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Friday, September 30, 2011

Review: Blood Wounds

Title: Blood Wounds
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Release Date: September 12, 2011
Book: ARC through I Read Banned Books Book Tours
"Willa is lucky: She has a loving blended family that gets along. Not all families are so fortunate. But when a bloody crime takes place hundreds of miles away, it has an explosive effect on Willa’s peaceful life. The estranged father she hardly remembers has murdered his new wife and children, and is headed east toward Willa and her mother.
Under police protection, Willa discovers that her mother has harbored secrets that are threatening to boil over. Has everything Willa believed about herself been a lie? As Willa sets out to untangle the mysteries of her past, she keeps her own secret—one that has the potential to tear her family apart."

One thing I loved about this book, is that it was not what I was expecting.  There is so much to the story, so much back round, and freshness to the story that I read it quickly.

The plot line of this book is what grabbed me. Here we have a girl who is thrown in a world full of secrets that she didn't know. And when all of them start spilling, she is determined to know why. Ms. Pfeffer did a great job in capturing the essence of a teenager wanting answers. I like that when I was reading this book that I was just as determined as the main character Willa, to know what happened.Through the pages, the reader discovers not only Willa growing into her self, but also coming to peace with the secrets.

As you know, I love secrets. As the reader, you aren't given all the secrets at once. Which is good cause I loved the learn secrets pieces by piece. Ms. Pfeffer grabs the reader by droppings hints, then leads them to a whole other level. Having said that, these secrets aren't much enlightening, but bring more of a character to Willa and her mother. It gives these characters a great back round story of what their past was like and how they came to be. Ms. Pfeffer definitely gave her characters a uniqueness and a special shape.

If you have not read this book you should. There isn't so much drama, but this book doesn't need that. The secrets the book harbors itself, the way Willa is, is a whole new discovery.  As I read this, I enjoyed being in Willa shoes and fell in love with Ms. Pfeffer writing. I am looking forward to reading more of her works.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. You and me both with secrets Savy, I never tire of reading about them. I've heard good things about this one, I have it on my list and need to make time for it! Happy Friday:)

  2. I've heard really good things about this book and your review just made me want to read this even more. Sounds very intriguing. :)

    Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend,
    Carina @ Fictional Distraction

  3. I've been looking at this one for awhile now, but I've yet to read any reviews. You definitely make me want to read it even more :) Awesome review!

  4. I wouldn't have thought that it didn't have much drama. If it wasn't needed, it really makes me more curious about the book. Oh yes, I'm so curious now!

  5. This sounds like a neat book. I've never heard of it before. If it pulls of being a good book without much drama then it must have something going for it. I'll have to check it out.

    Xpresso Reads


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