Waiting on Wednesday #15: Killing Ruby Rose

Veronica Mars meets Dexter? I’m in. I can’t wait to read Killing Ruby Rose by Jessie Humphries.

When Ruby Roses’s LAPD SWAT sergeant father dies, her mom puts her into therapy to help her through the trauma. After 6 months of seeing a psychiatrist, Ruby Rose decides to take her healing into her own hands–by continuing her father’s work and going after the bad guys herself. When she succeeds and kills a murder, she catches the attention of the wrong person and ends up being hunted down. Ruby Rose has to figure out who it is before things get worse.

This debut novel by Jessie Humphries sounds like a lot of fun! I like the idea of a girl taking on the work of her SWAT sergeant father and getting herself in too deep. My only hope is that her schemes aren’t half-baked or thoughtless–I hope she’s conniving and clever (a bit like Veronica Mars).

Killing Ruby Rose by Jessie Humphries

Release Date: May 1, 2014killing ruby rose by jessie humphries

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?


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About Kimberly

Kimberly is a Reference Librarian at her local library in Texas. She loves reading Young Adult and Teen Literature.

9 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #15: Killing Ruby Rose”

  1. Nobody says :

    This sounds really good and if it’s done right I think I could probably love it! Great pick! =)


    • Kimberly says :

      Yeah, I’m just hoping it IS done right. It’s so disappointing when a book has a good premise but doesn’t live up to it. I have high hopes for this one, though!

      Thanks for stopping by! :D


  2. Michelle Sedeño says :

    Cool, hope you enjoy this one! I’m not sure if it’s for me. :)

    Here’s my Wednesday post.


  3. Sandra says :

    I just added this to my tbr. It sounds like it is going to be a great series. Thanks for sharing.


  4. A Canadian Girl says :

    I really love the idea of this one but hope that the MC is smart and not very impulsive too. Otherwise, I’m just going to get angry at her. Great pick!


  5. Georgia May says :

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Sounds good!


  6. Catherine @ Book Club Librarian says :

    I like the sound of this one and will be adding it to my wish list.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy reading!


  7. Jess @ bookrookreviews.com says :

    This one sounds REALLy interesting. Thank you for sharing!! (Also, love the fact that it takes place in LA! /LA girl)

    My WoW


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