Emancipated by M. G. Reyes


Emancipated by M. G. Reyes

Published: May 26th 2015 by Katherine Tegen Books

The good girl, the bad boy, the diva, the hustler, the rock star, and the nerd. Six teens legally liberated from parental control for six different reasons, all with one thing in common: something to hide.

Now they’re sharing a house in Venice Beach, acting like a family, and living their lies. No parents. No limits. No alibis. One witnessed a crime, another might be a murderer—and one’s been spying on them all.

As they cling to a fantasy of freedom and slowly let down their guards, the past creeps up on them. And when one of them gets arrested, everyone’s carefully constructed facade comes crumbling down.

In this steamy, drama-filled series, relationships are tested and secrets revealed as lies threaten to destroy their perfect setup.

Yet another book that I have had on my TBR for a while. I was so excited when my copy of this book came through because the blurb had me hooked straight away. Whilst I mostly enjoyed this book, there were a couple of issues that I had with it.

I think my favourite aspect of this book was the multiple POV. We got a look into each and every one of the characters’ heads and each of them added something to the story. Each voice was unique and they didn’t mesh together. Each POV showed off every character and their personalities.

What I also really enjoyed about this book was the way in which things started to come together and the way in which the characters were all connected was revealed. There isn’t one huge info dump, but rather secrets started to come out gradually and when they were needed.  Having said that, I would have liked to have known more about the situation with Maya etc. because I don’t feel like enough was revealed in that aspect of the story.

I think maybe something extra shocking maybe needed to happen some point in this book to give it that little bit of a wow factor. The book plodded along at a mostly comfortable pace, so when certain things were revealed, I wasn’t overly surprised. It did need something to maybe pick up the pace toward the end of the book – to hook the reader onto the series.

I do feel like the blurb was maybe a little misleading. Things didn’t happen the way I was expecting them to and it wasn’t as explosive as is described in the blurb.

All in all, I enjoyed this book. I do feel like something needed to happen toward the end to give the book that wow factor, but I enjoyed the secrets that were revealed and I like the fact that it was done over a period of time rather than one huge information dump. I gave this book 4/5 stars.