Blood Will Out
She wakes at the bottom of a cistern, confused, injured and alone, with only the shadowy recollection of a low-pitched voice and a gloved hand. No one can hear her screams. And the person who put her there is coming back. The killer is planning a gruesome masterpiece, a fairytale tableau of innocence and blood, meticulously designed.
Until now, ...more
arc provided from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review (thank you Penguin Random House Canada!!)
i don’t mean to sound nasty, but this is probably one of the worst books i’ve read in my entire life.
i don’t even know where to begin.
it wasn’t an enjoyable read, that’s for sure. it was barely even entertaining, and for a supposed thriller, and the definition of the word ‘thriller’ in all its forms (a novel, play, or movie with an exciting plot, typically involv ...more
This is your typical story about a girl who gets kidnapped and tries to run away from the killer, all the while the reader is trying to figure out who the killer actually is. There was one thought constantly running through my mind while reading this entire book, which was "when is the book going to end." I had too many problems with this story to even remotely enjoy it.
1) I know this book isn't going to b ...more
Listen, I was not a fan of this book. This was seriously compared to Silence of the Lambs?? That’s a joke, right? Don’t talk to me or my son ever again.
Where do I even begin? The title of this book is freaking weird as hell. Blood Will Out. what does that mean??? I don’t understand. It’s not even a complete sentence. It’s not even a fragment. It means nothing. who is grammar and ...more
***WARNING animal torture/murder***
BLOOD WILL OUT is one hot mess. Early on the italicized perp recalls killing and blood letting a piglet at age nine, which automatically turned me off to the book. I never, ever need to hear details of an animal’s death. I’m okay reading about people murdered in graphic detail (though I might skim if it’s too bloody), but leave the animals alone.
Ari wakes up in darkness. She is trapped at the bottom of a well with no memory of the events leading up to how she got there. She is running out of time before she dehydrates and she must fight for her life to survive. The only thing keeping her alive is thinking about her friend Lynn and the fact that she must also be searching for Ari. Ari will do whatever it takes to survive and find the monster who did this to her even if she can’t remember how she got...more
I seriously think this book needs to be reformatted or something; the chapter headings sometimes appeared at the end of the paragraph, and then the word say it was 'Ari', appeared like this
It was super annoying! It looks unprofessional and threw me off every time. Add to that the blatant spelling errors, and times there was no space between words and the whole book just appeared like it wasn't ready to be p ...more
First class horror at its best.
You need to have thicker skin to live through this unphased. I had to take constant breaks and slip a few episodes of FRIENDS or 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN for some laughs in between.
This book really is like SILENCE OF THE LAMBS for YA, I even think it's better than the movie because it's a book and everything seems so much closer and more realistic and you spend so much more time in a book than in a movie.
Also. DON'T READ THIS AT NIGHT, PEOP ...more
First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank you :)
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 5TH, 2018.
Most importantly, I would like to thank NetGalley and publishers for allowing me to read this book. Thank you very much.
There are moments in a book reviewer life when it really gets to a difficult book to rate of. That's what happened to me with Blood Will Out by Jo T...more
This book spoke to me at the beginning. It has a nice cover, an interesting synopsis, and a seemingly likeable narrator. That's... about it. I tried to like this book, I really did! It was just slow and unoriginal, and the writing wasn't good enough to make up for that.
One of the major issues with this book is the characters- specifically, the main character. She had no original or intriguing ideas. Her POV was so bland that it was like reading a ...more
When I first saw the blurb of this book, I thought, "Oh, god. A YA thriller about a cannibal character? FINALLY!" I mean, this book is dubbed as "Silence of the Lambs for Teens". Of course that picks up the interest because you'll find out if this book will level up the classic of "Silence of the Lambs" in storytelling and hoped that it will turned out to be good, as I am wary of comparing other popular works in writing book blurbs nowadays.
He understood me not at all. Bodily pain was nothing to me. I was made of nothing. I observed; I considered; I went to the dark, safe place in my head and I burrowed there like an animal.
First, I need to get a few things off my chest. Such as, WTF KIND OF NAME IS STROUD BELLOWS? I'll take "overly unique/edgy early-2010's YA love interest names" for 200, please. Also not a fan of the title since it makes zero sense to me, but Stroud Bellows gets the award here.
I really wasn't a fan of the b ...more
First off, the formatting is horrible. There are sentences with weird spacing, and still several grammatical errors, but I can look past that.
What I can’t look past is how boring the book is. Especially in the beginning. The main character Ari, is trapped in a cistern ...more
This was compared to Silence of the Lambs, which is not accurate at ...more
Blood Will Out is the story of Ari, a teenage girl who wakes up to find herself alone and injured at the bottom of a cistern, with no idea how she got there. Determined to recover her memories and escape, she will carry out feats bordering on the super human. The big question is who put her there,and why?
On a positive note I liked the characters ...more
I really didn't like Ari at first, and the book had random flashbacks in the middle of scenes, which was a little confusing. There were alternating chapters w ...more
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Major warnings for animal abuse, torture, and slaughter. This feels more adult than YA, closer to true crime/serial killer stories. I'm ok with reading that, but I know a lot of people aren't.
Okay, I have to admit, mystery isn't my favourite genre in the world. But, I have read many mysteries that I really liked. This book, sadly, wasn't one of them. It was written like a YA book, but the content was too mature at times to be a YA book. It also has to be said that, for a book published in 2018, it wasn't a very good example on how to bring mental health problems into a book. It wasn't the worst mental health representation I've ever read, but it ...more
Trigger warnings for graphic descriptions of violence against animals and humans.
Blood Will Out is a well-done mystery thriller that really will have you guessing until the end. The book is told in alternating perspectives – Ari in the well, Ari’s flashbacks to before her kidnapping/attempted murder, and the life story narrated by the killer. This gives you a lot of good angles from which to consider how and why Ar ...more
This was a deliciously creep and suspenseful read.
The tone of the book and the writing were very calm and deliberate which gave me a sense of foreboding dread through the whole book. Don’t think intense music,hero about to open the closet door on the killer. It was like everything is calm but you still brace yourself but are still caught off guard tension. And it worked so, so well for the story.
This is definitely a book you don’t want to re ...more
As it this was a bit oversold.
I'm not saying it's bad, it's far from it, but when you give it such huge expectations like that I felt it actually detracted from the strengths inherent in this book itself.
I am 100% on board for any kind of book about serial killers, and this was no exception once I'd distanced my mind fro ...more
Blood Will Out is a dark read that alternates between Ari's view, and the killer's. Full of the gritty details about murder and the thought process of a psychopath, the author leaves you chilled!
What I loved most about this book, what really made it a great read for me, is the second POV. The killer is so dark when giving us the facts of their childhood, their plans. They don't feel emotions like empathy or regret, and to see the thought process, how they plot out their actions, is amazing. ...more
Go ahead and pass. There are much better thrillers out there.
3.5/4 Full review coming to ruffdayreviews.com for my summer of horror ...more
I was born in London, England but grew up in Canada, Roccasinibalda in Italy, and California.Somehow I found myself on the beautiful south shore of Nova Scotia, where I now ...more