Still reeling from the heartbreaking events that unfolded on Grissom Island, Ruby Rose is trying to come to terms with the fact that she's gone from a vigilante in killer shoes to a stone-cold killer. Everyone from her therapist to her smoking-hot boyfriend keeps trying to convince her that she hasn't crossed over to the dark side, but Ruby isn't so sure. It doesn't help that her nemesis, Detective “Mastermind” Martinez, is still out there, waiting for another chance to take her down.
When an alleged CIA agent named Skryker shows up and asks for a meeting, Ruby figures it just means more questions about her case. But he has information of an entirely different nature and a job offer: join an elite force of young assassins, including Skryker's right-hand guy, Quinn Donovan. Quinn is distractingly charming, handsome—and deadly. Ruby resists becoming a killer again, but as she becomes more ensnared in a web of deceit, no one around her is safe.
So this picks up about 5 months after the ending of Killing Ruby Rose, and yeah, it's different then Killing, a bit, because they know why the bad guy is doing what he's doing, and who is is. And then Skryker happens. Oh, and so does Quinn.
This book dives right into the action, with a bomb, and yeah, it pretty much never stops! That was something that I liked in Killing, and continued to like here, and it wasn't meaningless violence, either. There were points to it, whether good ones or bad ones!
I really enjoyed Quinn, though he basically signalled a change, one that I didn't want to like, but ended up pretty good-Liam pretty much joining the dark side, and yeah, that lost chance. But yeah, Quinn was there, and he was really entertaining!
I really enjoyed the mystery in this book, because hey, the CIA was watching Martinez, but didn't stop him? That raised a few red flags. And yeah, that led to the ending, with the teens being blackmailed into helping the CIA, which is not a good position to be in! Can't wait till they get out of it!
Favourite lines: "If my mom only knew how close Liam and I had become in the last few months, she'd die. Then rise from the grave to have him arrested again." This is just so funny! Loved it a lot!
Yes, this was an excellent sequel, and yeah, I really want more!
Author: Jessie Humphries
Series: Ruby Rose #2
Read: October 30th, 2014
Source: Elena Johnson Book Tour Review Copy!
Reason Why: Loved the first book! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book and a WoW Book!
Published: October 28th 2014
Hey, I'm Jessie. Full-time Mother, Part-time Attorney, Half-witted Writer, Full-blown Lunatic. Represented by the fabulous Sarah Davies of Greenhouse Literary. My debut, KILLING RUBY ROSE, will be published by Amazon Children's Publishing Summer 2013.
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