- File Size: 455 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: #909 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Ruin (The Ruin Series, Book 1) Kindle Edition
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His eyes held my ruin.'
I’ve been a Rachel Van Dyken fan for a few years now but this book was released before I got into her books so while I had heard a lot about it I never got around to actually reading it, until now. I’m not going to recap the story since there are literally thousands of reviews out there now that will do that but I thought this was a really sweet story. I think I was expecting more of a tearjerker but while it had its sad moments my eyes remained dry throughout. I did really enjoy the themes in this book of living your life to the fullest, miracles, and the power of hope. There was a lot of wisdom sprinkled throughout the pages and I thought the little twist toward the end was very touching.
“I can tell you have a good heart…” I sighed, opening the door to the outside. “… because the minute I met you, I wanted to fight for it.”
I can definitely understand all the hype about Wes Michels now, he was a great guy. He was dealing with something pretty heavy but still managed to help Kiersten through her own darkness. There was plenty of signature RVD banter between these two which kept the overall feel of the book light despite the heavy topics it covered. I was actually surprised by how innocent and sweet things felt, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing but judging by the cover and the blurb, I was expecting something a bit grittier. I enjoyed the secondary characters too, Lisa was fun and Gabe was an unexpected surprise. I’ll have to make time to read each of their books now! Overall, I thought this was a nice story with a heartwarming message and I’m glad I finally got around to reading it!
“Sometimes when we think God has written The End, what he really means is The Beginning.”
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.
Sometimes I was laughing, the other times I was crying. This wasn't a lighthearted story. It was about cancer, death, and fighting with cancer. It was an emotional story.
This book had emotional depth, and was funny too.
Wes...I loved him from the first page. He was a star in college, the star quarterback, sexy as hell, smart and funny. He had cancer, he was fighting. But he was so full of life, he was so alive.
He met Kiersten. An innocent freshman with red hair. They became friends. What I loved about this book, how Wes wanted to help Kiersten with her problems. She had a hard life, she went through a lot. I loved him because of this, how he made her live, made her open up.
It's amazing how love can change someone's life. Wes was living, or trying to live a full life. He wanted to be normal despite his illness. He accepted his illnes, his future. But when he started to feel more than friendship, when he started to fall in love with Kiersten, he changed. He really wanted to live, he wanted a life with her. I was so nervous because I didn't know if he make it or not. I was happy that I could read Wes' POV too. Because I could understand what he felt.
This book broke my heart. I loved it, I needed to read it! This is a beautiful heart-breaking love story. You don't know when love finds you, sometimes it comes when you don't count on it. It's a 5* read for me! I LOVED it! I loved the characters, the story, the writing.
Can't wait to read the other books in the series.
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