Bleeding Hearts

Bleeding Hearts Killian Kendall is used to being overlooked even in his own family That s about to change With the arrival of a new kid at school Killian s whole world is about to be turned upside down The new guy

  • Title: Bleeding Hearts
  • Author: Josh Aterovis
  • ISBN: 9781933720340
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
  • Killian Kendall is used to being overlooked, even in his own family That s about to change With the arrival of a new kid at school, Killian s whole world is about to be turned upside down The new guy is openly gay and, for reasons he can t really understand, Killian finds himself drawn to him When the boy is killed in a brutal attack, and Killian is injured in the procKillian Kendall is used to being overlooked, even in his own family That s about to change With the arrival of a new kid at school, Killian s whole world is about to be turned upside down The new guy is openly gay and, for reasons he can t really understand, Killian finds himself drawn to him When the boy is killed in a brutal attack, and Killian is injured in the process, Killian begins to questions everything around him The police seem eager to write the attack off as a random mugging, but Killian was there and he knows better With the help of the murdered boy s father and his friends, Killian starts his own investigation His search turns up hatred in small town America, and before it s over, people will be dead, and Killian s life will be on the line again.

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    About “Josh Aterovis”

    1. Josh Aterovis

      Josh Aterovis has published four books in the Killian Kendall mystery series His first book, Bleeding Hearts, introduced gay teen sleuth Killian Kendall, and won several awards, including the Whodunit Award from the StoneWall Society He followed up by winning the Whodunit Award again the following year for Reap the Whirlwind The third book in the series, All Lost Things, was a finalist for the 2010 Lambda Literary Awards for Gay Mystery The Truth of Yesterday is fourth in the series.Aterovis was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where his books are set He now lives in Balti, MD.

    284 thoughts on “Bleeding Hearts”

    1. The story told in a nutshell:Killian Kendall is in a phase of his life where one person shifts his world on its axes. When he sees his new friend murdered on the ground and he himself is attacked it is a battle to survive. For Killian there is angst, horror, love and new family to deal with. Nothing stayed the same after the attack, for better or for worse… My first impression after a chapter: Talk about an opening line! Aterovis kicks off this story with an attention grabbing paragraph. The d [...]


    2. When I bought this book its genre was mystery teen. So not romance. And I usually don't buy any other genre then romance. But I like teens story, always had, teens are so young and innocent and full of hope. And so I was very tempted to buy this book, but I hesitated a moment, since the blurb said that a young guy was killed in the first part of the book. But then I though, how much I can feel for a character who stays on the book for only few pages? And so, thinking that I will be not too touch [...]


    3. 3.5 starsIt was really hard for me to rate this story, because I feel like I was reading two books at the same time and, while one was very, very good, the other didn't work quite as well.The part that worked is story of Killian's acceptance of his sexuality, his coming-out and forming of his new family. Killian's narrative voice was occasionally so convincing - it acted almost as a time machine. I remembered how being a teenager was terrible and wonderful at the same. And Killian is a real teen [...]


    4. This was one of the most emotional murder mystery stories that I have read all year.The characters were well thought out, with each character carefully allowed to develop within the story. I was bonded immediately to the MC Killain and our murder victim Seth. I was impressed with how even after the death of Seth in the first couple chapters, his character was allowed to be developed and play a role in the story, through the exploration of the other characters relationship with him. To the point [...]


    5. Killian Kendall is a young man attending high school in Maryland and is quite content to be overlooked. That is until he meets an out gay boy in his drama class and befriends him only to begin wondering about his own sexual preferences. However, this coming out story quickly takes a morbid turn when a scheduled rendezvouz in the park has Killian discovering his friend's body and getting stabbed himself by the fleeing attacker. This is the second Killian Kendall mystery that I've read and they're [...]


    6. I really wanted to like this book because the coming out element had charm and sensitivity, but the mystery did not work for me at all and I couldn't connect to any of the characters except Killian, and even he had a few obnoxious Gary Stu qualities. Everyone talked like they'd spent 5 years mainlining Oprah (seriously, no teenage boy - gay, bi, or straight - talks about his feelings that much and with such stilted psychobabble language) and the adults in the story were either perfectly acceptin [...]


    7. The story told in a nutshell:Killian Kendall is in a phase of his life where one person shifts his world on its axes. When he sees his new friend murdered on the ground and he himself is attacked it is a battle to survive. For Killian there is angst, horror, love and new family to deal with. Nothing stayed the same after the attack, for better or for worse… My first impression after a chapter: Talk about an opening line! Aterovis kicks off this story with an attention grabbing paragraph. The d [...]


    8. Bleeding Hearts is a young adult coming of age mixed with mystery, murder, angst, and teenage first love. The simplistic prose is likely to appeal to both teenagers and adults, creating an easy to read and enjoy story. As the first book in a series, the story tends to focus on the narrator and his sexuality while the mystery is woven in almost as a subplot. In some ways this works very well and in other parts, the story suffers but overall Bleeding Hearts offers a charming young man on the cusp [...]


    9. Honesty from the outset~ I love me some teen crime fic. Makes me feel all nostalgic and stuff for Trixie Beldon and Scooby Doo.First things first~Killian Kendall appears to be like any other 16 year old kid, but his life takes a dramatic turn when he befriends the new guy at his school, who happens to be openly gay. Being drawn to and hearing Seth’s background, Killian begins to question the relativelyquiet and safe life he has lived to date; the least of these being that he too might be gay. [...]


    10. I am not very good at writing reviews and not very experienced either. So I just say what I liked and didn't in this book.I didn’t like:I didn’t like the main character (MC). The guy seemed to be too ideal: he was cute, he was modest, he was brave, he fought for the right things, he could sing (yes, he sang to his boyfriend), he had three boys who liked him a lot (two of them were sure in love with him), etc, etc. Don’t you think he is kind of Marty Sue?I didn’t like the investigation. B [...]


    11. This book is written from the POV of Killian Kendall, a 16 year old who starts questioning things about himself after meeting new student Seth. Seth makes quite a first impression. "Just then the door opened and a head popped in. The rest of the body came into view and a nice body it was. I'd never seen him before so he must have been new. In fact, he looked amazingly like an elf. Even to his incredibly green eyes. I wondered if they were colored contacts. Then I wondered why I cared. Why was I [...]


    12. The mystery was unbelievable (that's not a compliment folks) and silly. There was no indication or clues about it until the end where the author sprung it to the reader like that. The romance was weak. Killian was panting after one guy and then suddenly, after one phone call, decided he loves another? I don't think so. Not so convincing. I tried to excuse it on him being a teenager and all and remind myself this is why I hate reading YA so I should cut it some slacks but no- It wasn't just good. [...]


    13. This is a loaner from a co-worker to whom I lent Light.So: I lent a co-worker my copy of Light by 'Nathan Burgoine. In the Acknowledgments, he noticed a name he knew: Josh Aterovis. So when he returned Light he mentioned that he had read some of Aterovis' work, and would I like to borrow one? I said "sure!," and he was wise enough to lend me the first Killian Kendall title (it always annoys me to start mid-series.Ok, enough back-story. We're here for a review, darnit! I enjoyed this. I found the [...]


    14. I enjoyed this book; the story was a compelling mystery that had an ending I didn't expect (though it took Killian a while before he figured out who the killer was despite it being right in front of his face for several pages). Aterovis' prose was written very well and it kept me turning the pages. My one complaint was with the dialogue; it seemed to me that every so often, the dialogue would become too after-school special-y and not at all how real people would talk. I also had a problem with t [...]


    15. I don't mind a bit of angst, sturm, drang - but the incessant weeping, wailing, crying bouts of the male characters in this novel were over the top. Teenage boys simply do not act the way these boys do. Gay, straight or confused - way too many tearful sessions. It's as if they're female characters in male drag (sorry ladies - I expect to be thrashed soundly for that).Other than that, it's soap opera pure and simple. And lots and lots of characters. There's also an overlying mystery for the heroe [...]


    16. 3.5This was a re read for me, but due to my first read being so long ago it was almost like a first time read.This is an exciting YA story. There is mystery and murder. There is love and friendship. Mostly there is the story of a young boy having his whole world turned upside down.While for me this starts out a good solid read I did find the finale just a little over the top. Just a little too much in the conclusion left me feeling a little disappointed.But that will not stop me reading the next [...]


    17. One of my students requested this book for prose competition. We took a risk and read excerpts of this book for competition. The student advanced with this piece even though some judges thought it was a bit controversial. We had to contact the author for specific information and he responded. Good book, good author.


    18. 3.5 stars for this BOM pick in the YA M/M Romance group. There were lots of characters to keep track of and a few plot holes but overall I thought it was a good coming-of-age tale. I'm looking forward to the other books in the series.


    19. This book baffled me. It doesn’t know what it is; detective/murder mystery, coming out story, teen angst romance…the problem is that each category is too weak to carry the book. The story would have been helped by a tighter focus and a strong editing eye.Three Stars.


    20. A good coming of age, discovering your sexuality book with a murder mystery thrown in.I identified with the characters practically from page one. The problems Killian encountered with his father made me want to beat him, (his father), two inches from an inch of his life.


    21. This was a bit 'soap opera' for me. Don't get me wrong; I've just mainlined a year of DOOL on YouTube so I love me a good soapie. But this was supposed to be a mystery/thriller. The dialogue sounded nothing like a teenage boy, and the writing, in general, was a little amateurish.


    22. This is a good read - engaging, with characters that pull you in. Nice twist at the end, and a fun author to read!


    23. I love this book because I think the story is great, but I'll admit the quality of the writing is a little disappointing.


    24. Seems like forever ago since I first read Bleeding Hearts when Josh posted it to the nifty archives. It was one of my favorites. I just started reading the series again and it hasn't lost a thing.


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