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Written by Catherine Doyle

Part of the Blood for Blood Series

Debuts of the Month Featured Books for 13+ readers Recommended Children's eBooks Romance / Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on Vendetta

January 2015 Debut of the Month  This Romeo and Juliet story throbs with passion and mystery from the opening chapter to the very end! Sophie Gracewell is on her way home from her job at the family diner when she runs into (literally) Nic Falcone, dark, Hollywood handsome and oh so troubled. He and his brothers have just moved into the neighbourhood’s spooky old house and it’s clear from the beginning that they’re hiding something. But then Sophie’s cupboards too have enough skeletons to form a small rattling army. As Sophie falls in love with Nic, the dark secret that links their families emerges. Love, romance, mystery and adventure are present in equal measure, all conveyed in a series of vivid tableaux, that conclude with an edge of your seat thrilling final scene. ~ Andrea Reece

A Piece of Passion from Barry Cunningham, Publisher  This is one of the best movies I’ve ever read. Seriously. From the very beginning Catherine Doyle guides you through those early scenes like a cool director, with awesome pictures-in-words and fantastic dialogue. Then I begin to worry for the girls – and the boys begin to scare me. Then – never mind, you’ll see. Of course this is a book, so we’ll all see our own movies in our heads and that’s great too. Catherine Doyle is impossibly young, wildly talented and Vendetta is a romantic thriller to die for. Oh no, did I really write that?


Vendetta Synopsis

When five brothers move into the abandoned mansion next door, Sophie Gracewell's life changes forever. Irresistibly drawn to bad boy Nic Falcone, Sophie finds herself falling into an underworld governed by powerful families. When Sophie's own family skeletons come to life, she must choose between two warring dynasties - the one she was born into, and the one she is falling in love with. When she does, blood will spill and hearts will break...

This is the first in a trilogy.

Vendetta Reader Reviews

Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Sarah Murray, age 16 - 'I flew through this book and am already very greedy for the next book in the series.'
  • Destiny Maraj, age 13 - 'a sad, powerful and moving book! I absolutely loved it!'
  • Izzy Read, age 14 - 'The perfect modern retake of Romeo and Juliet, with a strong heroine and gorgeously tantalizing love interest; and that’s not even mentioning the fearsome family feud.'
  • Stacie Ball - 'A brilliant book about feuding family’s and forbidden love, like a modern day Romeo and Juliet. A great start to a new series.'
  • Destiny Maraj, age 13 - ' A sad, powerful and moving book! I absolutely loved it!'
  • Louise Kerr - 'I really enjoyed this novel.  It has a very different feel from other teenage novels.  I would recommend this book to both boys and girls age 13+.'
  • Immy Fisher - 'I really enjoyed reading Vendetta, and although in some ways it was like a typical book of its genre, there were plot twists that were very surprising and unexpected which I enjoyed.'
  • Ella Grabsky, age 15 - 'I thought the author made a good attempt at making this book different from all the other teenage love stories out there. However, I'm not sure if she succeeded.'
  • Rose Heathcote, age 15 - 'I really enjoyed this book it’s a romantic teen novel with a dark twist, it has a good story-line and a witty smart ending.'

Vendetta Press Reviews

‘Vendetta brings drama and realism to a dark story of grudges, revenge and passion.’  Alice Oseman, author of Solitaire

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781909489813
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781909489813
Publication date: 1st January 2015
Author: Catherine Doyle
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers
Genres: Romance / Relationship Stories
Recommendations: Debuts of the Month, eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About Catherine Doyle

Catherine Doyle grew up beside the Atlantic Ocean in the west of Ireland. Her love of reading began with great Irish myths and legends, and fostered in her an ambition to one day write her own. She holds a first class BA in Psychology and a first class MA in Publishing from the National University of Ireland, Galway. The Storm Keeper’s Island is her debut middle-grade novel and was inspired by her real-life ancestral home of Arranmore Island, where her grandparents grew up, and the adventures of her many sea-faring ancestors. After living in Dublin City for two ...

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