Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga *Stephanie’s Review*

Posted December 22nd, 2014 by in *Review / 2 comments

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Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga *Stephanie’s Review*Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga
Also by this author: I Hunt Killers
Series: Jasper Dent #3
Also in this series: I Hunt Killers
Published by Hachette, Little Brown and Company
Genres: Mystery, Thriller/Suspense, Young Adult
Pages: 464
Format: eBook
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads

Jazz Dent has been shot and left to die in New York City. His girlfriend Connie is in the clutches of Jazz's serial killer father, Billy. And his best friend Howie is bleeding to death on the floor of Jazz's own home in tiny Lobo's Nod. Somehow, these three must rise above the horrors their lives have become and find a way to come together in pursuit of Billy. But then Jazz crosses a line he's never crossed before, and soon the entire country is wondering: "Like father, like son?" Who is the true monster?
The chase is on, and beyond Billy there lurks something much, much worse. Prepare to meet...the Crow King. - via GoodReads

5 Stars

I had been waiting on Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga since I finished Game in the summer of 2013. Game left a big cliffhanger and I had to think on it before I remember where we left off. Blood of My Blood did not disappoint me.

I’ve become a little leery of the final installment of trilogies, a la Allegiant. Thankfully Lyga was uses the conclusion of his trilogy to answer burning questions. It’s also a fast paced race to the end of the book. I had suspicions of who Ugly J really was. I was wrong and I had to keep guessing.

Along with fast paced actions and resolutions there was a lot of character growth. Jazz finally gets some of the answer he’s been searching for and he uses those to define himself. There were a lot of times that I felt like cheering for Jasper, Connie and Howie. I love these characters and while I’m sad to not spend more time with them, I am more than satisfied with where I have left them.

Stephanie

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2 Responses to “Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga *Stephanie’s Review*”

  1. Carmel @ Rabid Reads

    I’m relieved to learn that this trilogy ended on a high note because I’ve become quite leering of series finales as well. I’m happy that Barry Lyga succeeded in tying up all of the loose ends while still delivering a top notch mystery that kept you getting up until the very end. Fab review!
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  2. Stephanie

    I have to admit that I was pretty nervous myself! Barry Lyga really did a great job and I will definitely be reading more of whatever he decides to publish! 🙂 I hope if you read the books, you enjoy the way it ended.

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