Invincible: A Novel Paperback – Jun 1 2010
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"Styles P definitely came correct with his freshman novel. If you’re a fan of his music, then Invincible will not disappoint." —K’wan, #1 Essence bestselling author of Section 8
"As a rapper, Styles has always been a heavily respected voice of the street. It’s no surprise that his talent and authenticity translate to the page!" —Angie Martinez, Hot 97
"Invincible is a cleverly crafted hip-hop whodunit that engages the reader from start to finish." —Shannon Holmes, author of Bad Girlz for Life
"Invincible had me on the edge of my seat turning the pages to see what would happen next." —Wahida Clark, New York Times bestselling author of Thug Lovin’
"Styles P has crafted a street masterpiece that can only be told through the eyes of someone who's lived it.
Invincible is a new hood classic. Authenticity at its best!"—Ashley and JaQuavis, New York Times bestselling authors of The Cartel
About the Author
STYLES P (David Styles), a Queens-born, Yonkers-bred emcee, first stepped on the scene as one-third of the famed hip-hop trio the LOX (aka D-Block), a group he formed with childhood friends Jadakiss and Sheek. After guest-starring on multiplatinum singles like "We'll Always Love Big Poppa," and "All About the Benjamins," Styles and the LOX released their albums Money, Power & Respect and We Are the Streets, before the group's members began focusing on solo projects. Styles P’s solo projects include A Gangster and a Gentleman, Time Is Money, and Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman). Invincible is his first novel.See all Product Description
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Jake Billings has no idea how he goes from being a low-key weed hustler opening his own store staying out the lime light to being a target for everyone he loves wanting him dead. Jake goes to jail for attempted murder and has no idea the hand he is about to be dealt. Instead of folding he holds his own.
Once he hits the county jail, he receives anonymous murder threats. So let the games begin, Jake decides to shut the tv down and give it to whomever in the jail want it but he is not and he repeats not going to be a sitting duck for no one!
One attempt after another on Jakes' life has not stopped his pursuit in the truth, they want war then its war its gone be is how Jake feels. Mr. Styles' made the character seem real, made you root for him thru out the entire story.
I highly recommend this book, the timeline was a little off is the only bad thing I can say about it. It has you actually routing for Jake to come out of it no matter how much dirt he has to do to survive.
Jake Billings was a legend for a reason. Jake seemed to have settled down from his wild and crazy days. He owned a successful store and had his girl Kim by his side. Suddenly, he finds himself back in prison. Jack plans to walk the straight and narrow in prison, but then he receives a mysterious letter threatening his life. Watching over his shoulder is not how Jake saw doing his bid. His life began to fall into a downward spiral. Jake ends up in a coma after an unsuccessful attempt was made on his life. Waking up in a hospital room two years later, Jake a.k.a. "Mr. Invincible" seems to cheat death several times. Numerous attempts are made on Jake's life. Not knowing who to trust and who his attackers were, Jake entered "Beast" mode. And with the pieces slowly coming together, Jake realizes deception, deceit and dishonor are staring him in the face. Will Jake be able to maintain the upper hand, or will his demise be unavoidable?
Kim had been down for Jake for years, standing and supporting him in good and bad times. They knew each other since they were teenagers. Feeling underappreciated, Kim joins a deadly alliance that can leave life-altering consequences. Reuniting with Jake after so many years, Kim has one ultimate goal. The problem is that Jake is unaware of her attentions. Will Kim succeed with her plan, or will the tables be turned on her with deadly results?
Paul Rosenberg was a well known attorney who had an exceptional win rate. Paul was also known for his shiesty tactics and schemes. Police officers, FBI agents, and crime bosses were all on his payroll. Paul was used to getting what he wanted...and when he wanted. Things go deadly wrong when a late-night rendezvous ends up in a bloody massacre. Jake ends up saving Paul's life, but couldn't save him from being violated in the worst way possible. Jake and Paul share a secret between each other, and if it were to ever be leaked, it would most certainly ruin Paul. Feeling vulnerable, Paul feels Jake is a threat, and the threat must be eliminated. Will Paul's plan go smoothly, or will there more hurdles in the road up ahead?
Styles P's Invincible takes you on a journey of a man who can't trust anyone. Just when he thinks things can't get worse, they do. For his first novel, Styles P gives us a lot of details and background information that lead up to the circumstances at hand. I could actually imagine exactly how and when it went down. At times, with some much going on in the novel, it was a bit confusing. But overall, Invincible had a good storyline.
Reviewed by Kristin for Urban Reviews
We meet Jake who is doing time in the infamous jail at Rikers Island. When he receives a death note he can't pin point where it comes from as he has done lots of dirt in the past. His girlfriend Kim has decided while she loves him she is not doing this bid with him so at this point if it wasn't for bad luck he would have no luck at all. When he gets into a jail house fight he ends up in a coma, when he wakes up 2 years later with limited memory the death threat is still there and now he can trust no one - friend or foe.
With the multitude of characters I loved the fact that none were useless and all are worthy of honorable mention. Author and I don't mind calling him that, author Styles P sums up the story and ties up all the loose ins. For those that don't know he wrote this story on his sidekick and he has since upgraded to a blackberry. I look forward to reading the story he's now writing on his blackberry.
ARC Book Club Inc.
5 star rating