The Blood Spell (Non-Spoiler Review)

The Blood Spell by C.J Redwine

Published by  Balzer + Bray on February 12, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, Fantsay, Retelling

Pages: 448

Format: Hardback

Source: Personally bought

2019 challenge: 2019 book

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I would give this book 4 for a review.


A dark and romantic epic fantasy retelling of the Cinderella story, about a girl who must team up with the prince she despises to defeat an evil creature threatening their kingdom. The fourth standalone novel in the New York Times bestselling Ravenspire series by C. J. Redwine.

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 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?


 found this book to be such a refeshing take on cinderella. I really did enjoy that we got various POV in this novel. I also liked how there was subtle connections or tie backs to the previous books in this series. I really did like all the various mysteries is in this novel and how they all did tie together. The villain story was not super clear at the end, I just want more clarity on what happened. I also the end end pacing of the book was a bit off and I struggled with it. But it was a fun engaging read! I really did like Blue and the prince and the princess. I also enjoy the deaf character and this book was a super fun read and a nice way to twist the cinderella story !