Thursday, February 5, 2015

Review: Fight Dirty by C.J. Lyons


Raised to kill by her father, a convicted serial killer, Morgan s problems aren t those of the average teen. She wants only one thing: to protect her freedom and not get locked away. So, despite ongoing temptation and a bloody past, Morgan swears off murder.

Seeking to tame her sociopathic instincts, Morgan cons her way into working with security consultants Jenna Galloway and Andre Stone. For their first case, Morgan goes undercover to infiltrate ReNew, a treatment center for troubled teens, to investigate the suicide of a fourteen-year-old girl sent there by her wealthy parents.

While Jenna and Andre search for evidence from the outside, Morgan endures her own worst nightmare posing as an inmate. It isn t long before she discovers that ReNew s unstable patients are the ones who are really in charge and that some of their psychopathic tendencies rival her own.

Even if Morgan can discover the truth behind the girl s death and escape ReNew alive, what or who might be waiting for her on the outside?

Publication Date: October 7, 2014

Fight Dirty was definitely an action-packed read! I’ve never read the author before, but I would certainly pick up more from her. I thought the author did a good job making a bloodthirsty teenager someone readers could root for as she infiltrates a corrupt treatment center for troubled teens.

The action starts early and the book is full of suspense. Although the book has been advertised as a standalone, I probably would recommend reading the other books in the series first. I think I missed a lot of character development that would’ve helped me better understand Morgan, Jenna and Andre.

Despite feeling a little lost from time to time, I did like the overall plot of the novel. I wanted to find out what was going on at the treatment facility. Some of the stuff going on a ReNew was really sick. Fight Dirty is extremely violent and some of the scenes made me queasy.

I’m intrigued by the series and I’ll probably pick up another book by the author. However, I did like that the book had a solid conclusion. Morgan is only fifteen, but her maturity and intelligence makes the book have crossover appeal to both adult suspense readers and young adults.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!


  1. Hmm sound like it has promise but the confusion of plot might make me think twice

  2. Yeah! Lots of violence? Sign me up. I'm gonna go check this series out. :) Thanks for sharing your awesome review, Heather! WRITE ON!

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