Book Review: Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young

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I finally got to read Hotel Ruby, it wasn’t great. Better than Suzanne Youn’s The Program, but it still wasn’t the greatest.

Book Review: Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young


Title & Author: Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery
Release date: November 3 2015
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Simon Pulse


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 give Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young three out of five heart because it wasn’t the greatest. There was almost no foreshadowing and where it was so obvious that one could see it for a mile away.

Audrey is a decent character, she is likable, she loves her family and is willing to sacrifice herself for them. But that was it. But not all characters were created alike, the rest wasn’t memorable although they were sometimes likable.

The romantic interested was pretty obvious as soon as Audrey and he met and it pretty much feels like insta-love, although it technically isn’t. But this is already where I started to lose interest.

The closer we can to the end the more interesting I started to become again, but it wasn’t very satisfying and it never reached the height of interested as I had in the beginning.

I do have to say that Suzanne did a great job at writing, it was easy to read and fast-paced, but still, it took forever to get to its end twist.

Overall I think it is an okay read if you have no expectations and don’t mind a story hanging on a romance.

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