Monday, May 10, 2010

Spoiled Rotten by Brandi Johnson

First off all ... This isn't a paranormal book at all. It's an African American ... Urban book. Basically it's drama. I usually don't read these kinds of books but when I was in Wal-Mart 2 days ago. I saw the book and bought it only because my favorite video vixen turned rapper is on it. Angel Lola Luv aka Lola Monroe. So anyway, I read the book and didn't completely hate it, but I did at the same time.

I don't like reading plain African American urban books because they're so stereotypical of what white America thinks black America is like (even though a black person writes them). I hate that shit.

Basically, we've got this high school girl called Trouble (Candria) who digs Dariel. He has a stalkerish, pregnant, ex girlfriend named Jameelah and she has a wonderful older, drug selling, brother who's been raising her for years. Drama, drama, drama. The pregnant ex keeps hating on Trouble and tries to take Dariel. The brother gets killed, Trouble has sex with the brother, then has him killed. In the end, shes pregnant by her brothers killer and Dariel accepts the baby, now feeling that she understands his situation with the ex girlfriend/mother of his child, that he hates.

I think that if the book had been written better that I would have liked it. But there was no UMPH to the book. You read a Urban Fantasy or a Paranormal and the imagery is out of this world plus the descriptions are amazing as are the use of words. So yea, the book would have been good had it been written better.

2 1/2 Stars.

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