*I received an ARC of the book in exchange for an honest review*
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Goodreads Rating: 3.5/5 stars
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 life in a place that is so much more than it seems…
Welcome to the Ruby.
This was a book I was so looking forward to! It immediately captured my attention, when I read the synopsis.
I LOVED the overall story of this book, I really enjoyed the mystery and the twist and turns the author took to make this a really fun read.
This story focuses on Audrey as our main character. Her family has just suffered a devastating loss when her mother passes away. Torn by grief, her father decides to take them to their grandmother’s house to live. On the way there they stop at a hotel for the night. Hotel Ruby. Which turns into two nights and three nights…. Every night however there is a ball that is only gained entrance to by an invite which Audrey never gets.
I liked Audrey but found her to be a bit-a lot-annoying in the romance department. I liked her strength and snarky-ness.
I liked the hotel and everything about it. I loved the side characters that made it more intriguing and the horror behind it all. I pictured an old, hauntingly beautiful hotel that had it’s modern updates but stayed very old fashion.
The romance….annoyed me. Sorry but it was insta-love and it moved too quickly for my tastes. Plus I was really sick and tired of hearing Audrey go on and on about Elias and it just…bothered me.
Overall I LOVED the plot, but got annoyed with some of the content.
Sexual Content: moderate
Violence: moderate (some creepy scenes that aren’t too horrible graphic)
Drugs/Alcohol: moderate (some underage drinking with some drunk characters)