Friday, March 5, 2010

Ruined by Paula Morris

Ruined by Paula Morris
publish by Point
Genre: YA
$16.99 (hardcover)

FTC: I bought this book and am not receiving compensation for reviewing this book

What it's about from the book sleeve:

Welcome to New Orleans: City of VooDoo and beaty. Of Hurricanes and Hauntings.

Rebecca brown couldn't feel more out of place in New Orleans, where she comes to live while her dad is away on business. She's staying in a creepy house with her aunt Claudia, who reads tarot ards 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, among the oak tres in Lafayette Cemetery, Rebecca makes a friend. Sweet, mysterious Lisette is eager to show Rebecca the nooks and crannies of new Orleans. 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 begins 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?

My Thoughts:

I didn't like it.

There was absolutely no character development in this whole entire book. You never really connect with any characters. They were flat. You don't ever really connect with Rebecca as well.

The whole book was just monotone. Even at the exciting parts there wasn't much excitement in the words. Too many details were left out that really needed to be there. One minute Rebecca's character was excited to go somewhere and do something but it was still two weeks away. Turn to the next page and all the sudden, it's been two weeks and the event Rebecca was excited for was here. While it's good to get to get to the exciting parts, you need all the boring stuff as well to help connect with the characters.

This was a great idea for a book, but it fell through.

My rating: 5/10

1 comment:

  1. over all i fell in love with the book could of had more details n it shouldn't hav to skip from one thing going to another


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