Sunday, August 18, 2013

Waves of Sunday #42

Welcome to our weekly edition of Waves of Sunday where each Sunday we spotlight a book that has been making waves in the book scene or has simply caught our attention causing a riptide on our TBR. Don't forget if you let us know which book has caught your attention this week, you have a chance to win our new feature giveaway! Just leave us a comment or quote in the comment section. All new suggestions in the comments below will be considered for August's Winner, so please leave us your most anticipated ADULT read. Please refer to our "about" and "rating and review" page to see what genres are appropriate for choices. No Young Adult picks or previously reviewed picks. Thank you.
Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken
August 12th 2013
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Nobles
About the Book: I'm not your typical girl. I've been running away from the memories that haunt me for so long that depression has become my only comfort. I was content in the darkness...until Wes Michals offered to be my light.

I didn't know that time wasn't my ally -- that every second that ticked past was one step closer to the end of something that was beginning to mean the end of myself. He tried to warn me. He promised me all he was able to offer--each moment as it came--but it would never be enough.

Sometimes when you think it's the end, it's only the beginning. Wes thought he could save me, but in giving me everything, he ruined me. Because after one kiss, one touch, I couldn't--I wouldn't ever be the same.

And from that moment on, his heartbeat became my own.

Arlene's Thoughts:
I stumbled upon Ruin when I was book hunting with my reading buddy. We're both on the cusp of reading slump and not sure if we need to switch genres or try a serious tear jerker. Anywho, this one caught her attention, and I immediately took notice as well. The initial reviews are amazing! You have to take a peak at them. Also, if the description is any indication of the narrative perspective, I know I'll be quickly drawn into Kiersten's story since it sounds like it will be in the first person, which is perfect for me. I'm curious about the demons that haunt her and why Wes has such an impact on her. Can't wait to jump into Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken. It sounds amazing!

Rachel's Thoughts:
This does have really good ratings and I like that it's 211 pages.  Lately, I've been loving the shorter reads, I don't know if it's because of limited time or just instant gratification.  Wes sounds like he's become Kiersten's drug of choice, and once addicted withdrawals can be painful if you have to give it up.  I can't wait to get to this one!


  1. This does sound good., & I admit, that cover is attention-getting. I like the shorter length as well,though I'm finding a lot have huge cliffhangers. Thanks for the rec, ladies!

  2. OMG..YES! I cannot wait to read this one! I have been hearing so many great things about this one on GR. I also like the shorter length Rachel. Thanks for sharing, ladies! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

  3. OMG this cover looks amazing!!! I. must. read. this. now.
    One book that has caught my interest is Red Head by Tarryn Fisher! I have been seeing this book a lot lately and it has a very pretty cover so I am dying to read it!