“Blood of my blood” Barry Lyga

Rated 5 stars ***** ebook. 2014. Jasper Dent #3. Little, Brown and Company (Hatchette).

BloodOfMyBloodArrested for the murder of FBI agent Morales, and with he NYPD planning on booking him for a slew of broken laws, Jazz is desperate to save his mother from Billy’s clutches. It is an easy thing to escape his hospital bed and go on a cross country journey to find them, but the hard part is knowing he will have to sacrifice his humanity in order to kill his father. As Jazz gets closer to his prey, his role in the Crow King story becomes easier to play. Reality and fantasy vie for supremacy in his mind and, as Jazz finds out horrific secrets of his past, he will have to call on his deepest resources of strength to come out unscathed.

Connie has managed to survive Billy’s attempt to kill her but will never be able to forget her ordeal. Through broken in body, her mind is frantic to find a way to save Jazz from his impending fate. As she and Howie put their heads together, they soon discover the clues they’ve found to help Jazz aren’t quite as clear-cut as they’d originally seemed to be. It may be too late to help Jazz as he heads towards a future he will never be able to undo.

This last book in the Jasper Dent series, and its spooky cover, is even more spectacular and tension filled than the others in the series. I was engrossed in turning its pages as fast as I could to find out what would happen next to Jazz, and was unable to put it down until I reached its mesmerizing conclusion.

Highly recommended for ages 14 and older.


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