Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Burn Out by Ruthi Knight (Review + Book Soundtrack)

Hello October! And hello to y'all. Welcome to Burn Out's stop on my blog via Girls Heart Books Tours.

Title: Burn Out
Author: Ruthi Knight
Links: Goodreads Amazon

Pyromaniac. Murderer. Burn out.

Ten years ago Delia’s life went up in smoke. Literally. After a decade of hiding, she is forced back into the world. With only her wits to guide her, she must now figure out how to live in a town that knows her only as a murderer. Her family is gone. The people all fear her. She has nothing holding her in Sunny Shores...until she meets Liam. He’s heard the stories. He knows he should stay away from her, but he’s drawn to her like a moth to a flame.

Life seems to be looking up for them...until her past comes back like a bitch slap to the face.


This book was quite a surprise for me. At first, I thought that it had a pretty good cover but was skeptical as to how it would really be, as a book. But, boy, was I glad I read this.

This is the story of how Delia, who had been living away from people for ten years--ever since she was blamed for her parents' death. Now that she's back, will she be able to break away from the bonds of the past and find that there's still life out there for her?

And then there's Liam--the guy who seems to have the hots for Delia, and who's always there for her, not even minding the fact that she's a known pyromaniac.

This book is the right mix of being twisted, and realistic. It will make you think. It will make you realize so many things about the world we're living in and that there are always chances--the only catch is that sometimes, there are things that can't work together...but it doesn't mean that you shouldn't give them a chance. Sometimes, life gives you hell--and it's up to you to know what to do.

And the ending...I have so much feels! But not gonna tell you because you SHOULD read the book. And I mean it.

Another thing I like about this book is that it's so easy to read, but it never loses depth.  It's so hard to put down that you'll probably finish it right away.

So yes, bravo to this book, and two thumbs up to the author.


Ruthi Kight currently lives in her hometown of Columbia, SC, with her fiancé and five year old daughter. She has an unhealthy addiction to books, music, and chocolate, but not necessarily in that order. When her dream of being a rock star didn't work out, she focused on her other passion: writing. She is the author of Knotted Roots, a YA Coming of Age story, and is currently working on two other novels that are due out this year.

You may catch up with Ruthi at:



1. Linkin Park - Numb
2. Danielle Bradbery - Heart of Dixie
3. The Runaways - Cherry Bomb
4. The Doors - Hello, I Love You
5. Maroon 5 - Must Get Out
6. Suzanne Vega - Luka
7. Joseph Arthur - Honey and the Moon
8. Selena Gomez - Slow Down
9. The Swell Season - The Moon
10. Avril Lavigne - Goodbye
11. Leighton Meester and Garett Hedlund - Give in to me
12. The Weepies - Can't Go Back Now

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