Done Dirt Cheap
Author: Sarah Nicole Lemon
Publisher: Amulet Books
Genre/Themes: YA Fiction, Contemporary
Release Date: March 7th 2017
Page Count: 336
Format: eARC via NetGalley
*Disclaimer* An ARC of Done Dirt Cheap was provided to me through NetGalley via the publisher. This does not effect my review in any way.
Tourmaline Harris’s life hit pause at fifteen, when her mom went to prison because of Tourmaline’s unintentionally damning testimony. But at eighteen, her home life is stable, and she has a strong relationship with her father, the president of a local biker club known as the Wardens. Virginia Campbell’s life hit fast-forward at fifteen, when her mom “sold” her into the services of a local lawyer: a man for whom the law is merely a suggestion. When Hazard sets his sights on dismantling the Wardens, he sends in Virginia, who has every intention of selling out the club—and Tourmaline. But the two girls are stronger than the circumstances that brought them together, and their resilience defines the friendship at the heart of this powerful debut novel.
DNF @ 45%
Done Dirt Cheap seemed like something I would love. It was advertised as Sons of Anarchy meets Thelma and Louise which sounds like the perfect recipe for a great story. Unfortunately, I just really couldn’t get into this novel. It’s a shame because based on reviews I’ve seen, it seems as though readers really enjoyed it and I’m disappointed that I didn’t feel the same way.
I couldn’t connect with any of the characters and I spent a good chunk of the beginning of this novel just feeling confused about what I was reading. The story wasn’t going anywhere and I found myself starting to skim read which is never a good sign for me.
Unfortunately this book just wasn’t for me personally. Hopefully I can come back to it one day with a different mindset. Part of my New Years Resolutions for 2017 was to be able to accept the fact that DNFing books is okay. It’s better to just stop instead of force yourself to continue reading. It’s a shame, but I’m just going to have to DNF this one.
About The Author
Born and raised in the Appalachians, Sarah Nicole Lemon spent the first fifteen years of her life doing nothing but reading and playing outside, and has yet to outgrow either. When not writing, you can find her drinking iced coffee in a half-submerged beach chair near her home in southern Maryland.
Thank you for reading!