Blood Will Out

Blood Will Out

by Jo Treggiari

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735262959
Publisher: PRH Canada Young Readers
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 540,943
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

JO TREGGIARI was born in London, England, and raised in Canada. She spent many years in San Francisco and New York, where she trained as a boxer, wrote for punk magazines and owned a successful gangster rap/indie rock record label. Her bestselling novel, Ashes, Ashes (Scholastic), was a White Pine award nominee, Snow Willow nominee, a Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year 2012, and an American Booksellers Association Best Books of 2011. Her novella, "Love You Like Suicide," appeared in the Fierce Ink Press anthology Becoming Fierce: Teen Stories IRL, which was listed as a Best Teen Book of 2014 by Quill & Quire. She now lives with her children on Nova Scotia's gorgeous south shore where she co-owns a carefully curated, community-active bookstore, Lexicon Books: www.lexiconbooks.ca. She blogs indiscriminately at www.jotreggiari.com.
Twitter: @JoTreggiari

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Blood Will Out 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
This book was a bloody, scary, fantastic read! I lost a good three days’ sleep over this gem and I don’t regret it. The writing was great, not overly wordy or descriptive, but I didn’t like the profanity, while it was semi-sparse. I felt like it wasn’t necessary and detracted some enjoyment from the book. The killer’s POV was crazy (in a good way) and eerily disturbing. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out who the killer was, there was no indication of whether they were male or female and when they were revealed I was REALLY confused. I don’t think anyone would see it coming as there were literally no clues, though I will pat myself on the back for guessing ONE thing about the killer. The plot moved pretty slowly in the beginning as Ari struggles to escape and survive but it wasn’t hard for me to push through, the overall story and Miss Treggiari’s writing pulled me in right away. From the middle on the plot twists and Ari tries to piece together her missing memories and rescue her best friend from the same killer who pushed her down the cistern. Now, as a waring I will say that in addition to killing people the killer also kills animals… I know, it hurts me too. Once again I have to say the Killer is pretty disturbed and ththis book is not for the light of heart! The ending wrapped up nicely and it makes me wonder if maybe we’ll have a sequel. The story was pretty darn entertaining, albeit scary, and I’d definitely recommend it as a Halloween read. Rating: 4 Stars! Recommendation: ages 16 and up *animals are killed, if you can’t handle/stomach this please steer clear* FTC Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review
Rose Pfleiger 9 months ago
I'm not always a fan of reading from the killer's perspective but I think that Treggiari did this well. The author did a good job of letting you question what was going on and who was responsible. A good mystery read!
jmchshannon 10 months ago
My overall impression of Blood Will Out. Everything about the book is repetitious and extreme. I already mentioned the lesbian best friend who announces her sexual preference with every sentence. Then there is the killer with the obvious lack of identifying details. Finally, there is the fact that the author does not just tell us that Ari is a member of the high school swim team. She tells us over and over again. Every time Ari is called upon to do something physical, the author refers to Ari's swim muscles. Such repetition is everywhere throughout the story, and I began to resent it. Not only does it become tedious, but there are no surprises. The killer is not a surprise. Nothing that happens to Ari is a surprise. It is as if there are red arrows pointing at each of the many clues, with said arrows getting larger and larger with every repetition of said clues. There is no nuance. There is no playing detective on your own. Blood Will Out is as an example of everything a good murder mystery is not: a rather large disappointment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. BLOOD WILL OUT is definitely a page turner, but its subject matter is polarizing. Graphic depictions of animal dismemberment and torture, mentions of sexual abuse, and harsh language will detract some from the story. Treggiari has crafted an interesting killer and keeps the reader guessing for a good majority of the book, but ultimately the execution fell flat for me. Once the killer's identity was revealed, I was slightly disappointed as I wanted more. The ending certainly has potential for more. I'm hopeful a new protagonist and new setting will round out the killer's personality and showcase more of what she is capable of. This book had more shades of FRIDAY THE 13th than SILENCE OF THE LAMBS in my opinion--while we have plenty of first person narration from the killer, her mindset was not canny or cold enough for me to draw a connection to Hannibal Lecter. The stylistic chops are there, though, and I have a feeling Treggiari is a writer to watch. I'll be on the lookout for future books.
Rebecca_J_Allen More than 1 year ago
The description made this book sound like a heart-racing thriller and I had to read it. But once I started, I wondered what I’d gotten myself into! I’m way too much of a scardey cat to read Stephen King, yet I’d let myself get pulled into a killer’s head! It was both uncomfortable and gripping. The first pages are raw with emotion and I felt like I was locked into a roller coaster clicking its way slowly up the big hill. I was past the point where I could go back. There was no choice but to grit my teeth and make it through the ride because I needed to know what happened. The stakes are life and death, but what makes the book so powerful is that you read from both the victim’s point of view and the killer’s. That makes the danger all too clear, while Ari’s point of view shows how unprepared she is for the situation she’s in, heightening the tension. Twists continue all the way to the end. Prepare to be scared and disturbed! *It’s probably clear that there’s violence in this book, but I wouldn’t want to recommend it without making sure readers knew that. * Find more of my young adult sci fi, fantasy, thriller and mystery book reviews on TheWingedPen.com!