Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Review: Unbroken (Ruined #2) by Paula Morris

Title: Unbroken

Series: Ruined #2

Previous book in this series: Ruined

Author: Paula Morris

Publication date: Feb. 1st 2013

Published by: Scholastic - Point

Source: the publishers via Netgalley (thanks!)

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Welcome back to 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 looking forward to seeing Anton Grey, the boy who may or may not have her heart.

But she also meets a ghost: a troubled boy who insists only she 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?

My rating: ★★★★★

Gosh, this was awesome! I literally finished reading it in ONE sitting. Now, this doesn't happen too often, but when it does it means that the book was just too good to put down!

Another ghost mystery...I loved it! This world the author created really makes me want to visit New Orleans. More so after I read Ruined and Unbroken back to back! The imagery was just SO vivid, and I could see it clearly in my mind! It was just a fantastic!

First of all, the beginning started off really interesting and quite action-y, unlike the last book. It was fast paced and we see the mysterious ghost boy almost right off the bat! Loved it!

The characters were awesome! Rebecca was very determined to help this ghost, with or without the help of her friends. I really like her determination, and she's really a very brave character!

Her "cousin" Aurelia is a great supporting character! She is supper bubbly, a little bit nosy, but that's only because she want to help, and just overall likable! She is like the little sister I've always wanted!

Oh my gods! I was SO happy to learn more about Rebecca's friends from NY...Ling, specifically! And the addition of the new character Phil? Loved him! He and Ling were just super cute together! And Phil was just too funny! I literally LOLed every time he was around!

The book had another great ghost mystery for us to solve, and I can happily say that this one wasn't as predictable as the one from Ruined. First of all, I kept wondering why Rebecca of all people could see this ghost boy. I was freaking out a little thinking it was another curse or something.

Overall, it was a great read! An awesome ghost story with a splash of mystery and a little pinch of romance. Also, it's made me want to visit New Orleans! *Adds New Orleans to "Places to visit before I die" list*

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)


  1. Thanks for the review...That makes me want to read Ruined right away. I wasn't sure if I would like it, but your review makes the series sound really good.

    1. It's a great series! I say you should definitely give it a shot if it sounds like something you might like!


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