Black Heart, Red Ruby

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 feel m

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 feel more like 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.The best Black Heart, Red Ruby By Teresa Yea is Ebook Ava Nolan grew up in the shadow of her father s obsession with macabre artifacts An elixir brewed from witches blood A cabinet of mummified cats And Arabella s Curse, the missing prize in his collection a ruby with the power to resurrect the dead With a father who resents her existence, a dead end job, and her expulsion from school to live down, Ava sets out to recovAva Nolan grew up in the shadow of her father s obsession with macabre artifacts An elixir brewed from witches blood A cabinet of mummified cats And Arabella s Curse, the missing prize in his collection a ruby with the power to resurrect the dead With a father who resents her existence, a dead end job, and her expulsion from school to live down, Ava sets out to recover the ruby and reclaim her self respect Luckily for Ava, local legend says the ruby is buried in a crumbling mansion by the sea, not far from her new home.But life as an amateur relic hunter is not without its share of emergency room visits Or cutthroat competitors And nearly plummeting to her death doesn t terrify Ava half as much as her uncle, a gentleman grave robber with a vendetta against her father and sinister plans for the ruby.Entangled in a web of family treachery, Ava finds solace with a lonely boy who fills her nights with stolen kisses and her head with ruby lore But there s something strange about Ben Wolcott He s a bit too cunning, a bit too preoccupied with keeping Ava out of his basement, and much too interested in Arabella s Curse.. Born and raised in sunny Southern California, Teresa Yea prefers the shade because that s how she rolls She is a UCLA graduate, a science geek by degree, bookworm at heart The Witch of Blackbird Pond is her favorite novel and her crush on Nat Eaton is challenged only by her love for Jamie Fraser A major movie buff, she has no qualms quoting Pulp Fiction and annoying you to no end She can usually be found singing Phantom of the Opera in the car with dramatic hand gestures Do not underestimate her petite stature for she is a feisty girl who is not afraid to head butt people in the face She is also very silly, but her secret evil is revealed only in her novels Talking about herself in the third person is weird.How you can stalk me Twitter twitter TeresaYeaTumblr teresayea.tumblrInstagram instagram teresayea Pinterest pinterest litcon Facebook facebook teresayeawriter. Popular Books Black Heart, Red Ruby 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 anymore 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 much more stable. I kept hoping someone "normal" or at least with more balanced personality a would turn up and even things out...but 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 the more realistic 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 but more people 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

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  1. Born and raised in sunny Southern California, Teresa Yea prefers the shade because that s how she rolls She is a UCLA graduate, a science geek by degree, bookworm at heart The Witch of Blackbird Pond is her favorite novel and her crush on Nat Eaton is challenged only by her love for Jamie Fraser A major movie buff, she has no qualms quoting Pulp Fiction and annoying you to no end She can usually be found singing Phantom of the Opera in the car with dramatic hand gestures Do not underestimate her petite stature for she is a feisty girl who is not afraid to head butt people in the face She is also very silly, but her secret evil is revealed only in her novels Talking about herself in the third person is weird.How you can stalk me Twitter twitter TeresaYeaTumblr teresayea.tumblrInstagram instagram teresayea Pinterest pinterest litcon Facebook facebook teresayeawriter

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  1. Ava Nolan feels that her life is a wreck.Scratch that e 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 [...]


  2. 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 feel like 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.


  3. Readers, beware the words and characters you ll find inside Teresa Yea s BLACK HEART, RED RUBY are even darkly 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 bec [...]


  4. Full disclosure I read this book as a CP beta reader so it was an earlier version but I don t think that matters much I would definitely recommend it to lovers of dark fantasy that also feels quite contemporary If you re into gorgeous writing, edgy material, and what some might call an unlikeable heroine, you ll enjoy this book It s fast paced with some fun Pulp fiction references and lots of cool twists I loved how the mystery plays out and also how the Teresa Yea weaves her dark humor into the [...]


  5. 4.5 Stars This was as well written as Love in a Time of Monsters which I thought was wonderful This author excels at writing really flawed and interesting characters This was dark, exciting and a very hard to put down book Even though this wasn t my typical read I really liked it I definitely can t wait to read book 2 in this series and I will auto buy any books Teresa Yea writes in the future


  6. I really liked this book Love in a Time of Monsters is still my favorite, but this one was just as good I liked the main character Ava and the fact that she wasn t perfect and had a lot of issues to deal with There was a lot of mystery to this book which I liked and kept me not wanting to put the book down I can t wait to read the second book in this series.



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