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[[ Read Pdf ]] ⚡ Black Heart, Red Ruby Ú A ruby red obsessionRock bottom Familiar with it I m living it It s a high school expulsion and a dead end jobA future as a pathetic nobody But you know what they say about rock bottom There s nowhere to go but up I ve got an ace up my sleeve Or rathera ruby Priceless MagicalA wicked jewel that can raise the deadThere s only one problemI don t have it Yet It s hidden in an old mansion by the sea You know the kind There s one in every small townA house with an overgrown lawn and a grave or two Locals whisper about the ruby s bloody historyTales of murder, madness, and curses But that s just a load of crap Made up to scare off treasure hunters and tomb raidersRight Good thing I m neither of the aboveI m just a girl trying to make ends meetEvery story needs a heroEvery hero sheds a little blood Ava Nolan feels that her life is a wreck.Scratch that she is a wreck.Kicked out of high school one month before graduation and now she as far as away from the bright lights of California as she can get,the small town of Eckhart out in the middle of nowhere.Not to mention living in a house that was the scene of a multiple homocide.Her family is the epitome of dysfunctional.There father who is an out of work scholar who does his research in the occult and the weird.He keeps himself locked insid Ava Nolan feels that her life is a wreck.Scratch that she is a wreck.Kicked out of high school one month before graduation and now she as far as away from the bright lights of California as she can get,the small town of Eckhart out in the middle of nowhere.Not to mention living in a house that was the scene of a multiple homocide.Her family is the epitome of dysfunctional.There father who is an out of work scholar who does his research in the occult and the weird.He keeps himself locked inside his study most of the time with his papers and memories of his dead wife, while her brother Cam a borderline sociopath spends his days doing god knows what Its good that he is devoted to her.And then there is Ava herself At least her mother is not around any to torment her physically and mentally,and of course the uncle her father hates with a passion is always just a call away.When a local young man named Ben Wolcott turns up at their house and is soundly beaten by Cam because Ava thought he was a peeping tom,in fact he was lookin for their father and soon ingratiates himself with him because he claims to know where a priceless ruby called Arabellas curse is Because there is money needed for food and other expenses and her father is near broke Ava takes a job at a local diner Much to her dismay Ben also works there and now she is his subordinate Ava is not happyShe learns out from Ben where the ruby might be that if she find Arabellas curse and give it as a gift to her father,then he is bound to be proud and he will surely love her again As he used once.This book is a little messed up The citizens of Eckhart find Ava strange and they are not really muchstable I kept hoping someone normal or at least withbalanced personality a would turn up and even things outbut I guess thats part of the message the author wanted to convey We are all a bit messed upI felt the book was at it strongest when it dealt with therealistic issues memories of an abusive mother who still hauntes her memories,a distant father and false friends The general confusion of teenage years but multiplied times ten.When it comes to the supernatural elements it doesnt engage as much Sure there are a few scare moments that are umm scary,but the biggest monsters are inside peoples minds.But the strenght of this book exists on the spirit of Ava ,her zest keeps the book going Sure shes plenty messed up and she makes bad decisions and people frequently call her out on her bad girl behavior.The harshest critic of Ava however is Ava herself she wants to be the good girl butpeople pay attention when she is bad and when things get really messed up she starts to wonder if its not better to embrace it and live up or in this case down to everyones expectations of her.The ending is one of those that I couldnt decide was the awesomest or the most depressing On one hand it shows that Ava has become a strong person and on the other its somewhat depressing Maybe its both.I give this book 2,5 In BLACK HEART, RED RUBY, there s only one rule nothing is ever as it seems.The writing is gorgeous, the plot is airtight, and the Pulp Fiction quoting, take no prisoners heroine can sometimes feellike the villain as the story progresses There are SO many layers and twists It grabs you from the very first line and doesn t let you stop until the very last A must read for anyone who s a fan of spooky houses, family curses, and girls who aren t afraid to get their hands a little bloody. Readers, beware the words and characters you ll find inside Teresa Yea s BLACK HEART, RED RUBY are evendarkly gorgeous than the book s stunning cover.I wish this book could have a genre all to itself if it did, I d call it American Gothic Reading this book, I could imagine a Lana Del Rey album playing as a soundtrack to the dark, twisty events unfolding on the pages.I d recommend this book to anyone who likes a realistic, flawed heroine who s struggling with herself as many real peop Readers, beware the words and characters you ll find inside Teresa Yea s BLACK HEART, RED RUBY are evendarkly gorgeous than the book s stunning cover.I wish this book could have a genre all to itself if it did, I d call it American Gothic Reading this book, I could imagine a Lana Del Rey album playing as a soundtrack to the dark, twisty events unfolding on the pages.I d recommend this book to anyone who likes a realistic, flawed heroine who s struggling with herself as many real people are because she strives to be a better person a heroine who s had a dark past, and whose actions reflect the terrible things she s endured If you want a dash of the supernatural with an Indiana Jones style treasure hunt, this book is for you If you want a dark romance that doesn t have to be gentle or wrapped up neatly, this book is for you If you want strong heroines who aren t afraid to get their hands dirty and love to quote Pulp Fiction, this book is for you If you want beautiful, clever writing and a plot that will twist and surprise you, and multi faceted characters who don t fall into boring categories of good and evil you guessed it, this book is for you.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for anyone who wants a sweeping Gothic story set in modern day America