Monday, September 21, 2015

Cranky Author Reviews: Ghetto by M. L. Sparrow

I actually really liked this book. It was interesting if it was a bit slow to get into...but the connection between Sunny and Sin won me over.

It wasn't that the first part of the book, which was about building the world so that you understood what was happening, was bad it just wasn't very exciting. But once she was thrust into the unknown and met Sin things began to pick up for me...

 I found the world to be interesting and I liked the idea behind the whole bar code type identification that it was illegal not to have. I also enjoyed the split she created by having a good side and a bad side of the society. The Ghetto is where they send criminals but they are very black and white about the whole who's a criminal and who isn't. 

If a child is born in the Ghetto they're considered to be a criminal even if they had never committed a crime some because they were not given a bar code to make them legal as is the case with Sin. If a man was starving and stole food once then they were thrust into the ghetto for life. Every small crime or perceived crime by the higher ups was punished by thrusting that person into the world of the have not's which was filled with poverty and danger. It's kinda a recipe you see in a lot of novels with the have's pitted against the have not's but she twisted the plot into an interesting enough theme to keep my attention despite it's having been done before...

Sunny has an incurable disease that is killing her despite the invented Cure-all that they have that fixes the issue temporally each time she takes it... Then you have the normal conflict that brings them back into her world. Sin gets nabbed by the police and she runs in to save him because after all who's going to stop the presidents daughter...and we get the happy ever after for our happy couple and of course they save the day for everyone in the Ghetto who's not a criminal...yay

Most of the romance was sweet and innocent but all in all I  give this one EPE or 5-stars...

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About the Author:

I'm not really sure what to say about myself - my real life is defiantly not as exciting as my imaginary one! I'm currently working in childcare and writing in my spare time. All my life I've dreamed of becoming an author, except when I was little and wanted to be a farmer! 

Besides writing, and obviously reading anything I can get my hands on, my other passion is travel. After finishing college I took a break from education to travel, visiting Mexico, Sri Lanka and, my personal favourite, Japan. One day I hope to be able to combine the two and travel while writing professionally.

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