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Tale of the Murda Mamas (The Cartel #2)

4.53 of 5 stars 4.53  ·  rating details  ·  2,761 ratings  ·  180 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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Monique
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
Alexis
-______- ....... 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
Bazil
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
Destiny
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.
Natalie
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Athena
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
Dawn
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
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Natica
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
High Wycombe Library
The second installment in 'The Cartel' series sees the Cartel in disarray, with Carter facing drug charges thanks to betrayal by former friend and Cartel member, Ace. The Cartel 2 answers a number of questions left over from the series opener, particularly regarding Breeze and Miamor, but doesn't quite grip the reader to the same degree as the previous installment. Nevertheless, a solid novel that does leave you eager to the next installment. ^GE

If you liked The Cartel 2 why not try:
The Prada P
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Rhonda W
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!
Mserika
It was all a dream--Awesome cliffhanger. My mouth is still wide open, did not expect that for an ending.Choices Murder vs Carter.
Shira Coker
This book received a 2 because it kept u interested but once u get to the end it pisses u off
Chel-c
I really can't believe it was all a dream!
K.augustine
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
AJ
Ahhhhhhhhhhh!! Ok so, THEY PLAYED US!!!!

This book was freakin awesome! I loved the action, the killing, the plot twists, the dialogue and the ending!! I loved almost everything about this book....... Almost

I absolutely hate everyone's accents, they are so jacked up and when Aries writes that letter to Murder, I'm like i understand she has an accent but why would she right phonetically?!? made no sense to me AND how is it possible that dudes from Florida, New York and Michigan all have the same a
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Model.chyk
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Lesa Jones
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
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Ashley
I loved this one but is pissed me off completely, first of all how are you going to tell a whole story just to day at the end that it was all a dream? I did like the background of the Murder Mamas I strongly feel behind most deadly people is a sad story. I'm not sure how I feel about the feelings Murder has for Miamor it's not right when he's with her sister but at the same time you don't have control over your heart. I feel Miamor should have told Carter who she really was and maybe he could ha ...more
Dave B.
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.
Nicole Davis
OMG! All I can say is wow! Once you pick up part 2 you HAVE to read part 3 (which is what I am about to do now). The way the author writes this story out makes you yearn for more, and more. What happens next? You feel as if when you look away (not reading) you are missing something important! I am hooked. The story pulls you in. The characters become real and you just have to know...

Again like part 1, violent, explicit, and language is harsh. I normally stay away from books like that because its
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Kiera
After finishing The Cartel, I couldn't wait to dive into part 2, to see what happened next. It was the same thrilling roller coaster ride that I got in part 1. I actually read it in one setting, it was that good! Sex, drama, lies, betrayal, everything that you'd like all rolled into one! I'd definitely recommend it to others!
Monique
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
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Sandra Atueyi
I just finished reading this book. I enjoyed reading this book because The Cartel 2: Tale of the Murda Mamas is a good read. This is my second time to reading this book. I like the concept and vibe in this book.

Each of characters are going to crazy but they don't play when it come with their family and loved. I can't wait what's going on with the rest of the characters in this book. I want to know what's going on with Miamor's fate.

Ashley& JaQuavis did a good job. They are a amazing authors
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Shirley
Murder mamas is another book that shows that women can do as much as the men. I love the story line and how this book was written. Again, the picture that is being painted with this story seems a bit too much.
Mustafa Attaie
Not as great as the first, interesting very interesting. Once you get to the end, you feel like back at square one. Wished this book didn't feel like a waste of time to read like the first one.
Maebelle richardson
Wow this book kept me on the edge of my seat. Excellent 5 star read. As soon as you think you have it figured out there's a twist and you have to keep reading. Ready to read The Cartel 3.
DanaMarie
Really all a fucking dream

okay I was all in this book and it was all a dream like for real now that just passed me off but whatever on to cartel 3
GirlyGirl313 Stewart
So, let me start by saying that I thoroughly enjoy Ashley and Jaquavais as a literary tag team. However, I was a little disappointed with this book. A&J did a wonderful job in quickly catching the reader up with info. on how the Murder Mamas came to be. I also enjoyed the realism in the relationships between Carter and Miamor, Zyir and Breeze and Miamor and Anisa. But to say I was shocked when the story wrapped was an understatement. I had for someone to spoil a story for me, so let me just ...more
Candigyrl12
I was torn between giving this book 3 or 4 stars. First, the errors in writing still existed. It's distracting and disappointing. Second, when does this saga end?!? I loved the plot and definitely entertained, but it seems to become overkill now that we are moving on to book 3. I feel compelled to read the third book just to satisfy my curiosity. What does really happen to these characters. Like I said earlier, the book was entertaining and all of the plots and twists definitely kept me engaged ...more
Towana
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