Murderville: Murderville Trilogy, Book 1 (Murderville #1)
Two children from Sierra Leone are forced apart by a tragic fate. Liberty's dying wish is for A'shai to tell her the story of how they got to where they are. They relive their ill-fated journeys, from an arranged marriage, through Mexico's drug cartel, hustling in Detroit, and escaping LA's underworld.
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...more
BY: ASHLEY & JAQUAVIS
‘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...more
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...more
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.
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...more
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.
Born in Flint, Michigan, Ashley Antoinette Snell and JaQuavis Coleman have survived the tumultuous streets finding their way to literary fame. At only 20 and 21, both Ashley and JaQuavis are in their third year of college balancing a full class load along with a demanding writing schedule, bu...more