Book Review: Spectral by: Shannon Duffy

Rating: 5/5

Publisher: Tribute Books

Publish Date: April 10, 2012

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: E-book

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Synopsis: 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. Despite the obvious sparks between them, Jewel discovers a relationship is forbidden, and the more she learns about dark, brooding Roman, she begins to question who she can even believe — the family who raised her, or the supposed sworn protector who claims they’ve been lying to her all along.

As she struggles to uncover who her family has really been running from, she is forced to hide her birthmark that reveals who she is. With new realities surfacing, unexplained powers appearing, and two tempting boys vying for her heart, Jewel battles to learn who she can trust in an ever growing sea of lies, hoping she’ll make it through her seventeenth birthday alive.

Review: Jewel has lived her entire life thinking she and her family are in the witness protection program. They've moved locations and changed names more times than an outcast mobster. In her newest home, she quickly makes a friend, Taylor. Yet she's also drawn to Roman...the 'bad boy' at school who has an unusual interest in Jewel. When Jewel finds out she's not who or what she thought she was she's not sure where to turn. Now she's trying to find out the truth and figure out who to trust. Spectral is a smashing story of magic, mystery, murder, and the haunting melody of romance. I loved Jewel, Jayden, Roman, and Taylor. The characters were well developed and the action was truly wicked. Spectral captivated and enchanted me instantly - wonderfully magical and exciting! Follow Jewel's journey as she transforms into her true self...

Author Bio: 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. 


  1. Star, as always, thanks for the review :)

  2. This is my first time seeing this book. I'm intrigued because I always love adventure and great characters.


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