Sunday, February 1, 2015

Blog Tour Book Review: The Red Road by Jenni Wiltz

Title: The Red Road
Author: Jenni Wiltz
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
Year: © 2014
Genre: Fiction
Format: Paperback; Signed
Pages: 357
Sources: Book Junkies
Publishers: Decanter Press

ISBN: 19423480002

ISBN 13: 9781942348009


                           ♪The Red Road♪

Honor student Emma knows more about galvanic cell diagrams than guns. College is the only way out of her gang-ridden hometown, but her parents can't afford it. When her unemployed dad lands a job as a census taker, things start looking up. But he's sent deep into East Malo Verde, where gang members rule the streets and fear anyone with a badge who knocks on doors. One night, a gang member mistakes him for a cop and beats him savagely, leaving him for dead. Her best friends, her chem lab partner, her mom, and the detective assigned to the case all try to convince her to focus on school. But school won't prepare her for a world that ignores a crime against a good man. Emma must decide what's more important: doing what's expected, or doing what she feels is right . . . even if it leads her down a dark and dangerous path of revenge. The Red Road is about a girl in turmoil, coming of age as she discovers the depths - and the limits - of friendship, first love, and the bond between parents and their children. 

                            ♪My Thoughts♪

In, The Red Road we meet Emma who is an honor student. To escape her horrible neighbourhood college is the only way out.When her father become unemployed, he then gets another job that can help his family once more. He is sent to East Malo Verde which is a rough place to live with gang members. A gang member accidentally beat up Emma's dad to death and mistakes him for a cop. This book was nothing like I have ever read.

It was exciting flit with so much drama. I felt it for Emma having to lose her dad and becoming so distracted while at school. The author put in a great part to the story and it was "college". In today's era college is very important and hard to get into. I felt that was a great add to just tie the story into one big place. Even though it was a fictional story the gang members can so brightly alive and made you feel as if they were haunting you.

Wiltz has an impeccable writing style and will keep the audience entertained. There is no such thing as a dull moment in this book. I was highly shocked and never saw some things coming in the book. I good read for mystery lovers. Ms. Jenni I love the way you thought outside the box.

                             ♪Jenni Wiltz♪

I write thrillers, mysteries, historical fiction, and romance (normal, paranormal, and otherwise). The experts tell writers to stick to one genre, that they'll confuse their readers if they jump around. But I like reading all kinds of books, and I'm taking the chance that you do, too. If you like books with strong characters, heart-pounding suspense, a little history, a little romance, and some snappy one-liners, I hope you'll give my books a try.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for lovely review, Shanae! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. It was a hard book to write because of all the drama, but it was all worth it if the readers like it!