Wednesday, October 11

Review: Vendetta (Blood for Blood #1)

Vendetta (Blood for Blood #1)
Catherine Doyle

Published By: Chicken House
Publication Date: February 24, 2015
Date Read: August 20, 2017
Genre: YA - Romantic Thriller
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352

From Goodreads:
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.

"There is beauty everywhere; even in the dark, there is light, and that is the rarest kind of all."

Vendetta is one of those books that I've had sat on my shelf for years and I just never picked it up. I can't really explain why. The book sounded really good and interesting but for some reason I just never picked it up. Even when I did pick it up, after friends told me how amazing it was, when I picked it up from my shelf I was not sure whether I wanted to read it or not. Vendetta is a romantic thriller/mystery which is not typically my kind of book but once I started reading Vendetta I could not put it down.

Sophie is a normal girl, living in her small town when her life changes forever. When five mysterious brothers move into town Sophie is automatically drawn to them. I mean who wouldn't be, they're gorgeous and Italian. But the closer Sophie gets to them the more secrets comes out... not only about them but about her own family too. Can Sophie survive falling in love with a dangerously secretive boy?

Vendetta was utterly thrilling. Considering I thought maybe it wouldn't be my kind of book, I was just completely captured by this amazing storyline and incredible characters. I was swept away in Sophie's story with Nic and Luca and the other characters. I could not put this book down as I needed to know what was going to happen to them all.

Sophie is a great character to follow in this storyline. She is determined to find out the mystery surrounding the brothers and although she has next to no regard for her own safety I could totally understand why she acted the way that she did. I really liked the Falcone boys too. I really liked Nicoli but my heart lies with Luca. He's a bit of an ass but I just feel like there's so much more to him that we will come to see in the other books.

Vendetta was an incredible start to a new series. I loved every single moment of it. I couldn't put it down and I found this book just so thrilling. It will take you away into the mystery and danger of everything and leave you wanting more. This is a definite must-read.

"I knew I couldn’t trust my illogical heart, and that meant I had to do everything in my power to stay away from him so I wouldn’t have to."

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