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The Write Reads Blog Tour: With Fire in Their Blood by Kat Delacorte

Author: Kat Delacorte

Genre: YA Fantasy

Published by: Penguin Books

Publication date: 01/09/22

Pages: 416

My rating: ★★★★★

I received a free review copy from The Write Reads and Penguin in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

With Fire In Their Blood is a simmering supernatural romance set in the crumbling Italian city of Castello, where mafia clans make the rules, dark magic pulses the streets and the sins of the past threaten to consume the present. Perfect for fans of These Violent Delights, The Darkest Minds and V.E. Schwab.

When sixteen-year-old Lilly Deluca arrives in Castello, she isn’t impressed. A secluded town in the Italian mountains is not where she saw her last years of high school playing out.

Divided for generations by a brutal clan-family war, the two halves of Castello are kept from destroying each other by the mysterious General, a leader determined to maintain order and ‘purity’. . . whatever the cost.

Lilly falls in with the rebellious Liza, brooding Nico and sensitive Christian, and sparks begin to fly. But in a city where love can lead to ruin, Lilly isn’t sure she can trust anyone – not even herself.

And then she accidentally breaks Castello’s most important rule: when the General’s men come to test your blood, you’d better not be anything more than human . . . 

Content Warning:

  • Mentions of suicide
  • Violence
  • Arson

I adored this book! With Fire in Their Blood is the incredible debut from Kat Delacorte. I could not put it down, I ended up staying up until half three to finish it and I have zero regrets. Its one of my favourite books I’ve read in a long time, I can’t wait to read the next one!

A town in the middle of nowhere, family feuds, secrets and magic. What’s not to love? I live for this stuff and as you can probably tell, I was far from disappointed. The chaotic energy from these characters and their relationships with each other is honestly everything, everyone is messed up to some degree and I could not get enough. This really comes out when characters interact with each other, I don’t have a single complaint. I love Lilly’s character development and how her relationships with Liza, Nico and Christian influence her. The setting is eerie, there’s never a moment you don’t feel unsettled and the feeling only increases the more you find out. This is one of those books where the blurb really doesn’t give much away, there’s so much more to it. I’m not complaining about it because I was so down for this chaotic journey full of twists and surprises. I cannot recommend this book enough, seriously, you have to read it!

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