Because It Is My Blood

Because It Is My Blood

Book - 2012
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In 2083, seventeen-year-old Anya Balanchine seeks a way to make Balanchine Chocolate legitimate, and although a trip to Mexico gives her new insights and ideas, escaping her mobster family's legacy of violence may prove impossible.
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374380748
Branch Call Number: Fiction Zevin TEEN
Characteristics: 350 p. ; 22 cm


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Jan 02, 2018

I am addicted to this series! This is the second installment, and I enjoyed seeing the heroine's big moment of triumph at the end of the book. It felt empowering.

teddypawz Feb 11, 2015

This is the 2nd in the series. Loved the introduction of new characters. From the first page to the last was amazingly done! I couldn't put it down, read in 2 days. Looking forward to the 3rd. 5 stars!!

Oct 15, 2014

I loved this book, and would love to see a third...Fingers crossed that it comes out soon!:)

May 22, 2014

this book is the best i wish i could read it until i die its that good the whole series is good

JCLMelodyMK Feb 05, 2014

I enjoyed this series and hope a third book will come out soon so I can find out what happened with Anna. I would totally be a chocolate addict if I was a character in this book.

Mar 13, 2013

a good book. i dont know if it was quite as good as the first one but still had some amazing twists and set it up for a 3rd book. i am now awaiting the third book

Aug 19, 2012

I was lucky enough to get an advanced reader's copy. I think the book could have been better but I'll let reader's judge that for themselves. The unexpected twists kept me reading till the very end but alas no big finale. Maybe Zevin is saving that for the final book.


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