Friday, October 28, 2011

Ruined by Paula Morris

Ruined

Rebecca couldn't feel more out of place in New Orleans, where she comes to spend the year while her dad is traveling. She's staying in a creepy old house with her aunt. And at the snooty prep school, the filthy-rich girls treat Rebecca like she's invisible. Only gorgeous, unavailable Anton Grey seems to give Rebecca the time of day, but she wonders if he's got a hidden agenda. Then one night, in Lafayette Cemetery, Rebecca makes a friend. Sweet, mysterious Lisette is eager to talk to Rebecca, and to show her the nooks and crannies of the city. There's just one catch: Lisette is a ghost.   A ghost with a deep, dark secret, and a serious score to settle.   As Rebecca learns more from her ghost friend -- and as she slowly learns to trust Anton Grey -- she also uncovers startling truths about her own history. Will Rebecca be able to right the wrongs of the past, or has everything been ruined beyond repair?

I'm not big on ghost stories.  Wait, let me rephrase that.  I love ghost stories, but only if they are good.  My mom LOVES ghost/horror stories, but she just likes the gore, and um, HORROR.

The reason listed about are what made this story was awesome for me!  It had a wonderful plot and amazing characters.  It definitely had some "scary" parts, but it was more of gross scary then horror scary.

You could also class this novel as a mystery, as there was definitely some mystery surrounding Lissette's death and Rebecca and her father's past.

One thing I didn't like about this book yet loved at the same time was to of the "filthy-rich girls" and their families trying to, get this, kill Rebecca!  I'm not going to tell you why, but it was weird, in both a good way and a bad.  It made the people seem much more evil then they were, but it also made them seem more real.  You'll just have to read to find out why;)

This book was very good, and the plot was a-mazing!  I loved the mardi-gras themes thrown in, and the ghost-ly aspect of the story was so sad!

I give this book a 4/5 and would recommend it to lovers of ghost stories, mysteries, with sprinklings of romance.

Market:  YA
Sensuality:  Mild
Violence: Moderate (because of Lissette's death)
Language: Mild (might be none, don't really remember)

1 comment:

HollyG said...

Love ghost stories and anything set in New Orleans is a total guilty pleasure of mine. thanks for the review, it going on the TBR list!