Monday, May 15, 2017

Review: LOLA by Melissa Scrivner Love

Publisher Crown
Length 336 pages
Format hardcover
Published 2017
Series standalone
My Copy borrowed from the library

My Review
Lola is more than a novel about the inner workings of a small LA based gang, the Crenshaw Six. It’s a story about hardship, determination and ambition. It bucks the trend of male orientated gang leaders by instilling a woman at the head of the table, albeit subliminally at first. Lola is brutal but loaded with heart which comes from taking a different perspective on what it takes to be a leader in the violent streets of LA.

Not for the faint of heart, this gang-centric novel is brimming with violence at every turn. Starting with a deal to embed themselves in the drag trade, the Crenshaw Six are immediately immersed in a world of murder and kidnapping with their leader, the fearless and ambitious Lola front and center. Ending with further bloodshed, Lola maintains a murderous pace throughout bringing with it a fully fleshed plot with realistic and intriguing characters with the promise for more. 

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