Title: Killing Ruby Rose
Author: Jessie Humphries
Genre: Young Adult Thriller
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“In sunny Southern California, seventeen-year-old Ruby Rose is known for her killer looks and her killer SAT scores. But ever since her dad, an LAPD SWAT sergeant, died, she’s also got a few killer secrets.
To cope, Ruby has been trying to stay focused on school (the top spot in her class is on the line) and spending time with friends (her Jimmy Choos and Manolo Blahniks are nothing if not loyal). But after six months of therapy and pathetic parenting by her mom, the District Attorney, Ruby decides to pick up where her dad left off and starts going after the bad guys herself.
When Ruby ends up killing a murderer to save his intended victim, she discovers that she’s gone from being the huntress to the hunted. There’s a sick mastermind at play, and he has Ruby in his sights. Ruby must discover who’s using her to implement twisted justice before she ends up swapping Valentino red for prison orange.
With a gun named Smith, a talent for martial arts, and a boyfriend with eyes to die for, Ruby is ready to face the worst. And if a girl’s forced to kill, won’t the guilt sit more easily in a pair of Prada peep-toe pumps?”
Do you have Amazon Prime? If you do, then you can read this book for FREE this month. It’s part of the Kindle First program, which allows Amazon Prime members to choose one of four new releases to read each month before they become available to the public. Sounds pretty sweet, right?! This is the first time I’ve tried it and I was pleasantly surprised.
Killing Ruby Rose is a young adult thriller, romance and chick lit all rolled into one. Ruby Rose is a genius Barbie-like heroine who sets out to find justice after her dad is murdered. The plot is interesting and there are a few twists toward the end that took me by surprise. Sometimes it didn’t seem realistic (Ruby might have been a little more believable if she was a twenty-something college student instead of a seventeen-year-old honor roll high school student), but it was a great first novel by this new author. Whether you have Amazon Prime or not, if you like books in this genre then read it.
I would recommend it for older teens as there is some language, romantic situations and quite a bit of violence.