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?
Oh, wow, what a great, fantastic book! I totally enjoyed reading this book, Ruby was just so smart, and the twist at the end was just pretty great, and that it was piled on her in one big lump, yeah, that was just not fun for Ruby to find out, but yeah, so good!
This was such a great book, that someone, somehow, knew about her "filthy five" and decided to make a choice between the lives of increasingly close people to her, or the filthy five, so of course she picks the non-filthy five.
There was tons of great action in this book, from saving the little girl, saving her friend and potential boyfriend, to the point where I was thinking that the rest of the book was going to be dealing with the fallout of the current events, because these scenes felt like the high action point, but yeah, the action got even higher, so the ending was just, wow!
Loved these characters, dealing with the mystery of who D. Silver is, how he seems to put her in trouble, and then take her out of it, and why that turned out to be, how her dad's training helped her, why she's afraid of bars, and yeah, there were some really great twists there!
I really loved this book, hope I can read the sequel when it comes out!!!
Author: Jessie Humphries
Series: The Ruby Rose Series #1
Read: May 13th, 2014
Source: Copy for Review for the Tour
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a DAC Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book!
Published: May 1st 2014
Jessie Humphries was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. She received a BA from San Diego State University, where she cultivated her love of the beach, then lived in France, where she cultivated her weakness for shoes, and finally earned a law degree from UNLV, where she cultivated her interest in justice. After practicing law for several years she began writing, and, appropriately, her debut novel Killing Ruby Rose is a thriller about vigilante justice set in sunny southern California with a shoe-obsessed protagonist. Jessie currently writes and practices law in Las Vegas, where she lives with her husband and children.
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