The Same Blood

The Same Blood Review

Twin sisters Elena and Marianella couldn't be more different. Marianella goes out of her way to actively participate in their Puerto Rican culture, whereas Elena is embarrassed by their traditions. Marianella is also fighting a very private battle with mental illness, and takes her own life not long after their fifteenth birthday. As Elena mourns her sister, she tries to live her life without the limitations and rules Marianella set for her. When her life spirals out of control, Elena realizes the depth of her roots and the guilt of not helping her sister before it was too late.

Title:The Same Blood
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Lara (Bookish_turtle)

    The premise of this book is what drew me to read it, little did I know that the entire book was written in verse form...I'm not a person who reads poetry. I think that it is unnecessarily confusing, a...

  • Kirsty Hanson

    When I read the premise of this book on Netgalley, I was instantly sold. I didn’t realise that the story was told in verse though. Not that this impacts the story negatively, if anything, it added t...

  • Jeff

    Story In Poetry Form! I was expecting a novel based on the description of this book, and instead wound up reading long form poetry. Which overall turned out to tell an interesting tale of a teenage gi...

  • Andre

    A YA book written in verse. Interesting choice to write it in this way, but it works. The visual layout of the pages helps to infuse the words with emotion and feelings. And to top it off, it is writt...

  • Tahlia

    Review originally posted on my blog: https://museofnyxmares.wordpress.com/...*I was provided with an ARC of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for my honest opinion.This book really blew me away...

  • Sean Scarisbrick

    “You’re just a girlwho happens tobe Puerto Rican.“It doesn’t mean as muchto youas it did to her.“Isn’t such a vital partof who you are.”Elena and Marianella are Puerto Rican twins. Maria...

  • Michelle

    First and foremost thank you so so much to West 44 Books & of course Netgalley for allowing me to read the e-book copy of this story.This YA book is told in verse which is usually quite risky but it r...

  • Mariana

    This past year there has been a run of incredible YA novels in verse written by Latinas which tackle difficult subject matter in nuanced and poignant ways and The Same Blood continues this excellent p...

  • Christer Saimon Perez

    It was another good read from West44 Books! RATING: 4.5/5As I said in a previous review of a book with a similar format, I am a huge fan of both poetry and reading so it clearly makes sense that I rea...

  • Michelle

    My full review can be found on the Epilie Aspie Chick blog! Thank you to West 44 Books for providing the ARC in exchange for an honest review. The words and the way they're put together paints a very...