Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm reviews Spectral, "The relationship between Jewel and Roman is so dangerous! But that passion and danger also makes it breathtakingly and beautiful; It definitely added more tension to the story."
The Bookish Dame reviews Spectral, "The family and Jewel are, for the most part, interesting characters, their moving and 'hiding' creates good mystery, as does her attempt to discover the whys and wherefores of her being. I loved the idea of Shannon's book."
Krazy Book Lady hosts Shannon Duffy for a guest post about Spectral, "I wrote about Jewel and her world as she knows it, laid a small hint of maybe something magical in the beginning…just enough to make you go hmmm."
CeCe's Reading and Writing Safari reviews Spectral, "Roman's determined to protect Jewel from anything and anyone who poses a threat. He does a very good job, and even suprised me a couple of times. Definitely a guardian worth having around."
Young Readers hosts Shannon Duffy for a guest post about Spectral, "I do think writing a love triangle can be tricky because I never wanted anyone to think that Jewel is fickle or whatever. But, in reality, love triangles happen—emotions get mixed up, hearts are unsure, and different circumstances come into play that can make you second guess everything."
The Wormhole hosts Shannon Duffy for an interview about Spectral, "Sometimes though, it’s hard for me to get even a paragraph down without going back over what I’ve written several times. I probably wouldn’t win any speed records for writing a novel."
A Book and a Latte hosts Shannon Duffy for an interview about Spectral, "I do like to pick songs to go with the book after I’ve written it, and sometimes think of songs that fit a scene as I go. I came up with a soundtrack for Spectral that is on my website at www.shannonduffylit.com"
Rai29BookReadNReview hosts Shannon Duffy for an interview about Spectral, "I always say to write the story you love—the one that sticks in your head and excites you—as opposed to trying to follow a trend."
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Spectral by Shannon Duffy
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.
Catch the Lune reviews Spectral, "Roman, with his gentle, protective, and somehow sexy ways, manages to capture my heart. Her relationship with Jewel is very lovely. I think I would fall over heels if someone ever calls me his butterfly."
Pretty in Fiction reviews Spectral, "I liked it. It's a fun book about witches, high school, and hot boys. I recommend it to anyone looking for a light and cute supernatural story that will make them smile."
Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance reviews Spectral, "Fiction euphoria - this book blew me away. I wasn't expecting the level of depth this story had. I am still shocked by the lengths this novel went to entertain me."
Sarah Elizabeth's Bookshelf reviews Spectral, "I enjoyed this book. Jewel is so real and I love the way that she isn’t a stereotypical girl. She really struggles to work out who she can rely on in this book, and at every opportunity there is a new twist which makes her doubt herself."
Lori M. Lee hosts Shannon Duffy for a guest post about Spectral, "I painted the magic in a bit at a time, with strange occurrences and Jewel’s discoveries, until a bigger shocking moment, where there’s no question that there’s something paranormal going on right in small town USA."
The Children's & Teens' Book Connection hosts Shannon Duffy for an interview about Spectral, "I love that YA readers get so excited about books they love, and their love of books is super contagious. It’s a great group of people to write for really."