Tuesday 13 December 2016

Mafiosa by Catherine Doyle

Mafiosa (Blood for Blood, #3)A blood war rages on the streets of Chicago.

Protected by an infamous mafia family, Sophie is living a dangerous lie, pretending to lead a normal life. But the deceit can’t last for ever. Her heart belongs to a killer and Sophie’s the prime target of a rival clan. She’s determined to seek revenge on her mother’s murderers, but can she pay the price – can she be a mafiosa?

What a brilliant finale! I admit, it’s been a year since I read Inferno so details were foggy but it’s amazing how things came flooding back when I started reading. Things are heating up and getting seriously deadly as the blood war between the Marino’s and Falcone’s escalated. Sophie has been sworn in to the Falcone family but still needs to prove her loyalty by taking her first life. 

The family and crime politics was interesting, especially as the families were practically frothing at the mouth to take each other out. You just know that life is never going to be safe again, especially when even a school dance is threatened and dragged into the danger. 

On the flip side, Luca was being his typical passive-aggressive self, protecting Sophie but not letting himself get too close. Meanwhile Nic was intent on winning her back, showing her how to aim a gun and completely ignoring Sophie’s insistence that there was less than no hope for them to be anything other than friends. I loved this normal lovers’ drama in amongst all the blood lust; it was refreshing and just as important to Luca and Sophie as revenge. And I can’t not mention a certain moment when Sophie is brave and my heart burst with happiness but then Nic came home… it was both awesome and terrifying at the same time!

All in all, this was a purely fantastic finale to what has been a wild ride of a retelling; it was dangerous and hilarious, it made me laugh and cry, especially the ending. I cannot recommend this enough, it’s one of those books that has you holding your breath and steals your heart. 

Published 5th January 2017 by Chicken House. Thank you to the publisher for my copy in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. OMG, I love this review so much! Thanks for writing it in the first place. :D Now I can't wait to read it myself. ^^