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The Ballad of Mila - Matteo Strukul

Alright, I'll admit it, I saw the cover and hit the request button without reading the blurb. I didn't even read the blurb after I was approved for it. 

Why would I do such a thing? Well, I have a little cover lust problem, and I thought this cover was freaking bad-ass. 

This is not my typical read. This is not a romance. This is a balls-to-the-wall, revenge filled, graphic, bloody, crime novel. 

Mila Zago, who is she? She is a bad-ass, katana swinging, gun shooting, punch throwing Italian chick with the biggest balls I've ever seen. She is awesome. I think I may be in love with her. 

When you get right down to it, this story is Italian Mafia vs. Chinese Gang vs. Mila Zago. 

I have so many thoughts running through my head where this book is concerned. I really did enjoy it. It was bloody and violent and I did do some cringing. Despite all of that, I still liked it and I didn't want to stop reading it. This is supposed to be the first in a series about Mila and I think I may continue on with it. Its a good break from my usual. 

I did have a couple of things that bugged me with it. One being the racial slurs in the beginning. They did seem to die off and I wasn't really sure what their purpose was. The other thing was all of Mila's "matrix-like" skills. The author explained her strength and all with the training she had but some of it just seemed unreal. Those were my only gripes. Other than that, I really did enjoy this. 

If you're looking for something with a kick-ass heroine and you can handle the violence you will ultimately like this. 

*Copy received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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