Ruined (Prebound)

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July 2009 Indie Next List

“As Rebecca grudgingly leaves her home in New York City to attend school in New Orleans, she dreads being stuck living with her Aunt Claudia, a fortuneteller. When Rebecca follows some of her schoolmates into a graveyard to spy on them one night, she gets sucked into a voodoo curse. Filled with the ambiance of New Orleans, this is a great read for anyone who loves ghost stories.”
— Sharon Carey, Beaverdale Books, Des Moines, IA


Rebecca couldn't feel more out of place in New Orleans. She's staying in a creepy house with her aunt, who reads tarot cards. And at the snooty prep school, a pack of filthy-rich girls treat Rebecca like she's invisible. Only gorgeous, unavailable Anton Grey gives Rebecca the time of day, but she wonders if he's got a hidden agenda.

Then one night, among the oak trees in Lafayette Cemetery, Rebecca makes a friend. Sweet, mysterious Lisette is eager to show Rebecca the nooks and crannies of New Orleans. There's just one catch.

Lisette is a ghost.

A ghost with a deep, dark secret, and a serious score to settle.

As Rebecca is drawn deeper into a web of old curses and cryptic customs, 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?

* " A] haunting love letter to New Orleans."--Publishers Weekly, starred review.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781613832301
ISBN-10: 1613832303
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publication Date: August 1st, 2010
Pages: 309
Language: English