First up, A Love Like Blood by Marcus Sedgwick.
I've tried over and over again to read books by Marcus Sedgwick after seeing how many readers love his work. I tried reading White Crow and I thought it was just okay. I only read the first story of The Ghosts of Heaven before returning it to the library but I did read Midwinterblood and I thought it was a good book. So when I heard about A Love Like Blood, Sedgwick's first book meant for adults and not young adults, I thought maybe that was the book I would be most impressed with, the one I waiting to love.