Blood for Blood - A Series Not To Be Missed


Series: Blood for Blood, #1
Publication: February 24th 2015 by Chicken House Ltd
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Format: Paperback, 352 pages
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When it comes to revenge, love is a dangerous complication.With a fierce rivalry raging between two warring families, falling in love is the deadliest thing Sophie could do. An epic debut set outside modern-day Chicago.
When five brothers move into the abandoned mansion in her neighbourhood, Sophie Gracewell's life changes forever. Irresistibly drawn to bad boy Nicoli, Sophie finds herself falling into a criminal underworld governed by powerful families. As the boys' dark secrets begin to come to light, Sophie is confronted with stinging truths about her own family, too. She must choose between two warring dynasties - the one she was born into, and the one she is falling in love with. When she does, blood will spill and hearts will break.
I can’t believe that it took me a year to finally read this. It’s been just staying in my shelf for a long time. I let my mate borrow my copy though I still have not read it, and when she returned it to me and told me it’s really good and if I have the second book, I got interested and it’s like the book is calling out to me READ ME READ ME READ ME I HAVE BOYS TO FANGIRL AND A PROTAGONIST THAT YOU WILL NEVER GET ANNOYED. Yes, FIVE BOYS AND A NON-ANNOYING PROTAGONIST.

Vendetta constitutes to full extent suspense, a bit of romance, AND SWOON WORTHY BOYS. I am also really in love with how this book was written. I was never expecting to read such young adult. It was really, really, really good. I know that I’m a fantasy fan but this? This series made me realize that I love kick-ass young adult even more. I love the twists and turns and the realizations… EVERYTHING! I love it.

I did not expect to meet such characters. Sophie, the main protagonist, was never annoying. I was expecting her to be devoid of good sense or judgment or just like any other characters on other books that cause you irritation. Though she doesn’t think right sometimes, she is so brave and amiable. I was looking forward to Nic and Sophie’s relationship but I think Nic was “something”, there’s this feeling you won’t understand on him but he’s good at Sophie though and he cares for her but… And, Luca, Nic’s older brother. Gosh, Luca, I can’t get him out of my mind. His character may want Sophie to throw rock at him but I know something is up on his sleeve. And he’s irresistible!

I recommend EVERYONE to read Vendetta! It deserves more praises than it already has.
Trust me; you won’t forget every single scene.

Series: Blood for Blood, #2
Publication: January 7th 2016 by Chicken House
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Format: Paperback, 416 pages
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Romeo and Juliet meets The Godfather in the second installment of Catherine Doyle's Blood for Blood series.
Sophie's life has been turned upside-down, and she's determined to set things right. But Nic, the Falcone brother who represents everything she's trying to forget, won't give up on their love - and it's Luca's knife she clutches for comfort. Soon another mafia clan spoils the fragile peace - and with her heart drawn in one direction and her blood in another, Sophie's in deeper than ever.

I have not stopped myself from buying a copy of the second book. I want to know what happens next to Sophie and the Falcones, especially my Luca. I read it in the midst of a school-hellish-works and so here it is.

 

If Vendetta was really, really, really good, then INFERNO TOPS VENDETTA. Yes, you have read that right. It is moooooooore intense and thrilling, and has moooooooooore twists and LIES AND TRUTHS. Oh, I love the truths though it hurts. The secrets that have been unraveled of Sophie’s identity were frustrating and led to upside downs and deaths.

 

Blood for blood.

Oh, I wish that I could share the whole book to you (I hate to spoil) but all I can say is that Inferno is astounding and breathtaking. I am out of words of how a great read it is.

 

If you have not read this series, pick it as your next read. And, while we wait for the third book, let’s fangirl together and get excited!


YANI

Let's leave it up to this quote from Emily Brontë: "And from the midst of cheerless gloom I passed to bright unclouded day."

  1. I haven't read this series before but ti sounds like these books were both so goo. Especially like it was the characters that were what made the book as epic as it was.

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    1. I am sure that you would love this series, Olivia. Would love if you would check theme out!

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  2. A non-annoying protagonist in this genre? How refreshing! Your enthusiasm has me wanting to read these right now.

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    1. Yes, it was quite surprising. Better read it now, Chris.

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  3. I was going to say, it sounds like a Romeo and Juliette sort of. Sounds great. I love when a book blows you away. And Luca sounds great.

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    1. Oh, Jenny. Luca is the best. I did not expect everything from him yet I still anticipated there's something with Luca.

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  4. SO glad you loved this series so much! I only read the first book so far, but I really liked it, and this makes me even more impatient to get to the others as soon as I can. Luca really is the best! :)

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    1. You should read Inferno right now, Marie! There are amazing twists that you would love to read.

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  5. I've never heard of these books but this sounds REALLY, REALLY interesting! I kinda love the whole forbidden love trope; I seem to have a soft spot for them. So I'm definitely going to be add this to my tbr and keep an eye out for it at my local library. Thank you for the review, Yani!

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    1. You're welcome, C. I think this is already available in your library. I'm pushing you to read this right now. :D

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  6. Oh wow, I've never even heard of these and yet you make me want to buy and read them right now, reading schedule be damned. I obviously have to meet this Luca, right? Wonderful review!

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    1. I literally want everyone to buy and read this series RIGHT NOW and oh! Yes, dear. You should meet Luca and his other four brothers. Let your reading schedule be damned with five boys!

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  7. I could only read your first review Yani, as I really want to read this series. Halfway through reading your thoughts, I knew this is one book that I'd really enjoy. It sounds similar to a modern day Romeo and Juliet and I love that! There are so few Mafia based books in YA and the few I've read, haven't been all that great. This sounds magnificent with likable characters as well. Thank you so much for sharing Yani and brilliant review!

    PS. Love your logo. Usually I visit on my phone and can't see it all that clearly.

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    1. I'm glad that you are interested of this series, Kelly, and I totally agree with you, there haven't been great mafia reads in YA except this one. You're welcome. Thank you, too. :)

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