Spectral by Shannon Duffy is the story of Jewel who discovers that no one and nothing in her life is what they appear to be. The character of Taylor added some comic relief to the overall story which lightened things up a bit. I adored the character of Jewel because no matter what was thrown at her she remained strong and refused to let anyone break her. Spectral was well placed and my desire to find out what was going to happen next kept me from putting down my kindle or beginning another book. Shannon Duffy gave Spectral a great ending and she tied up any loose ends nicely.

Book Blurb for Spectral

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.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2012 4.50