Waiting on Wednesday: July 15

Title: Ruined

Author: Paula Morris

US Release date: August 1, 2009

Summary (from Amazon.com): Rebecca couldn't feel more out of place in New Orleans, where she comes to spend the year while her dad is traveling. She's staying in a creepy old house with her aunt. And at the snooty prep school, the filthy-rich girls treat Rebecca like she's invisible. Only gorgeous, unavailable Anton Grey seems to give Rebecca the time of day, but she wonders if he's got a hidden agenda. Then one night, in Lafayette Cemetery, Rebecca makes a friend. Sweet, mysterious Lisette is eager to talk to Rebecca, and to show her the nooks and crannies of the city. There's just one catch: Lisette is a ghost. A ghost with a deep, dark secret, and a serious score to settle. As Rebecca learns more from her ghost friend - and as she slowly learns to trust Anton Grey-she also uncovers startling truths about her own history. Will Rebecca be able to right the wrongs of the past, or has everything been ruined beyond repair?

Why I'm interested: I really like ghost stories and old houses (what can I say? my town was founded in 1675 so I'm into the whole historic ghost scene). Beyond that, I like how this sounds like a coming-of-age novel combined with a mystery.

What're you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. I've been seeing this one around a bit, and it sounds like it could be interesting. Nice choice!

  2. This looks really interesting. I'm going to have to add it to my ever growning pile of books when it comes out.

  3. Apparently I can't spell either. That would be growing not growning lol

  4. Hey, thanks for stopping by the blog! I'm really looking forward to RUINED, too! I love creepy, old house/ghost stories, esp. ones set in the South (as you'll see when HEX HALL comes out, haha!)

  5. Ooh, this sounds interesting!