The Blood Between Us by Zac Brewer audiobook

The Blood Between Us

By Zac Brewer
Read by Nick Podehl

HarperTeen, HarperCollins 9780062307910
6.20 Hours Unabridged
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Family secrets turn deadly in this edgy page-turner about the insidious limits of labels and the ties that bind just a little too tightly, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Chronicles of Vladimir Tod. 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. Now, after years apart, Adrien and Grace are forced to reunite at the elite boarding school where their parents were teachers. Being back around everyone he used to know makes Adrien question the person he’s become, while being back around Grace makes him feel like someone he doesn’t want to be. For as much as Adrien wants to move on, someone seems determined to reopen old wounds. And when Adrien starts to suspect that Grace knows more about their parents’ deaths than she let on, he realizes there are some wounds no amount of time can heal. If Adrien isn’t careful, they may even kill him.

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Summary

Summary

Family secrets turn deadly in this edgy page-turner about the insidious limits of labels and the ties that bind just a little too tightly, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Chronicles of Vladimir Tod.

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.

Now, after years apart, Adrien and Grace are forced to reunite at the elite boarding school where their parents were teachers. Being back around everyone he used to know makes Adrien question the person he’s become, while being back around Grace makes him feel like someone he doesn’t want to be.

For as much as Adrien wants to move on, someone seems determined to reopen old wounds. And when Adrien starts to suspect that Grace knows more about their parents’ deaths than she let on, he realizes there are some wounds no amount of time can heal. If Adrien isn’t careful, they may even kill him.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An intimately personal story, as readers are introduced to Adrien, the hero, who doesn’t feel the need to define himself by societal labels. Perfectly balanced, Brewer conveys the right amount of sentiment without verging into too much teenage angst or emotional regurgitation…An edge-of-your-seat, entertaining whodunit.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“Using cinematic, almost Gothic phrasing, humor, suspense, compassion, and sensitivity to the nebulous natures of sexuality and identity…Brewer weaves sexuality and identity into the story but does not make them the engine for it; the result is a rich, authentic read.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Brewer threads his story with dramatic high points—explosive science projects, a poignant memory key to the sibling’s animosity—as well as thoughtful explorations of sexuality.” Publishers Weekly
“Brewer does a fine job handling…uncertainties and at the same time ratcheting up suspense as the mystery of the parents’ deaths deepens…Riveting.” Booklist
“Readers will be absorbed by large doses of teen angst, the boarding school scene, and Adrien’s acknowledgement of his sexual preferences….[with] his development as an empathetic coming-of-age character.“ School Library Journal
“Narrator Nick Podehl’s portrayal of two antagonistic siblings captures their furious dialogues…Podehl captures Grace’s volatile comebacks and sudden fits with an intensity that matches his dramatization of Adrien…Podehl softens those harsh emotions with hints of Adrien’s pain as well as the longing for love that lurks beneath his behavior. Providing counterpoint, Podehl gives a gentle voice to a kindly guardian who wishes for the siblings’ resolution. At the story’s climax, Podehl escalates Adrien’s emotions from confusion, to questioning, and, finally, horror.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Zac Brewer

Author Bio: Zac Brewer

Zac Brewer, under the name Heather Brewer, is the New York Times bestselling author of the Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies around the world, as well as the spin-off series, the Slayer Chronicles. Zac is a vocal anti-bullying advocate, and organized the “Less Than Tree” conference for YA authors and teens to come together and speak about bullying issues. He lives in Bridgeton, Missouri, with his husband, daughter, and diabolical cats. His son, Jacob, is in the Air Force.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.20
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English