Penelope Landlow has grown up with the knowledge that almost anything can be bought or sold—including body parts. She’s the daughter of one of the three crime families that control the black market for organ transplants.
Penelope’s surrounded by all the suffocating privilege and protection her family can provide, but they can't protect her from the autoimmune disorder that causes her to bruise so easily.
And in her family's line of work no one can be safe forever.
All Penelope has ever wanted is freedom and independence. But when she’s caught in the crossfire as rival families scramble for prominence, she learns that her wishes come with casualties, that betrayal hurts worse than bruises, that love is a risk worth taking . . . and maybe she’s not as fragile as everyone thinks.
I was pretty disappointed with the mail character, Penny. I mean, at first I wasn't. I really did like her character, but she did have some flaws that I wasn't too particularly fond of. She is seventeen years old, and yes, she was sheltered all her life due to her illness, but she was pretty immature at times and sometimes not very understanding of certain people. It was very irritating. If I went into it more, it would give away the story, and I don't want to do that.
The story itself was pretty good. I haven't read too many stories about crime families, so this was a refreshing change. I also liked that they weren't like your normal crime family too. They didn't deal with hits and killing people. They dealt with organs and organ transplants. So they were helping people, but mainly the wealthy people like politicians and the like.
I do recommend this one, it will suck you in.