Skip to main content

Diamond in the Dirt 1-4

Diamond in the Dirt Diamond in the Dirt 1-4 by Carde'l Edens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis
The Diamond in the Dirt series is a coming of age story that captures the unforgettable moments of its main character's life. Real is trapped inside of poverty and pain but still has a heart of pure gold with a mind sharp enough to cut himself through any situation. Real strives to the best of his ability to beat the odds. As time passes by the multiple screw balls life threw at him shapes and molds him into being a straight-up lion in a concrete jungle. his loyalty, brainpower, and gangster will be tested. Will he fall victim to the deadly vices that come with the game, or will he overcome it all and reign supreme like the street king he claims to be



                                             Book Review

This story centered around a young man named Real. This coming of age story of one man 's introduction to the streets. He lost his father as he was born and essentially lost his mother as she couldn't cope with the loss of the man she loved.  After moving in with his grandmother, he met his future partner in crime and also the love of his life. The author takes on an entertaining ride of Real's journey from neglected child to street legend. Thanks to meeting a mentor of sorts who saw his natural ability his rise birthed seeds of disbelief and jealousy from those who felt they deserved to be in his spot. There was murder, betrayal, potential incest and more.   The author did a good job with character development and creating a raw and gritty look into the streets.  The series moved quickly and kept me entertained the entire time. There were some issues that could've been resolved with editing i.e. grammatical issues and lack of proper transitions, but I was entertained nonetheless. The author didn't sugarcoat the street life or the consequences that came with it.   I was rooting for Real by the end. Granted books 2-4 or 3-4 could have been combined, I'm hoping the author closes the series in the next book in a way that clears up unanswered plot points. 

You can get your copy of the series below and don't forget to support the author by leaving a review.


                             


View all my reviews

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Audacity to be Divine: A Soul's Journey Towards Illumination

  FROM NYC HOUSEWIFE TO MODERN DAY SAINT "The Audacity to be Divine: A Soul's Journey Towards Illumination" -A Compelling Story of the Eternal Quest for Spiritual Truth in the Context of Our Time- This is the true story of Mary Mrozowski, an ordinary 1950s NYC housewife (turned divorcee and single mother) who became an extraordinary social activist, international organizer, and world-renowned spiritual leader. Written by her daughter Judith, " The Audacity to be Divine" is a revelatory tale of transformation, resilience, and unparalleled truth-seeking. ABOUT THE BOOK: Mary was a quintessential New York housewife living in the depth of despair. Bearing the secret of her family's tumultuous past, Mary reclaimed her truth and strove for redemption against all odds - transcending as a social activist, international organizer, and spiritual leader for the masses. Mary was able to transcend worlds. Having integrated Christian modalities with Eastern philosoph

Wives, Fiances, and Side-Chicks of Hotlanta

Wives, Fiances, and Side-Chicks of Hotlanta by Sheree Whitfield My rating: 2 of 5 stars Description Sasha Wellington has put herself on the fast track to success. Fresh out of college, she's got her career as a fashion designer and entrepreneur all planned out. Her only wild card is choosing which city to launch from. When fate points her to Atlanta, she sets out to make her dreams come true...  Before she knows it, Sasha's befriended by two rival BFFs. First, there's Norman, savvy stylist to Atlanta's stars, from the A-list on down. Then there's Paris, an outrageous personality with a questionable nightlife. Between their antics, Sasha's beyond grateful for her coworker, Casey. Married to an NBA player, Casey's got class. But there's more than meets the eye to being a baller's wife. And the more time Sasha spends among the movers and shakers, the clearer it gets that just like on reality TV, the truth lies behind-the-scenes. Stil

The Sound of Violet by Allen Wolf Book Tour Spotlight

The Sound of Violet  by  Allen Wolf       Publisher: Morning Star Publishing  Pub Date: September 21, 2021  Audiobook: TBD Purchase Your Copy Today!!            Amazon Link         Barnes & Noble Link        Signed Copies Link        Add to Goodreads Description - Desperate to find a soulmate, Shawn goes on one awkward date after another until he encounters the alluring Violet. He starts dating her, but his autism keeps him from realizing that she's actually a prostitute. Shawn thinks he's found a potential wife while Violet thinks she's found her ticket to a brand new life. This hilarious and dramatic award-winning story has been adapted into a major motion picture. “Entertaining, well-paced, and highly visual.” “Wolf, an award-winning filmmaker, has adapted this first novel from his own original screenplay, and its cinematic potential clearly shows. The high-concept narrative is entertaining, well-paced, and highly visual. It’s a charming, humorous, and hopeful tale.