Friday, October 13, 2017

Hotel for the Lost by Suzanne Young

Synopsis

Title: Hotel for the Lost
Original Title: Hotel Ruby
Author: Suzanne Young
Pages: 304
Published: October 4th 2016(first published November 3rd 2015)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: Young Adult/Horror
My Rating: 3/5
Add To: Goodreads

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Program comes a 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 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 in a place that is so much more than it seems…
And the 13th chapter will only add to the mystery behind the 13th floor of Hotel Ruby...and ultimately, what it means for Audrey.
Welcome to the Ruby.

My Thoughts
★★★ Stars

The Shining meets Ghost Ship meets Rose Red

This was a great Halloween read. I thought it was well written and my love for Audrey is eternal. (kidding.)

But really I loved how spunky and sassy she was when she was mad. Lol. She was such a sweet character until she was rubbed the wrong way.

I loved all the diversity of characters. Though we can all agree we hate that one fella.

I'll say this. It was very predictable. From midway you can see the end coming from a mile away. Yet it keeps you reading because it's just that good and you want to know if you were right or not.

I did like the ending. Though the few chapters leading up to it were a bit slow and boring.

I wish we knew more about Hotel Ruby. We learn what happened there but we aren't really told how the hotel became a living thing.

The only problem I had were the chapter jumps. Each chapter seems to pick up a few hours after the last one ended so it making you have to guess/figure out what happened between.

Other than that it was good. Nor scary or creepy yet still a great Halloween read.

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