Genres: Dark Romance, Thriller/Suspense
Eyecandy Bookstore – “WS is a natural story teller in a raw, in your face kind of way.”
Natalie Weston – “THIS BOOK!!!!!! Madman was my introduction to W.S. Greer and I have to say what an introduction it was.”
#Minxes Love Books – “A beautifully dark, twisted and well written story that takes you hostage and will hold your attention right to the very end…”
OMG!! What an amazing book that was it was one of the best books I have I read for a long time. The title describes Solomon King to a T and what a character he really was but he wasn’t alone in the chaos that flew from the pages of this book. His sidekick and best friend Nix was very much a part of it. Reina also plays a huge role in the power plays in this book
This story starts on the troubles streets of Strawberry Mansions and how two young men refused to let their upbringings define who they were. They were going places whatever it took. To say they did anything to make there lives better is an understatement. In amongst the chaos, there is a broken love story between Solomon and Reina and it’s a beautiful one at that. I can’t tell you why and how it was broken because where’s the fun in that.
The Characters, yes all of them provided a fantastic story that just kept you hooked and wanting more destruction. Solomon was Bat Shit Crazy, you can’t deny but he also had a little caring side but his early life made him change from a fragile boy whom just couldn’t take any more of the kicks that life gave him.
This book is a huge recommend from me. Another contender for book of the year. But be warned it’s not a book of sunshine and flowers.
Reviewed by Donna
Solomon King met Reina Wilde the day he turned seventeen and she was nearly fifteen, both similar but also very different at the same time. Quickly becoming ‘friends’, which is unusual seeing as Solomon doesn’t really make friends!
That is until she vanishes!
This is a fast-paced book and very easy to read, not because it’s sunshine and rainbows-far from it- however, it’s written extremely well. This is the first book by this author that I have read but I’m positive it won’t be the last! He uses very emotive language that helps to give an extremely clear visual such as: ’embrace’ situations and no ‘regard’ to what is happening and feeling ‘livid’. WS Greer certainly takes his readers on a tumultuous emotional hurdy-gurdy.
A sarcastic wit is a tool used when Solomon reflects about his life. This author doesn’t beat around the bush, he shoots straight from the hip with his words, expressions and descriptions. Readers are never in doubt of what is happening.
The underworld of crime starts to really heat up just as Reina reenters Solomon’s life. Should he trust her? That’s the big question! Reina is such a strong, gutsy character and hard not to like but then the same goes for Solomon who is super confident in his abilities and doesn’t take any rubbish from anybody.
The best news is that this is only book 1, there will be more to follow!
Reviewed by Robyn