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Diamonds

(Pretty Killers #1)

2.25  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  7 reviews
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Life had not been too kind to Tomika Drake. Other than growing up in one of the most ill-reputed cities in the state, at age 13, she lost her beloved mother. And soon after, her father was incarcerated. For the next three years, she lived her life stuck in a suburban hell with her narcissistic half-sister and her equally evil mother, but
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ebook, 316 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Smashwords
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Justine
Mar 26, 2012 rated it did not like it
This is a Read 2 Review book that I was given free by the author to give an honest review.

To start off the prologue. I actually had to go back and read what the book was about because I thought I had gotten the wrong book. The prologue had nothing to do with what the book synopsis said. Plus it was filled with to many adjectives so it made it really hard to read through. 

Then you get to the real book and it's full of swearing, fighting, stereotyping and racism. It's terri
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Angela
Mar 21, 2012 rated it did not like it
This book took me forever to read. It was like trying to get blood out of a stone. I normally finish my R2R within a few days and have plenty of time to follow up with the review. This took me 3 weeks and I am so very late with this review.

Anyway back to the book “Pretty Killers” itself was not a bad idea, it just was not written very well. It was very hard to navigate through the, for lack of better words Colorful language. I’m sure Jordan was trying to make it a realistic as possible but ther
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Emma
Mar 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
Overall, I think the plot was a great concept, however, it was one of those things where it could either be awful or amazing. It was simply "eh." The imagery was extremely excessive, making it hard to follow and slow to read, and it was simply awkward. The prologue did make me think about today's society in terms of religion, and I always appreciate thought-provoking books. The rest lacked this, however, and the large amount of cursing and stereotypes made me cringe ocaisionally. The plot was go ...more
Kristal
Mar 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
The good news is, I finally stumbled my way through and finished this book…the bad news is, I really did not enjoy it at all. (I hate saying that but it’s true!) I struggled with the language in the book because there was so much of it. Like other reviewers have mentioned, the concept was good, I just feel that the execution was lacking in some areas of story development. I didn’t really connect to the characters and I’ve found that if I can’t invest myself in them, then I can’t get into their s ...more
Melissa
Mar 30, 2012 rated it did not like it
Pretty Killers was an okay book, but there were many defects. I started the book thinking that it would live up to its title, but it didn't. The title and the cover art made the book look interesting and I was excited to start reading it, but I was soon to notice the cons. There was a lot of swearing, and I'm okay with a little bit of profanity in the books I read but there was a lot of swearing in this one. The book also started out really slow, I was dozing off at some points. Overall, this bo ...more
Marissa
Apr 05, 2012 rated it did not like it
I thought this book was okay. I wasn't a big fan of the over the top action. It seemed to drag on at parts. I also didn't like all of the profanity/racial comments. I don't mind some swearing, but it was too vulgar for me. I liked the idea of the book. I thought the characters were interesting. I felt that some parts of the book didn't come together very well. There were separate points of view that didn't seem necessary in my opinion. Overall this book wasn't generally the type I like to read, ...more
Feepit
Mar 31, 2012 rated it it was ok
I agree with the other reviewers that this book had too much swearing/stereotyping/racism and a lot of spelling/grammar mistakes.
I also didn't care much for all the over-the-top action.

I also agree that this isn't really a YA Novel as well... Way too much swearing and the such for me to consider it YA.
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Jordan McKinney is an indie author and annoying '90s kid who constantly blathers on about Power Rangers and how Nickelodeon "isn't what it used to be" while making esoteric jokes that are not even funny to the people who are familiar with the details of the subject. His work attempts to balance drama and comedy through the use of pop culture and its sociological aspects, but is considerably amateu ...more