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Mafia Princess Paperback – November 1, 2011
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However, I did take issue with a couple of things. The first being that once again we're presented with colorful characters having depth and going through changes, but hardly any of which are likeable. Not everyone celebrates and glorifies, drug dealers, murderes, and skanks who serve as bait for robberies and at times it is just plain annoying to have to wallow amongst such scum page after page. But hey, it makes for great reading! The second thing that bothered my were the factual descrepencies regarding the mob. There were Dominican drug dealers talking about living by "La Cosa Nostra" which is a term used by the ITALIAN mob since early 16th century Italy. That was just plain ridiculous to me. I am writing a book involving the mob myself, and I know for a fact that it requires a huge amount of research. Otherwise your book lacks authenticity. When you do not take care to research your facts, some books, especially urban books, can have that "Mob Gimmick" Master P No Limit in the late 90's feel that just gives it a watered-down, commercial feel that is not appealing at all.
Nevertheless, I loved the book, am reading part 2 and am salivating at the mouth for the 3rd novel. Keep the great books coming ladies!!!
As far as the story goes, it was...just okay. Nothing stands out to me, nothing memorable. Also, there were too many coincidental things thrown in. Quasim offers Semaj a movie role, but doesn't remember her as the girl he saw perform not that long ago? Hmm... Tala is the responsible aunt to Semaj, but then all of a sudden she turns into a cokehead (with no build-up to it or explanation other than that Paris was doing it too)?
There are personality conflicts too. Semaj is portrayed as ruthless - watching her father, Murder Mitch, kill the people she sets up to be robbed. Then all of a sudden she's a college student studying drama/theater? What? That's just one example, but there are many I'm not going to go into so I don't ruin the story for anyone who hasn't read it.
The whole thing feels rushed and one-dimensional. As I said, it was just "okay", I've read worse, but I've also definitely read much better in the urban fiction genre.
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I have read this whole series about 5 times, definitely a must readPublished 7 months ago by Kindle Customer
This book was boring. I didn't finish the book but I read 80 pages and there was nothing exciting about it! I was only excited when I put the book down. Read morePublished 19 months ago by thai15
So much is going on at once like omg is it possible for one human being to go through so much chaos.. But I loved it of course. Couldn't put it down..Published 22 months ago by Dominique
Very good reading, it kept me on my toes and interested in every character and what the next scene was going to entale.....becoming an instant fanPublished on July 12, 2014 by Sonya Stewart
Couldn't put the book down for anything can't wait to read part 2 and the rest of the books as we'llPublished on April 22, 2014 by Amazon Customer
My items was received as stated, The book was amazing. I read it till I couldnt read it any more. I was sleep deprived, lol. thank you soo much. will add to my collection...Published on January 20, 2014 by saphyeve
Cannot wait to read the next installment! Joy Déjà King makes you want more and more with her descriptive writing.Published on December 23, 2013 by Nicole Jones
I didn't like it at first it took me about 5 times to read it but it ended up good. A lot of twists and turns .Published on October 12, 2013 by Jossy