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July 2019 Canadian Fiction

Blood Will Out
By (author): Jo Treggiari
9780735262973 Paperback, Trade English Young Adult : Age (years) from 14, Grade (US) from 9 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Thrillers & Suspense Jul 02, 2019
$13.99 CAD
Active 5 x 8 x 0.74 in 256 pages Penguin Random House Canada Teen Penguin Teen
Silence of the Lambs for young adults—Blood Will Out is a gripping thriller readers won’t be able to put down.

Ari Sullivan is alive—for now.

She wakes at the bottom of a cistern, confused, injured and alone, with only the shadowy recollection of a low-pitched voice and a gloved hand. No one can hear her screams. And the person who put her there is coming back. The killer is planning a gruesome masterpiece, a fairytale tableau of innocence and blood, meticulously designed.

Until now, Ari was happy to spend her days pining for handsome, recent-arrival Stroud Bellows, fantasizing about their two-point-four-kids future together. Safe in her small hometown of Dempsey Hollow. But now her community has turned very dangerous—and Ari may not be the only intended victim.

Told in alternating perspectives of predator and prey, Blood Will Out is a gripping and terrifying read.

COMPELLING STORY: The alternating perspectives of predator and prey grip the reader from the very start.

SURPRISE TWIST: The reveal at the end will make readers want to go right back to the beginning to read it again.

STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONIST: Even as she’s been targeted as a victim by the killer, Ari’s strength and determination puts her in the Katniss category for kickass female characters.


ACCLAIMED PREVIOUS YA NOVEL: Jo Treggiari’s Ashes, Ashes (Scholastic) was shortlisted for two teen choice awards in Canada, and was also a Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year 2012, and an American Booksellers Association Best Books of 2011.

JO TREGGIARI was born in London, England, and raised in Canada. She spent many years in San Francisco and New York, where she trained as a boxer, wrote for punk magazines and owned a successful gangster rap/indie rock record label. Her bestselling novel, Ashes, Ashes (Scholastic), was a White Pine award nominee, Snow Willow nominee, a Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year 2012, and an American Booksellers Association Best Books of 2011. Her novella, “Love You Like Suicide,” appeared in the Fierce Ink Press anthology Becoming Fierce: Teen Stories IRL, which was listed as a Best Teen Book of 2014 by Quill & Quire. She now lives with her children on Nova Scotia’s gorgeous south shore where she co-owns a carefully curated, community-active bookstore, Lexicon Books: She blogs indiscriminately at

Twitter: @JoTreggiari

Author Residence: Nova Scotia

Author Hometown: London, England

PRAISE FOR Ashes, Ashes:

“The tense plot, cinematic moments, and highly capable protagonists make this a fast, gripping read.”—Publishers Weekly

“Rich backstory aligns readers with Lucy while the vivid post-apocalyptic New York setting draws them along.”—The Horn Book

“There is something here for just about everyone—romance, survival drama, action, mystery. Ashes, Ashes is a treat.”—Starred Review, Quill & Quire

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