Welcome to Hotel Ruby, where Stephen King's The Shining meets The Eagles' "Hotel California." Local author Suzanne Young has taken horror elements and adapted them wonderfully for the teen crowd. If you're like me, the mysteries of Hotel Ruby will suck you in and grab your curiosity from the beginning. The prose is genuinely scary at certain points and Young fleshes out the setting so well, you'll think you're actually there with the cast of characters at this creepy hotel.— Heather H.
Those who know me, know that I do not usually go for the creepy, haunting books, but when Suzanne Young writes a book, I just can’t help but read it. So, I swallowed my trepidation and entered the world of Hotel Ruby. As the book tagline says," Stay Tonight, Stay Forever." Well, I did. Once I opened the book, I couldn’t put it down and it has stayed with me long after I read the final page. Hotel Ruby is delightfully spooky.— Brandi
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Program comes a haunting, romantic, and suspenseful story about one girl's search for healing in a grand and mysterious hotel full of secrets. 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 in a place that is so much more than it seems... And the 13th chapter will only add to the mystery behind the 13th floor of Hotel Ruby...and ultimately, what it means for Audrey. Welcome to the Ruby.