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Unbroken: A Ruined Novel
     

Unbroken: A Ruined Novel

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by Paula Morris
 

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New Orleans:
Where the streets swirl with jazz and beauty.
Where the houses breathe with ghosts.

A year ago, Rebecca Brown escaped death in a New Orleans cemetery. Now, she has returned to this haunting city. She is hoping to see handsome Anton Grey, the boy who may or may not have her heart.

She is not expecting to see a ghost: a troubled

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New Orleans:
Where the streets swirl with jazz and beauty.
Where the houses breathe with ghosts.

A year ago, Rebecca Brown escaped death in a New Orleans cemetery. Now, she has returned to this haunting city. She is hoping to see handsome Anton Grey, the boy who may or may not have her heart.

She is not expecting to see a ghost: a troubled blue-eyed boy who insists only Rebecca can help him. Soon Rebecca finds herself embroiled in another murder mystery from more than a century ago. But as she tries to right wrongs, she finds more questions than answers: Is she putting her friends, and herself, in danger? Can she trust this new ghost? And has she stumbled into something much bigger and more serious than she understands?

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Praise for UNBROKEN: A RUINED NOVEL:

"New Orleans is richly evoked. . . . A solid and satisfying paranormal mystery, this offering will please existing fans and may win over some new ones to boot." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS

"UNBROKEN captures the rich beauty, lively culture, and authentic history of New Orleans." -- VOYA

Praise for RUINED:

*"[A] haunting love letter to New Orleans . . . thoroughly embraces the rich history, occult lore and complex issues of race, ethnicity, class and culture." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review

"Fast-paced. . . . [An] atmospheric page-turner." -- BOOKLIST

"Entertaining and unique . . . straddles the line between ghost story and realistic fiction so well." -- VOYA

Children's Literature - Sarah Raymond
Rebecca Brown is able to do what many are not. She is able to see and communicate with the dead; the ghosts that have been trapped on earth due to unfinished business. A year after an incident in New Orleans where she almost died, a mysterious blue-eyed stranger shows up in New York asking for her help. Rebecca finds herself back in New Orleans helping a boy named Frank who was murdered while carrying a locket. Frank is unable to move on until he returns the locket to the rightful owner. Rebecca decides to help Frank but at the same time her past is still chasing her in the form of Toby Sutton, a boy that blames her for the events from the year before and is out to get revenge. This fast paced novel is filled with twists and turns as Rebecca tries to help Frank uncover the missing locket, avoid Toby Sutton, and figure out where she stands with Anton Grey, her love interest from last year. Reviewer: Sarah Raymond; Ages 12 up.
Kirkus Reviews
In this second installment of the Ruined series, New Yorker Rebecca Brown heads back to New Orleans, where new mysteries--and new ghosts--await. Rebecca--sure that her dealings with ghosts had ended with the breaking of the family curse--is hoping for a haunt-free return trip to New Orleans to enjoy spring break with her father and her best friend, Ling. But when a handsome, blue-eyed boy named Frank appears to her, explaining his need to retrieve a locket from an old, abandoned house in Tremé, Rebecca knows she has to help. Since Frank was supposed to be delivering the locket when he was murdered, he must complete the delivery soon or else be trapped in the ghost world forever. Retrieving a locket sounds like an easy task, until Rebecca realizes that there's another ghost, the very one who murdered Frank, plus Rebecca's flesh-and-blood nemesis Toby Sutton, trying to thwart her at every turn. New Orleans is richly evoked, with accurate details, believable local characters and (slightly overdone) dinner-table discussions of gentrification. Rebecca's love interest, Anton, has a regrettably small role; readers may find themselves wishing for more romantic interludes and less unnecessary recapping of the plot, but this is a small quibble. A solid and satisfying paranormal mystery, this offering will please existing fans and may win over some new ones to boot. (postscript) (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545416429
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/29/2014
Series:
Ruined Series , #2
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
140,201
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.06(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author


Paula Morris is the author of RUINED, DARK SOULS, and several award-winning novels for adults in her native New Zealand. She now lives in England with her husband. Please visit her online at www.paula-morris.com.

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Unbroken: A Ruined Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Ruined series and Unbroken is worth every penny! Just like the editorial review said, I wish there was more romance between Rebecca and Anton! I really want to know if they become a couple at the end because it's not that clear. But I really loved it and I'm crossing my fingers for third book! Maybd this time when (spolier alert) Anton visits Rebecca in New York, as mentioned in the end of the book. I also enjoyed learning about Edgar Degas in the historical note. Paula Morris did her researcg!
AskAJulie More than 1 year ago
Unbroken is the second book in the Ruined series by Paula Morris. Rebecca Brown, is the main character. In the novel, she returns to New Orleans. Rebecca has the ability to see ghosts and New Orleans is the ideal setting for the series. New Orleans has a long history of paranormal activity and mystery. This book quickly becomes a murder mystery while Rebecca tries to help a ghost. However, ghosts aren't the only ones causing problems in Rebecca's life. Last year, Rebecca's cousin died, and her cousin's boyfriend, Toby is seeking revenge. Unbroken is a fast paced murder mystery with a lot of twists and turns. The plot wasn't predictable and I couldn't put it down! I cannot wait to read Rebecca's next adventure as a ghost whisperer. This book was exciting and thrilling and the author didn't hold back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After I read the first book, Ruined, I was really exited when I saw this book. Before you read this book, please read the first one. It makes the Unbroken more suspensfull than it needs tp be. Also, please read Palua Morris' other book, Dark Souls. It is not based on the same charcters as Ruined and Unbroken. Thanks!
Anonymous 10 months ago
This book has just as great a story as the first and I find myslef rereading over and over again. First off, Toby is back, and Rebecca is back in New Orleans..... this time on vacation. Still on the lines of a murder mystery, but has much more romance problems than Ruined did..... I know, shocking right!;) Anyway, not as many dark secrets as Ruined but still a great read for mystery lovers. I recommend this book to all people who fell in love with Ruined like i did! - XoeWolf17
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely AMAZING!!  The plot line is well-written, and I love how the characters are developed in the story. This is a FANTASTIC companion novel to the first book, Ruined.  Unbroken: A Ruined Novel is a must read for anyone who  has read Ruined and/or loves paranormal books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well i live in a pretty secluded area. I like to stay home and ride horses. I live probably 50 miles from anyone else. I say as look around. (Are you a boy or a girl?)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the first book, Ruined, and I was excited to get this one. I found myself getting easily distracted which doesn't happen when I'm reading a good book. It just seemed so slow at some points. Some things really caught my attention but that's it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have tried to read it ever since i got it. Maybe because it is a lent?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To whom may concern:here my rate and review i enjoyed this book. best wishes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is a third book? Well if there isnt one yet i really want 1!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the ruined series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!btw if u like this serie or boo try the dead is series by marlene perez. It has ghosts and vampires and werewolves and romance in all the books. Theyre great books!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WHEN DOES IT COME OUT?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first book and am excited to read this one but it is to expensive for me i wish it cost less
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is totally the real book and if you don't think it is than check the authotlr
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first book and I loved it. I need to buy this book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this the real book??