Bad Blood by Demitria Lunetta ~ Review

Bad Blood by 
Hardcover272 pages
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 
by Delacorte Press
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher
Rating: N/A


A girl discovers a family secret and a past full of magic that could both save her and put her in mortal danger in this suspenseful novel that’s perfect for fans of Katie Alender and Natasha Preston.

All sixteen-year-old Heather MacNair wants is to feel normal, to shed the intense paranoia she’s worn all year like a scratchy sweater. After her compulsion to self-harm came to light, Heather was kept under her doctor’s watchful eye. Her family thinks she’s better—and there’s nothing she wants more than for that to be true. She still can’t believe she’s allowed to spend her summer vacation as she always does: at her aunt’s home in Scotland, where she has lots of happy memories. Far away from all her problems save one: she can’t stop carving the Celtic knot that haunts her dreams into her skin.

Good friends and boys with Scottish accents can cure almost anything…except nightmares. Heather can’t stop dreaming about two sisters from centuries ago, twins Prudence and Primrose, who somehow seem tied to her own life. Their presence lurks just beneath the surface of her consciousness, sending ripples through what should be a peaceful summer. The twins might hold the key to putting Heather’s soul at rest…or they could slice her future deeper than any knife.


Thank you Random House for sending me a copy of Bad Blood for review. This in no way affected my opinion.

I adore the cover of Bad Blood. Literally one of the most stunning covers for 2017. I wanted to read this one cause I am a twin and I love Scottish and Irish routed stories. I however am not a huge fan of some paranormal so this was a DNF for me.

Bad Blood was very different then I thought it would with 3 POVs this is a dark tale with twists and turns of the past haunting Heather now. If you like paranormal and like the creepy aspect with lots of twists and turns then this is for you. 

What I did read I have to say though that Demeitria's writing is sublime and this is a personal preference on my DNF and not a plot or writing reason.

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About the Author:

Demitria Lunetta is the author of the YA Sci-fi duology, IN THE AFTER and IN THE END (HarperTeen). She is also an editor and contributing author for the YA anthology, AMONG THE SHADOWS: 13 STORIES OF DARKNESS & LIGHT. 

Her next novel, BAD BLOOD, will release from Delacorte /Random House March 14, 2017.

IN THE AFTER is an American Booksellers Association 2013 ABC Best Books for Children and an Amazon 2013 Top Twenty Teen Book. 

Find her at Blog, on Twitter and on Facebook


  1. Oh bummer. Sorry it didn't work out for you! I love paranormal reads so I think I might give this one a try! Glad you like a little bit of the writing though!


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