Just finished The Ruins by Scott Smith and this is one of those situations where the book is almost always better than the movie. I saw the movie first and then read the book and I’m so glad I did. The books gave so much more details to the story as well as more characters that allowed you to connect with. I really loved this books and had a hard time putting it down. Similar to the story, I felt called to continue reading to find out what happened just like the tourist were called to explore the Ruins. This book was a great thriller and the mastermind behind all the thrills wasn’t a human being but something way more evolved. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
Trapped in the Mexican jungle, a group of friends stumble upon a creeping horror unlike anything they could ever imagine.Two young couples are on a lazy Mexican vacation–sun-drenched days, drunken nights, making friends with fellow tourists. When the brother of one of those friends disappears, they decide to venture into the jungle to look for him. What started out as a fun day-trip slowly spirals into a nightmare when they find an ancient ruins site . . . and the terrifying presence that lurks there.
2 Replies to “The Ruins by Scott Smith- Book Review”
I’m a big “judge a book by its cover” girl & this cover caught my attention but while reading the synopsis I realized that I have seen this movie & thoroughly enjoyed it. I didn’t realize there was a book & wished I would have read it prior. Maybe one day I’ll go back & read it.
I also saw the movie first and did enjoy it and that’s why I decided to read the book. I’m so glad I did because while I enjoyed to movie the book was amazing. I found this copy at a second hand bookstore for $2.