This book ruined my tear ducts!
Sad tears and happy tears all mixed into one.
The feels, the tears, the feeling of not knowing what might happen next.Ruin is definitely far from what I was expecting - of course I was expecting a typical NA story plot but I was utterly surprised that this book was more on emotions. More on the feelings. It left me crying at every page. I feel sad and happy all at once while relieving my reading experience. Sigh.
I have seen several works of Rachel Van Dyken but haven’t gotten around in reading them. Ruin was the first book of hers that I get to read and honestly, it was surreally good. Expectation wise, Ruin was just another Contemporary story that involves Teens and their love problems and family stuffs but surprisingly, Ruin lead us to a very different path that surely did make my heart twitch a few times.
From the prologue to the first few chapters, I have this feeling of dread. The story started with a very gloomy feel to me. My instinct was telling me something was really not right. I'm honestly going crazy assuming things. I imagined a hundred different things that are wrong - I was preparing myself like that but nothing came close to what really is happening.
Wes was such a sweetheart. I love him from the start. The thing I don’t like about him is the fact that he always left me on the verge of crying. It feels like his every dialogue is saying goodbye and preparing for it was hard because even through the small amount of page I came to love him.
Wes and Kiersten was such a sweet pair; I was in love the pair right from the start. "The Lamb and the Wolf"
nickname was honestly not that original but these two keep it to another level; I consider this one of the sweetest part. In all those romance, YA or NA the impending break up of the couples are always the hardest part to me but here I was overly terrified.
Is it such a spoiling thing to do if I told you guys that this will have a happy ending? I kind of wanted to have that pointed out to me even before I started to read this because honestly the mystery is killing me; the feeling of dread and the crazy works of my mind just about killed me. I’m easily affected like that. Despite the gloomy feel to the story, it also has its funny parts. With "The Lamb and the Wolf
banters up to Lisa and Gabe's Mickey Mouse spectacle. It was downright hilarious.
It was on emotionally filled read - love, helplessness, joy, desperation and sadness but it was all so worth it. It was great, deep and powerful. Don’t miss this out guys!PS.
Oh and I don’t blame Kiersten coz if I was on her place I would’ve also counted Wes’ abs. ;)