Aggro by Coralee June & Carrie Gray

Aggro by Coralee June & Carrie GrayAggro By/Door Carrie Gray, Coralee June
Uitgever/Publisher Independently published Op/On 22 June 2020
Genres: Romance, Suspense
Pagina's/Pages: 380
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Two boys. One tragedy. Grief bonds us. The mystery of this murder will break us.
My best friend was brutally ripped from this world, but her brother and boyfriend are still here.
One of them wants to use me.The other wants to forget me.
Both of them make me feel alive.
We’ll find Violet’s murderer, no matter the cost.
Two boys. One tragedy. Grief bonds us. Love will tear us apart.

Waarschuwing: dit boek bevat seks, drugs/alcohol of geweld.
Warning: this book contains sex, drugs/alcohol or violence

Ik heb dit boek ontvangen in ruil voor een eerlijke recensie.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review

I think Coralee June is a very good writer and decided to sign up for Aggro. The story sounded intriguing, but I wasn’t sure what to expect.

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Style

I don’t think the style of the cover of Aggro fits the theme perfectly. I would’ve chosen something with surfing. A boy who was surfing or even a girl. I understand that that may not quite work for the US market, so I understand the choice.

I think the title is very appropriate afterwards. At first I was mainly wondering what it meant, but when you read it, it will be explained.

The writing style is wonderful and what I’m used to from Coralee June. I have not yet read anything from Carrie Gray, but I heard from Melanie that their collaboration is also wonderful to read, because she has read something before. I also liked it. It’s written from the first person. Breeze is mainly speaking, but every now and then you get a piece from Chase or Kai.

The blurb doesn’t attract me really and I don’t think it’s doing justice to the story. Because it feels as if it’s a Twilight love triangle, and it’s far from that.

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Aggro

Aggro was not quite what I expected. The blurb was not very intriguing because I really don’t like love triangles, but the authors themselves indicated that we should have confidence. That was the reason I signed up anyway, because I wanted to know what the grief was, which was described. It was also said that it was not a cheerful book. That was exactly what appealed to me.

In the beginning it was difficult for me to get lost into the story. This was because I had just read a good book and was still completely into it. It therefore took me a while before I got into it, but because it was interesting, I remained reading it and picked up Aggro quickly.

Frankly, I was an avid Kai fanatic right away and I didn’t really like Chase very much. After Breeze’s best friend is murdered, Chase sometimes reacts very crude to her, but claims to be in love with her. I didn’t like all this and actually thought he was a complete dick.
Kai, on the other hand, was the boy I always go for. The tough, broken boy with tattoos that everyone tells you to stay away from. Well, I knew it.

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Both boys are experiencing great growth in the story and I also think Chase gets more and more cute and okay. The relationship between the characters is nicely built, well developed and has a great structure.

Frankly, I already saw the twist coming, so this was a shame. For some time I had my suspicions about how it would end. This made it a lot less exciting, but I was still fascinated enough to keep reading.

There was one last twist that I hadn’t seen coming and it also caused a lot of tension. Which was good and I liked that the story still surprised me.
In the end, there were a few beautiful, moving pieces in it, which gave me a bit of a bigger appreciation for Aggro. Which made my rating go up a notch.

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Conclusion

I found Aggro a summer read full of suspense. Very nice to read and I recommend it. It wasn’t super exciting or unpredictable, but it had good twists and was very nice to pick up and keep my attention.

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