This book can be read as a prequel to Semper (Forever).Corrado Moretti.The world knows the notorious Kevlar Killer, but few have ever seen what lies beneath his armor. The abused child. The neglected teenager. The broken man. He always did whatever he had to do in order to survive.It's kill or be killed.Throughout his life, he has been there in the shadows, a witness to everything from beginning to end. Bound by loyalty and honor, there's only one thing he would sacrifice it all for: family.Never get close. Never get attached. It's a lesson that has been brutally pounded into him since childhood, but they're words the DeMarcos make it difficult for him to follow. Through them he finds love and grieves loss, realizing the world isn't quite as black and white as it's made out to be.Made.
Sunday, 2 November 2014
Made - J.M. Darhower
Corrado was, by far, my favourite character in the Sempre (Forever) and Sempre: Redemption. There was just something about him that attracted you to him. This book did him justice.
Finding out where Corrado came from was heartbreaking. You truly understand why he is the way he is and you love him for it. The fact that he is a killer, The Kevlar Killer, is shadowed by his reasoning. Like I said before, you understand. Some may not like it, but you understand it.
You meet Antonio Dominic DeMarco, The Boss. Antonio was a hard character to have feelings for. I didn't know whether to like him or hate him. I do know that he was annoying at some stages of the book and awesome in others.
The story with Maura and Vincent is so cute. Your heart breaks for the two of them.You really see the personality of Vincent, a true Demarco, like Carmine.
Overall, I loved this book. This was amazing. I read it in one sitting as I'm sure you will. There is only one point of view here, Corrado.
P.S. You will hate the last part of the book.