Thursday, August 25, 2016
Review: Hotel for the Lost (Hotel Ruby) by Suzanne Young
Summary from Goodreads:
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 only plan to stay the night, but life in the Ruby can be intoxicating, extending 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 life in a place that is so much more than it seems…
Welcome to the Ruby.
I rediscovered rivetedlit.com, where you can read various free books during the month, and the Hotel Ruby (now called Hotel for the Lost) was on there.
I went in blind to this thriller and it was interesting ride. After a while it was kind of easy to guess what was really going on at the hotel but I was still surprised at certain aspects and the ending.
It was easy to connect with the main character Audrey but she was only one of the few characters that I liked from the novel. There was some instant love going on extremely early on in the story and it took away from the story and the couple.
Besides some flaws with storytelling and the characters I was pleasantly surprised by how creepy and interesting this novel was because I had never heard of it before.
I recommend checking out this eerie thriller/paranormal novel for a quick and interesting read.
4 Stars Out of 5