The thrilling hip hop; Eerie reality. Review of Book One by Sam Hunter

Book Name         :         Book One      
Author                :         Sam Hunter
Publisher             :         Smashwords
Genre                  :          Urban Fiction
Number of Pages :          328
Publishing Year   :          2014

Rating : 4.0


A young black woman with a natural lyrical gift. A street dealer taking control of Miami. A documentary film maker atoning for his past. An assassin who’s ready to kill them all.

Nia is a successful rap artist, talented and beautiful. She’s got it all, a record deal, her own club, and a man she wants to spend the rest of her life with. She loves Leon more than anything. He’s smart, and rising to the top, but the Miami streets are getting too risky for Nia. She’s torn between her loyalty to him and her own future.

Before she can decide what to do, her past comes calling. There are people who want to take everything away from her and will do anything to bring her down. Soon there’s a warrant out for her arrest, now she’s one of America’s most wanted, and an assassin has her in his sights.

After finding a strange note from her mother, Nia is in a race against time to unravel the truth about her past. Her father was always a mystery to her and, as much as she wanted answers, she didn’t expect this.

My Review

Book one is the story of Nia Rodriguez. A girl who grew to the heights of fame from the ghetto, as a partner of a drug supplier. The life of Nia which started from the streets of Miami, took several turns and finally ends up as a rapper. A shocking revelation changes her life forever. Sam Hunter portrays the fast moving, thrilling journey through Book  One. Nia is the representative of several pop stars and hip hop singers whose childhood was dark and horrid.


Nia’s life is rendered with utmost brilliance. Every incident of her life from the rape attempt, hooking up with Leon, her father’s violence, mother’s helplessness, her growth as a celebrity. Every incident is depicted with supreme conviction. The rap lyrics which Nia sang were all quite refreshing and upbeat. The relation between Nia and Leon is perfectly timed. I could feel myself tapping my feet while reading them as I could relate to the tune and beats. Nia’s Love for Tupac Shakur let us grab a chance to brush up the memories of the songs and the singer. The story is rendered with utmost conviction that I even googled to see if there was actually a rapper called Nia Rodriguez, whom I missed to notice among the surge of new talents. Rest I leave to readers since it would end up as a spoiler if I say more. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Some chapters reminded me of Jackie Collins.
The character build up is plausible. Every characters had identity, individuality and craft, with a convincing back up story. Writing style is highly professional and rapid. There is call for action against the still persisting discrimination against the blacks.


As with the character build up, I felt menial characters were given unnecessary build up. The reverie of the characters were dragged at some points, which dropped the pace of the story. I did not quite like the reason behind the break up. Of whom? That readers should find out.

One Liner

The best literary entertainment for the hip hop lovers.

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About the Author

The author of the Makaveli’s Prince books. His first novel, Book One, was described by Street Literature as a “true tribute to hip-hop” and weaves a thrilling ride through some of hip-hop’s darkest secrets. The urban fiction genre has no rival when it comes to action, gun-play and life on the streets. Sam Hunter is a writer with depth, whose books you won’t be able to put down. Packed with conspiracy, drama and centered on strong female characters, you’re in for a ride. Sam Hunter welcomes you to reach out to him:


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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book as a complimentary copy from the Author in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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