Book Review: Between Wild and Ruin by Jennifer G. Edelson

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You might have seen my post yesterday featuring this book. Well, today I present my review! And dang, this book earned it’s five stars. And when you’re done reading this, feel free to go back to yesterday’s post for an excerpt, a book trailer, and a fabulous giveaway!

Between Wild and Ruin by Jennifer G. Edelson | Tour organized by XPresso Book Tours | www.angeleya.comBetween Wild and Ruin
by Jennifer G. Edelson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Genre: Young adult, paranormal romance

My Review

I was intrigued when I first saw the description and had a feeling it would be a great story. It was so much better than great.

The mysteries drag you through each page, begging you to learn more, to understand the world that Ruby is suddenly thrust into. There’s so much more going on beneath the surface, and there was one twist, in particular, that I totally didn’t see coming.

The story itself is reminiscent of Beauty and the Beast, while the atmosphere feels distinctly Twilight, but Between Wild and Ruin manages to transcend both tales for something uniquely compelling.

I absolutely loved this book, and am eagerly awaiting the next (fair warning, there is definitely a major cliffhanger at the end of this story, but so worth it). Excuse me while I quietly sob in the corner, waiting for more of Ruby’s story.

**There is some swearing, but not often, and no f-bombs. There are a couple of sexual situations, but no on-screen sex in this book.

Official Summary:

Truth, like love, isn’t always obvious.

Seventeen-year-old Ruby Brooks has never had a boyfriend. After moving to small-town La Luna, New Mexico following her mother’s untimely death, boys aren’t even on her radar. Ruby just wants to forget the last horrible year and blend in.

But when she discovers an ancient pueblo ruin hidden in the forest behind her house, and meets Ezra, a bitter recluse whose once-perfect face was destroyed in an accident he won’t talk about; Angel, the town’s handsome sheriff’s deputy, and Leo, a stranger who only appears in the forest, Ruby finds herself caught between love, mystery, and other worlds.

What happened to Ezra’s face? And why is she so attracted to the one boy in town everyone despises? As Ruby unravels her own powerful connections to both Ezra and the pueblo ruin, she’ll learn surfaces are deceiving.

Especially in the heart of New Mexico, where ghosts and legends aren’t always just campfire stories.

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