Today is the day! KILLING RUBY ROSE by Jessie Humphries is officially out in the world. Right now Jessie is super busy being a ‘rock star’ as she gets ready for her big launch weekend. If you live in Utah, you better have plans to be jumping in the car and heading over there.
If not, I’m sure she’ll give us all the juicy details on her blog and of course, you must order the book. (I’m shameless, I know) I’ve got my kindle AND paperback copy (actually the paperback is in transit as we speak! *checking mailbox one more time*)
If you haven’t heard what KILLING RUBY ROSE is about, here is the blurb from Amazon:
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?
Yep, it’s as amazing as it sounds. If you love a strong female lead and murder mystery, this book is right up your alley. Plus this book is literally EXPLODING on Amazon already!
Here’s my review:
KILLING RUBY ROSE is a murder mystery full of unexpected twists and turns and I loved the emotional journey Humphries took me on. But this book has much more to it than mystery, intrigue and a very hot guy. Ruby is a character that has depth and I found myself able to identify with her struggles and emotions as I followed her through the horrifying journey she went on. Ruby has spunk and attitude, yet she’s smart and witty and oh so funny in how she loves to name everything. I felt as if Ruby was my best friend by the time I finished this novel.
I especially love how this is a book, while written for teens, is something that I as an adult enjoyed. The story lingered with me long after I read those final lines. I’ve already pre-ordered my paperback copy to display on my bookshelf and I can’t wait for book 2 so I can see where Ruby’s adventures take her next.
This book gets a 5 plus star review from me.
Besides being talented, smart, stunningly beautiful and a creative person, Jessie is an amazing friend in about 5 million ways. I’m absolutely thrilled to wish KILLING RUBY ROSE the very best and success.