- File Size: 589 KB
- Print Length: 250 pages
- Publisher: Rachel Van Dyken (August 11, 2013)
- Publication Date: August 11, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00EH3EIFO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,054 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ruin (The Ruin Series, Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I really must hang my head in shame. I have had Ruin on my Kindle since 2013 and I just recently read it. Now even though this book has been out for years I will still try not to spoil anything especially if there are other’s like me who may have not had the chance to read Ruin yet.
I can’t believe that it took me this long to finally read it, and for that I regret because Ruin is emotional, it is angst filled and it is one that I am still thinking about days later. From the start this is an emotionally charged roller coaster ride. I cried more than once because I was so emotionally invested in Wes and Kiersten’s relationship that I was praying that what I had a feeling would happen wouldn’t.
You quickly get the idea of what is going on with Wes and I must admit I think I cried more when my thoughts were in deed confirmed. I hated (in a good way) that you are reminded that time is precious, that the next year, month, week, day, hour, minute, second or heartbeat is not a given, that you should cherish the gift you are given in that very moment by being alive.
Kiersten had already gone through so much heartbreak and pain. I was so worried about her relationship with Wes but sometimes things are meant to happen as they do. I loved Wes, the way he wanted the best for Kiersten, even if it meant him not being the one who in end ended up with her heart, he wasn’t selfish and that is one reason why I love him so. Kiersten needed Wes for so many reasons but the way she was what he needed as well was beautiful.
Rachel Van Dyken is an author who I love and while I may have been late in the game reading Ruin and will be reading the rest of the series ASAP, this is one I highly recommend for anyone looking for an emotional roller coaster that will have you crying both tears of joy and sadness.
"You may not see every single piece of the puzzle that creates your life - you may not see every move the grand chess player makes - but know, He is in complete control of the game board..." This is the beginning of one of my favorite paragraphs. I took a picture of it & shared it on FB; it's that epic to me. I don't want to put the whole thing in my review as it might be considered a spoiler, but it makes you think about why things happen the way they do. It's just good! :)
I had heard of this book through blogs and on Facebook. Just for some reason I just didn't care to read it. Now I can just kick myself since this was a great story. I have read a few of Rachel's other books but this one is a must read. I especially loved the dedication at the end of the book. Thank you for writing this book and sharing it with us.
Ruin is sort of like a cross between A Walk to Remember and The Vow movie to be honest. There is a list that needs fulfilling and plenty of lessons to be taught. Wes teaches Kiersten how to live and be alive…how to appreciate life. My older sister lives every day with a blood disease that will eventually take her life. This book helped heal a hole from that in a way. It helped restore my faith in a major way.
Kiersten was a lost soul. She was living in the day to day but was never truly alive. Wes had accepted his fate. The two of them meet and everything changes. Kiersten develops a list of things she wants to do and Wes takes it upon himself to help her complete them. He is probably my newest book boyfriend – I just love him so much. I know that my words are not doing this book justice – it just left that much of a mark for me.
Van Dyken just writes all of her characters in ways that you can’t help but love them. They burrow their way into your heart and just stick there. She also could have been a counselor in another life because some of her words are just chicken soup for the soul. Seriously, I’ve never read words that made me question life and faith and hope the way hers do. I love for a book to challenge beliefs like that.
I’m going to stop ranting now. If you haven’t picked up this amazing book, do yourself a favor and read it. Warning, grab your tissues because it is definitely an emotional read. However, it is worth every. Single. Penny!