Thanks to our friends at Macmillan Audio, Book Brats is happy to bring a revival of AUDIOBOOK ALERT. Yes, that very sporadic meme where I show off a clip from one of the latest audiobooks and gush over how awesome it is.

This week’s clip is from Gabrielle Zevin’s BECAUSE IT IS MY BLOOD! And trust me, this awesome audio clip is just as awesome as the novel itself.

BECAUSE IT IS MY BLOOD by Gabrielle Zevin Birthright #2 Published September 18, 2012 by Farrar Strauss and Giroux BYR / Macmillan


Since her release from Liberty Children’s Facility, Anya Balanchine is determined to follow the straight and narrow. Unfortunately, her criminal record is making it hard for her to do that. No high school wants her with a gun possession charge on her rap sheet. Plus, all the people in her life have moved on: Natty has skipped two grades at Holy Trinity, Scarlet and Gable seem closer than ever, and even Win is in a new relationship.But when old friends return demanding that certain debts be paid, Anya is thrown right back into the criminal world that she had been determined to escape. It’s a journey that will take her across the ocean and straight into the heart of the birthplace of chocolate where her resolve–and her heart–will be tested as never before.

So… What do you guys think?! Let me know in the comments!