Welcome to my stop on the Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari Blog Tour! I am very happy and honoured to have been asked to be a part of the tour (and am also happy to be starting the tour off)! Blood Will Out was quite the suspenseful read, but be sure to read my post to find out more about it (and keep an eye out for the other tour stops which will be going live over the next two weeks!)
– Tour Stops –
Don’t forget to check out all of the other blog tour stops!
6/19 — Bookidote
6/20 — YA Bibliophile
6/21 — Jessica’s a Book Lover
6/22 — Just a Lil’ Lost
6/25 — Rocky Reads
6/26 — I’d Rather Be Reading
6/27 — Lavender Lines
6/28 — Riley Reads
6/29 — Confessions of a YA Reader
– About the Book –
Title: Blood Will Out
Author: Jo Treggiari
Genre: YA, Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Publisher: Penguin Teen (Penguin Random House)
Published: June 5, 2018
A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
Ari Sullivan is alive—for now.
She wakes at the bottom of a cistern, confused, injured and alone, with only the shadowy recollection of a low-pitched voice and a gloved hand. No one can hear her screams. And the person who put her there is coming back. The killer is planning a gruesome masterpiece, a fairytale tableau of innocence and blood, meticulously designed.
Until now, Ari was happy to spend her days pining for handsome, recent-arrival Stroud Bellows, fantasizing about their two-point-four-kids-future together. Safe in her small hometown of Dempsey Hollow. But now her community has turned very dangerous—and Ari may not be the only intended victim.
– My Review –
As the Penguin Teen Canada Twitter account put it in this tweet, Blood Will Out is definitely not for the faint of heart! If you’re looking for a thriller that will make your skin crawl, that will keep you on the edge of your seat (literally and metaphorically), and that will possibly keep you up at night thinking about it (either in fear, or due to your being upset that you’re trying to sleep instead of reading more of Blood Will Out) this is the book for you! As is mentioned on the back of my ARC, Blood Will Out is definitely a Silence of the Lambs for YA readers. It’s been a while since a book gave me goosebumps and kept me awake like this!
The book is told from the perspective of Ari, our main character, (in the third person) as well as the perspective of her kidnapper (in the first person). Despite this, however, I wasn’t able to guess who the kidnapper is until it was revealed! What a roller coaster of emotions this books was! As I mentioned above, this book kept me awake because A) I was a little bit scared to sleep, and B) because I wanted to continue reading it to see what happens, rather than trying to sleep. I’m a slow reader, but definitely flew through this book, not only because of it’s shorter length, but also because it was highly addictive, and because the author kept me guessing until the very end about certain details. I definitely recommend this book to those who enjoy thrillers with quite an amount of violence, gore, and action, and also with a focus on family and friendship.
– About the Author –
From Jo Treggiari‘s Goodreads Page: My new book, BLOOD WILL OUT- a YA psychological thriller, will be published by Penguin Teen in Summer 2018. Other books include Ashes, Ashes (Scholastic, 2011) and Love You Like Suicide, a novella (Fierce Ink, 2013). I was born in London, England but grew up in Canada, Roccasinibalda, Italy and California.Somehow I found myself on the beautiful south shore of Nova Scotia, where I now live. I used to work in the music industry and eventually owned my own indie record label. The first CD we ever put out was by a gangsta rap group. We also did alt rock and punk. I have trained as a boxer. I could have been a contender. (Not really). I started writing stories for my little sister when I was about 8. Often I would rework fairytales so that the princesses had a little more grit. Then I would write them out on white paper, roll them up and tie with a red ribbon. Later on in high school I penned personalized naughty limericks by request. I love dogs and octopuses.I blog. And I enjoy baking desserts. I am a tattooed person. (You can visit Jo Treggiari on her website or on Twitter)
– Purchase Links –
THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY AND READING MY BLOG TOUR STOP POST! HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK? WHAT DID YOU THINK? AND IF YOU HAVEN’T READ IT YET, DO YOU WANT TO? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!