When she wakes up with a concussion in the bed of a moving pickup truck, Ruth realizes she has been entered into a contest she can’t afford to lose.
At a remote, rotting cabin deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ruth’s blindfold comes off and ...more
Yup, this book was amazing, guys.
(and seriously, watch the video - I did another reenactment there!)
A summary of why the book's awesome:
- It's atmospheric. Guaranteed to put you on your toes. I mean, a psycho's out there; you can't let your guard down now, can you?!
- It's character-driven and plot-driven at the same time, which is actually a very ...more
If there's one charac ...more
We'll call this one closer to 3.5 stars, but I didn't feel right rounding up.
Right from the get-go, I'll be honest, I don't like Ruth's character very much. I found her to be arrogant, rude, and I got tired of the repe ...more
A thrilling, suspenseful book that had me holding my breath, gasping and every other reaction that came from the torrent of emotions I felt right alongside Ruth. This book took everything out of me and just writing this review is bringing it all back, leaving me reeling. So much went into it because it was more than just another thriller and the psychological aspects worked p ...more
Imagine waking up in the bed of an old, filthy truck, concussed, bound and blindfolded, disoriented and scared, only to realize that a near stranger took you from your family and friends, for reasons unknown, and that he’s taking you deep into the woods where no one will think to look for you. That is exactly what Ruthless puts us through on its very first pages, not caring how hard our hearts will beat or how scared we’ll be.
There can be no winner in the seemingly endless mind game that ensue ...more
Holy nightmare-inducing batman! Ruthless is one of THE best YA thriller books that I have read in a very long time. I read this one in a matter of hours and by the end, I just wanted someone to hold me and shield me from all the nightmares I was bound to have that night. Starting the book at 12 in the morning while everyone else was asleep was certainly a bad idea.
The book opened up in a big bang with the main character, Ruth, waking up with a concussion unable to see clearly around her on a mov ...more
Longer revi ...more
WOW. Holy crap, what a RIDE. I devoured this one in two sittings–I had to stop reading at night otherwise I would traumatised–and my head is still reeling from what just went down. Again, HOLY CRAP. I don’t think I’ve ever read a survival story like this! Right from the beginning, the action kicks in. There’s this constant feeling of dread with this book, because even though things look bright for a while, it all comes crashing down n ...more
Ruth “Ruthless” Carver finds her self in the back of a truck, barely conscious and unable to remember how she got there. The only thing she’s got going for her is her dogged determination to return to her family, alive and mostly unharmed. Her capturer, though, thinks otherwise. For him, “bad red-headed girls” like Ruth need to be punished.
And his punishment ends in h ...more
At the beginning of this book, Ruthless did exactly that.
I was fully engaged in the storyline and Ruth's chances of survival, but as the story progressed everything slowly went downhill- the plot began to drag and become almost boring at parts.
So unfortunately, overall, ...more
The way I found this book was via an email Goodreads sent me today. It was a good gambit. Ruth is a fighter. She is determined, headstron ...more
Her kidnapper is an old guy who’s decided that he needs to punish “bad girls” like Ruth. While Ruth has been horrible to people in the past, she is never blamed for what’s happening by the narrative, which I loved. Ruthless showcases how misogyny can grow into something truly terrifying.
The book kinda skipped over the whole she's-a-possible-sex-slave bit, and Ruth’s personal response to that, which annoyed me ...more
Review to come.
Diversity Rating: 0 - What Diversity?
In case you don’t know me very well, I’m always angry at the patriarchy for various reasons. Whether it’s men trying to explain things to me that I already know, them trying to tell me what I can and can’t do with my body, or when I stub my toe on something in my room, there’s always a reason for me to ...more
Ruth wakes up in a pickup truck, unaware of how she got there. She soon discovers that she was taken by a man, and he's transporting her to his cabin in the woods. Her captor thinks that he has the right to kidnap and "fix" or punish girls like Ruth, girls who are "bad". Ruth soon learns that he's done this at least six times before....none of the previous girls survived. Ruth, however, is determined that she will live and ...more
**I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Simon Pulse vie Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The expected publication is July 14th, 2015**
This story read a little bit different for me. Although the concept is not exactly unique, it is the first that I can recall that was written entirely in the first person. This kept the story focused entirely on Ruth and her situation and left out any other noise. It felt ...more
*Genre* Young Adult, Thriller
“I am Ruthless, and I’m no one to be trifled with.”
Ruthless is author Carolyn Lee Adams debut novel. It is a story that is brutal, as it is heartbreaking. 17-year old Ruth Carver wakes up in the back of a truck covered with straw and manure and a concussion from being knoc ...more
When I picked this up, I ha ...more
She was supposed to be his seventh victim. He may end up her first.
Ruthless is a fast paced, intense psychological thriller. An edge-of-your-seat experience that glues the reader to their book with breathless anticipation. Debut author Carolyn Lee Adams’s writing will hold you hostage until the last page. Unputdownable!
From the moment I saw Ruthless, with its dramatic cover and blurb, I knew I wanted to read and review it. I wanted to know more about Ruth. A cat-and-mouse game that boasts a
Ruth Carver is not a perfect heroine, not by a long shot. She’s a little full of herself, a little rude, and she is pretty much just obsessed with things that benefit her. She was willing to ...more
It's one thing to find yourself in a terrible situation like this but Ruth Carver truly is a unique young woman, one ...more
“Life isn't fair," comes the voice of Nana. She has told me that a thousand times. "What matters is how you handle it." I'm going to handle it by winning.”
Este libro ha sido un megamix de feelings la verdad cogi thriller para cambiar un poco de genero y al principio me costo porque describía todo tanto que era inevitable ponerme en la situacion y morirme de miedo pero Ruth no es así ella le hace honor a su nombre de Ruthless y en el momento que se da cuenta que ha sido secuestrada no descansa su ...more