Shelf Control Wednesdays: February 8, 2023

Shelf Control is hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. Instead of always looking ahead to upcoming new releases, I thought I’d start a weekly feature focusing on already released books that I want to read. Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available, and in most cases, books that are either on my shelves or on my Kindle!

Title: The Ruins

Author: Scott Smith

Published: 2006

Length: 319 pages

Synopsis via Goodreads: 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.

How I got it: I bought this book from a used book website.

When I got it: 2023

Why I want to read it: I owned a copy of this book when I lived in the US, but it was one of the many books I left behind when I moved to Europe in 2017. I recently read a book (review pending) that reminded me of The Ruins, and so I wanted to read it again.