- File Size: 391 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: #40,383 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.
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.
To get one thing straight, I don't do cry over books. Yes some books gets emotional and I might have some mist, tears eye but this book?... This story make me sobbing and I can't even stop crying, I had to out it down a few times because I just can't read through the tears that keeps on pouring.
It's a beautiful, powerful and such an inspirational read. I start highlighting few quotes and I think it's also the most highlighted book I had.
"You can let your fears control you, or you can control your fears. Never for one second believe the lie that you don't have a choice"
I read Ruin and click it without doubt since I enjoyed The Bet so much. Little I knew that I wasn't going to laugh but in tears. I'm hooked from the first page. Wes is a swoon worthy guy and he's just perfect.
This story is so different from the rest, it's a beautiful story of life and the choices we have when facing life obstacle.
In few words, this is a story of overcoming your fear, appreciating life, friendship and faith. It's an eye opener, reminder and helping you see life in different perspective.
It's a beautiful and powerful read that written beautifully and done with perfection. I LOVED IT and will gifting it to those I know needs it.
"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! :)