Author: Catherine Doyle
Publisher: Chicken House
Release date: January 1st 2015
Summary: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.Review: When I first heard about this novel and its plot, I needed it asap! Me being a huge romance, thriller, Romeo and Juliet/forbidden love fanatic, this one just screamed “Casey read me” and I’m so glad I did.
Where do I start describing how AMAZING this novel is? I truly am speechless. Vendetta is a compelling, heartbreaking, and heart-wrenching novel that I couldn’t put down. This book has got to be the each chapter, each page and each line had me crying, sighing and smiling. I’ve never had a book touch me in such a way that had me thinking about it days after in a long time. The detail that Catherine has put into this novel is spectacular. You can tell she has worked so hard at writing this novel from the amount of detail to the amount of pages.
This book was everything I hoped! It was faced paced, intense, on the edge of your seat and getting hot underneath the collar. The plot is everything I want in a YA novel. Girl has a troubled life. Meets a group of 5 boys who move in next door, while she falls for one of them, but she cant be with him because O.M.G you will find out once you read it.
I think its descriptive and effective. Catherine has created word images so vivid that it is almost like watching a movie. She takes you for a romp through an action packed suspenseful event with badass people that had my heart facing and had me excited from beginning to end.
The characters are not at all two-dimensional! I keep talking about a scene that I really loved in the novel where Luca (one of the lead males) is arguing with Sophie against his car. He stares at her lips for a moment and then shakes the thought off. I think that scene was so little but so dramatic at the same time and made my heart race.
If you’re a fan of Romeo and Juliet like me, If you love a good thriller and author that isn’t afraid to takes risks, and if you just love badass teenagers who kickass then this is the book for you.
- Casey Ann