Thursday, August 22


Review & Giveaway 

Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken
My rating: ★ 5 Stars ★


How can a book that's sweet and hilariously funny also feel like it's ripping my heart out? 

God what a mixed bag of emotions.

Going into Ruin, I hadn't read the synopsis, I hadn't read any reviews, all I knew was it was getting ALOT of 5 stars.
I went in blind and my heart took a beating for it. I had no idea where I was going, who I was following and how would I survive. And boy did that give me a rush.

Rachel Van Dyken takes you on an emotional journey, leaving it impossible for you to walk away unaffected.

So in turn I challenge you to take on this journey blind. Live in the laughter of their hilarious banter. Smile so hard your mouth begins to hurt. Press your hand to your chest and feel your heart beat.
Swoon over the most precious boy you could meet. Feel your body rack with sobs as you pray for that happy ending and when all said and done, cherish life, live it, breathe it, love it.

The human condition is stupid. We torture ourselves in order to feel better….



I was the Big bad wolf, and she the innocent lamb.
Keeping something from her made me the villain. If I could change the story I would give anything to be the Hero…
Her innocence was what drew me to her, her heart is what made me want to fight for my own.

~ If only hearts could heal that way…. through someone else's beating.~

If I could just change her world, take the darkness away. I would feel like it was all for something...
I wasn't counting on her shifting the balance.

I should of walked away, but my Lamb made it impossible. she made me feel new.
What I wanted and what I could give were two different things. Because in the end I wouldn't have anything to give her that's worth having..



One smile and I was putty, absolutely useless againts his magic boy powers.
He pulled me from the darkness and I held on to his light.
He took my fears and taught me to embrace them, live them.



Time was not my friend, but I would give her every second I had.
I'd fight the demons for her and the darkness in me.
My first. My Last. My only…. Forever.



I was falling to hard to fast. I was beginning to live for his smiles..
He rescued me and I found my Ruin. He was pushing me towards life.

But things are not as they seem….

~ Life isn't fair, but living? Living is heaven. Living is a gift. Every gift is different- every path is different.~

Sometimes it takes going through hell to reach your heaven…..

Favourite quotes

~ "A player plays by the rules, knows the plan, knows every possible strategy and execution. Getting caught would be like Chuck Norris dying in a stunt. Um, it won't happen. What to know why? Because he's bad ass." ~

~“I’m going to make it so hard for you to forget this first kiss that you don’t want anyone else kissing you ever again. When the guy you fall in love with kisses you — it better put this kiss to shame — if it doesn’t, then he isn’t the right guy. Because I’m going to do a damn good job, and I want the guy that earns you, that takes that heart of yours and holds it in the palm of his hands… I want that guy to be able to make you feel things I’ll just be tapping into. Do you understand, Kiersten?” ~

~ Gabe held my face between his hands. “What you two have — it’s a once in a lifetime — you fight for him, sweetheart. Fight for him with every last breath. No regrets, okay?” ~

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Jess xx



  1. Love this, =) can´t wait for my chance to read!
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Thursday!

  2. Thanks for a great giveaway, looks like a great book.

  3. Thank you for the beautiful review ;)

  4. Can't wait to read this! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  5. Thank you for the giveaway!

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! added to my tbr list!

  7. thanks for the giveaway, the books sounds awesome

  8. Thanks for the chance to enter! The book sounds fantastic!