loved the background , for me it mostly symbolised darkness but then Alex ( the lead ) guy in the book is like the light to get rid or to destroy the darkness around .
Darkspell is the story of 17 yr old Winter who dreams about a mysterious boy and longs to meet him in reality , atleast thats what she wishes for . And then one day just out of the blue her prayers are answered and she meets the tall , strikingly handsome Alex . But what Winter does not realise is that this fated meeting with the boy of her dreams would ensure that her life would never be the same again . Thrust into a world of unending possibilities , Winter will have to make choices and decide who is trust worthy and who is not . Who/what is worth fighting for and who/what is not . Secrets will be revealed and new discoveries would be made . All this coupled in with romance makes this book a thrill filled ride !
Things i loved about this book :
1) Magic as a base : Honestly , i hav'nt read a lot of magic based books after the Harry Potter series , so this book was like a wave of freah air for me . Its not also like i hav'nt read books about witches and wizards , but Darkspell is sooo totally different from all those stories . I really cant get into the ' different ' part here because i may give away spoilers , which i dont want to . But once you read the book you'll understand the difference in those books and Darkspell .
2) Story build-up : Another compelling feature of this book was the technique of story building used by the author . To put it in simpler terms , the story starts off on a very happy yet mysterious note . I mean as a reader you cant help but ask yourself " What on earth is going on ??" Winter is hopelessly in love with the boy of her dreams but she is'nt sure if her feelings are reciprocated or not . Then we have Alex . a mysteriously handsome young boy who looks at Winter in a way that is sure to melt your knees , but Alex seems conflicted and masked and Winter is'nt sure why . As the reader dwells further into the story , everything starts making sense and things start falling into places . From her on the book just turns into a scare ride and is bound to give you unexpected twists and turns . Like me if you start making assumptions while reading thiss book , be prepared for a massive 'self trip face plant ' !!
3)Characters : What starts off as a small character based story suddenly turns into a huge star cast !! Confused ?? Dont be ! If Darkspell was to be made into a movie , it would be totally amazing !! That being said , it would be even more amazing to see who gets to play Alex !! Totally and undoubtedly loved him . He is sweet , strong , possessive ( in a heart melting teary eyed way ) and magical ! A perfect boyfriend if you ask me ! Winter on the other hand was completely shocking . I mean there were times i was disappointed with her behaviour and at times irritated and then she would manage a 360 and i would suddenly like her ! To be honest she got me confused !
Parting thoughts : This book was a heavenly reading experience . Whats heavenly you ask ?? Heavenly is when you have many different kinds of emotions wrapped up in one single element with equal quantities ! Darkspell is definitely that kind of book ! The romance in this book being the talking point , but one cant help but ponder on questions like is love and hope enough to make one whole ? Does meeting the special someone who is meant for you really enough to change your outlook towards life ? How far will you go and what sacrifices are you willing to make for those who matter ? Lies spoken for the safety and well being of someone are actually lies or not !
Darkspell is definitely a ride into the unknown and is bound to get you hooked till your questions are answered . Recommended for readers who enjoy romances with a graceful sprinkle of Magick !!