Blood Boy by Barry Lyga

Welcome to Saturday Shorts where we feature short stories and novellas. Today we’re catching back up with the Jasper Dent read-along held late last year.

Blood BoyTitle:  Blood Boy
Author:  Barry Lyga
SeriesJasper Dent 0.8
Publish Date:  August 27, 2014
Genre:  YA Thriller
Source: Purchased

Publisher’s DescriptionThe author is donating his profits from this story to the Adam Lynch Award, a scholarship established by the Hemophilia Association of New York.

Fan-favorite character Howie Gersten — Jazz Dent’s hemophiliac best friend from the I HUNT KILLERS series — finally gets a story all his own! Set one year before the events of the series, “Blood Boy” takes you inside Howie’s hilariously twisted mind for one night only. Enjoy Halloween as only Howie can, learn more about his relationship with Jazz and Connie…and discover exactly what it is he’s keeping a secret from both of them.

Possible spoilers beyond this point.

Kat_Mandu_100Kat Mandu says…

Howie sincerely makes my day. If he’s not quipping sexual innuendos, he’s probably dead. He really has the best lines and his humor is great.

I loved this even more since Barry Lyga is donating every purchase of this novella to the Hemophilia Foundation of America. Since Howie himself has hemophilia, it’s not only kind of the author, but great that he can share a character who has what can really be classified as a disability. Because simple scratches and bruises that people receive every day and brush off, could literally kill Howie.

badge5v4He’s had to deal with it all his life. In this short prequel novella, it’s Halloween and he, Connie, and Jazz are off to a party outside of town. Reading his mind is like reading a dirty romance. He meets a girl dressed up like a goat and they hit it off. It’s cute, it’s funny, and it’s everything I love about Jazz’s best friend.

A fat five cause I dig it.

Our reviews in this series…

Other reviews…

If you like this book…

… you might like How to Lead A Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller, The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, or Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon.


About Kat Mandu

I'm an urban fantasy and young-adult paranormal writer. I love to cook, rock out to music, and read as much as I can get my hands on. Always believe in your dreams and pursue them no matter what the cost. If you believe in it, it's worth every chance you take.

Posted on January 23, 2016, in Review and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Nervous Nell Justice

    You really need to stop adding to my TBR pile!😋


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