Book Review : Inferno by Catherine Doyle

January 19, 2016 Book review, Green Giants 11 ★★★★½

Green Giants is my feature where I share some of my favourite books by Irish Authors.   I’m passionate about Irish Authors, they supply us with a great and exciting mix of books, hopefully you will find something new to try.  Today it’s a series that I’m loving that I want to persuade as many YA fans as possible to read!

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This is Green Giants take 2 for Catherine Doyle. Last year Vendetta was one of my favourite YA books and Inferno was a rock solid follow up. This review does include spoilers for Vendetta so if you are not familiar with this series maybe go read that review instead.


Book Review : Inferno by Catherine DoyleInferno by Catherine Doyle
Published by Chicken House on 7th Jan 2016
Genres: Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 397
Format: Paperback
Source: Received from Publisher
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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

addictive ARC REVIEW Love Triangle Romance


Vendetta was an exciting rollercoaster of book and Inferno took that rollercoaster and made it even more dangerous and thrilling. It’s a book that pulsates with energy and love and hate. It continues the ongoing feud between two Mafia families and our main character Sophie is caught slap bang in the middle.

“I was part of something bigger, a player in a world that lived and breathed passion and danger, and it was wrong, and scary, but it was more than just existing, and now that I had experience it, it was hard to shut off.”

One thing that really caught my attention in book one was that there was a sniff of a love triangle and it was a love triangle that I wanted to happen! Yes me, that person who hates love triangles! But this one was so promising that I wanted to see it play out. And it did. With heart stopping tender moments and dangerous tension. It was all I wanted and more.

The character development continues in this one. Sophie is no longer as innocent as she was in Vendetta, her eyes have been opened wide as to what she has been born into. Her indecisions and fears and mixed emotions left me as tangled up as she was.

All there really is left to say is bring on bring on book 3. I’m more than ready for more fighting, more tension, more romance and more Falcone/Marino showdowns


Rating Report
Did I feel it?
Overall: four-half-stars


Who should read Inferno by Catherine Doyle?

If you enjoyed Vendetta, then I think you will be more than satisfied with what happened next. If you enjoy YA books with a brisk, adrenaline packed pace and lots of dark undertones then I have no hesitation in recommending this to you. Or if you like the sound of a YA series that is Romeo & Juliet meets The Sopranos, then go for it!

Thanks to Chicken House for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.




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11 Responses to “Book Review : Inferno by Catherine Doyle”

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Vendetta is on my TBR and I remember how much you enjoyed it. I’m glad the follow up lived up to the first. I don’t read much YA but I think this is one I would really like. I’m going to have to go find Vendetta and I’ll add Inferno to my TBR. Great review!

    • trish

      What I love about these Katherine is that there is no other YA series like this one! It’s so original and dark and down right exciting! Hope you enjoy them when you track them down!

    • trish

      I know! It’s always a good sign that the author is doing it a little bit differently and that’s a win in my books.

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