I picked up a copy of Because It Is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin at ALA (American Library Association) Annual Conference last year. Honestly I liked the cover and title but what made me pick it up was on the back it had “…birthplace of chocolate…”
I wasn’t aware this was a series. They always are. So, I read All These Things I’ve Done, the 1st book in the series. It is the classic bad boy and good girl love story only with a new and refreshing twist. The girl, Anya Balachine is the bad girl and the boy, Win Delacroix, is the good boy. Add some mob hits and make chocolate illegal and you have an engrossing and suspenseful story that is unique.
Because It Is My Blood is just as much fun to read as the first book. I think it took me less than 24 hours. Yes, it was that good and no I could not put it down. I don’t want to give anything away. But like with any story involving the mob, nothing is what it seems.
Both books are well written with enough twist and turns to keep you guessing. I cannot wait until the next book coming out!!! A very fun read.