Book Review: Mafiosa by Catherine Doyle

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Read between: 2nd- 8th May
Format: Paperback
Published: January 5th, 2017
Publisher: Chicken House
Number of pages: 400
Synopsis: 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?

Rating:
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Review:
This is the third and final installment of the Blood for Blood trilogy and boy did it end with a bang! It was a rollercoaster ride from start to finish.

I have a new favourite YA trilogy- this book was packed with action, romance, secrecy and promises. Tropes that shouldn’t work together but do, and they work really really well.

Since the last book, Sophie went to the Falcones for sanctuary and is now living in the family headquarters, despite being form the enemy bloodline by birth. Some people want her there, others don’t- and she’ll have to prove her loyalty.

Some, like Luca, already believe she is.

I was definitely rooting for her and Luca to get together and the school dance scene was totally my favourite moment between them, until the terror that followed had them facing death- Sophie more show, when she finally gets her first bullet wounds and the proof of the danger that siding with the Falcones brings, is revealed to her.

It wasn’t the only revelation either.

Luca pretty much reveals that his heart belongs of Sophie and I had to actually stop reading because I could do nothing but stare at the part with my mouth open. I wanted it sure, I love them together but it was completely unexpected.

On the downside, there are a few major character deaths in this novel- some deserved it, some definitely didn’t, but what happened definitely has an effect on the characters, and you can tell that Sophie changes as a person.

It changed them all, and I found it really difficult to read their grief. I didn’t want to get involved. It felt personal.

Overall it was a great continuation the series and a fantastic story in itself. Doyle is a wonderful writer and I would definitely recommend this series. If you love YA, crime- you’ll love this. I’ve felt so many emotions.

5/5 Stars.

I cannot tell you how much I love this book!
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Thanks for reading!
~Katie
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