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Tale of the Murda Mamas (The Cartel #2)

4.53  ·  Rating Details ·  4,221 Ratings  ·  251 Reviews
Filled with kidnapping, murder, deception, and seduction, here is the highly-anticipated sequel to "The Cartel" from the dynamic author duo of street lit.
Paperback, 236 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Urban Books (first published October 27th 2009)
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Whoa whoa whoa..this book was a headbanger full of plot twists, betrayal, tragedy and page turning drama and I loved it, finished it in one day and had to immediately start on Book Three.. I honestly have gained alot of respect for this genre and these authors, they really crafted an intriguing story and family with characters you will never forget..This story takes off exactly where the last one left off and tries to answer some questions that you have but leaves you in just enough suspense tha ...more
Jan 14, 2012 Alexis rated it liked it
-______- ....... Smh. I was so excited to get my hands on this second book, and I'm reading through, and I'm like YES!!! but then I get to the end and I'm like WTFF?! Idk out of the two authors whose idea it was to do it that way, but it just did not work for me at all. When they did flashbacks of Miamor and her sister's past, the music and fashion were all wrong during the supposed time or era they were writing the setting in. I'm a early 90's baby, but I def knew for sure the songs, clothes, a ...more
Jun 20, 2010 Bazil rated it really liked it
Yo good book 1&2 but 2 pissed me off at the end. It was all a dream? R u serious. Carter the man tho. Once I got to knw miamor I began to like her moRe n more. But mecca is a beast wit it. Ruthless ass nigga. He a favorite just cuz he don't give a fuck. Can't wait to get 3 but it seems like i'll b reading 2 all over again. So I guess matee bitch ass still alive wit breeze captive huh. Oh and what ever happened to Polo? He play a major part n 1. Why isn't he n 2. Hope he's n 3. Anyway, overal ...more
May 06, 2012 Monique rated it it was ok
Well, my hope that the writing would get better was in vain, because the same adjectives got used over and over again in this book as well. Luxury, sophisticated, feminine, classy, -- someone please get these kids a thesaurus.

There is something to be said about researching the time period you are choosing to set your book in. This was supposed to be mid/late 90's/early 2000s, but Drake was not out then. It was jarring to read about labels, artists, fashion trends and cars that were not even out
Jun 01, 2015 Nene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Man this book was confusing, it had you all hype up in emotions and then Bam. Great Read
Nov 13, 2013 Destiny rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book was good. I listened to the audiobook. Drama, betrayal, suspense, it's all there. Gotta listen to book three to find out what REALLY happens next.
Jun 15, 2015 Mike rated it it was ok
Feel free to entirely ignore this unresearched joke of a novel.
Oct 05, 2009 Natalie rated it it was ok
Shelves: i-own
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Aug 14, 2012 Athena rated it really liked it
This book went a deeper into the lives of MiAmor and the murder mamas. I enjoyed reading about her background and everything that occurred to make her a stone cold killer. If you're looking for a fairy-tale this book definitely isn't it because no one was safe and the game showed that it had absolutely no loyalty. I kind of liked the fact that the Cartel was not untouchable it made it just a little more realistic. Young Carter continued to be "the MAN" and I was even feeling Zyir but I still hav ...more
Apr 22, 2013 Dawn rated it really liked it
Awesome story with twists and turns... My only gripe? Clearly this author has no concept of Carribean culture as the "dialect" she uses to depict them especially the Haitian characters are way off. Last I checked, No self-respecting Haitian has EVER muttered the word 'bloodclot' or spoke to 'he' or 'she'.

The Jamaican patois used for Haitian dialect stopped the story in its tracks each time and was quite annoying. Are we to believe that West Indians even write letters this way? Stick to you what
Oct 21, 2009 Natica rated it it was ok
The beginning of the book tells us about Miamor and her sister's early years. The scene takes place in 1995 and 1996. The authors should have done their due diligence on fashion and music that was rocking back then. Drake was just coming out of diapers in "95" (slight exaggeration, of course). The 300M wasn't out yet in 1995. I don't think Jeezy was out then, either. But I am not sure. And skinny jeans just came back in style. Females were rocking GUESS back then. Side note: Do your homework bef ...more
Dave B.
May 06, 2014 Dave B. rated it did not like it
OMG!! I can't believe I read this book. It was a weaker plot line when compared to part 1. I won't ruin the ending of the book but the plot twist will make you wish you skipped this book and just started with part 3. As a matter of fact I recommend just skipping it and reading part 3. Trust me you WON'T MISS A THING.
Dec 03, 2014 Beca rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I still have this love/hate feeling about The Cartel. Although the storyline is very good, I find the book could have been better if it were written with less slang, gun blazing, sex scenes and gory details.
Aug 18, 2011 Jamila rated it did not like it
Very disappointed in this book. I really don't feel as if there was a need for part 2. In my opinion, this book was just published as "something to put out until we can figure out how to end it". Not impressed.
Rhonda W
Feb 21, 2013 Rhonda W rated it really liked it
Surprising and mood changing throughout the events!!! Interested to see how book 3 turns out! This book makes me feel like I am on a rollercoaster! So much happening!
Roslynne Camper
Mar 16, 2012 Roslynne Camper rated it it was amazing
I waa alittle upset at the end but after reading cartel 3 i see why....Page Turner!
Shira Coker
May 28, 2010 Shira Coker rated it it was ok
This book received a 2 because it kept u interested but once u get to the end it pisses u off
Sep 07, 2014 Mserika rated it it was amazing
It was all a dream--Awesome cliffhanger. My mouth is still wide open, did not expect that for an ending.Choices Murder vs Carter.
Keyshia Dorsey
Sep 27, 2013 Keyshia Dorsey rated it did not like it
Dec 07, 2011 Gary rated it it was ok
Good book but the ending makes the whole thing feel a little forced.
Bridget Bray
Sep 13, 2015 Bridget Bray rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio
Was so not expecting how that one ended!!
Apr 16, 2011 Chel-c rated it really liked it
I really can't believe it was all a dream!
JL Henderson
May 03, 2017 JL Henderson rated it really liked it
Wow this book did have a lot of surprises and twists! At first this book was a slow read for me. But it definitely picked up its pace as I got further along into it. The fate of some of my favorite characters are still up in the air...but that's what's got me excited to read the next book! I definitely recommend this book for those who like a good mystery and drama!
Jasmine Holloman
Sep 19, 2016 Jasmine Holloman rated it really liked it
This book was TOO GOOD. That is exactly what we got, a too good to be true book. Nevertheless, the story was on point and the multiple deaths seemed reasonable. However, I couldn't be too mad at the ending because The Cartel isn't over yet.
I finished this book in a matter hours just like I did The Cartel. As a dedicated Ashley & JaQuavis fan, I was unhappily and shockingly surprised that I didn't like this novel as much as the first, yet it was still earned at least 4 stars in my opinion. I will give the ending 5 stars because the last few pages completely captivated me with it's absolute flabbergasting and unforeseeable twist of events and outcome! The last chapter is definitely the best part of this book if you ask me and I ...more
Shari-lynn Pringle
Nov 29, 2014 Shari-lynn Pringle rated it really liked it
Shelves: audible_com
.@novelista .@caryhite I laughed. I cried. I sat in stunned silence. I read this one in 24 hours. I could not put it down for wanting to know what happened with the Diamond family, with Carter and Miamor. I am so addicted to the writing style of Ashley & JaQuavis - and reading this series via with Cary Hite has truly been the highlight of my reading life since stumbling upon these authors. The emotional roller coaster I went through didn't stop me from immediately starting The Ca ...more
Nov 11, 2015 Starsz rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Urban Fiction Readers
Recommended to Starsz by: Me

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The Cartel (The Cartel, #1) by Ashley Antoinette; Tale of the Murda Mamas (The Cartel, #2) by Ashley Antoinette; The Last Chapter (The Cartel, #3) by Ashley Antoinette; Diamonds Are Forever (The Cartel, #4) by Ashley Antoinette; The Cartel 5 (La Bella Mafia) (The Cartel, #5) by Ashley Antoinette; & The Cartel 6 The Demise by Ashley Antoinette

Ashley Antoinette; & JaQuavis Coleman
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Apr 28, 2009 Lesa Divine) rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-it, i-own
Mainly this book just broke it down telling more about the Murder Mamas and how they meet and got into the murder game.

I got to read more about all of them and found out that it started off with 2 then 5 and then down to 4.
Anisa, Miamor, Aries, Robyn and Beatrice. They was doing there thang up in NY until some drama lead them to leave and move to Miami.

Book lead up back and forth with Breeze, Miamor and The Cartel. Breeze over seas trapped in the arms of Ma'tee.

Zyir blaming himself for Breezes d
Jan 27, 2010 Model.chyk rated it it was amazing
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ASHLEY ANTOINETTE COLEMAN 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, including the bestselling Cartel series. Several of her titles have hit The New York Times bestsellers list, but she is most widely regarded for her continuing racy saga, The Prada Plan. Born in Flint, MI, she was ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Cartel (6 books)
  • The Cartel (The Cartel, #1)
  • The Last Chapter (The Cartel, #3)
  • Diamonds Are Forever (The Cartel, #4)
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