From the New York Times best-selling author of The Program comes a brand-new haunting, romantic, and suspenseful story about one girl's search for healing in a grand and mysterious hotel full of secrets.
Stay tonight. Stay forever.
When Audrey Casella arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, she's grateful for the detour. Just months after their mother's death, Audrey and her brother, Daniel, are on their way to live with their grandmother, dumped on the doorstep of a DNA-matched stranger because their father is drowning in his grief.
Audrey and her family plan to stay only the night, but life in the Ruby can be intoxicating, and they extend their stay as it provides endless distractions - including handsome guest Elias Lange, who sends Audrey's pulse racing.
However, the hotel proves to be as strange as it is beautiful. Nightly fancy affairs in the ballroom are invitation only, and Audrey seems to be the one guest who doesn't have an invite. Instead, she joins the hotel staff on the rooftop, catching whispers about the hotel's dark past.
The more Audrey learns about the new people she's met, the more her curiosity grows. She's torn in different directions - the pull of her past with its overwhelming loss, the promise of a future that holds little joy, and an in-between in a place that is so much more than it seems....
Welcome to the Ruby.
©2015 Suzanne Young (P)2015 Simon & Schuster
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I eagerly awaited the release of Hotel Ruby with a pre-order and was not disappointed. Although it is a YA book, it certainly appeals to an adult audience as well. The star of the story is the Hotel Ruby herself and she outshines everyone with her grand style. The characters are well drawn and of course there are layers of spooky secrets that needed to be uncovered before the end of the book. The ending was satisfying but no spoilers here!
A special mention for Julia Whelan who once again did a wonderful narration.
"OMG ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!"
I adore Suzanne Young & ALL HER BOOKS!! This one "HOTEL RUBY" Also now titled "HOTEL FOR THE LOST" IS very different then her series THE PROGRAM, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT IT'S NOT AMAZING cause TRUST ME WHEN I SAY....IT IS!! IT TRULY IS EPIC!! THE STORYLINE, THE CHARACTERS, ALL OF IT!! IT'S DEFINITELY NOT YOUR TYPICAL STORY BUT THAT DON'T MEAN IT'S NOT GOOD....I'M RECOMMENDING IT TO ANY & EVERYONE THAT WILL LISTEN!! I'M ABOUT TO SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOF TOPS!!! GREAT JOB SUZANNE & JULIA WHELAN DID AN AWESOME JOB NARRATING IT!
"Meh, a little let down"
I was really excited for this book. It's not what I expected and the ending was a bit of a let-down. The female lead was a bit hard to like towards the end of the book.
"Easy to listen to"
Really liked the voice of the narrator. Liked the story, different from what I'm used too. Little predictable but it didn't take anything from my pleasure listening to it.
I was hoping this book would stretch the imagination a bit more than it did. Unfortunately, it was very predictable. I was hoping for so much more with this type of premise. Bummed.
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