Goodreads Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars
My Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: January 7th 2016
Publisher: Chicken House
Romeo and Juliet meets The Godfather in the second installment of Catherine Doyle’s Blood for Blood series.
Sophie’s life has been turned upside-down, and she’s determined to set things right. But Nic, the Falcone brother who represents everything she’s trying to forget, won’t give up on their love – and it’s Luca’s knife she clutches for comfort. Soon another mafia clan spoils the fragile peace – and with her heart drawn in one direction and her blood in another, Sophie’s in deeper than ever.
I literally forgot to write my full review of this book because I’m busy by the time I finished it (New Year’s Eve). Early of 2017, I’ve read Vendetta which I’ve liked but not obsessed with it unlike the mafia books I’ve enjoyed. Honestly speaking, I’m hesitant on continuing this trilogy and it took me a while to convince myself on giving it a second chance. I’m glad I did because this sequel stepped up to its game. It’s more action-packed, thrilling and plot driven. The revelations were impressive. I’ll try my best to keep this review as spoiler-free as possible.
Inferno continues from the ending of the previous book. Sophie’s uncle Jack Gracewell was nowhere to be found and The Falcones are hunting him. Later on, they figured out Jack sought protection from the Falcone family’s rival, The Marinos. These two crime families are currently on truce but after the events from the previous book, the war between them resurfaced and Sophie Gracewell became the pawn in this game. She must choose where her loyalty lies before it’s too late.
What a ride. Props to Catherine Doyle for just making Vendetta a warm-up! This sequel has a better plot and more mafia aspect to it. We get to know how the rivalry between The Falcones and The Marinos began and new characters were introduced. Like Elena Falcone and Donata Marino, these two Mafia Queens have the scratch and claws and both are intimidating. I want to see these two have a showdown in the final book. 😎😈
Sophie Gracewell has more character development. She’s less naive, more mature and braver. There are times I find her reckless but I like she owned up to the consequences of her actions.
What I really love about this: Luca Falcone takes the spotlight. YES!! I love love love love love the Falcone underboss shines in this book. Fantastic character development and can we just talk about how sweet this guy is?! This book was blessed with a lot of scenes with Luca. I SWOON OVER LUCA FALCONE 😍❤️ #TeamLucaAlltheWay
The reason why I didn’t give it 5 stars: Nic Falcone. This punk irritated the crap out of me. He lets down Sophie several times and he’s gonna say “I love you” ? How disappointing. He broke all his promises and if I were Sophie, I won’t trust him anymore.
Last book for 2017. 💗 Happy New Year everyone!