Bad blood by Jessica N. Goodman has captured the life of Oria - her struggles, her painful journey that sends a shiver down one's spine. It's a page-turning novella where you don't even realize when you got absorbed and lost in the world of Oria, feeling her pain, asking the same questions, sorting the ways out in the middle of this chaos. You become less you but more of Oria. Indeed, the major contribution goes to the simple yet eloquent language for making it what it is. Sometimes life seems short to read all the great books in one's lifetime but what if, when a short book becomes larger than life? That's what exactly it does to you.