Tuesday, 25 November 2014

On the Edge by Allison van Diepen

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
On the EdgeBlurb (from Goodreads):
From Allison van Diepen, author of Snitch and Street Pharm, comes a sexy, dangerous novel about a teen who witnesses a murder and gets caught up in the seedy world of Miami’s gangs.

Maddie Diaz never should have taken that shortcut through the park. If she hadn't, she wouldn't have seen two members of the Reyes gang attacking a homeless man. Now, as the only witness, she knows there’s a target on her back.

But when the Reyes jump her on the street, Maddie is protected by a second gang and their secretive leader, Lobo, who is determined to take down the Reyes himself. Lobo is mysterious and passionate, and Maddie begins to fall for him. But when they live this close to the edge, can their love survive?

On the Edge is a compelling story about fighting for what’s right and figuring out where you belong. The novel showcases a gritty, realistic voice and earth–shattering romance that will intrigue readers of Simone Elkeles and Paul Griffin and captivate fans of Allison van Diepen's other novels.

On the Edge by Allison van Diepen

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

On the Edge(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
18-year-old Maddie is walking home through a park late at night when she witnesses a brutal attack which ends in the victim dying. Maddie identifies the killers to the police, but then she worries that the gang that the boys were in will take it personally, and she’ll get killed herself.
Should Maddie have testified? And is she really being watched?

This was an okay story, but I got bored.

Maddie was an okay character, but she was a bit dumb at times. Surely she should know by now not to walk through a park, especially alone, late at night? Obviously not. I was impressed that she had the strength to identify the killers, even though she knew that she’d get labelled a nark, but the way she then continued walking around on her own late at night was silly.

The storyline in this was okay, I just lost interest quite early on. I just got bored, and the story dragged.
There was some romance, but I wasn’t really interested in that either unfortunately.
The ending was okay, and it was fairly happy. The only complaint I have is that we never find out what happens at the trial!
Overall; okay story, but I got bored,
5 out of 10.

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