Blood of My Blood Paperback

The paperback edition of Blood of My Blood is coming! On October 6, you’ll be able to snag it for your very own!

In the meantime, here’s a picture of my copy, which came in the mail today.

Blood of My Blood paperbackTurns out Billy had one last trick to play on us all — the book is supposed to have a glossy cover, but there was a glitch somewhere along the line and it has a matte cover instead. I think it looks great anyway, and it’ll be fixed for future editions…which means this first printing is something of a collector’s item!

Go get yours on October 6! 🙂

Swag, Swag, Swag!

It was a good week for swag at the Lyga house this week. Check out the coolness that arrived via my friendly postal delivery human:

Swag Delivered Week of July 13

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On the top row, from left to right, we have: S.T.A.R. Labs mousepad, Flash emblem letter opener (both courtesy of my brother’s trip to Comic-Con), an inscribed copy of Terry Davis’s amazing Vision Quest, and the Danish edition of Blood of My Blood.

Then, on the bottom row (again, left to right), we have the German edition of Blood of My Blood, the Japanese edition of I Hunt Killers, the Thai edition of Game, and a finished copy of After the Red Rain.

Whew! And that doesn’t even take into account the crap I ordered on Prime Day, which will arrive this weekend.

Horn Book on “Blood of My Blood”

Blood of My BloodThe folks at Horn Book have weighed in on Blood of My Blood. Here’s what they have to say…

This trilogy-ender begins with a bang. Jasper “Jazz” Dent (son of infamous serial killer Billy Dent), his best friend Howie, and his girlfriend Connie have been investigating a “game” played by serial killers that resulted in a double-digit body count. Now the friends are separated, with each in danger and in pain: Jazz has been shot and is trapped in a storage unit; hemophiliac Howie is in the ER; and Connie is being held captive by Billy himself. Though Jazz is clearly the protagonist, the breakneck-paced, omniscient narrative follows each of the three teens as they fight to reunite and take down Billy. Along the way, Jazz and readers uncover more gruesome secrets about Jazz’s family and learn just how dark Jazz’s Billy-influenced heart may be. The previous two books raised tantalizing questions—what is the identity of Billy’s partner-in-crime, Ugly J? What happened to Jazz’s mother? What will Jazz do when he catches up with Billy?—and Lyga delivers with a vengeance. Not for the faint of heart.
Thanks, Horn Book!

A Brief Blood of My Blood Review

Indefatigable reviewer Liz Burns has chimed in on Blood of My Blood in a short, sweet review. She says, in part:

What I liked best about Blood of My Blood is that it showed the trilogy to not be three connected stories…but one story…about Jazz coming to terms with his past and figuring out what his future should be.

Which is exactly as I wanted it.

Read Liz’s entire review here.

Cover Twins

Nothing to say here. I just really like the way the UK cover to Blood of My Blood looks next to the cover to After the Red Rain.