I have been wanting to read this for so long, so when I went to the library, and saw it just sitting there on the shelf, I snatched it straight away so no one else would take it!
I’d seen it on Goodreads so many times, and since it is by Suzanne Young, I couldn’t not read it. But the weird thing is, that I had actually never read the blurb.. not until I was halfway through the book anyway. I didn’t know really what I was expecting, but let me tell you… I was not disappointed! A little bit shocked, and emotional but not at all disappointed.
I don’t want to spoil it or anything, but Hotel Ruby is an exciting, romantic, slightly-haunting incredible book, and I recommend it to just about anyone who loves young adult fiction. I’m also happy that I started reading it, without knowing what it was about, it was surprising and really fun.
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.
Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen