Born Mobster by Paige Dearth

Born Mobster - Paige Dearth

Seven-year-old Tony Bruno is an outcast among his peers. Bullied by his classmates and rejected by his father, Tony is lonely and desperate. Tired of being bullied, Tony strikes back. In one act of blind courage, he shifts the balance of power.

When Tony becomes a teenager, a new kid named Salvatore Morano transfers to his school and becomes the object of ridicule. Tony feels compelled to help the new kid. He has no idea who Salvatore is and what it means to be his friend.

Soon Tony is sought out by Salvatore’s father, Johnny Morano, the godfather of the Philadelphia Mafia, to help protect his son. Tony, who has admired the Italian mob from a distance, has always been fascinated by the Mafia’s power. He quickly learns that with power comes sacrifice. Tony will be forced to draw upon strength from deep within to survive his new, unwanted life. From the dark corners of his new world, Tony is driven to emerge from the fires of hell to find happiness.

Born Mobster is a haunting story of one bullied child who is deprived of love and taunted by corrupt individuals along his journey. Follow Tony through his rite of passage and experience the brutalities, murders, love, and honor that finally force Tony to become the man he was born to be.


*I've got this book from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review*

I wasn't a big fan of this book, as you can see from my rating. Actually, I forced myself to read it, just because I had to do a review.

I'm not afraid of violence in the books, and there is a lot of it in this one. But the thing is, that it seemed like those scenes were put in this book just for shock factor. This book just oozed with blood.

Another thing that bothered me was, that author decided to spoil every upcoming chapter, by telling, that Tony (the main character) didn't know how bad it will be in the future. Why? Isn't it better for the reader to find out it by reading it eventually?
I can't say a lot about the characters. They were boring, predictable, made decisions, that didn't have any sense.

After I reached the middle of this book, I started to skip pages, because I just couldn't torture myself by reading everything.

Sorry to say this, but I don't recommend it.