Emancipated by M.G. Reyes

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May 18, 2015 by ceresbooksworld





The good girl, the bad boy, the diva, the hustler, the rock star, and the nerd. Six teens legally liberated from parental control for six different reasons, all with one thing in common: something to hide.

Now they’re sharing a house in Venice Beach, acting like a family, and living their lies. No parents. No limits. No alibis. One witnessed a crime, another might be a murderer—and one’s been spying on them all.

As they cling to a fantasy of freedom and slowly let down their guards, the past creeps up on them. And when one of them gets arrested, everyone’s carefully constructed facade comes crumbling down.

In this steamy, drama-filled series, relationships are tested and secrets revealed as lies threaten to destroy their perfect setup.




This is the story of six kids who are emancipated or act like they are. Grace, John-Michael, Candace, Lucy, Paolo and Maya are now living together. They will become friends and share their life.

Candace want to be an actress, her problem ? she doesn’t live in California. Her mother let them rent her second house. She’s a little diva, she’s selfish and she’s not a character I like very much.

Grace is her step sister and she wants to be emancipated, that way she can go with Candace in Los Angeles. She’s sending letter to man in death row, she’s a nice girl and shy. I like her, she’s a great girl who doesn’t have luck with boy.

John-Michael’s dad is dead, now he’s alone and wants a new life. He’s gay and his dad was awful with him. He’s a great cooker and he has a great car. I like him because he’s a good guy, kind and he’s important in the story, he can be a great friend.

Lucy has got some problem with her parents, now she’s in LA. She plays guitar and she’s not a character I like. She’s secretive, she takes drugs and she knows what she wants.

Paolo is a tennis player, his parents return to Mexico and tell him to be emancipated, that way he could stay in LA. He’s handsome and he knows it, unfortunately for him, the only girl he wants, doesn’t want him. He’s a nice guy and he’s smart.

Maya is the younger and she’s a geek. She’s in the house to watch somebody but who ?

This book thus tells the story of these teenagers with a murder in bottom.

The story is nice but I don’t see the purpose of the author. Every protagonist has a point of view but I find that their personal stories aren’t necessarily accomplished. Candace is not useful for the history, Paolo is nice but his story is not exciting. The mysteries base on Grace, Maya, John-Michael and Lucy.

I don’t know if there will be another book but the cliffhanger at the end is awful if it’s not the case.

The author style is nice and that’s why I have read the book so fast. The story would have deserved more details if however there is not another book, otherwise I say “well played” because many questions remain unsettled even if I believe to know who the culprit is.




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