5 Reasons Inferno is the BEST BOOK EVER + Giveaway!

14 December, 2015


To celebrate the fact that Catherine Doyle, author of Vendetta and the upcoming Inferno, is releasing exclusive short stories on her websiteย in the next few weeks, I thought I would share 5 reasons why Inferno is the best book EVER, ahead of my review in January. Read to the end for a giveaway of Vendetta and Inferno!


There isn’t a dull moment in Inferno and I couldn’t put it down when I was reading it because something exciting happens on every page which makes it impossible not to read on. I’ve said before about Vendetta that it’s as if you’re watching the events of the book take place rather than reading them, and I had exactly the same experience with Inferno. These books are PERFECT if you love books that you can’t forget about and can read in one go.

2. Sophie is one of the most realistic protagonists in YA

I love reading about Sophie because it feels like she is a part of me. She has flaws and there’s a particularly emotional scene in Inferno where I realised just how realistic Sophie is; I know I would have reacted in exactly the same way as she did. It makes me excited to read further on in the Blood for Blood saga in the future just so I can get to know Sophie even better.


There’s an extremely cute scene involving a doughnut, hence the above picture and I can’t help but re-read it over and over again. If you need a reason to read Inferno as soon as it’s released, read it for this scene!

4. Awesome female friendships!

I love Sophie’s best friend, Millie, and her and Sophie’s relationship is the best. They’re always there for each other and we definitely need more relationships like theirs in YA. I want a best friend like Millie!


Obviously, if you’ve read Vendetta, you’ll know that the Falcones are at the centre of the plot, but in Inferno things get even more complicated. It means that we get to see even more of the Falcone family and more of their backstory is revealed. PLUS, lots more Nic and Luca. Which is what we all want.

The next Inferno blog post will be next Monday on The Dark Dictator.

Read The Girl on the Street, told from Valentino Falcone’s perspective, at www.catherinedoylebooks.com.


Time for the giveaway! To win a copy of Vendetta and Inferno, all you have to do is:

Leave a comment telling me the protagonist you relate to the most, or a book that you couldn’t put down when you read it!

Make sure to leave your Twitter handle too so I can contact you if you win! Good luck!


  • Jess Hearts Books

    14 December, 2015 at 7:53 am

    I think the character I relate to most is Evie from Am I Normal Yet? Thanks for the giveaway Lucy! @JessHeartsBooks

  • Shannon

    14 December, 2015 at 8:17 am

    The character I relate to most would be Toria from All Of The Above by James Dawson. (@shannonbookworm)

  • Sofi Croft

    14 December, 2015 at 9:43 am

    I read The Wolf Wilder and Roof toppers this week and could not put either of them down ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hiba Chanchiri

    14 December, 2015 at 11:21 am

    I couldn’t put “Goddess” by Josephine Angelini down when I finally received it – even though I was preparing for my exams! I stayed up all night and read it in mere hours – and after my exams were done I reread it of course to enjoy the book ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

    1. Hiba Chanchiri

      21 December, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      What to do if you don’t have twitter?

  • Kaavya

    14 December, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I was reading Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman and I could not put it down. I immediately went out the next day and bought my own copy so I could read it whenever I wanted to. Thanks for the give-away!

  • Iulia

    14 December, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    The character I relate to the most is definitely Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. (@oxi_boxi)

  • Violet

    14 December, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    The book charactera that I relate are actually two, 1 is Penryn from Penryn and the End of the World series and 2, is Katniss from the Hunger Games. The reason is because they both have a sister they give the world to keep them safe.
    Also there are both stories that promot female action heros, that girls can be the chosen ones and the can save the world.

    1. Violet

      14 December, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      ohhh god the typos! how can I fix this?

  • Denise

    14 December, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    The character I relate to most is Rosie from Beautiful Broken Things. Even though she wasn’t one of the main characters, I really felt how she got side-lined, and how strong she was inside. I loved reading about her! Thanks for this giveaway, Lucy ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Elaine

    14 December, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    I couldn’t put down Made You Up by Francesca Zappia. Such a cool and unique book , I just loooved every second of it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Liz Janet

    14 December, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    The book I could not put down was A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James. It was one of the greatest books ever. (also it won the ManBooker Prize, so go read it)

  • Maddie

    14 December, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    The book I absolutely couldn’t put down was ‘Remix’ by Non Pratt! The characters were so realistic, I loved the strength and reality of the friendship and I thought Non completely captured the feel of a festival <3 Gosh, it was the best.

  • Aubrey

    14 December, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Right now, I am reading Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, and it is SO AMAZING! The way she writes and builds up the world is very complete. She doesn’t have any plot holes, and her characters. OH MAN. Her characters are top notch. So right now, I might say Celaena. Not that I relate to her being an assassin or anything, but her love for chocolate (I understand that) and then so many of the raw emotions she goes through. Celaena has been through so much stuff and it is hard to remember how young she still is, but she is still staying strong when all odds are against her. She has only snapped a few times which is amazing. Just overall, I don’t think anyone could help but to fall in love with Sarah J. Maas’s writing and characters, because they are so intriguing.
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  • Jenna Ou

    15 December, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Last book I couldnยดt but down was Taking Him! Had to read it trough immeaditly!

  • bn100

    19 December, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    pride and prejudice

  • Ciara

    21 December, 2015 at 11:34 am

    I absolutely loved the Splintered series by A. G. Howard, they are amazing! It’s an Alice in Wonderland twist and it works soo well!

  • Louise Wilson

    21 December, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    There is many books I couldn’t put down Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Wuthering hights was great, the protagonist I most relate to is probably America Singer from the selection because she is a real character and protects who she loves xoxo

  • Mithila

    21 December, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    I guess… I relate to Mara Dyer from the Mara Dyer series, partially because she’s really sarcastic and partially because she kind of felt like the black sheep in her family sometimes. The books also happen to be one of my favourites!

  • Katie

    22 December, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    I couldn’t put Red Rising by Pierce Brown down. Absolutely amazing.

    Also I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!xo.
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  • Alice @ Arctic Books

    23 December, 2015 at 1:50 am

    The last book I couldn’t put down was I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. It was such a wonderful book!

  • Sophia

    26 December, 2015 at 12:14 am

    The book I couldn’t put down was Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas and Vendetta too! My name is Sophia and my nicknames match the protagonist so I guess I relate to her more ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to read about Luca and Sophie ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you for this wonderful giveaway Lucy! My twitter username is @SophiaFireheart

  • Azra Dedic

    30 December, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    I’ve just finished reading Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup (the writer behind Slumdog millionaire), it’s a fantastic book which follows the lives of 6 very different people who are all the suspects of a murder. It’s funny, though provoking and enlightening, i highly recommend.

  • Georgia Stencel

    30 December, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    The protagonist that I really relate to is Harriet Manners from the Geek Girl series by Holly Smale because I’m quite like her in some ways, especially with the geekiness! Thank you for the giveaway, Lucy! ๐Ÿ˜›

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  • Meg Grehan

    31 December, 2015 at 11:47 am

    The books I had the most trouble putting down have to be the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness. They’ve been my favourite for so long and mean so much to me, I even have a “my one in particular” tattoo inspired by Monsters of Men!

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  • judy jbrittain

    21 June, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Hey, great share…..

    Inferno seems pretty amazing. I am an avid reader and love reading different sorts of books. I am really looking forward to read this.

    Thanks for sharing this post.
    Keep sharing more….

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