WoW #271 ~ Us in Ruins

Posted June 5, 2024 by Lillian in Features / 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event originally created and hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are all eagerly anticipating. Jill has been MIA since August of 2016. Despite this, the meme lives on….Hope you come back Jill! Until then I will be joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can’t-Wait Wednesday.

Happy Wednesday y’all! This week I’m eagerly waiting on Us in Ruins by Rachel Moore. The cover originally drew me in, but then I read the blurb. I fell in love with it. Girl searching for an ancient vase falling in love with a boy through his journals and then waking him up from a curse? YES please!

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WoW #271 ~ Us in RuinsUs in Ruins by Rachel Moore
Published by HarperCollins on 2024-09-03
Length: 304 pages

Margot is on the quest to uncover and reassemble an ancient—and cursed—vase, with the help of a boy who went missing in 1932, because it's the only way to put back together her broken heart in this standalone adventure rom-com, perfect for fans of What the River Knows and The Lost City.

The mythical Vase of Venus Aurelia hasn’t been seen since 1932, but Margot Rhodes is determined to change that.

Drawn by the vase’s supposed magical properties, Margot embarks on her school’s archaeological trip to Pompeii. Sure, it’s her first time holding a shovel, but she’s got something no one else does: lost teenage explorer Van Keane’s journal.

Poring over the poetic entries that serve as a map to the vase’s missing shards, Margot finds herself falling in love with the boy who wrote it a century ago. She’s shocked when her search leads her to a statue that looks exactly like Van, and then the statue comes to life.

Catapulted into the present, Van is nothing like the wordsmith Margot imagined. He’s all sharp edges, intent on retrieving the relic for all the wrong reasons. But it takes two to survive Venus’s death-defying challenges, and, together, Margot and Van must excavate the treasure—and their buried pasts—before their story ends in ruins.

With a blend of humor, magic, and love, Rachel Moore crafts another stand-alone adventure rom-com full of double- and triple-crosses, hilarious shenanigans, and frustration-fueled banter, where the best treasure is true love.

About Rachel Moore

Author Rachel Moore

Rachel Moore is a content marketer and writer living in Nashville, Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Evansville with a degree in creative writing, and she has never met a romcom she didn’t love. On the rare occasion she isn’t writing happy endings, you can find her collecting dictionaries, drinking entirely too much coffee, and drifting through the library stacks. The Library of Shadows is her debut novel.

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4 responses to “WoW #271 ~ Us in Ruins

  1. This sounds exciting! Adventure and magic mixed in with a rom-com sounds too good to pass up. I am adding this to my wish list. I hope you love it when you read it!

  2. OOoh nice! I think I saw this one in another WoW earlier this year or maybe even a month back! Lol. It sounds very intriguing and the cover is so eyecatching! Definitely keeping an eye on this one! Hope you love it once you get to read it!

    Here’s my CWW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

    • The cover caught my eye first. I love the historical aspect of it though and definitely an interesting twist with the curse. Hopefully it lives up to the hype 🤞

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