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Original Review found at wwwawesomebooknutsblogspotcomI have been waiting to get my hands on this book Once I heard what it was about I wanted it It just sounded so good and so interesting And it was just that awesome I am so excited to see how Catherine Doyle The Age of Apollyon plays this series out I can t wait for book two UGH these seriesI really liked this book because I felt it was a gritty tense thriller of a family of crime The cast of characters is so dynamic and diverse it was incredible I enjoyed the drama of this dark tale of grudges revenge and obsession I enjoyed the lines that were crossed between good and bad what s right and what s wrong and how far one will go to stay true to your family and their beliefs first read July 3 2015first reread April 15 21 2017OMG this book was fantastic This life is so complex that we rarely get to be theeople we are truly meant to be Instead we wear masks and ut up walls to keep from dealing with the fear of rejection the feeling of regret the very idea that someone may not love us for who we are deep in our core that they might not understand the things that drive us I loved it I loved the characters The storyline The twists turns I loved the use of the Italian language and I loved me some Falcone brothers This was one of those books that I came across and debated for days whether to buy it or notI am so glad I talked myself in to it I loved it It sucked me right in and I didn t want it to end Every time I decided I knew what was going to happen I was wrong It really was great and I am looking forward to whatever happens in the 2nd bookview spoilerIs it bad to say that even though I liked Sophie and NicoliI can t help but hope she gets with Luca in the next book He was kind of an asshole but theres something about him that I really ended up liking hide spoiler Actual rating 355 Mafiaso Stars I want to study the realness of life not the gloss There is beauty everywhere even in the dark there is light and that is the rarest kind of all Vendetta is so far the first Mafia story I ve ever read about and simply the idea of Mafia fascinated me much thus I had high expectations for the book Well did it meet my standards turning into Le Penseur s aka The Thinker by Rodin modeTo begin with there are different titles for each chapter which I absolutely love and basically those are exactly the cores of them Honestly I thought those topics wouldn t be sospecific because a art of me still wanted some surprises Therefore when I found out the Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples pattern of them I was a little bit disappointed just a little bit Besides Iersonally think the connection between chapter and chapter isn t strong enough to make me feel something It s not that they re all separated from the revious ones for me it s just that I find it hard to be a art of the story when I can barely The Lost Masters: Grace and Disgrace in '68 put myself in the main characters shoes As a result I feel like watching some sort of drama as a thirderson throughout the book as if whatever happens to the characters is none of my business However as a reader I WANT IT TO BE MY CONCERN The characters The National Debt: A Short History problems are MYroblems Okay getting furious at the momentThe story is about a seemingly innocent
Girl Named Sophie Gracewellnamed Sophie Gracewell up with a notorious Mafia family originated from Sicily Italy It all started with an unnoticed ot of honey left by someone on the table in her diner Well it actually meant a declaration of something much deeper than it seemed and you ll find out in the story later It is an honor to be stung by such noble creatures That they would lay down their lives for a fleeting moment of my attention is extraordinary There are 5 Falcones brothers in that family and she fell in love at least she thought she did with one of them The "One With Beautiful Brown Almond "with beautiful brown almond eyes and retty hair The one whom she was busy running away from when caught spying their mansion near her house And also the one who hurt her uncle even when she told him not to I like the way they met and their romantic development because seriously they were hilarious and funny most of the time He was a lovely guy when no fights or murders was concerned but sadly that wasn t his true self Maybe it was just her imagination because she wanted to be loved and to feel love too badly Why would you ass the ball to me when her face was in the way Nic seethed over me Why would you be feeling her up in the middle of a basketball game When Sophie discovered something mysterious about her uncle Jack and his ast with those boys she decided to dig deeper and that was what dragged her down ever since Perhaps she wasn t as innocent as she appeared to be The story building was retty astonishing and as things turned out complicated it left me wanting Unfornately I think the descriptions and the way it s told are lack of flourish To ut it differently the words and hrases the author used in this book are uite simple and easy to grasp the whole idea of them but I truly hope that the story could be well written I mean there are too many ways of speech that I ve seen in other ordianry books several times and I m tired of reading them again and again Moreover since it s all about Mafia s definition of loyalty and love there are many Italian conversations in the storywithout translation Trying not to complain but I d like to understand what those Mafia boys are talking or arguing about while I m reading the book Although I did look up those words in a dictionarytrust me the auto translation on Google is incredibly erfect I admit that I d rather not spend so much time searching them But in the meanwhile I believe it ll be a special reading experience for those Italian readers or anyone who understands Italian In the end of the story there s a HUGE cliffhanger and I really want to continue it Despite the fact that there are some flaws in the book the entire idea of how the story was lotted still imprinted on me I wouldn t say that I LOVE this book but at least I LIKE it and that s enough for me For now All in all it s a uick and humorous read for me so I recommend Vendetta to those who re also interested in how Mafia works out and their circle of friendsfamilylove I hope this book will intrigue you than me D 475 omerta starsOh hell yeahI didnt expect to like. Die 16 jährige Sophie lebt mit ihrer Mutter in Chicago Als der attraktive Nic mit seiner Familie in die Nachbarschaft zieht fühlen sich beide sofort unwiderstehlich voneinander angezogen Doch. ,
It as muchBUT I DIDPersephone Sophie Gracewell is your usual teen a little bit awkward on the outside but really smart honest and boldand she s spending her summer working at her family s dinner in the outskirts of Chicago Her bestie Millie a loud mouth The Hiding Place perky and open makes a good sidekick to Sophie sersonalitySophie s family is broken apart cause of the accidental shootout where her father killed a man for whom he thought was breaking into the diner which landed him in jail leaving Sophie and her mother alone with Sophie s uncle coming in and out for a casual look outUntil one day she finds a jar of honey with a black ribbon in the dinnerA mysterious family moves into her neighbourhood The Falcones 5 dangerously looking teen boysmen ages span 17 19 one scary man a man with the scarred face from the bees s stings and a mother anyone has yet to seeSophie will enter another world she never thought ossible one that she can t grasp and it s hard for her to understand comprehend It s in our bloodFrom the very beginning every memeber of my family has been born into the Mafia Not inducted Born For us there is no other choice no alternate way to live it will overwhelm her scare her and it will also reveal the secrets concerning her own family and when all the missing little ieces fall into their alce forming a mosaic webbed with lies secrets and one search for revenge to settle a blood debt A VendettaSophie will cope with it all in a surprisingly bold and brave way especially while she fights these new butterfly stirring feelings towards one of them NicoliNic Falcone entering the forbidden enemy sphereand a strange annoyance coming off from one of the oldest of the Falcone boys the mysterious gloomy Lucaonce the rotecting bubble around her bursts Sophie will have to make a decision between choosing her family no matter the betrayal or choosing to follow the new code of silence or can she juggle My initial reaction after finishing thisThis was so different to what I was expecting but in a good way It was kind of like the Vampire Diaries meets the Godfather meets the Raven boys It was twisty and darkly romantic and kind of funny and damn it was good So this The Elephants Journey pretty much sums up my feelings about this bookVendetta combines depth and gritty realness with heart and humour There was romance but no gooeyness It s been a while since I ve read a book where I couldroperly relate to the characters and actually feel emotionally tied to their journey The Sklaven für Wutawia + Gauner mit der 'Goldenen Hand' plot is incredibly twisty and fastaced so I found it really hard to ut down And I may have shed a tear at one oint I am not ashamed sniffleNow just have to settle in for the loooong wait for book two Nooooooooo Five brothersAn underworld with warring familiesForbidden love OK YupUpdate Pre order for Feb 24th complete Finished There are no words Re read 2017 3755 gripping stars Masks Look what happens when we take them off The first time I stumbled upon this book by a complete accident the new idea behind this series intrigued me YA contemporarythriller about the mafia inspired by Romeo and Juliet with lots of romance AND just as much female friendship which let me tell you is RARE as well as a family aspect but not many Changing Face of the Hero people here have actually read it so my expectations were fairly moderate going into it This series for sure surprised me in the bestosible way And this firt book just just a startThis was my reread of the first two books and now that I ve finished the whole series I apperciate this first book as well Venetta is very enjoyble surprisingly fun read that lays out the groundwork for the amazingness that is Inferno and Mafiosa I also really enjoyed all the foreshadowing to the romantic aspect of the overall series in this one I mean I wanted him with Sophie basically from the very beginning when I read Vendetta for the first time but now I noticed a lot "Of The Foreshadowing And Foreplanning "the foreshadowing and foreplanning didn t before My one and only ship in this series was decided basically from the get go of this book and boy did I LOVE that guy even in the seuels Basically for those who have not read the entire series Or at least book two as well the romance of the overall series is not what it may seem at first and you will not experience all the swooniness nor the clever way it was woven into the whole series if you don t continue The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time: A Collection of Poetry past Vendetta Which when it comes to the romantic arc is just a set up and will make so much sense in Inferno The romance in Vendetta is supposed to be insta love y onurpose and when you continue with the series you realize that maybe there was someone better for Sophie all along she just might not have seen it All I m gonna say is if you did read Vendetta and uit it bc of the romance there you might just be StoryBranding: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Power of Story pleasantly surprised if you doick up Inferno by all the chemistry and witty banter and swooniness of the overarching romantic couple Aren t you glad I have no respect for your authority Aside for the amazing romance aspect and the way it was handled throughout the whole series there is also an important female friendship between Sophie and her best firiend Millie I have to say after I read the rest of the series aside for Luca Millie is definitely my ultimate favourite character number two from this series I loved her humour and with Sophie her supportiveness and loyalty so much I wish I had a best friend like Millie who would by me like she did by Sophie when I was in my teen years There is beauty everywhere even in the dark there is light and that is the rarest kind of all Then there s the family aspect of the story which was very interesting to me especially as it came to the Mafia family side of the story Also Valentino my intelligent cinamon roll As well as Sophie s relationship with her mom was nice to read about The thriller side of the story takes a bit of a time before it gets going in this one as we need to be introduced to the cast the various relationships and setting I liked how the atmosphere was sligtly foreboding but also unexpectedly fun thanks to the bomb that is Millie and Sophie s slightly sacrastic voice The most action and all the twists and tuns of the It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life plot happen in the last seuence of the book but noart of this story is in any way slow It Dann erfährt Sophie dass ihr Vater der im Gefängnis sitzt ausgerechnet Nics Vater getötet hat Und dass Nics Familie die zu einem gefährlichen Zweig der sizilianischen Mafia gehört Rache Written in such a fast refreshing style that you won t be bored at all I know I m not the only one to say this but this series reads like a film to me it wold be an amazing tv show On a side note the lot of the next two books starts right from the beginning there are twists and turns on every The Lady and the Lionheart page because we ve already been introduced to the cast and everything in this first book How could a boy who was raised to believe that badeople are wholly bad ossibly understand the idea that within bad there can be good and important the otential for good Luca and his family were looking at the world in black and white All in all if you want to read something a little bit different from the ususal YA fantasy or contemporary try out this series It s robably weird to say but I think both contemporary AND YA fantasy readers will be able to get into the series very easily While it s esentially a contamporary book set in suburban Chicago with no magical element to it it also has this takes you out of the real world slightly dark atmosphere to it with some thrills underworld stuff and lots of swoons and girl friendship I m rimarily a fantasy reader yet this one hit the mark for me Highly recommended for YA readers But he was setting me free and whatever else was happening around us that meant something Vendetta 3755 starsInferno 55 starsMafiosa 55 starsFirst Read 2016 Original review35 stars This life is so complex that we rarely get to be the Schilder's Struggle for the Unity of the Church people we are truly meant to be Instead we wear masks andut up walls to keep from dealing with the fear of rejection the feeling of regret the very idea that someone may not love us for who we are deep in our core that they might not understand the things that drive us Vendetta feels like a rather avarage contemporary read at first but the second half improves imensely Toward the end this book gets very gripping with lots of secrets mysteries hard truths and shocking moments revealedThere s some YA tropes thrown in the mix I especially felt iffy about Nic and how completely romanticized he wasThe main heroine Sophie seemed uite naive at first due to how she grew up I guess but she did get better at the end and I have high hopes for her in the seuel I didn t like the instalove ish romance between her and Nic It actually felt like insta lust to me They fell for each other way too uickly And I wasn t that fond of Nic s character overall to be honest He didn t really think about conseuences of his actions he was also very impulsive bland and I wasn t generally to interested in his character But I A (kinda) Country Christmas pretty much rooted for her and Luca through most of this book He and Sophie just had such an amazing hate to love but not really because there was no love triangle she had romance with only one guy chemistry between them but hate to love in a way that was never ever disrespectful like it can be some other books And when you look underneath whateaople say and look at their actions instead you re guaranteed to understand them and their motivations better I found his character much intriguing fascinating and complex than Nic s Luca was actually one of the best things about this book and I m definitely looking forward to know about him in the next bookDespite my lower rating Vendetta was by no means a bad book And I still retty much flew through it It was very gripping fast and entertaining read I will ick up the second book in hopes that Vendetta was just setting things up for "much bigger mind blowing mystery in InfernoPS Fan arts taken from Catherine Doyle s tumblr age This book "bigger mind blowing mystery in InfernoPS Fan arts taken from Catherine Doyle s tumblr age This book so much fun And I feel kind of strange saying that because it s actually kind of darklet me try to explain Sophie is your average teenager with her one close friend and her crappy summer job and her beloved dad in jail for something that
Has Made Sophie Anmade Sophie an in her small town But Sophie doesn t spend her time feeling sorry for herself She s funny and snarky and most of the time smart but sometimes does some dumb things because she thinks they re the right thing to do in short she s a real interesting teenage girl I also loved her best friend Millie it s so fun to read a friendship where the friends are actually good friends to each other As much drama as there was in this book none of it was frenemy stuff Millie is Sophie s rock and I loved that And then Sophie discovers a hot boy who d just moved to town New hot boy in the neighborhood Yes National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020 please But wait There s There isn t just one new hot boy There are FIVE new hot BROTHERS Um yeslease Sign me up now I don t care that they all appear to be bad news Nope don t care at all There are so many twists in this book I don t feel like I can say much without being spoilery but suffice it to say I was NOT disappointed I meant to read a few ages before bed and ended up reading for hours because I had To Know What Happened And okay yes I HAD to see when Sophie kissedsomebody I know tease I m sorryIn short this is a erfect read for somebody looking for a great YA contemp with swoony sexy dangerous mysterious romance and a dark gritty twist Book 2 NOW Why Is It Always About You?: The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism please That s YA Mafia Romance for you apparentlyI feel like my brain should be washed in bleach after Vendetta but as I m a silly bitch who love rolling her eyes and giggling stupidly apparently I will most definitely read the rest enjoy Luca and stab theuppy smile out of Nic the Creep s face This book is trash though and does something I hate it uses an attempted rape to serve the Gods and fighting men: the story of the Tuatha de Danaan and of the Fianna of Ireland, arranged and put into English by Lady Gregory plotCONS TSTL heroine Instalove Bad dialogues Unbelievable Predictable NIC The cheese the cheese everywhere these boys are just so beautiful beautiful beautiful BAHAHAHAHA yes I m losing it Remind me why they care about Sophie oh yes she s so spechul I m drowning in snowflakesPROS girl friendship LUCA I like that he s not trying to be fed as a good guy like cough and I m very curious to see what he hides in him hehe also he does try to tell Sophie to get lost which makes him way decent than Nic The Creep Sometimes Sophie actually thinks and it makes my day it s uite addictive look at me I should have DNFed onage 10 and I m Charming the Firefighter probably going to read the seuel XDTW Attempted rape violence because it s the M A F I A yeah I m laughing don t shoot meOh and VAFFANCULO NICOLI oops. N ihrer Familie üben will Nic will Sophie schützen doch dabei verstrickt er sich selbst immer mehr in den Fängen seiner machthungrigen Familie Kann ihre Liebe gegen alle Widerstände bestehe.