Monday, 13 February 2012

Trial of Tears Review

Summary: Pete Watts is a former undercover narcotics cop who got way too close to his job. He now runs a music rehearsal studio that draws the underbelly of the industry: violent drug gangs, a strange assortment of hangers-on and a gorgeous ex-mercenary who wears makeup in the form of multi-colored tears running down her face. These tears are, in fact, decals on which different poisons are concealed. Some survive the Trial of Tears, some don’t. The story’s taut climax is set in a posh townhouse in which only the courageous will emerge unscathed.
An action-packed love-letter to New York City, it’s a story of friendship and redemption, that provides a roller-coaster of laughter, drama and suspense, leaving the reader wanting more.

 Rating: ♥♥♥
Cover: 3.5/5

Review: Trial of Tears has an interesting plot. The idea is great, but I found alot of the book was ver confusing and hard to follow. I wasn't really sure what was going on, who was who, and the many connections between different characters. Some parts were hilarious, don't get me wrong, but personally, I just found this wasn't the most amazing book I've ever read.

The music angle was pretty cool however. It really shows what it's like to be in the music business and how a studio works for those who want to know. There's also a thrilling suspense edge to it. Alot of action - blood, swearing, just outright violence :p But it was fun at times and I'd be lying if I said it doesn't have any good qualities. Trial of Tears also had some pretty relatable characters. Pete is the prime example - as the main character, readers experience his every emotion from love and betrayal, to sadness and rage. He goes through things that alot of people experience every day, (well as far as his relationships go - as for the rest, read it and you'll see :D) so if you were maybe a bit older, you'd definitely understand.

Overall, Trial of Tears wasn't a bad book by any means, it just wasn't for me. I still encourage anyone to try it - maybe a bit of an older audience would appreciate it more - and post your review! :D

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