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    Sunday, 14 May 2017

    Review: Riot Street

    Riot Street Riot Street by Tyler King
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    Ever read a book's blurb and were still unprepared for the story held within its pages? That was me with RIOT STREET. I didn't expect half of what I got and I think that was what I loved most about it.

    What else I loved:
    📰 How naked and exposed the author allowed her characters to be. Both Avery and Ethan were devastatingly broken and at times neither one seemed able to subsist, mush less support the other.
    📰 How the author tackled cult culture, not so much the day-to-day of that life, but it's aftermath. What was captured didn't appear to be contrived and had an honest if somewhat traumatizing feel to it.
    📰 The way the author wove the authentic feel of journalism and I'm guessing that's from her own experience.

    What didn't work for me:
    📰 I was okay with the entire story being told from Avery's POV, although I felt that Ethan's perspective would have given these characters and their story more depth and more connection. However, I felt overwhelmed by the heavy usage of similes, metaphors and idioms. It was as if I couldn't go a whole passage without being bombarded. It happened during Avery's internal monologues, her narration, her conversations, and even her intimate moments with Ethan. So much so that it took away from the impact each element should have had.

    At the end of the day, did I enjoy this story? Heck yeah. Avery and Ethan both found their way into my heart and I would definitely read from this author again.

    Release Date: April 30, 2017
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    POV: Heroine - 1st person
    Steam: 2.5 out of 5
    Book Type: Standalone


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