Title: American Savages
Series: Ruthless People #3
Author: J.J. McAvoy
Genre: Adult, Romance, Dark
Published: 19 March 2015
Format: eBook, 388 pages
Rating: 4/5 Hearts
“Villains by Choice."
Betrayed. Melody is nowhere to be found, Liam is in jail, and the Callahan family is cracking, just as Avian Doers, the FBI Director and puppet master behind their downfall, planned.
But just because they’re down doesn't mean they’re out. To fight back, Liam and Melody will have to put everything on the line. The kid gloves are coming off, and no one is getting out alive. Nothing will compare to the reign of terror that is about to envelope the entire country. First they were Ruthless, now they are pure Savages. The end is here, and no one is safe…
My thoughts on the whole series, spoiler free:
This series is really great in general, it has dark witty humour, crime and the mafia.
The characters are very entertaining to read about, although the main characters aren't very nice people, J.J. McAvoy has a way of making you cheering for them, as well as with them.
I definitely recommend this trilogy to you, but warning it is for mature audiences and it is not for the weak-hearted.
*This review will contain spoilers if you have not read the previous books*
So this book picks up where the the second book ends. Melody and Liam are continuing there process of world domination and fighting mafia wars, selling drugs on the streets of Chicago and all over and what not...
The characters in this story are anti-heroes, or as Melody says not good people:
"None of us in this room are good people. That's why we're able to stand here today. We've all made deals, we've all signed our names in blood, and we've all looked the other way at some point. I believe in good people. I know they're out there, feeding the poor, clothing orphans and all that shit. But they do not cross over into out world; they are not in our story, because once again they are good people."
Yeah, so as you can see they are not good people. *says it with extra emphasis*
But you do find yourself cheering along with them as well as encouraging them.
I loved Declan and Coraline in this story as you could really see their development in their marriage as well as their characters. To think that it was only in book one that Declan was crushing on Melody *sigh* BAD DECLAN.
Coraline has vastly improved in her character, and has truly kicked some people's butts.
And I thought it was so cute how Declan would always treat her like glass and she would completely show him she wasn't made of glass..and he was just like WOAH. Love it.
Sedric and Evelyn AKA Liam's father and mother, were just so adorable with little Ethan (Liam and Melody's son) and they were so captivating as a couple. You could see they have stuck by each other though sickness and in health..and I just love them!
Olivia, oh Olivia. Can I just say I HATE Olivia..I HATE HER. She made me constantly want to rip my hair out and bash my head against a wall! How did Neal ever love her?! She was like the psychotic version of Melody..even though Melody was still pretty psychotic (in a good way), Olivia was just plain loco..
Neal..*sigh* I felt my heart breaking for this poor guy (even though I still sort of not like him because if what he did to Liam in highschool)
But still..poor guy.
Neal has made a tremendous amount of progress from book one where he was weak and slowly went on to becoming a strong character. He was finally growing into himself.
And finally Melody and Liam, they were just breathtaking. You could really see how much progress they have made as a couple from shooting at each other to loving each other and sticking together.
Melody though was a teensy weensy bit frustrating sometimes because she constantly tried to do everything on her own, but she worked through it in the end.
"Do you think we are pyromaniacs?" I snickered as I gazed at rising smoke" - Liam
This trilogy all in all was impressive, brilliant and just captivating, from the insanity of the characters to the plot. I'm so sad to see this journey come to an end in this kickass conclusion. This is definitely something I will be re-reading in the near future.
I recommend this to all older, mature book lovers, who love an anti-hero aspect of a story and if not just give it a try anyway!
My rating: 4/5 hearts
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Lots of love
Kristin @ Simply Bookish Things