Wednesday, December 31, 2014

In Which I Review My Year In Books + Giveaway

The year is just about over and now comes the time for looking back at all we've done over the past 365 days, and since this is a book blog I'm going to look back at all of the books I read this year.  First I'll start with some numbers, cause I'm a sucker for all of those infographic things (although mine aren't nearly as cool).

I read a total of 51 books this year.  You can see them all here. (That's just over half the total number that I read last year.)
This is how they broke down age group wise.

I didn't review any of the Adult/New Adult books, so that's a total of 35 reviews.  That's not so great...

What about by genre?
(All of these are only based on the YA books only)

I'm actually surprised by this cause I generally think of myself as more of a paranormal/fantasy/sci-fi lover.

This number could have been much higher, especially with all of the great debuts that came out this year. 
Apparently I also really liked Standalones.  And I started more series than I actually continued AND finished. Oops.

I also 
  • read 3 books that were not published in 2014
  • did not finish (read more than 100 pages of and didn't care for) 3 books (I started and did not finish more, but I mean to come back to those some point in time)
  • read 6 books that were self-published/indie-published (this is out of ALL the books I read)

Now that you have all of the numbers what about my favorites?

These are in alphabetical order, not in order by rank 
Also, please note that these books are just YA, not adult/new-adult

 Amity by Micol Ostow

Why?  Cause I'm a huge fan of the horror genre and the writing worked for me.  Also, it's pretty original.

My review

 Better off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

Why?  I adore friends to lovers stories and this one was just so adorable.

I wrote a review for this and I posted it but the internet ate it so...yeah.  I'll work on that.
Cress by Marissa Meyer

Why?  Rapunzel on a satellite.  That is all.

My reivew
 Don't Touch by Rachel M. Wilson

Why?  This was such a fantastic look at an anxiety disorder, and I really think we need more of them in YA (and adult) lit!

My review
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Why?  Despite being a super dark book the writing is just so pretty!  Also, the story! And yay for high fantasy for the YA group!

My review
 I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

Why?  The writing was beautiful, as was the story, and it shouldn't have worked but it TOTALLY did.

My review
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Why?  Because it was just so gosh-dang adorable.  Also, cameos from the previous two book's characters.

My review 
 On The Fence by Kasie West

Why?  Another friends to lovers story that really hit the spot.  I'm also a huge fan of the "one of the boys" cliche too.  This book is just filled with warm fuzzies.

My review
 The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Why?  A female anti-hero, that's why.

My Review
Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz       
Why?  It's a teen slasher flick in a book!  

Those are my top ten books for the year but because it's 2014 I've decided that there need to be 14 books on this list, so below are four extras that are part of the top 14, but not the top 10

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Split Second by Kasie West
The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner

Feel free to ask me about any adult/NA books I read in the comments, on the facebook page, or on twitter!

And now because I've read some awesome books this year I want to share them with you, so fill out the rafflecopter below and you're entered to win a copy of one of my top 10 14 favorite books!  And if you haven't read the first book in the series you can pick the first book, cause I love all of those ones too!  The giveaway will last until the last day I'm working, which is January 10!

The giveaway will be open internationally AS LONG AS the book depository ships to you.  
You can find out if they do here.

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*One last note, if I owe you a prize I will be mailing it not long after the 10th (and emailing you before then)!  I'm so sorry that it's taking me so long, I just REALLY hate going to the post office...also I'm kinda broke-ish.  

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Review - The Young Elites

Three years ago I read Marie Lu's debut novel, Legend, and I really enjoyed it, but for some reason despite buying the other two books in the series I never saw it through to the end.  This year when I heard that she had a new book coming out I decided it sounded like something I would enjoy and asked the publisher for a copy.  I received one but didn't end up getting to it before it came out, so I pushed it aside and said I would come back to it later.  That was a mistake, I wish I would have read this book so much sooner.  So often in books, YA lit especially, females are portrayed as delicate flowers or, when they're actually fully rounded, are still sweet and loving; they're good.  That's bull. The whole world is not rainbows and butterflies, some people are good, some people aren't, and some are just plain confused.  Adelina falls into the confused category, straddling the line between good and bad in a way that makes you slightly unsure of which side you're actually rooting for to win.  On top of Adelina, the main character, the cast of supporting characters was fantastic and I fell in love with almost all of them.  The other thing I adored was that Adelina was fragile.  So often we see characters as weak, especially females, for accepting help, but Lu has written Adelina in a way that while she appears fragile at some points she needs help and ends up accepting it while still coming off as a whole as someone who could kill you easily.  There's a distinct lack of that in YA lit, in anything at all actually, and it's something that I think is really important to highlight; that even strong people have to ask for help sometimes.  Overall I was just so thrilled with this book as a whole.  The twists and turns that Lu wove into the story-line were fantastic and I can honestly say that where the book ended up was not what I was expecting.  I will undoubtedly read book two when it comes out and would recommend this book to just about anyone.  I want to say that I had some trouble getting into the book at first, it was heavy in a way that's hard to describe but that might have had something to do with the fact that this book constitutes as a high-fantasy novel, which can be slightly more bulky than other novels.  There are also some dark scenes in the book that might not be appropriate for those under the age of 14, but that being said it was spectacular.

4.5/5 dust spirits

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Review - Melt

Usually I do not read self published books but when I was just starting out as a blogger an author sent me a copy of her newest YA novel for me to read, and being who I am I decided to read it.  What I found was a really good, emotional novel that I would never have found if I hadn't taken that chance, so when that same author asked me to read her upcoming YA release I decided that I would take that chance again.  When it comes to books with difficult subject manners (this one deals with child abuse and drug and alcohol abuse) I usually find that it takes me a while to get through them because they're so intense.  Now, while this book is intense, quite intense actually, I didn't find it difficult to read at all.  In fact despite the slightly strange formatting (which might have been because it was an early uncorrected copy) and jarring voice of the male POV (which made sense in terms of the story) it was a really quick read.  I found that the pages just flew by and I was invested in what was going to happen to the characters next.  I also loved being able to see things from both character's POV, and trust me when I say there was no mistaking one character for another, which I know can be a big problem for some people.  There was one thing that was slightly irritating but after thinking about it I realized that for the character it made sense.  That was the fact that the female character seemed a little young, but like I said after giving it some thought I realized that it wasn't as big of a problem as I thought it was, that it fit with the idea of the character.  Overall I was very pleased with this book and I'm interested in seeing what happens to the characters next.  Like I said I don't rarely read self published books, and even rarer do I recommend them to people, but this book managed to touch me in just a way that makes me think I will be thinking about it for quite some time, and on top of that it's a quick read that sets itself apart from other things that are currently on shelves.

Out November 6, 2014

4/5 dust spirits

*Thanks to Selene for providing me with an early copy of this book in return for an honest review.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Review - Killer Instinct

There's almost nothing I love more than a good murder mystery, whether it be on TV, the big screen, or on a page, so last year when I heard about a book that was basically Criminal Minds with teenagers I knew I had to read it.  I devoured the first one and was very pleasantly surprised by the novel as a whole and the fact that I didn't see who the killer was from page one, so when I heard there was going to be a second book in the series I knew I had to get my hands on it.  So often I find that the second book in a series inevitably leads to heartbreak one way or another but that, thankfully, didn't happen.  Dare I say it I think that I actually enjoyed this book more than the first one in the series.  Everything was ramped up in this sequel, the romance, the intrigue, the death, and the gore. With the consequences of the first book really starting to show up at the very beginning the stage is set for a novel that could very well have ended up being a flop but with Barnes introducing a character we had only just heard about in book one everything changes and gets much, much darker.  Again we got to see inside the mind of the killer and look through their eyes as they methodically carried out their plan, but we also got a glimpse of a killer behind bars who, arguably, could be one of the top serial murderers in the YA world (and might be able to hold that title in the real world as well).  I think it's also important to point out that while this book could have been so dark Barnes managed to keep it light with her entertaining cast of main characters who we get to learn more about.  Overall I'm ridiculously pleased with the outcome of this book and would recommend it to anyone who has a thing for YA and criminal dramas (especially Criminal Minds).  As for the rest of the series I hope that there will be at least two more books (although if we're being honest there's probably only going to be one more), but regardless of how many books there are left I can't wait to return to this world with these characters because even the ones I disliked I still wound up liking!  Bravo Barnes for a great second-in-a-series novel, and I do believe you have found your calling writing YA murder mysteries!

Out November 4, 2014

4.5/5 dust spirits

*Thanks to Disney-Hyperion for providing me with an ARC of this book in return for an honest review

Saturday, November 1, 2014

YA Horror/Thriller Spooktacular Wrap-up

The month of October is finally over, and with it the first ever YA horror/thriller Spooktacular!  There were 22 days of interviews and just about as many giveaways, some of which are still running so be sure to check those out!  What I have for you today, the day after Halloween, is a list of other books to check out if you, like me, are a fan of the horror/thriller genre.  These are books that came out earlier this year or will come out next year but for whatever reason I was unable to get an interview with the author, or a reply for an interview.  Just because I wasn't able to feature these authors I think their books sound interesting enough/were good enough that I think you should all check them out as well, and at the very bottom there's a small list of pre-2014 YA horror/thriller books to check out too!

2014 titles

2015 (and one 2014)


Thank you so much to everyone who has taken part in this year's YA horror/thriller spooktacular and like I said above be sure to check out the remaining open giveaways, many of them run for at least another week and are ARCs of books that won't be out for several months yet!  Leave a link with a YA horror/thriller book I may have missed/that you loved for an extra entry in the giveaway from the very start!

Friday, October 31, 2014

YA Horror/Thriller Spooktacular Day 22 - Damage Done

For the final day of October, Halloween, I have a special treat for you all!  That would be an interview with a debut author whose cover reveal was just two days ago!  Please welcome Amanda Panitch to the blog!

Peace, Love, Teen Fiction:  This is your debut novel so hopefully this questions isn’t too tiring yet, can you sum up your book in up to 10 words?
Amanda Panitch:  Julia tries, but can't escape the repercussions of her brother's murders.

PLTF:  Sometimes the most frightening of all things is human nature itself, why did you decide to go contemporary when you very well could have gone paranormal?
AP:  I love fantasy and the paranormal, but in this book I wanted to explore evil and love in a real-world setting. I'd classify Damage Done as a psychological thriller rather than horror, but I still think it's pretty scary that the things that happen in the book could actually happen in real life.

PLTF:  What do you think causes people, like Julia’s brother, to do horrible things?
AP:  That's a question that's very much explored in the book! Sometimes it can be something that's innate, sometimes circumstances collide and push someone into doing something evil. Sometimes doing nothing can be the most horrible thing.

PLTF:  How do you write a convincing story when you have a narrator who may not be able to believe what it is they’re seeing?
AP:  When Julia starts to see faces from her past, she thinks she's going crazy. She's not sure whether or not these people are actually there, and it's that which spurs her to investigate. The book is told closely from her point of view, so she's shaping everything she sees - I hope I succeeded in making the story convincing.

PLTF:  What’s next?
AP:  Damage Done was part of a two-book deal, so next up is a second YA stand-alone psychological thriller, this one set in an amusement park. It's a much more personal book than Damage Done, since I spent two summers as a teenager working at Six Flags Great Adventure and met my first love there (though I was fortunate in that nobody went missing from the park that summer, which does happen in the book!).  

Lightning round

1.    On a scale of 1 to 10 how scary is your book?
You'll have to tell me! 

2.   If you were a character in your book would you survive?
To be honest, probably not. I like to think I'd save the day, but I'd probably just freeze up and cry.

3.    Favorite scary movie?
I don't like scary movies. 

4.     Favorite Halloween candy?
I always liked Nerds. And Airheads. If it's true that you are what you eat, hopefully I managed to use each one to cancel the other out.

5.     What were you last year for Halloween or what do you plan on being this year?
I have this pair of silver hanging skeleton earrings I love that I can really only wear on Halloween, so I look forward to it every year!

This or That

1.     Keep secrets or tell everything?
Keep secrets. 

2.     Stay where it happened or move?
Depending on the event, I'd probably want to pull a Julia and move.

3.     Experience it firsthand or deal with the aftermath?
Depends on what happened. Poor Julia had to do both.

4.     Search for the truth or leave it be?
The truth, always.

5.     Tricks or treats?

22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after.

Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend.

After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and a memory of those twenty-two minutes that refuses to come into focus. At least, that’s what she tells the police.

Now that she’s Lucy Black, her fresh start has attracted the attention of one of the hottest guys in school. And someone much more dangerous. She thought her brother’s crimes were behind her. But now she’s being forced to confront the dark secrets she thought were safely left behind. How far will Julia go to keep her slate clean?

One thing is clear: The damage done can never be erased. It’s only just beginning. . . .

OUT JULY 21, 2015

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Amanda Panitch grew up next to an amusement park in New Jersey and went to college next to the White House in Washington, DC. Amanda now resides in New York City where she works in book publishing by day, writes by night, and lives under constant threat of being crushed beneath giant stacks of books.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

YA Horror/Thriller Spooktacular Day 22 - The Rules + Giveaway

The day before the last day of October I have for you two New York Times bestselling authors!  They're both veteran horror authors and this isn't the first time they've worked together.  Who are they?  Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie!

Peace, Love, Teen Fiction:  Basics first, can each of you sum up The Rules in only 10 words?

Debbie Viguie:  Edge of your seat scare fest that leaves you guessing.
Nancy Holder:    If you scream, the killer will know where you are.

PLTF:  The title of the book, The Rules, obviously corresponds to a large aspect of the plot.  What are your rules?

DV:  Mine personally: Never turn your back on danger. Know when to fight and when to run. Warn your friends when they can’t see the danger but you can.
NH:            - If someone scares you, don’t be polite. Move the                       hell away.
   - If you can’t get away, scream “Fire!” like crazy and kick their ass!
   - Never piss off Debbie Viguié.
PLTF:   Did you do any kind of research to get the killings or the killer to seem real?  And if so what were some of the things you searched for?

DV:  We’ve both racked up a pretty high body count in the books we write together and the ones we write apart. At different points in the past I’ve done research for other books, but not for this one specifically.
NH:    OMG, how many times did I watch the most perfect YA teen thriller ever? The narrative pace of Scream is in my marrow. I love you, Kevin Williamson. I also did a ton of research on Northern California and canneries. Debbie and I are both from the Bay Area so that helped a lot!

PLTF:   How did you decide who needed to die to keep the story going?  Were there any characters you ended up wishing you didn’t have to kill off?
DV:  In every great scary story of this type you need to kill off characters, particularly ones whose deaths will traumatize the protagonist, the reader, or both. There were some characters I felt bad for when we killed them off, but none that I’d go back and save if I had the chance.
NH:    DIE, SUCKAS! I feel bad every time I kill a character…but it has never stopped me.

PLTF:  What’s next?

DV:  Tons of things! Later next summer I have the first book in my Robin Hood Demon’s Bane trilogy coming out. I’m co-writing that series with James R. Tuck. I am in the middle of writing a teen thriller called Never Have I Ever. I’m putting the finishing touches on five books for three of my other continuing series. NH:   and I are also working on another project together, but we can’t say anything about that just yet!
NH:    I’m working on novels based on the TV show Beauty and the Beast. The first one, titled Vendetta, will be out in November. Also in November is a new anthology of pastiches and homages to Sherlock Holmes, called In the Company of Sherlock Holmes. I have a Lovecraft story narrated by my soulmate, Edgar Allan Poe, in Out of Tune and a reprint in Halloween Tales,  a charity anthology out from the Los Angeles chapter of the Horror Writers Association (my home chapter. SHOUTOUT.) Also a bunch of short fiction coming out from IDW. I’m also an editor and comic book writer for Moonstone Books, and we have some truly exciting projects coming in 2015.

Lightning round
1.     On a scale of 1 to 10 how scary is your book?

DV:  9
NH:    11, baby!

2.     If you were a character in your own book would you survive?

DV:  Totally!
NH:    Dude, I’d be the killer.

3.     Favorite scary movie?

DV:  Scream
NH:    Scream! A couple of years ago on Halloween I was driving up my street and a person in a Scream costume was standing in my driveway, in full Ghostface pose, and wouldn’t move. IT WAS AWESOME.

4.     Favorite Halloween candy?

DV:  Candy Corn!
NH:    Heath bars!

5.     What were you last year for Halloween or what do you plan on being this year?

DV:  Last year Tonto. This year Anna from Frozen.
NH:    once a zombie, always a zombie.

This or that

1.     Saw or I Know What You Did Next Summer?

DV:  I Know What You Did

2.     Serial killer or paranormal entity?

DV:  paranormal entity
NH:    Serial killer who is best friends with a paranormal entity

3.     Reliable or unreliable narrator(s)?

DV:  reliable
NH:    UNreliable!

4.     Scavenger hunts or mazes?

DV:  scavenger hunts
NH:    Mazes!

5.     Tricks or treats?

DV:  Treats!
NH:    Cash or expensive jewelry!

Narrated by alternating unreliable narrators, this dark thriller will have readers on the edge of their seats. No one is safe and everyone is a suspect. It's Saw meets I Know What You Did Last Summer.

Junior Robin Brisset has no idea what she's in for when she accepts an invitation to one of Callabrese High's most exclusive parties. And when the trademark scavenger hunt begins, Robin must go against every rule she's lived by to survive.

OUT JUNE 23, 2014

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Debbie Viguié is the New York Times Bestselling author of over a dozen novels including the Wicked series and the new Crusade series co-authored with Nancy Holder.  Much of Debbie’s writing has a dark edge to it, including her retold fairy tales, her latest being Violet Eyes, a retelling of The Princess and the Pea.  In addition to her epic dark fantasy work Debbie also writes thrillers including The Psalm 23 Mysteries and the upcoming Kiss trilogy.  When Debbie isn’t busy writing she enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, visiting theme parks.  They live in Florida with their cat, Schrödinger.

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Nancy Holder is a multiple award-winning, New York Times bestselling author (the Wicked Series). Her two new dark young adult dark fantasy series are Crusade and Wolf Springs Chronicles. She has won five Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers Association, as well as a Scribe Award for Best Novel (Saving Grace: Tough Love.) Nancy has sold over eighty novels one hundred short stories, many of them based on such shows as Highlander, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and others. She lives in San Diego with her daughter, Belle, two corgis, and three cats.

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The lovely people at Delecort (Nancy and Debbie's publisher for The Rules) have given me an ARC of the book to give away to one person on the blog!  Since the publisher is in the US this contest will be open to US and Canada only and will run for two weeks, all you have to do is enter the giveaway via the rafflecopter below!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

YA Horror/Thriller Spooktacular Day 21 - Ruthless + Giveaway

For today's interview I have another debut author for you, this one was actually born on Halloween though, so it's pretty fitting that she ended up writing YA horror!  I'm excited to present to you Carolyn Lee Adams

Peace, Love, Teen Fiction:  Easy question first, Ruthless in up to 10 words. 

Carolyn Lee Adams: One Tough Girl vs Serial Killer/Unforgiving Wilderness.

     PLTF:  Your book has a serial killer in it (which I love).  Was he inspired by any real-life ones? 

     CLA:  Growing up south of Seattle, I was deeply impacted by Gary Ridgway, aka, The Green River Killer. He dumped bodies less than a mile from my house. Years later, skeletal remains were found in the ditch alongside my horse’s pasture. Despite his ominous presence, I was still allowed to play in a vast tract of wilderness behind our house. I guess my mom was like, “Oh, the Green River Killer? He abducts prostitutes from the airport. My daughter will be fine. He doesn’t go for third graders.” I kid because I love. I’m very glad I got to run free as a child. And, you know, I didn’t wind up dead, so all’s well that ends well. In any case, Gary definitely warped my brain, as he did all the kids I went to school with. If you want to read more about Gary and me, including the possibly psychic dream I had about him, check out this blog post called, “A Story About a Nightmare.”

PLTF:  The setting for a novel like this is just as important as the characters, how did you pick where your killer would take Ruth? 
     CLA:  I spent four years working as a trailblazer and guide in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Some days I simply wandered around, often by myself, searching out potential new trails. Other days I’d cut or maintain trails. But most of my time was spent on horseback, leading riders through the wilderness. The Blue Ridge Mountains cover a lot of ground, from Georgia to Pennsylvania. I only explored a little corner of it, but I knew that area like the back of my hand. 

PLTF:  What does ruthless mean to you? (The book or the word itself. Or both.) 

     CLA:  The book works as a metaphor for me on a couple of levels. Firstly, I wrote it as I was going through a difficult time in my life. I’d been working on another project, The Book of Ezra, when Ruthless came along. I actually dreamt the first three chapters. Upon waking, I knew I had to write this story, even though it seemed like a very bad idea to abandon my WIP. Moreover, I didn’t think anything would come of Ruthless. I wrote it because I had to write it. I was almost to the end of the book when I realized, “Wait a minute, much like my protagonist, I too am struggling to overcome some very trying circumstances. It’s almost as if these two things could be related.” (I’m super quick on the uptake.) Looking at it from a wider angle, Ruthless also represents my “never give up” mentality. I’ve spent the majority of my adult life working for very little money either with horses or as a manual laborer or in other random jobs. It took a very long time, fourteen years, but I eventually made good on my dream to become a writer.   

PLTF:  What’s next? 

     CLA:  I still dream of finding a publisher for The Book of Ezra. It is a horror set in an 1890’s Upstate New York asylum and poorhouse. Very Edgar Allan Poe. It is big and ambitious and still needs revision, but it’s my favorite thing I’ve ever written. I also have a contemporary thriller more along the lines of Ruthless I’m working on, as well as rom-com that currently exists as a screenplay. (I spend my days writing novels and my nights working as a stand-up comedian, so writing comedy comes naturally to me.) Because I went to USC Film School and majored in screenwriting, I have screenplays and television pilots I’ve written. It’d be awesome to find some of those guys a home.

Lightning round
1.     On a scale of 1 to 10 how scary is your book?
     Holy cats. I have no idea! To me, it’s a 4, but some of my beta readers would definitely give it a 9.

2.     If you were a character in your book would you survive?


3.     Favorite scary movie? 
     The Exorcist. Now THAT’s a 10 on the scary meter.  

4.     Favorite Halloween candy?

     Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!

5.     What were you last year for Halloween or what do you plan on being this year? 

     Halloween is my birthday, so I go all out. My favorite costume ever was from when I was 12. I went as The Elephant Man. It was awesome. Had a bag over my head with one eye hole, the works. I may reprise that costume.

This or that
1.     Bundy or Ridgeway?
     Ridgway. Ultimately, I believe his low IQ protected him from detection. Bundy was brilliant but arrogant. Like a con artist, he wanted credit for his crimes and bought into the myth of his own infallibility. Ridgway was simplistic in the way a Great White shark is simplistic. That simplicity made him the more effective apex predator.

2.     Run or fight? - 

     Both. Also, hide. Also, cooperate. Also, everything. Whatever it takes.

3.     Black or white? 


4.     Mountains or the woods? 


5.     Tricks or treats? 

     Tricks. They’re more memorable.

Ruth Carver has always competed like her life depends on it. Ambitious. Tough. Maybe even mean. It’s no wonder people nicknamed her Ruthless.

When she wakes up with a concussion in the bed of a moving pickup truck, she 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 she comes face-to-face with her captor. A man who believes his mission is to punish bad girls like Ruth. A man who has done this six times before.

The other girls were never heard from again, but Ruth won’t go down easy. She escapes into the wilderness, but her hunter is close at her heels. That's when the real battle begins. That's when Ruth must decide just how far she’ll go in order to survive.

Back home, they called her Ruthless. They had no idea just how right they were.

OUT JULY 14, 2015

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Carolyn Lee Adams is originally from the Seattle area, breeding ground of serial killers and those who write about them. She attended USC Film School and graduated with a BFA in screenwriting. RUTHLESS (Simon Pulse, Summer 2015) is her first novel. When she isn't exploring the dark side of human nature in her writing, you'll find her on stage as a stand-up comedian. Because those things go together.
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