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(Blood for Blood #3)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  2,501 ratings  ·  394 reviews
A blood war rages on the streets of Chicago.

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?

Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 5th 2017 by Chicken House
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I'm sad because this series doesn't get the hype it deserves!! While there are some really terrible books out there that get to extend some trilogies into a 6-book-series and everything. Yeah, I'm salty, because I wanted 4000 pages more of these awesome characters and enthralling story.

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
Catherine Doyle
Oct 28, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
The first chapter of Mafiosa is available here:

Nina (Every Word A Doorway)
Mafiosa was by far my most anticipated instalment for 2017. So imagine how ecstatic I was to find it on my doorstep on January 30th, a couple of days before the official release date. I swear, I didn't make the Godfather an offer he couldn't refuse. So, I sat down and went through this in a breeze before the year had even ended.

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

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
4.75-5 stars I can't decide but I was emotionally slaughtered after finishing it so that alone deserved a 5


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,

but guys..................Mafiosa..........................

*heavy sighs*

There are some flaws to the plot (view spoiler)
Jan 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: favorites, 2017
I don't know how to rate this, I enjoyed it but at the same time not so much.

EDIT: 27/05/16

Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

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

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
it's been more than a month since i've read this and i've finally have my review up on my blog--so if you're interested, you can read that by clicking HERE. i will be posting it up later tomorrow if that isn't your thing though. it's up now!

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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
Beatrice Masaluñga
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
Mafiosa is a terrific conclusion for Blood for Blood trilogy and without any doubt deserves a five star rating. It's one of those series that started weak but the sequels improved a lot when it comes to the plot, characters and twists. This finale filled everything I'm looking for in a mafia novel and Catherine Doyle saved it all for last.

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
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it

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
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher. This in no way impacted on my view.

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
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
Once again, I have a message for Luca.

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.
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Its getting to a point that unless the book is phenomenal I usually will put the book off to the side till the series it completely out and then eventually get back and read them all. However this is a trilogy I've loved since the beginning and have read every book the moment I could get my hands on it. I've ordered the first and last book off of because it wasn't on Amazon yet so I had to wait a little long to get this 3rd book and it was well worth the wait.

If you haven't re

Maggie ☘


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
Kate (GirlReading)
The Blood for Blood trilogy is fast paced, action packed and pulls on every single heartstrings and honestly, I'm not sure I'm ready to let go. This trilogy has everything you could want; romance, action, friendship, mystery, humour, brilliant characters, a fantastic plot and so much. I adore Catherine Doyle's writing style, it's so easy, read and flows beautiful and yet it almost feels like each chapter is constructed as a movie scene. It's utterly addictive and I absolutely cannot wait to see ...more
Emer (A Little Haze)

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
Monique V
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This series has come a long way since the first book and let me tell you this book was a great last installment.

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

Jessica {Litnoob}
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series has only gotten better with each book. So much so I started only having the ebooks and have since purchased physical copies. Watching Sophie grow and change and learn was amazing. Watching her epic love for both Millie and Luca and how those relationships changed her and helped her to grow were amazing. And the intensity of the plot, the culmination of this story... all so intense and amazing and not wonderful in how they differ but wonderful in how the story envelopes you. One big p ...more
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
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!
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, ya-lit
Reread 9/3/18: I don't have anything new to add to this review just ahhhhhhh


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Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I finished it in one sitting and it's currently 3:22 am. Review to come! ...more
Feb 04, 2016 rated it liked it
2.5 stars, but I'm rounding up because no hard feelings here.



I want my snowflake and my spark to become Mafia king and queen NOW!
LUCA.LUCA.LUCA. Need I say more?
and oh yeah, soph as the mafia queen
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mafiosa was the best in the series and it wrapped up the whole trilogy in the best way.
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-library
I thought this was a really well written series. I thought the progression was well done. The characters all had their personalities and they came alive in my head. I felt with Sophie, I laughed with her and Millie, I cried, I felt their frustration, and anger, and I definitely wanted to toss the book a few times because the emotions were definitely high, both in the book and in my own mind.

I really loved the story line…

To see my full review for this trilogy, please visit my blog ♥

Laetitia ʕ·ᴥ·ʔ
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my second time reading this book and I honestly couldn't stop crying during the last few chapter.

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.
- ̗̀ DANY  ̖́- (danyreads)
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
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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
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: friendships
eve was right, sophie and millie are the moment
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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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“I would go into the darkness with you, but you won't come into the light with me.” 35 likes
“So,' he said, his lip curling. 'There are some things you deem worthy enough to kill for, Gianluca.'
Luca's reply came in one steady breath. 'Only one.”
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