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Murderville: First of a Trilogy (Murderville #1)

4.56  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,025 Ratings  ·  152 Reviews
Two children from Sierra Leone, Liberty and A’shai, are brought together by chance only to be forced apart by the most inevitable and tragic fate. Ashley and JaQuavis bring us this classic love story set against modern life’s most horrifying realities.

Liberty is dying of a fatal heart condition, though she desperately wants to survive until her 25th birthday when her sist
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Published July 26th 2011 by Cash Money Content
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Murderville by Ashley & JaQuavis - 4 stars
I was impressed with this urban lit love story. Liberty and A'Shai were two kids from Sierra Leone trying to escape their terrible circumstances when fate forced them to suffer even more. As they grew up apart, they constantly dreamt of one another. Through years of extreme experiences (both learning the tricks of the streets - getting paid for sex while using drugs and the other learning how to kill and destory by selling drugs) they met up again on
Dec 23, 2011 Tia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All I can say is.....WOW! After reading Murder Mammas and being completely disappointed, I didn't have high hopes for Murderville. I was wrong. I finished this book in hours, feverishly turning the pages, needing to know what was going to happen next. The story in its totality is heart wrenching. All that Ashai and Liberty go through breaks your heart, especially Liberty. I can't wait for part 2. I hope it won't disappoint.
Oh, urban fiction, how I've missed you. This is my first foray into audio urban fiction, and I can't recommend this enough! Soap opera, plot twists, adventure, action, the start of a trilogy. I think the audio version actually allows you to NOT dwell on the sometimes clunky writing and just enjoy this for what it is : a DAMN good story!
This was a really good book by Ashley JaQuavis..They are very talented writers...When they get a hold of a pen magic happens...The only thing I don't like about their books is that there are never any happy endings...I can honestly say I have never read a bad book by them...All their books are really good.
Oct 04, 2011 Tazzyt2bossye rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘And all my life I prayed for someone like you, and I thank GOD that I finally found you…’

Young warrior A’shai is being trained for battle by his father as they destroy a village with murder, rape, and fire. A’shai finds himself rebelling against his tribes’ beliefs by saving young Liberty as she watches his kinsmen murder her family. Thus begins the tale of these two babes from Sierra Leone as they journey through kidnappings, beatings, and near death e
India Jones-Tanner
Mar 29, 2013 India Jones-Tanner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-books
Ok, maybe I need to stop reading A&J's books. I'm finding that they are recycling the same plots in their books. I'm not going to rate the book on this, only on the drama that took place.

A'Shai and Liberty were forced together after A'Shai saved Liberty from being raped. Trying to be a man and protect Liberty, Shai lead them straight to hell on Murderville.

Their lives takes separate turns, Shai's for the better and Liberty's pure hell. Fate would unite A'Shai and Liberty again, but not afte
Iona Sawyer
I went out into the field looking for a book to read. Murderville 3 kept being mentioned and how everyone is waiting for it to be released. The 1st one didn't catch my attention but w/ Ashley and JaQuavis being one of my favs I finally gave in. The. book was so good I read it n one day and then went and listened to the unabridged version. I was on the tip of my seat. The thrill and action of the street had me grinning and jumping. The drama that A'Shai and Liberty went through from beginning to ...more
Winter Sophia Rose
Heartwrenching, Inspiring & Engrossing! A Pleasantly Surprise & Brilliant Read! I Loved It!
Dec 19, 2014 Nishell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Murdervillle by Ashley and Jaquavis is a story of two little kids as they walk through their past.Liberty and A'Shai are grown up but as Liberty's dying A'Shai walks her through their past reliving their journey's through the streets. Their story will take them from an arranged marriage, Mexico's drug cartel, child brothels. hustling in Detriot, to escaping L.A's underworld. But ultimately, this story of love and redemption that will leave you breathless from the first page until the unpredicta ...more
Mar 24, 2014 Evye rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would have given it four stars because although the story line was a bit depressing it was well written and a page turner. However, as a brown skin black woman-as I'm sure a lot of their readers are- I found it very offensive w/the authors incessant obsession w/subtly promoting lighter skin or mixed characters as better looking or in a better light than dark or brown skin characters. Liberty one of the main protaganists was held in high esteem for her looks-as it was noted because she was a li ...more
Jun 21, 2014 Victoria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Consistently Intriguing: A++

in have to say, just don't think I've read anything like this in a long time. it's like fiction meets non fiction. because the fictional characters lead lives as told by the authors but also almost like life stories of these same characters as children growing up in Sierra Leone. I very much enjoyed reading this book. read from cover to cover in one sitting, could never once put it down.
Jul 01, 2012 Arabia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have had this book for forever and a day....why did I wait so long to read it I don't know....Liberty and Astory really pulled on my heart strings the best love story ever*tears* I was shocked by the ending and I can't wait for part 2 so i can see what Po is all about
Mar 11, 2012 Angie757 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a must read.they will have you so deep in their lives that you think it's real. The love story within the novel is amazing!!!!!
Nov 19, 2011 Charmain rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Man this book was bomb as shit, I also got to meet these to authors and the exprience was great!!!! I could reread it again!!!!!!!
Apr 21, 2014 Juanesia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good read by A&J. I didn't know how the pages behind this story were to unfold but they surely did a good job with it.
Christina Cici-lee
I just finished this book and i loved how you never knew what was gonna happen. Liberty was sold into slavery as a whore and ashai got lucky. He finally saved her but didn't get to live the rest of his days out with her because she had a bad heart and he committed suicide after he told her the story one more time before they ended in that hospital. Nico was a trifling mf, had willow killed and had everybody set up because he was jealous of ashai. Overall I enjoyed the book and would recommend it ...more
India Smith
Apr 23, 2013 India Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book.
Francesca Reid
Aug 05, 2014 Francesca Reid rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my 1st time reading material from the couple and it won't be my last. I have however read a few books from Ashley Coleman. Based off of this book I will go buy all of their previous books (In moderation) and will continue to support their work by purchasing future releases as well. They did an excellent job. This book taught me that you literally cannot judge a book by its cover. I saw it and was like "Huh? This clearly isn’t for me." Even with the title, I was a little leery, but it wa ...more
Jul 30, 2011 K.augustine rated it it was amazing
These authors are back at it again with another slam dunk dramatic romantic tragedy. A'Shai and Liberty meet at a tender age during unfortunate circumstances at the hand of rebels, but that's just the beginning of their tortured tale. All these two have is each other as they flee Africa, but end up separated in Mexico after boarding a boat called, MURDERVILLE. Their lives take two drastically different paths and eight years later, A'Shai is a recent college graduate taking over the reigns of his ...more
I read this because it advertised itself as "street fiction". I will have to assume from this story that "street fiction" is going to reflect the following: sex slavery, child abduction, murder, mafia, drug addiction, and drug trafficking. The story was painfully self-conscious, but the characters were fairly well-developed and at first quite sympathetic. By the end, I was disgusted with everyone. So many things went against these two youngsters, and yet their spirits were strong, and they staye ...more
Jan 22, 2012 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't know how they do it. Write a book that captures attention from the first page to the last. A'shai and Liberty did not have it easy. A'shai from the first day he met Liberty remained loyal as her protector until the end. Since its a trilogy can't wait for the next two. Like how the Murder Mamas got a special not towards the end. Baron gets a side eye from me on the whole issue of not backing A'shai on the Liberty issue. He knew where he had come from and what he had been through. Willow h ...more
Mar 30, 2012 Lily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gut-wrenching. Disturbing. Agonizing.

Some of the words that I would use to describe this story.

Yet... it was also heart warming, inspiring, and exhilarating. Because in the midst of so much angst, hopelessness and conflict, LOVE prevailed. It beat all odds. Odds of distance, time, and opposite life paths.

It was deeply affecting to read this book. Not necessarily because of how descriptive and raw this was. It was because this story can very well be realistic. I am sure that it IS realistic. In
Shari-lynn Pringle
Nov 16, 2014 Shari-lynn Pringle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audible_com
I was still crying 10 minutes after I finished Murderville #1. I don't even know how and when I stumbled upon this book as I don't usually do trilogies but I'm glad I did. Non-stop action from cover to cover. An emotional roller coaster where you find yourself shouting, cheering, getting aggravated, irritated and then in a puddle of tears. Ashai and Liberty get lodged in your heart and you can't help but cheer them on through the story even though you know right from the beginning that they do f ...more
Book Chic
I am a huge Ashley and Jaquavis fan. I saw an interview they did on this series and I was drawn because they talked about growing the audience up but still keeping it street. They have this uncanny ability to create living breathing characters and this was no exception except for the fact that I didn't really become invested in these particular characters and I thought about that. Maybe it was the whole African , human trafficking spin that seemed disjointed. I love historical fiction and histor ...more
Jay Williams
Sep 23, 2015 Jay Williams rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
The first 75% of the book was very detailed, Ashai was a smart young dude and near the end the author made him seem like an amateur. The end of the book was rushed. You're not going to break someone out of the house that easy from a guy like Samad and his caliber of credentials, and not factor is the consequences. Was very disappointed in the last 50 ish pages, was a good book until the end. I will not read 2 and 3.
Wallace Thomas
Murderville is an urban fiction book. The book had a promising beginning
and a disappointing end. one well written book is better than three so-so books.

I wish urban fiction dealt with more than gangstas and hustlas trying to get to the top or skanky women spreadin' it around.
Jun 06, 2012 stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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wow such a powerful story so many twist and turns. I really enjoyed Murderville . Liberty and A’shai, have been through more in one child hold than what most see and go through in an entire lifetime. So gruesome, you cant help but to love the both of them.

Some parts made me mad as hell and some made me sad. Over all like I said I enjoyed the book.

From the first mention of A’shai you cant help but to fall for him. I hated how things turned out for him I would have asked for a different turn out
Pat Fromm
This book moves! The two main characters swing from adventure to adventure while slowly orbiting around each other until they are eventually drawn together. The universe is believable, and you feel for these characters. I understand that it is the first book in a series, but the ending felt a little sloppy to me.

Apr 08, 2014 Juanita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenge
I'm upset because I thought I had figure out the story line and then BOOM I get the shock of my life, I'm oh so mad at A'shai but everything happens in a story for a reason. Oh well time to read the next part.
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Ashley Antoinette is one of the most successful female writers of her time. The feminine half of the popular married duo, Ashley and JaQuavis, she has co-written over 40 novels. Several of her titles have hit The New York Times bestsellers list, but she is most widely regarded for her racy four-book saga, The Prada Plan. Born in Flint, MI she was bred with an innate street sense that she uses as m ...more
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