Truth, like love, isn’t always obvious.
Seventeen-year-old Ruby Brooks has never had a boyfriend, and 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 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, La Luna’s handsome sheriff’s deputy, and Leo, a stranger who only appears near the ruin, Ruby finds herself teetering 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 connections to both Ezra and the pueblo ruin, she’ll learn surfaces are deceiving. Especially in the heart of New Mexico, where spirits and legends aren’t always just campfire stories.
|Publisher:||Bad Apple Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.93(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 17 Years|
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mysterious, Captivating, and Haunting all rolled into this book! Note: This Review contains NO spoilers Intriguing and interesting! I am always fascinated with the varying folklore, mythology, and superstitions of various cultures. In this particular book, the story dives into Native American folklore and superstitions of New Mexico. And, just with its synopsis on the subject matter, I was pulled in. Of course, all that was woven into a young adult coming-of-age story. Yes, Between Wild and Ruin contained the above aforementioned elements with twists that makes for a captivating read. Up front, this story is reminiscent of the fairytale classic Beauty and the Beast... just with a young adult contemporary romantic twist. Yes, that means that there is a "love triangle" involved... Ha! However, the paranormal/fantasy elements that incorporate the folklore and superstition of the setting location, New Mexico, is well embedded into this story which makes for compelling and dramatic storytelling. And, this is one that got me turning the pages. Moreover, Between Wild and Ruin looks to be the beginning of a series, be it standalone or not, it is fascinating read that fans of the genres will enjoy.