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.
Spectral is a young adult novel by Shannon Duffy. Jewel has grown up thinking her family is in the witness protection program. A month before her 17th birthday she learns otherwise and her family has been on the run because of her. Now what she knows and what she doesn't know could kill her. Who can she trust?
I enjoyed reading this book. It was exciting. It has action, adventure, and even some romance. I couldn't wait to see what happened next.
I like Jewel. All of sudden everything she thought she knew about her life and her family was gone. It would've been very tempting for her to just ignore the new revelations and continue living with her head in the sand. She found the strength to start probing and discover the truths.
I didn't know quite what to think of Roman during most of this book. He seemed like a good guy and that he wanted to protect her but then we discover some things about his past. However, I did end up liking him.
This was a fun book to read and I highly recommend it.