Blog Tour| With Fire in Their Blood – Kat Delacorte

Today I’m back with my tour stop for With Fire in Their Blood by Kat Delacorte. This tour is being hosted by The Write Reads. This YA fantasy releases on September 1st and today I want to tell you about the book and tell you what I thought. Keep on reading to find out more!

A big thanks to The Write Reads and Penguin for the e-arc to read and review.

Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 416 Pages
Publishing: 1st September 2022

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. Perfect for fans of These Violent Delights, The Darkest Minds and V.E. Schwab.

When sixteen-year-old Lilly Deluca 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 . . .


When I saw With Fire in Their Blood being pitched for fans of VE Schwab I knew I needed to sign up for the blog tour immediately. A supernatural romance set in Italy? Yes, please! Add a beautiful cover and I as ready to sit down and read.

With Fire in Their Blood pulled me in right away and Ket Delacorte’s writing made it very easy to want to keep on reading this story. The setting and tone of the book is exactly what I was expecting after reading the synopsis. Castello is dark, eerie, mysterious, and had me asking a lot of questions. This is definitely the perfect type of book for a dark and rainy day. I read it all in just about one sitting.

Lilly didn’t have it easy. After losing your mother and being dragged to a completely new country with your father you don’t have the greatest bond with definitely would be a struggle for most. I actually felt bad for her, because it really felt that he also kind of left her on her own to discover how this new place worked. There’s definitely a dramatic element to this story and the feud between both sides of Castello was definitely interesting. There were definitely some twists and surprises, but I was a bit disappointed, because I guessed almost all of them. I needed just a bit more character development, world building, and some more information about the magic. It’s so interesting, but I just needed more!

That being said I did still enjoy this atmospheric start of a fantasy series and want to know how it continues. So much can still happen and I’m hoping to find out more in the next book. I also want to know more about the amazing cast of side characters this author added to this story.

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.


All in all, With Fire in Their Blood was an interesting read! I definitely want to read more by Kat Delacorte. I love when a book it’s atmospheric and pulls you in. What was the last book that did that for you? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.

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