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Blurb (from Goodreads):
Set in the same world as On the Edge and Light of Day, Run the Risk is a romantic, gritty story about the dangers one girl faces to save the people she loves.
Grace has done her best to move on since her ex-boyfriend, Mateo, chose gang life over her. But even though years have passed, she hasn’t forgotten him—especially since she’s seen her younger brother, Alex, drawn to a life on the streets. She can’t bear to think of Alex making the same mistakes as Mateo, but she feels him slipping away.
So when Mateo suddenly resurfaces, insisting he’s left gang life behind him, Grace sees an opportunity. Maybe he could be the one to reach Alex and pull him away from the edge. She tells herself she’s only talking to Mateo again because of Alex, but her feelings quickly return. Can she ever trust Mateo again? And is saving her brother worth risking a broken heart? With everyone she loves in danger, Grace must decide how much to sacrifice before it’s too late.
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
This was a YA contemporary story about a girl whose brother and ex-boyfriend were involved in gangs.
Grace was a strong character and she didn't give in when things got tough. I also liked Mateo, who seemed to always be trying to do the right thing, even when things were hard.
The storyline in this was about Mateo making a reappearance in Grace's life after they previously broke up over his involvement in a gang. Grace blackmailed him into helping her deal with her younger brother who was also trying to join a gang, and we also got a bit romance going on between Grace and Mateo, even though he was hiding something from her. The story was enjoyable though, and the pace felt about right.
The ending to this was pretty good, and I liked the action!
7 out of 10