Growing up, Adrien and his sister, Grace, competed viciously for everything. It wasn’t easy being the adopted sibling, but Adrien tried to get along; it was Grace who didn’t want anything to do with him. When their scientist parents died in a terrible lab fire, there was nothing left to hold them together.
After years apart, Adrien and Grace are now forced to reunite for their senior year, at the elite boarding school where their parents were teachers. Being back around everyone he used to know causes Adrien to examine the person he’s become, even while being back around Grace turns him into someone he doesn’t want to be. But all of those questions are cast aside when Adrien starts to suspect that Grace might be stealing their parents’ research and claiming it as her own—or worse, that she had a hand in their deaths. Suddenly, the only questions that matter are whether she’s guilty and, if so, what Adrien is going to do about it.
“Like a minivan? Like a mom-mobile?
It was all he could do not to spit soda out of his nose. Hell no! Like one of those giant monstrosities from the seventies with the ridiculously huge murals painted on the side. Like Zeus throwing lightning at a village of psychedelic angels or Satan having barbecue with a group of pigs. You know. Something messed up like that.”
This was a really enjoyable read. It was all over the place but for some reason, it worked. The Boarding School drama was at its peak, the mystery was bizarre, and the sibling rivalry was hilarious but shocking at times. It had a lot of funny moments all while keeping you guessing. I was surprised a few times but in a good way.
An ending can make or break a book but this one didn’t bother me like other books have done. The ending came in like freight train and ended very quickly. It was wrapped up in a neat little package within a couple of pages. I wish the ending wasn’t rushed and it did hold me back a bit. But overall, this was really amazing.
The Blood Between Us was the novel drama that I needed in my life right now. This quick read will keep you glued to its pages and interested to finish it all in one sitting. The author knows how to capture an audience and now I can’t wait to read more by them.