Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday [#28] — Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

What book am I eagerly anticipating at this moment? Why it just so happens to be…

Hotel Ruby
by Suzanne Young

Releases November 3rd, 2015 from Simon Pulse



Stay Tonight. Stay Forever.

When Audrey Casella arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, she’s grateful for the detour. Just months after their mother’s death, Audrey and her brother, Daniel, are on their way to live with their grandmother, dumped on the doorstep of a DNA-matched stranger because their father is drowning in his grief.

Audrey and her family only plan to stay the night, but life in the Ruby can be intoxicating, extending their stay as it provides endless distractions—including handsome guest Elias Lange, who sends Audrey’s pulse racing. However, the hotel proves to be as strange as it is beautiful. Nightly fancy affairs in the ballroom are invitation only, and Audrey seems to be the one guest who doesn’t have an invite. Instead, she joins the hotel staff on the rooftop, catching whispers about the hotel’s dark past.

The more Audrey learns about the new people she’s met, the more her curiosity grows. She’s torn in different directions—the pull of her past with its overwhelming loss, the promise of a future that holds little joy, and an in-between life in a place that is so much more than it seems…

Welcome to the Ruby.

This is screaming historical to me even though it’s not, it’s a contemporary that Goodreads has tagged “mystery”, “horror”, “fantasy”, and “romance”. (Sign me up!) I really enjoyed Suzanne’s A Want So Wicked, the only of her books I’ve read (I’ve heard some good things about her dystopia series The Program), so I’m optimistic about this one.

Anyway, the only book that I’ve read that takes place in a hotel is the third Pendragon book by D. J. MacHale, The Never War, and that was historical but also sci-fi and fantasy, and a little bit of mystery, too. I’m very interested in Hotel Ruby because it sounds like something grand, dark, and mysterious. Ooh, and now that I’m thinking about stories that revolve around hotels I’m thinking of the Eloise at the Plaza picture books (I own a bunch of those! And the movies are adorable, too) and the movies The Grand Budapest Hotel (which I have yet to see) and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (which was pretty good).

This book looks promising! I’m excited to dig into it soon.

Are you looking forward to reading Hotel Ruby?
Have you read any “hotel” books before?
What can’t you wait to read right now?

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2 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday [#28] — Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young

  1. This sounds so good! I hadn’t heard of it before now 🙂 I don’t think I’ve read any books completely set in a hotel. Some major scenes have been, but not an entire book. And I didn’t realise until you pointed it out…


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