Friday, January 1, 2016

Novel Review: Ruined (Ruined, #1) by Paula Morris

Rating (Out of 5): ~2.5
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Point (Scholastic)
Release Date: 2009
Spoilers?: No.

Goodreads Synopsis:

A gripping YA supernatural novel set in New Orleans: TWILIGHT with a ghostly twist.

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 Claudia, who reads Tarot cards for a living. And at the snooty prep school, a pack of 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.


Mostly, this book was boring.
Rebecca is made to live with her aunt, she’s seeing a ghost in the cemetery, and there’s a deathly curse on a girl her age at her school. She’s also falling for this boy she shouldn’t be around, sneaking around to see him.
The narration was boring, the writing didn’t pull me in, and the story was slow. I didn’t care for Rebecca, and the twist about the curse wasn’t surprising, or exciting. I think some of the story was a little deserving, but it was harsh. The romance was so one-dimensional, I didn’t feel any connection.
I was bored, mostly, and was glad to be done with it.

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