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  • Title: The Cruelty
  • Author: Scott Bergstrom
  • ISBN: 9781250108180
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Gwendolyn Bloom s father vanishes, she sets off on a journey she never bargained for Traveling under a new identity in a world of assassins, spies, and criminal masterminds, she uncovers a disturbing truth To bring her father back alive, she must become every bit as cruel as the men holding him captive.Taken meets The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Bourne IdentWhen Gwendolyn Bloom s father vanishes, she sets off on a journey she never bargained for Traveling under a new identity in a world of assassins, spies, and criminal masterminds, she uncovers a disturbing truth To bring her father back alive, she must become every bit as cruel as the men holding him captive.Taken meets The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Bourne Identity in The Cruelty, Scott Bergstrom s action packed debut thriller optioned for film by Jerry Bruckheimer.This program includes a bonus interview with the author.
    The Cruelty When Gwendolyn Bloom s father vanishes she sets off on a journey she never bargained for Traveling under a new identity in a world of assassins spies and criminal masterminds she uncovers a distur

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    1. DNF.This book felt soulless, like it was written from a how to YA recipe book Here are the steps Step 1 Introduce main characterUnfortunately, the main character, Gwen had zero personality I assume that the fact that she wears red Doc Martens is meant to signify to the reader that she has a deeply rebellious nature Yawn She is tall and thick waisted with a rectangular nose Uh what kind of weird description is that She also thinks about the color of her own hair also red, dyed while at school, wh [...]

    2. This would be a good, solid book with a nice plot and character development, if it weren t about a teenaged girl There are no real plot spoilers below, though I do point at some specifics in this review.It smacks of first novel , overwritten in some parts slow in the beginning around things and people that don t end up meaning much in my view, and weirdly descriptive about New York in negative ways that are curious and jumping from one setting to another in a confusing way how does the main char [...]

    3. I m pretty sure there are plenty morally complicated YA books for me to read, so I won t need this one So thanks, but no thanks, sir I suggest you actually try reading a few YA books before you make a statement such as this I d be happy to give you a list of morally complicated YA books.

    4. 4 STARSThe hardest part about not believing in God isn t knowing there s no heaven.It s knowing there s no hell.The thing with human trafficking is, it has been glamorized beyond recognition in contemporary romance it has started to sound like an appealing way to meet your one true pair Such a horrible reality has been fluffed out by exceptionally attractive, kinky and ruthless alpha heroes with a heart of gold in fiction that it has started to become a selling point in books.This is not that ki [...]

    5. It lost me at the sexist bullshit Also a female protagonist who s chubby and does not accept the patriarchy imposed standards of beauty but her quest imposes her to become standard beautifully lean Because god help us if less than perfectly thin women are portrayed as being athletic and physically strong note strongmen are all chubby and heavy set they re also the strongest humans on earth, because the chub serves to protect the inner organs There is no reason why this couldn t have been applied [...]

    6. DNF at page 100I was really excited to read this book I thought the premise sounded interesting and author drama aside, I went into the book with an open mind Sadly, this wasn t for me.I couldn t connect with Gwendolyn She s obviously way smarter than I am, but I am 100% on board with that Annnnnd at the same time, I think that s where I started to lose interest The story doesn t read like YA I constantly put it down and would take days between picking it back up At one point, I went to look at [...]

    7. When her diplomat father is kidnapped and the U.S Government is unable to help, 17 year old Gwendolyn Bloom sets off across the sordid underbelly of Europe to rescue him Following the only lead she has the name of a Palestinian informer living in France she plunges into a brutal world of arms smuggling and human trafficking As she journeys from the slums of Paris, to the nightclubs of Berlin, to the heart of the most feared crime family in Prague, Gwendolyn discovers that to survive in this new [...]

    8. Marked as DNF 9 19 16 I agreed to read THE CRUELTY before I even knew about the author controversy when the publisher asked me if I would be interested I truly had no idea what had happened with the author and agreed to read the book since an international mystery sounded right up my alley Still not knowing the drama, I managed to read a few chapters before I got that rude awakening I have to say Finding out that an author who wrote a YA book totally puts down YA books in general did not help my [...]

    9. Ah yes, you are the chosen one who will elevate the YA genre I mean it s not like your financial success could have anything with your background as an ad executive or anything.

    10. Hmm what to say about this book I received it from the publisher in exchange for an honest review and I agreed to read it before I found out about all of the controversy surrounding this author and his comments about YA When an author writes a YA novel and proceeds to throw the entire genre under the bus, it s hard to not take that personal as a reader who loves YA Despite this, I tried to go in with an open mind The premise sounded intriguing and reminded me of a reverse Taken That being said T [...]

    11. Full review with links to source articles on The Bent Bookworm This book has already had a lot of buzz, mainly because of the author s condescending and inflammatory comments about YA in general I have a LOT of thoughts on his comments and general attitude, but I tried I really, really tried to not let my view of the author color the book I agreed to the review before knowing anything about all the drama, so I felt like that was only fair Usually when I try a new author, debut or not, I don t re [...]

    12. I would like to thank the publishers for sending me The Cruelty in paperback to review The story is a little heartbreaking Gwendolyn Bloom s mother was killed the official cause of death was with fourteen stab wounds to chest and neck After her mothers death she started gymnastics When her diplomat father is kidnapped, Gwendolyn seems to be the only one with the will and determination to find him I did find this book hard to get into The book is designed well in a bright red cover and when the b [...]

    13. Un thriller tenebroso, adictivo y muy interesante que acaba cayendo en clich s y con un personaje con el que es dif cil de conectar Si la protagonista hubiera sido otra quiz s la historia hubiera sido mejor.Rese a completa en THE BEST READ YET BLOG

    14. Trigger warnings murder, human trafficking, attempted rape, violence Lots and lots of violence.This book wast at all what I expected I mean, it WAS what I expected in that it s about a teenage girl whose diplomat father is kidnapped and she runs off to Europe to try and find him What I didn t expect How fucking dark this was going to be Like This is a young adult book And yet in it, the main character Runs away to Europe Learns Krav Maga Stabs some people Murders a bunch of people Is nearly rape [...]

    15. Have you seen the movie Taken with Liam Neeson Because if you have, and you love it, then by all means, read this book But if you have, and you hated it, then there s no point in reading this book The book is quite similar to the movie, only the roles are reversed with an angry daughter flying to Europe and taking on crime bosses, human trafficking and drug dealers to rescue her father Strangely enough, this is the third book that I have read in a month where the child goes to rescue their fathe [...]

    16. 2.5 starsThere are two types of 3 star ratings for me One is this was nearly brilliant, but had a few elements that dragged it down The other is this is ho hum, might work for someone else, didn t really appeal to me The Cruelty is definitely the second type.It s fine There s no real mystery, so don t let the Dragon Tattoo comp fool you this is Taken essentially, complete with ridiculous action sequences, villainous sex traffickers, and a Mary Sue protagonist Gwendolyn speaks five languages, can [...]

    17. After reading a whole slew of reviews about this book, I ve learned two things.One bandwaggoners.Two Just because someone knocks a genre doesn t mean they don t still enjoy the genre.Seriously though The guy s allowed to say that YA is cookie cutter and always neatly walled up, because it is He even took the opposite approach to this girl s physical appearance all main character teenage girls in dystopian YA have the same characteristics and mannerisms There s very few who stray away from this, [...]

    18. Another unputdownable books Love the plot and storyline I love the way the author portrays the protagonists, not soppy or weak I like that she is practical and strong, can adapt and survive I love her tenacity and courage to do what needs to be done Not as kick ass as Angelina Jolie in Salt, but hey, this is a YA Thriller genre, not a full fledged Fiction Thriller I am a little bit crushed by the ending but hey, there s always Book 2.

    19. Hello, my name is Jess and I like stabby books.The stabbier the better IMHO.The Cruelty follows Gwendolyn Bloom after her father goes missing and the CIA stops their search for him, albeit prematurely It begins as a girl just searching for her father and becomes a I will destroy anyone who gets in my way book The people she encounters are scary people Bad people Horrible people Justice is best served cold.Gwen begins as a fairly timid girl, even allowing the school bully to humiliate her in the [...]

    20. Was tust du, wenn du erf hrst, dass dein Leben eine L ge war Ein starkes, spannendes Deb t Bitte mehr davon.New York Am 10 Todestag der ermordeten Mutter verabschieden sich Gwen und ihr Vater, da dieser am n chsten Tag gesch ftlich nach Paris reist, w hrend Gwen sich in der Schule qu lt, wo sie tief verletzendem Mobbing ausgesetzt ist, das sie irgendwie ertr gt Als am n chsten Tag zwei CIA Agenten vor der T r stehen und ihr von der mutma lichen Entf hrung ihres Vaters erz hlen, bricht f r Gwen e [...]

    21. There is an episode of Family Guy where Brian is annoyed that his first book hilariously and obviously flopped In a fit of anger, after looking at The NY Times bestseller list, Brian starts to mock self help books He calls out the entire genre, authors, and the idiots who read them He does all of this and then, as a JOKE, decides to write a self help book As a J O K E he writes a book to prove that any idiot can write that kind of book, and any idiot will buy it And do you know what happened His [...]

    22. I read for a living, and I was hooked from the first paragraph This is a remarkably well written book with a strong, unique, kickass heroine Thrillers that successfully incorporate artful word choice and keen human observation are few and far between this one masterfully incorporates both into a well paced, compelling plot You re never quite sure where Gwendolyn will go next, but you know you want to be there.

    23. Ten a una gran curiosidad por este libro por todo el tema de las agencias de inteligencia, las infiltraciones y la b squeda desesperada de una hija para encontrar a su padre, la premisa era buena y aunque el libro no ha estado mal no ha sido lo que esperaba cuando lo empec Es una trama que empieza de manera lenta, explay ndose en los detalles y las personalidades, luego va mejorando poco a poco, aunque nunca llega a haber esa explosi n que termine de enganchar termina qued ndose un tanta plana l [...]

    24. Eniten rsytt se, ett kaikkia mahdollisia ja etenkin mahdottomia kirjoja mainostetaan N lk pelill T ss kirjassa ainoa yhteys Collinsiin on se, ett p henkil n kirjahyllyst l ytyy kyseinen teos T m on realismia , nykyaikaa, yhteiskunnallisuutta, mafiaa.Toiseksi eniten rsytt se, ett kirjaa kuvataan kuumottavaksi Ensinn kin sana on typer , tyhj ja keinoteinim inen Toiseksi, t m kirja on t ynn narkkareita ja siin kuvataan kohtuullisen tarkasti tappamista, kiduttamista ja alaik isiin tytt ihin kohdistu [...]

    25. Een hele sterke YA thriller Een Amerikaans CIA verhaal, en het is goed uitgewerkt Echt een Bourne Mission Impossible sfeertje Stoer hoofdpersonage, spannend voor jongens en meiden Ik heb zo een YA CIA verhaal nog niet eerder gelezen en het was goed spannend, dus 4

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