Free Read [Business Book] ✓ The Cruelty - by Scott Bergstrom ✓

By Scott Bergstrom | Comments: ( 331 ) | Date: ( Jul 09, 2020 )

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.

  • Title: The Cruelty
  • Author: Scott Bergstrom
  • ISBN: 9781250108180
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Hardcover

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Comments The Cruelty

  • Jen Ryland

    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 [...]

  • Reader X

    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 [...]

  • Bee Quite the Novel Idea

    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.

  • Ash Wednesday

    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 no [...]

  • Lady Entropy

    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 hav [...]


    I would rather claw my own eyeballs out.

  • Stacee

    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 l [...]

  • Sean Peters

    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 th [...]

  • Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide/Novelly Yours)

    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 hel [...]

  • Kayleigh

    Note to self, do not read. Author is a jerkpublishersweekly/pw/by

  • Thibaut Nicodème

    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.

  • Maren

    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 sa [...]

  • Lizzy (Bent Bookworm)

    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 no [...]

  • I read novels

    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 [...]

  • Juan Manuel Sarmiento

    Un thriller tenebroso, adictivo y muy interesante que acaba cayendo en clichés y con un personaje con el que es difícil de conectar. Si la protagonista hubiera sido otra quizás la historia hubiera sido mejor.Reseña completa en THE BEST READ YET BLOG

  • RavenclawReadingRoom

    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 peopl [...]

  • Kaethe

    YA author opines on YA category without seemingly having ever read any YA.

  • Rebekah

    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 thei [...]

  • Beth

    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 la [...]

  • Brenda Ayala

    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 [...]

  • Emmy H. Nathasia

    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.

  • Jessica (Book_Obsessed_Jess)

    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 [...]

  • Nisnis Bücherliebe

    Was tust du, wenn du erfährst, dass dein Leben eine Lüge war? Ein starkes, spannendes Debüt. Bitte mehr davon.New York: Am 10. Todestag der ermordeten Mutter verabschieden sich Gwen und ihr Vater, da dieser am nächsten Tag geschäftlich nach Paris reist, während Gwen sich in der Schule quält, wo sie tief verletzendem Mobbing ausgesetzt ist, das sie irgendwie erträgt. Als am nächsten Tag zwei CIA-Agenten vor der Tür stehen und ihr von der mutmaßlichen Entführung ihres Vaters erzählen, [...]

  • Octavia

    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 happe [...]

  • Lid

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  • Maya Packard

    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.

  • Espe

    Tenía una gran curiosidad por este libro por todo el tema de las agencias de inteligencia, las infiltraciones y la búsqueda 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 empecé. Es una trama que empieza de manera lenta, explayándose en los detalles y las personalidades, luego va mejorando poco a poco, aunque nunca llega a haber esa explosión que termine de enganchar termina quedándose un tanta [...]

  • Reetta Saine

    Eniten ärsyttää se, että kaikkia mahdollisia ja etenkin mahdottomia kirjoja mainostetaan Nälkäpelillä. Tässä kirjassa ainoa yhteys Collinsiin on se, että päähenkilön kirjahyllystä löytyy kyseinen teos. Tämä on "realismia", nykyaikaa, yhteiskunnallisuutta, mafiaa.Toiseksi eniten ärsyttää se, että kirjaa kuvataan "kuumottavaksi". Ensinnäkin sana on typerä, tyhjä ja keinoteinimäinen. Toiseksi, tämä kirja on täynnä narkkareita ja siinä kuvataan kohtuullisen tarkasti tap [...]

  • Odette Knappers

    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*!

  • Brittany

    I tried so hard to finish this book, but there was just so much wrong with it that I couldn't do it.

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