Saturday, May 3, 2014

Review: Killing Ruby Rose (The Ruby Rose Series #1) by Jessie Humphries

Summary from Goodreads:

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?

My Review:

I managed to grab this book for $1.99 (plus I had a gift card so it was free), and it was worth every cent. Plus I got it before it went back to 4.99.

The main character Ruby Rose (the name is a little eh, but I still liked it) is pretty kick-ass, a character that reminded me of Buffy and Veronica Mars. The type that shows girls it is okay to like girly things and also be awesome fighters. There were a few characters that I did not care for in the book, but Ruby and Liam made up for that with all of their cuteness. 

The book kept me guessing all the way until the end, and I'm a big fan of books or any type of story line that makes me try to figure what is going to happen. 

The only thing I did not like about the book was some of the choices that the main character makes.

I recommend this to people who like action filled books, and a fun quick read.

Favorite Quotes:

"You know, Ruby, I should start calling you Rubik's Cube, because no matter how hard I try, I can never figure out what I'm supposed to do with you," Alana said. "And it's such a shame, because despite the fact that you're gone from being the slightly intimidating Brainiac Barbie to the totally antisocial Hermit Barbie-there are still several dudes I know who'd b willing to offer their shoulders to cry on...or their labs to sit on...or their lips to-" PG. 12.

"He was Dr. Frankenstein, and I was his monster-forever tainted by the shedding of so much blood." P. 170

My Rating:

Four and Half Out of Five Stars

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