Ari Sullivan is alivefor now.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, Ari was happy to spend her days pining for handsome, recent-arrival Stroud Bellows, fantasizing about their two-point-four-kids-future together. Safe in her small hometown of Dempsey Hollow. But now her community has turned very dangerousand Ari may not be the only intended victim....
|Title||:||Blood Will Out|
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Blood Will Out Reviews
The premise is great -- a story told from the voice of the victim and that of the criminal -- but the execution is weak. The writing is dull, the voices don't sound at all authentic, and the twist made little to no sense.
Go ahead and pass. There are much better thrillers out there.
This was definitely a really quick read - I read it in one go! Overall, though it did seem sort of predictable to me. For example - (view spoiler)[there was a moment in the book where the narrator read a statistic about most serial killers being male. And that's when I knew FOR SURE that the killer in this story wouldn't be. (hide spoiler)]
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
Blood Will Out is an (upcoming) YA horror novel that begins with our main character, Ari, waking up at the bottom of somewhere fathomless, dark, with a head wound and in pain. Told in chapters that alternate between her perspective and that of a psychopathic killer, we witness Ari start to piece her memory back together, fight for her survival, and come face to face with the killer once more. She finds herself trying to solve the mystery of who the person is, robbed of her most immediate memorie ...more
*Thanks so much to the publisher for the review copy.*
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
The first half of the book describes how Ari Sullivan is trapped inside a cistern, not knowing how she got there. There are a lot of flashbacks providing glimpses into her life, her friends, and the time 'before'. Then suddenly, Ari manages to escape her creepy prison and step by step she is able to recount the events that lead to her imprisonment, realizing almost too late who is the abductor, and that the game has only just begun... Also interwoven with Ari's story are chapters telling the bac ...more
I'm highly disappointed because I feel like this story had so much potential, but the writing was poor, at best, and all the flashbacks were very confusing.
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
Thank you Netgalley and Penguin Teen for the ARC!
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