Author: Shannon Duffy
Publisher: Tribute Books
Date of Publication: April 2012
Convinced she’s a part of the witness protection program, sixteen-year-old Jewel Rose is shuffled around the globe with her family like a pack of traveling gypsies. After arriving at lucky home twenty-seven, she stumbles upon a mysterious boy with magical powers claiming to be her guardian . . . and warning of imminent danger.
Spectral is one of the better witch stories I have read this year. It's a fresh take on the genre. Jewel has moved constantly her entire life. She thinks it is because her dad witnessed a crime. But she soon find out that she is different and they have been moving because of her. There are a few twists in this one as Jewel tries to navigate just who to trust. I liked Jewel's character. She definitely becomes a stronger person in the end. There is a sweet romance in this one and thankfully, there was really no dreaded YA love triangle that causes teen angst. Thank you for that Ms. Duffy! I think YA readers will find this book very entertaining. I hope she revisits Jewel again in a future book. I would love to see how she handles the power she has been given as the Spectral.
About the author:
Shannon Duffy writes young adult and middle grade fiction. She grew up on the beautiful east coast of Canada and now lives in Ontario, Canada. She is the mom of one boy, Gabriel, her angel. She loves writing, reading, working out, soccer, and the sport of champions-shopping. She is the author of the young adult paranormal romance, SPECTRAL. Her upcoming middle grade fantasy novel, GABRIEL STONE AND THE DIVINITY OF VALTA is scheduled for a January 2013 release.
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