Sunday, August 9, 2009

Ruined: A Novel by Paula Morris

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?
(Description from Amazon)

When I first heard about this book, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I LOVE ghost stories and this book does not disappoint. Rebecca is a great lead character. The story moves along at just the right pace and has a rather creepy tone, which works well. Aunt Claudia's house sounds creepy, but neat and it's described well. I also really liked Lisette. She was a great three-dimensional character and the story of her past was very interesting.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves ghost stories. The plot will keep you turning the page. I cannot wait to read more of Paula Morris' books!

1 comment:

  1. I know this was posted back in '09 but I just wanted to say i completely agree. I love ghost, horror, mystery, and all those types of books, but so far Ruined is my #1 favorite. I literally I just got done with it and I was looking online to see if there was a sequel, but of course not. I'm only a freshman in High School, but i hope to become a great writer just like Paula Morris, Peg Kehret, Sonya Sones, and all those amazing writers. I also can wait to read Dark Souls.