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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 sp
Paperback, 416 pages
Published January 7th 2016 by Chicken House
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Nina (Every Word A Doorway)
I have 5 half-moons in each palm to prove it.

new girl it's possible i'm still in shock photo: ng_shock.gif

inferno (noun)
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfəːnəʊ/
1. A large fire that is dangerously out of control
2. (usually Inferno) Hell; with reference to Dante's Divine Comedy
3. Luca is haaawt as hell

Ok, let’s do this.

For those of you who haven’t read Vendetta, I must clarify a few things: Although I thought Vendetta was a pretty solid start to this series, I had issues with the first book (predictable plot, insta-love, lack of character depth, …).
Catherine Doyle
Feb 26, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
The first of four bonus POV short stories, including a giveaway, is now up over yonder (and it's Millie's one!):

The other three will be available on the following days:

Monday 14 December – The Girl on the Street (POV: Valentino Falcone) published on + exclusive book giveaway with Queen of Contemporary

Monday 21 December -The Girl in the Dark (POV: Nic Falcone) published on + exclusive b
Post Reading: Do I really have to write a review? I have this detailed review in mind but I forgot and got lazy orz

I'm at loss for words so I'll keep this short. My expectations were really high for this book and Catherine Doyle not only met it but exceeded it. It was better than I ever hope for. Sophie, my heart really goes for her after what happened. She really changed so much in this book and at the end...*cries*

And Luca. Oh, Luca. There's so much Luca in here that I kept smiling all the ti
Lauren James
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ukya
I think I'm going to have to start a petition for this book to be made into a Netflix Original series. It's the best, best, best YA romance-slash-Mafia action film that you could ever HOPE FOR.

Honestly, I finished this about fifteen minutes ago and my heart is still racing. SUCH BAD-ASSERY. Sophie totally comes into her own in this book, and I swear to god she's going to end up being the Mafia Queen, and I'm going to be cheering her on the entire journey.

The pressure builds and builds and ever
Maggie ☘
“I guess no one can be painted with just one brush. There is light and shade in all of us, pain and hardship, and some of us rise from it while others are darkened by it.”

Can I say I just LOVE Luca? He genuinely became one of my favourite fictional characters and I might or might not have a slight obsession with him.

Wow. Inferno was so so much better than its predecessor Vendetta. I overall enjoyed the first book, but I had also lots of problams with it. This book wiped all of the problems a
Fidelitate Coniuncti.

What a spectacular book! To be honest, I wasn't expecting much for this one after reading the previous book, Vendetta but Catherine Doyle didn't disappoint me at all. *happy dancing*

In the beginning, Sophie struggled to embrace all those truths she had found out (Jack, the Falcones, and even their vendetta, the Marino family) and she realized that she could never get out of this mayhem. She couldn't pretend to be a normal 17-year-old girl having a happy vacation
Last night, I couldn't really post more than those two lines. Not that I had a whole review up my sleeve, but I did want to clear things up.
To be honest, I don't entirely remember much of what happened in the ending of Vendetta. What I do remember--from the entire book, not just the ending--is that I didn't like it all that much: there was ista-love, and a potential love triangle (though, honestly, I think the readers saw more into it than the author dished out--but more on that a bit later). Bu
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
Don't be fooled by my positive rating, it only means that I can't come to terms with giving a low rating to Luca. Luca, who is life and absolutely fabulous, 'kay? But please keep in mind that this 3 stars rating is nothing more than the average between the 2 stars this mess of a book deserves as a whole and the 5 stars every scene involving Luca earned. Yes he's that good.

I want to save him from that book. That boy deserves better, okay?

Would I go as far as saying that the series is worth it th
I still get surprised by these novels. I’m so glad I gave this series a chance, because I wasn’t expecting all the awesomeness!
“I guess no one can be painted with just one brush. There is light and shade in all of us, pain and hardship, and some of us rise from it while others are darkened by it.”

I’m glad this was darker than the first one, that’s what it needs if it’s going to be advertised as The Godfather meets Romeo and Juliet. Bloodbaths, lies, betrayal, and the Mafia mesh. All
Beatrice Masaluñga
Dec 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
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 impress ...more
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Holy Cow, Holy Cow… I couldn’t put this book down!!!

Once again Catherine Doyle spun me for an amazing ride in this second book of her Blood for Blood series. I absolutely loved it. My expectations were really high for this book and Catherine Doyle not only met it but exceeded it. It was better than I could have ever hope for. Brilliant Catherine just Brilliant. I take my hat off…if I were wearing one.

Seriously this is an ACTUAL story. With an actual plot and action and romance and intrigue and t


5 "bloody fuckin brilliant" stars

Sophie „chose“ to stay out of it all…she acknowledged the „rules“ but she wanted to stay away any way she could even though she knew that was impossible. She already became a liability.
The game was omerta and the objective was not to get killed for snitching.

Enter the new players… The Marino's .
The mortal enemies of the Falcones. The long extended fueds, murders and grudges between the two mafia families expand their interests
For some reason, I've had this on my shelves since January gathering dust, and never got around to reading it. When I moved home after finishing my final year at university, I decided to pick it up, and so wish I had months earlier.

Taking place just after the events of Vendetta, Inferno picks up with Sophie struggling to come to terms with her injuries, and her involvement with the seedy underbelly of Chicago's gang landscape. Understandably, she's suffering from PTSD, and nothing can calm her
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
Literally, no one cares about Sophie and Nic. We want more Luca.

Luca, baby! I have a message for you!


*after reading*

One of the biggest surprised of 2015 has to be Vendetta by Catherine Doyle. It came out of nowhere and made me love thrillers even more. Mobsters? Check. Hot brothers? Check! Girl power? Check! Doughnut scene? Check!!!

Who knew Luca could be even a bigger hotter in this book? I'm practically melting. Broodiness of Mr.Darcy + badassery of Jason Statham= Luca

Sophie is still stupid
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it


'Vendetta' surprised me and so when I started reading 'Inferno' my expectations were high and it was good, really good. It's full of secrets and lies, twists, turns and surprises and so so much more, it's a fabulous read.
As if she doesn't have enough trouble with the Falcones another family makes itself know, the Marino's the sworn enemy of the Falcones and Sophie is right in the middle but why?
What's so special about Sophie, where does she fit in and again why won't anyone tell her what's g
Kate (GirlReading)
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm not sure I have the words to describe how much I enjoyed this book but these few definitely come to mind. Brilliant, heart wrenching, romantic, thrilling, dark, gripping, gorgeous and utterly fantastic (just to name a few). I think that what makes this series so special are the characters. The character development was incredible, it was brilliant to watch them all unfold as individuals but also their relationships with each other. I warmed to so many of these characters and felt so inclined ...more
Saying this book was one of my highly anticipated reads of 2016 is an understatement, to say the least. After the way Vendetta ended I was frantic to read this book as soon as it came out and while I had some fears that my self-founded hype would be deflated, this book wins most of the awards for me. Addictive, dangerous, and romantic, this is one series that earns a spot on my favorites shelf.

As this book is pitched, Romeo and Juliet meets the Godfather is a perfectly apt description of thi
Eliza ☽
4.5 Stars

*taps broken mic* Hey, uh, hey - yes, I'm talking to you - uh, y'all have been SLEEPING on this series!!!

What do you get when you mix a dash of likeable characters, a dollop of gangster-mafia action, a spoonful of epic slow-burn hate-to-love romance, and a healthy deconstruction of harmful YA insta-love tropes? That's right, you get Inferno by Catherine Doyle.

I'm honestly confounded as to why this series isn't more popular. Y'all always talk about how much you love gangster stories? Thi
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Team Luca. All day. Every day.
This release date is a bullet to my side :(



Oh lord. My brain is still processing this.


Casey Ann Books
Nov 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So I received this book today and have finished it in a matter of hours. I'm not sure what to do with myself. I'm a bloody wreck!!! Amazing!

When I first read Vendetta (first book in the blood for blood saga) I was blown away, and when I finished I of course NEEDED the sequel so bad. I fell in love with the Falcone brothers (Luca especially) and was missing them terribly.

This book takes off from where Vendetta ended and it has been non stop action since. My favourite thing about this novel is the
Emer (A Little Haze)
"Life is unpredictable. One minute you are sipping champagne on a boat deck and laughing about how rich you are and the next minute you're getting hit in the face by a dolphin. Shit happens, okay? No matter where you are or what you're doing, you are still susceptible to the uncertainty of life. You can't just roll yourself up in bubble wrap and close off the rest of the world. My point is that you need to get off your ass and come back outside before we lose the tail end of this summer and g
Jul 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Fre06 Begum
Feb 22, 2016 rated it liked it
3.75* I enjoyed this one even more than the first! Millie is the greatest friend anyone can have and such a support for heroine.
Gianluca oh Gianluca such a hottie, I hope we get to see more of him in next book.
Luca happened, that's why.

Can't resist myself as I devoured Inferno in just a day. My love for Luca grew exponentially to say the least. Honourable and trustworthy, kind- that is who he really is, behind all these chaos and blood feud and never-ending revenge between the Falcones and Marinos. His relationship with Sophie is genuine and he never stopped caring for her or doubting her the slightest despite everything that happened, unlike Nic's illusion of his so-called love with Sophie that is f
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved Vendetta and I love love love Inferno. It’s this wonderful mix of thrills and romance and snappy dialogue and hot love interests. There are big mafia-related explosive bits and small, quiet romantic bits and, taken together, it’s perfection. Inferno offers excellent character and relationship development; I loved Sophie’s growth in this book and was so pleased that she was learning from her experiences and everything she had seen in Vendetta and not plodding along starry eyed with love a ...more
Nach dem ersten Band wusste ich sofort, dass ich mit dem nächsten Teil weitermachen muss, ich war einfach komplett von der Geschichte gefesselt und habe auf noch so viel mehr Action und Spannung gehofft!

Ich liebe den Schreibstil, genauso wie im ersten Band ist er einfach wieder total klasse und ich lese diese Geschichte unglaublich gerne, weil sie flüssig, emotional und so authentisch geschrieben wurd
Ashley Owens
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
Rafeeah Hasan
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Rebecca Elizabeth
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing

THIS BOOK. GAH. This book gave me many different emotions and feelings. I've been patiently waiting on this book since I read book 1, Vendetta last January. Then when I heard the US release date for this wouldn't be until the end of this year but the UK release date was in January of this year, I immediately ordered it from Book Depository and I've waited 2 weeks for it to get to me in the mail. It arrived in my mailbox yesterday and I finished it in a few hours.

Inferno wa
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Catherine Doyle grew up in the West of Ireland. She holds a first-class BA in Psychology and a first-class MA in Publishing. She is the author of the Young Adult Blood for Blood trilogy (Vendetta, Inferno and Mafiosa), which is often described as Romeo and Juliet meets the Godfather. It was inspired by her love of modern cinema. Her debut Middle Grade novel, The Storm Keeper's Island (Bloomsbury, ...more

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