Thursday, October 4, 2012
Because its in my blood- Gabrielle Zevin Audio book
It felt like I've waited forever for book 2! I really enjoyed 'All these things I've done' so I was excited to catch up with Anya again.
We catch up with Anya when she's getting out of Liberty. After serving her time she now knows there is no going back, she has to change and toughen herself to protect herself and her siblings.
There is a growth and maturity development with Anya which wasn't there before and I enjoyed her no nonsense attitude.
She finds herself caught up in a political battle she never intended. It doesn't look good for Wins father if his sons girlfriend is a known criminal.
The odds are stacked against Anya and unfairly so - her boyfriend has a new love, she's thrown back in the system, and there are death threats against her family.. she doesn't know exactly what to do in order to resolve these issues.
All she wants is to go back to school but instead finds herself in Mexico learning more about the family trade. I loved the additional Mexican characters and the fact Zevin wasn't afraid with pressing on issues that could be difficult to write about.
I really enjoy the world Zevin has created its different and one of a kind - chocolate and coffee is a crime that mobsters deal in!! terms like omg and Lol are old school and if your born in the 1980's your old as dirt!!!!
If you want fast paced action this is probably not for you. There is action and twists and turns but it's a slow gratification.
Ilyana Kadushin is a wonderful story teller. Her voice honestly keeps me enthralled in the story she's sharing.. She is my all time favorite, you won't be disappointed!
I like book 2 as much as I enjoyed book 1 which is an awesome fate for me! Normally never happens, I can't wait for the next book.