Review: Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young

Posted September 19, 2016 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 10 Comments

24465518Title: Hotel Ruby

Author: Suzanne Young

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Publication Date: November 2015

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Horror

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

 

 

Synopsis can be found here.
I purchased this book.

 

Review:

Audrey’s life has taken a turn for the worst. Her mother died and her father, in his grief, has checked out. Her brother Daniel and herself are now being driven away form their home to their old grandmother’s house, someone Audrey barely knows.

On the way there, they stop off at the beautiful Hotel Ruby. And…

And.. well, wow. That was some fun. Think Hotel California meets The Shining. There’s a lot of awesome fun in this book, particularly the certain scene towards the end that involves a fire extinguisher and an attempted murder.

Hotel Ruby is a fun and creepy story about a girl who stumbles into the most beautiful, opulent and old Hollywood hotel you can find. Only to realize maybe you can never check out. I loved the strange nuances of the hotel, how Audrey is kept on a different floor than her father and brother, isolating her. How she befriends the staff. The vicious Catherine. The heartthrob Elias. The concierge Kenneth. Sometimes the dear main character Audrey is a little too slow for me, but just go with it.

There’s a lot of really good creepiness, dark foreshadowing. Young does an excellent job of describing a perfectly beautiful paradise, where everything is amazing and wonderful and.. then what is that nagging sensation that something is not right?!

If you’re in for the night and want to get lost in a fast read, Hotel Ruby is for you. I recommend it for October Halloween reading. It’s got the right amount of suspense and scares for the season.

 

Posted September 19, 2016 by Kimberly in Book Reviews / 10 Comments


10 responses to “Review: Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young

  1. Kimberly

    Thank you. I’ve been wondering about this book. It does sound like a good Halloween read.

  2. Kaitlyn A.

    I was interested in this book when it first came out, but I totally forgot about it! I need to read it soon, especially since you said it would be a great October/Halloween read!

  3. Red@

    I’m a big fan of Suzanne’s other books but I just haven’t started this one for some unknown reason. Thank you for the review. Sounds like I should read it with October just in a few days.

  4. Judy Cox

    This really sounds like a book right up my alley!! I know I will enjoy this. I have put this on my TBR list.