Sunday, October 19, 2014

[Book Review] Killing Ruby Rose by Jessie Humphries

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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?

Killing Ruby Rose could have been explained as a YA mystery thriller. But we all know that YA means teenagers which equals high school, kissing boys, and curfew. So imagine the clash of all of these things plus bad guys that are cold hearted killers. This made me very very skeptical. 

Story begins when Ruby Rose is doing some spying on a bad guy. After her dad was killed on a mission, she's sure that someone had something to do with it and she decides to go after some of the bad guys that her dad was trying to put away. So she starts watching over them. Her own Filthy Five. Murderers, rapists, and kidnappers who somehow got away from justice and still on the streets. 

When she gets set up by a mystery guy, her whole life changes. She can't just be in the shadows anymore because every news channel thinks she's a murderer. Now the Filthy Five is starting to fall off the Earth one by one and someone is making her pull that trigger time after time. 

Did I like it? Yes I would say I really did. Even though she was immature and always tried to look for the most stupidest decision that she could have possibly made, the story was still appealing. Author really made the action stand out. If it's not for it, I wouldn't have been very happy with the book because of the main character.