Protected by an infamous mafia family, Sophie is living a dangerous lie, pretending to lead a normal life. But the deceit can’t last for ever. Her heart belongs to a killer and Sophie’s the prime target of a rival clan. She’s determined to seek revenge on her mother’s murderers, but can she pay the price – can she be a mafiosa?
But ok. Let's start with this review before I can back out again and start crying.
Dio. That was definitely worth the wait.
Holy rollercoaster, I have to admit. I briefly went through my updates while reading it ...more
The fact that the sequel Inferno remains my favourite book in the series means that not everything about Mafiosa went according to plan. For the most part, Mafiosa was t ...more
To begin with, it's such an amazing way to start a new year by reading a great book like this one. I broke the record of my many “first times” while reading this book. For one, it’s my first time to finish reading a book in a day. It’s my first time to feel so satisfied with all the cheesy interactions between Luca and Sophie. And it’s also the first time I didn’t spoil myself by reading the last pages first. :D
There's no denying that Mafiosa is my most favorite instalment in the Blood for Blood ...more
Where do I start?
This has been one of my most anticipated 2017 reads. A bit nervous too, since I love Inferno a lot and I was excited and scared to see how Cat would top that one,
There are some flaws to the plot (view spoiler)[I still haven't made peace with the face that Luca ditched his family in the end to go ...more
Don't get me wrong, I would fight tooth and nail for Luca, who was, again, amazing. I don't think he's ever disappointed me, and given my usual contempt for this kind of mafia ish male-lead, that's saying something : he's respectful, smart, protective in all the ways that count and absolutely adorable. Yet even him couldn't make me stomach the absolute bullshit that was Mafiosa.
✘ The plot was erratic at best, throwing the most unbelievable twists in our face over and over, and if the whole ...more
4.99 "casulties of mafia blood war" stars
After the shuttering loss, pain and suffering came into Sophie's life and everything is taken away from her, she breaks down and falls into the abyss of darkness and grief. Luca and Nic are lingering by offering her compassion and support but she refuses Nic and falls into Luca's arms. But it's wrong and for the wrong reasons at that moment and Luca is strong enough for both of them to give her space to find her peace...
but soon after Luca is embracing h ...more
* * W A R N I N G * *
this review might contain spoilers from books 1 & 2!
I don't know was it was about this book, but I'm just kind of... confused? I didn't love it, I didn't hate it, and I didn't necessarily even like it. There's just this sort of indiffere ...more
After tragedy hits on Sophie Gracewell in the previous book, she has nowhere to go and was officially under the Falcone family's protection. She's grieving fo ...more
3.5 to 4*
I consider myself lucky that I could move straight onto this book because hate it when I have to wait.
This picks up straight from 'Inferno' and Sophie is wearing more masks these days, she's struggling with the loss of her mother, settling into her new family, training to become an assassin and by day she's just your average school girl.
All the same characters are in play, Millie again proves herself to be an amazing and loyal best friend and my favourite character in the whole book. Is ...more
This series quickly became a favourite of mine when I first read Vendetta. Deeply within the mafia world of Chicago, our MC, Sophie, now knows that she is a member of the Marino crime family, the family that her friends, the Falcones, want to kill. She's gone to the Falcones, and Luca, in particular, for help and protection, now that she has no one left. As she becomes a fully fledged member, she is torn bet ...more
I read it in a day! I forgot how much I loved these books and now the trilogy has ended I'm just hoping Catherine Doyle will continue writing thrillers. Or maybe even give Nic his own trilogy? I just know I'm not ready to say goodbye to this world.
Mafiosa is more like 3/3.5 stars but I'm giving it 4. Book two remains the best. ...more
If you haven't re...more
This book blew my mind! I cannot tell you how emotional it all made me, I read it whole in one sitting and couldn't even stop thinking about it the next day. It's dark, questionable, full of action and suspense. Breathtaking and heartbreaking. This series is truly very memorable for me and I know it will remain as one of my favourite series of all time! Plus I think we can all agree that Luca Falcone is the best!
Review (kinda) of Blood for Blood short stories. You can find all ...more
And so this Romeo and Juliet meets the Mafia modern day YA comes to an end...
AND IT WAS MENTAL!!!! I mean that in a very good way. This book was another rollercoaster ride of cute boys, blood revenge, deception, murder, intrigue etc etc and I enjoyed every second of it. Like okay the ending disappointed me a little because it kinda simpered out rather than ended on a huge gloriously dramatic bang... But the rest of the book was gloriously theatrical and just a whole lotta fun to read.
Sophie is ...more
Wow, I am amazed at how an author can evolve. Doyle's writing in this book was on point. It was beautiful ,lyrical, poetic and so well done.
The characters have come a long way. Sophie is still not my favorite, we all know Gianluca holds that place. He came such a long way and I love him so much!! The female friendship in this book was my favorite aspect though. We really need to see m
Loved loved loved it!!!!!! Such a great and satisfactory conclusion to one of the best realistic fiction. So sad for the series to end. Luca and Sofie is the reason for such an awesome book series. FRTC.
Cover reveal! I think its Jonah!!!!! And he looks gooood! ...more
I really loved the story line…
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I also really liked the focus on morality. I didn't concentrate on it nor appreciate it much the first time around, leading me to see this book with a higher opinion during this read.
Anywho, if the ending wasn't what it was, it would have destroyed me. ...more
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this book is literal, physical proof of just how much somebody can grow and ultimately blossom as a writer. by this I do NOT mean that anything by Catherine Doyle prior to this book was bad, no—au contraire my friends. I am here merely as a lowly lackey appreciating how much more mature and professional her writing is now, how well fleshed out her characters are, how rich and wonderful her world building skills become the more you ...more