Because it is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin


Because it is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin

Freed from jail, Anya hopes that things will get back to normal. But life on the outside is even more dangerous than life behind bars. Some of her gangland family want revenge for the crime for which she has done time: the shooting of her uncle. Forced to flee the country, Anya hides out in a cacao plantation in Mexico. There she learns the secrets of the chocolate trade, a trade that is illegal and deadly in her native New York. There too she discovers that seemingly random acts of violence carried out across the world have a single target: her family. As innocent bystanders get caught in the crossfire Anya must act fast and decisively to stop it, no matter what the danger to herself.


'I loved this Godfather-inspired thriller set in a futuristic New York. Don't think this is just another dystopian tome; this is a brilliantly crafted novel that will utterly engage you'

'The love story's to die for, and the tangled web of relationships will keep readers intrigued to the last page'

'Offering the excitement of a crime drama and the allure of forbidden romance'

'Zevin is a master storyteller ... There're echoes of The Godfather mixed with Romeo and Juliet'

About the Author

Gabrielle Zevin

Gabrielle Zevin is a screenwriter and a novelist. As a screenwriter, Gabrielle has optioned several screenplays, and her screenplay for Conversations with Other Women, was filmed with Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Eckhart in the lead roles, now available on DVD.

Gabrielle is a 2000 graduate of Harvard with a degree in English & American Literature. She was born in New York and lives there still with one pug dog, Mrs. DeWinter, and her partner of ten years, director Hans Canosa.

Gabrielle's books have been translated into eighteen languages. All These Things I’ve Done is the first part of an eagerly anticipated trilogy.

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368 pages
Interest Age: 12


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Publication date

11th October 2012



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