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‘Startingly original… Readers will be lured into this tumultuous world of warring families, forbidden power, and heart-searing romance’ – Lyndall Clipstone (Lakesedge, Forestfall)
From the word-of-mouth fantasy sensation Kat Delacorte – the standout debut star of 2022 YA Lit Con (YALC) – comes the first instalment in a new YA fantasy duology.
Packed to the brim with bisexual and queer representation, With Fire in Their Blood is a simmering supernatural romance set in the crumbling Italian city of Castello, where mafia clans make the rules, dark magic pulses the streets and the sins of the past threaten to consume the present. . .
When sixteen-year-old Lilly arrives in Castello, she isn’t impressed.
A secluded town in the Italian mountains is not where she saw her last years of high school playing out.
Divided for generations by a brutal clan-family war, the two halves of Castello are kept from destroying each other by the mysterious General, a leader determined to maintain order and ‘purity’. . . whatever the cost.
Lilly falls in with the rebellious Liza, brooding Nico and sensitive Christian, and sparks begin to fly. But in a city where love can lead to ruin, Lilly isn’t sure she can trust anyone — not even herself.
And then she accidentally breaks Castello’s most important rule: when the General’s men come to test your blood, you’d better not be anything more than human… Perfect for lovers of Chloe Gong, Renée Ahdieh and V.E. Schwab, With Fire in Their Blood is quality YA storytelling at its best by an exciting new voice in YA fantasy.
About the Author
Kat Delacorte was eleven years old when her family moved from the United States to a small town in central Italy. She soon began writing stories about her new friends developing superpowers, and she hasn’t looked back since. She graduated with a BA in History from Columbia University, and lives in Venice, Italy.
What readers have to say
With Fire In Their Blood is an incredible YA fantasy with so many great dystopian elements that make it unique and just an overall amazing book. If you are looking for a twisty tale full of magic secrets and LGBTQ+ representation then I can’t recommend this enough!Ellie Mai Blogs
The world-building is fantastic. The vivid imagery and scenic descriptions instantly transport readers to a whole new world within these pages, and it was so easy to get lost in this book. There is nothing overly complicated in this world’s architecture but the imagery is enough to remind readers that this a world of it’s own.Novelstorian
The writing is 👌🏻, characters are well defined, and the plot is fun and just different enough to hook you in without being too wild for those who aren’t into fantasy like me.Inkspit
If you’re looking for an intriguing, magical adventure then look no further. You need to pick up this amazing book. I am officially a Kat Delacorte fan and I cannot wait for more witchy goings on in the next book.K-Books
I really enjoyed this. It was such an unusual and dramatically different almost Romeo and Juliet retelling but not quite. I liked how dark this was and how much Lilly was repulsed and repelled by the town, its history and customs. I also like how quickly she became indoctrinated to this bizarre way of life. I felt Lilly was a really strong and compelling character.Fi’s Bibliofiles