"Love is the Drug" by Alaya Dawn Johnson


TITLE: Love is the Drug

AUTHOR: Alaya Dawn Johnson

PUBLISHER: Arthur A. Levine Books

PUBLISHED DATE: September 30, 2014

ISBN: 978-0545417815

PAGES: 352

This book was...interesting.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Simone Missick aka Misty Knight in Netflix's Luke Cage series. This alone saved it for me, there just was a LOT going on in this book. Perhaps I'd have liked it better if it had been a bit more condensed.

The blurb about this book sounded so damn interesting. Bird, a solidly upper-middle class black girl in DC who meets the sexy and intriguing Coffee and the two go about tossing up the nation's capital to get to the bottom of a virus and the pharmaceutical companies trying to profit off the antidote. This is a slow thriller. I did stop and start this book many times, and found it difficult to remember what happened, who was who, and to in general stay on top of the plot. as much as I love the sultry vibe Missick was bringing to the audiobook, I think I'd have preferred to read the print version with a notebook and pen in hand.

Recommendation: Worth a shot

Audience: Young Adults and Up

*This audiobook was borrowed on my library Hoopla account.

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