Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy

This book is about Dee and Nikki, two young kids who are in love. This relationship is super unhealthy. Nikki has a odd relationship with her mother therefore she lives with her friend Bird. Dee is your typical bad boy. The kind you Mama warns you about. None of Nikki's friends like Dee but she does not care she is still with him.

One day Dee pulls Nikki into a crime and it turns bad. Nikki is left with a choice. Do what Dee says or do the right thing.

First off this book had me gripped from the beginning. It took me less then  minutes and I was invested in the characters. I was more invested in Nikki but that's another topic. This took me less than a day to finish.

Nikki is so naive. She is clearly blindsided by love. I do not know if Dee ever abused her because I couldn't but it seemed like he did. No matter how Dee talked to her she didn't seem to mind and still loved him.

Lets get on to the subject of the way Dee talked to Nikki. I thought it was sickening and I wasn't the biggest fan of it. It made me dislike him way more than I already did. Once everything was revealed he just made me mad. I was glad that Nikki finally woke up realizing that all Dee did was use her.

My only complaint with this book was I felt like it was rushed. Don't get me wrong I really enjoyed the book  but I felt as though there should have been more mystery surrounding some parts of the book. I would have loved to know a back story of Dee and Nikki. I would have also liked a longer ending to know what happens after.

Overall I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone. This was a tough subject to read about but it was written so well that I could not get enough.

My rating: ♥♥♥♥


  1. Your blog layout is so gorgeous!

  2. I've never heard of this book before, but after reading your review, I'm a bit scared, to be honest. Man, that sounds like one crazy abusive relationship. Glad it kept you interested though! Maybe I'll check it out one day :)

    1. It wasn't the main part of the book just certain parts that just made me feel bad for her. Yes check it out!