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The fly race against the clock plan is soon complicated by a sexy crusading journalist not to mention powerful men who turn deadly when ex side chicks step out of the shadows and demand to call the shots Praise for Aya de Len and her novelsStaking out space for women of color in the heist fiction genre Aya de Len's smart sly writing is a knockout Andi Zeisler Bitch magazineThis well written and enjoyable installment in de Len's uniue feminist urban crime fiction series infuses satisfying power in both plot and character Booklist on The Boss STARRED review. This is a smart and powerful book de Leon deals with the very difficult themes of child sex trafficking climate change predatory real estate development and the lingering effects of colonization and second class citizenship in a riveting novel that makes you think It's not for the faint of heart Ugly things happen to people who deserve better Young women are treated as less than human by powerful men and there are wrenching descriptions of what it was like to go through hurricane Maria But the main characters are smart and determined And they help each other I would definitely read by this authorThe truth is Dulce said I Just I used to think that environmentalism was some white people drama until this climate change practically fucking killed me And listen up this shit isn't gonna be contained to the brown countries for long People here in New York you think your money and power can protect you You can't buy a new ozone layer or a new worldwide food supply if you fuck up the ones you have So we need to fight for the people of Puerto Rico and to fight for climate justice like we're fighting for our own lives Because we are p 337 8 Bruder Kemal uniue feminist Řídících Márinka (Řídících Márinka, urban crime fiction series infuses satisfying power in both plot and character Booklist on The Boss STARRED review. This is a smart and powerful book de Leon deals with the very difficult themes of child sex trafficking climate change predatory real estate development and the lingering effects of colonization and second class citizenship in a riveting novel that makes you think It's not for the faint of heart Ugly things happen to people who deserve better Young women are treated as less than human by powerful men and there are wrenching descriptions of what it was like to go through hurricane Maria But the main characters are smart and determined And they help each other I would definitely read by this authorThe truth is Dulce said I Just I あばれんぼハニー (Abarenbo Honey) Vol.02 used to think that environmentalism was some white people drama Labors Giant Step until this climate change practically fucking killed me And listen Labor's Giant Step: The First Twenty Years of the Cio: 1936-55 up this shit isn't gonna be contained to the brown countries for long People here in New York you think your money and power can protect you You can't buy a new ozone layer or a new worldwide food supply if you fuck Confessions of a Slacker Wife up the ones you have So we need to fight for the people of Puerto Rico and to fight for climate justice like we're fighting for our own lives Because we are p 337 8

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She's beautiful unpredictable and on the run from dangerous men But this ex side chick is ready to risk everything to help others in trouble Fed up with her married Miami boyfriend savvy Dulce has no problem stealing his drug dealer stash and fleeing to the Caribbean Between her special skills and an eye for very rich andor very smokin' men Dulce stays a hustle ahead of trouble and makes her new life one endless party in Puerto Rico Until she's caught in Hurricane Maria and witnesses both the heartbreaking disaster of climate change and the international v. It started out interesting and a bit confusing but i kept on reading in hope that it would change and become better I liked the parts when they made food watched tv and connected through it but i didn`t like Dulce so much and Zavier was a bit meh Plus all the cursing annoyed me An Introduction To Practical Biochemistry unpredictable and on the run from dangerous men But this ex side chick is ready to risk everything to help others in trouble Fed Kleist, Moos, Fasane up with her married Miami boyfriend savvy Dulce has no problem stealing his drug dealer stash and fleeing to the Caribbean Between her special skills and an eye for very rich andor very smokin' men Dulce stays a hustle ahead of trouble and makes her new life one endless party in Puerto Rico Until she's caught in Hurricane Maria and witnesses both the heartbreaking disaster of climate change and the international v. It started out interesting and a bit confusing but i kept on reading in hope that it would change and become better I liked the parts when they made food watched tv and connected through it but i didn`t like Dulce so much and Zavier was a bit meh Plus all the cursing annoyed me

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Ultures who plunder the tragedy for a financial killing making shady use of relief funds to devastate the island even New York based mastermind thief Marisol already has her hands full fleecing a ruthless CEO who's stealing her family's land in Puerto Rico while trying to get her relatives out alive An extra crew member could be game changing but she's wary of Dulce's unpredictability and reputation for drama Still Dulce's determination to get justice draws Marisol in along with her formidable Lower East Side Women's Health Clinic's heist suad But their on. This should be the summer book of the year It's gripping sexy and fun; the lead character has some incredible moments of vulnerability; and it makes you so angry at disaster capitalists and the systems of power that when you're done reading you feel invigorated to try and make the world better Kleist, Moos, Fasane use of relief funds to devastate the island even New York based mastermind thief Marisol already has her hands full fleecing a ruthless CEO who's stealing her family's land in Puerto Rico while trying to get her relatives out alive An extra crew member could be game changing but she's wary of Dulce's Popular unpredictability and reputation for drama Still Dulce's determination to get justice draws Marisol in along with her formidable Lower East Side Women's Health Clinic's heist suad But their on. This should be the summer book of the year It's gripping sexy and fun; the lead character has some incredible moments of vulnerability; and it makes you so angry at disaster capitalists and the systems of power that when you're done reading you feel invigorated to try and make the world better


10 thoughts on “Side Chick Nation

  1. says:

    It started out interesting and a bit confusing but i kept on reading in hope that it would change and become better I liked the parts when they made food watched tv and connected through it but i didn`t like Dulce so much and Zavier was a bit meh? Plus all the cursing annoyed me


  2. says:

    Side Chick Nation Aya de León Side Chick Nation by Aya de León is book four in her Justice Hustlers urban crime fiction series I haven’t read the previous books in the series but this one works well as a standalone Side Chick Nation is an unexpectedly interesting read The author explores how climate change colonization and a lack of appropriate response on the part of the US government played a major role in the delayed recovery in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria Interestingly enough this concept was woven into the fabric of a urban crime fiction drama de León brilliantly compares the “side chick” phenomenon generally defined as a relationship between a man and a woman in addition to his relationship with his wife andor girlfriend The “side chick” knows that she is not a priority Many from Puerto Rico now see their homeland as the US’s side chick They pay the same taxes but don’t reap the same benefits or rewards Dolores “Dulce” Garcia the side chick in this novel finds herself trapped in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria Dulce is of Cuban and Dominican descent but fled to Puerto Rico to escape her abusive boyfriend Dulce has been a sex worker since the age of fourteen She knows the score and freuently places herself in the role of sugar baby or side chick Following the hurricane she is confronted with the Puerto Rican situation and joins journalists who are striving to get the story out to the masses Dulce is forced to decide if she’s worthy of girlfriend or wife status This is her story and the story of an island of people trying to rise above “side chick” status Side Chick Nation is entertaining and informative I found it a little slow in the beginning and the multiple storylines were initially a bit confusing but the pace picked up and the storylines resolved I rate Side Chick Nation a solid 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to anyone who enjoys intelligent urban fiction My thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book However the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone


  3. says:

    This is the first book I have read by this author I can tell you after reading this book that it won't be the last one either Ms de Leon really knows how to write a good story with engaging characters Instantly I connected to both Dulce and Marisol and their stories Although I will say that this book was focused on Dulce Not that I am complaining as I really liked Dulce Her story turned out way better than I imagined it would be When I read the premise of the story on the back I was picturing her to be on the weaker side but I was wrong Dulce grew stronger with every encounter she endured It really showed during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria Not to be outdone though; Marisol was an intriguing woman herself as well She really cared for people and wanted to protect and help them any way she could She was very important to helping to protect her country and her family Don't be fooled by this title This book is than just being a side chick I recommend this book to anyone looking to get lost for several hours on an afternoon


  4. says:

    Side Chick Nation is the second book I've read by Puerto Rican author Aya de León I read Uptown Thief last month I loved protagonist Marisol Rivera and her band of female vigilantes I knew I wanted to read another book in the series and the one that called to me was Side Chick Nation It's the first novel taking place during Hurricane Maria and its aftermath I thought it would be powerful and authentic and I was absolutely right What is uniue to this novel is the way the personal becomes political with regard to Puerto Rico It expands the definition of side chick to make it a metaphor for the relationship of Puerto Rico to the United States Statehood would place Puerto Rico in a primary relationship but Puerto Rico is a territory As a territory the United States should protect Puerto Rico from exploitation but instead a particular US law has facilitated exploitation of Puerto Rico I wasn't aware of this law until I read Side Chick Nation I also liked the narrative arc of the central character Protagonist Dulce Garcia had managed to get herself away from an abusive pimp but she'd been in the sex industry so long that she didn't know how to have a relationship with a man that wasn't transactional This becomes problematic when she meets a man who genuinely cares about her The man she met ended up nourishing her self esteem and gave her a sense of purpose He was a wonderful characterMarisol Rivera and a few of the other women who engaged in vigilante justice in Uptown Thief did play a role in Side Chick Nation There was a heist and it was one of the many highlights in this book I gave Side Chick Nation five stars here on Goodreads but in my book journal where I use school grades I gave the novel A for amazingFor the blog version of this review see


  5. says:

    Unlike de Leon's other novels the heist isn't the main focus In fact nearly 23 of the book is not about the heists at all Instead it follows Dulce as she hustles businessmen in San Juan then finds herself stranded with Hurricane Maria bearing down on the island de Leon describes the brutality not just of the storm but the aftermath including the vultures that swoop down to prey upon the island's survivors Oh and there's an amusing scene in which a woman tries to seduce her lover who is thoroughly engrossed in her book and paying no attention at all to her attempts


  6. says:

    This should be the summer book of the year It's gripping sexy and fun; the lead character has some incredible moments of vulnerability; and it makes you so angry at disaster capitalists and the systems of power that when you're done reading you feel invigorated to try and make the world better


  7. says:

    This gripping fast paced novel set amidst the destruction and chaos of Hurricane Maria is a fantastic suspenseful read The physical descriptions of Puerto Rico are incredibly vivid and accurate almost shockingly so I found myself suddenly and clearly remembering long forgotten details from visits years ago The hurricane serves as the backdrop for two seemingly separate narratives featuring two different leads one of the book's few flaws is that for several chapters it's unclear which woman this story is about A sophisticated all female crew heist story on the island eventually connects with the drama that is Dulce's tale a young woman fleeing a life of poverty and prostitution that is hard to shake even in her family's Caribbean homelands of Cuba and PR The storm is seen through Dulce's eyes as she loses what few possessions she has and is trapped on the island during landfall and afterThe page turning power of the book's first half dwindles on the back end where a lackluster plot thread takes longer than it deserves to resolve but overall this is an engaging read that slyly manages to sneak in a lot of relevant social commentary re PR and the US Recommended


  8. says:

    Well written well researched and very important information about Puerto RicoThis is a very well written story I loved reading it from start to finish and would recommend it to all my friends In addition to the storyline which was very full I liked the inclusion of songs and poetry and I loved the flow of the narrative I look forward to reading the author’s other books in this series


  9. says:

    This is a smart and powerful book de Leon deals with the very difficult themes of child sex trafficking climate change predatory real estate development and the lingering effects of colonization and second class citizenship in a riveting novel that makes you think It's not for the faint of heart Ugly things happen to people who deserve better Young women are treated as less than human by powerful men and there are wrenching descriptions of what it was like to go through hurricane Maria But the main characters are smart and determined And they help each other I would definitely read by this authorThe truth is Dulce said I Just I used to think that environmentalism was some white people drama until this climate change practically fucking killed me And listen up this shit isn't gonna be contained to the brown countries for long People here in New York you think your money and power can protect you? You can't buy a new ozone layer or a new worldwide food supply if you fuck up the ones you have So we need to fight for the people of Puerto Rico and to fight for climate justice like we're fighting for our own lives Because we are p 337 8


  10. says:

    Dulce García knows exactly what it means to be a side chick Wooed by a far older man when she was only fourteen Dulce thought she'd won the role of princess in a Disney movie a girl destined to live happily after with a man who promised to take care of her Instead her prince turned out to be a pimp asking her to sleep with others as a favor and then as an expectation and finally not asking at all Dulce's eighteen before a group of activist former and current sex workers helps her flee from the violent man see previous books in the Justice Hustlers seriesSee the rest of the review at