Hi everyone, hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today I’m here to review Ruined by Amy Tintera 🙂 This is a young adult fantasy novel all about revenge and I absolutely loved this book. It is seriously a book that more people NEED to pick up and I’m very excited to share my thoughts with you guys. Let’s get started!
Release date : 3 May 2016
Published by : HarperTeen
A revenge that will consume her. A love that will ruin her.
Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war. She lacks the powers of her fellow Ruined. Worst of all, she witnessed her parents’ brutal murders and watched helplessly as her sister, Olivia, was kidnapped.
But because Em has nothing, she has nothing to lose. Driven by a blind desire for revenge, Em sets off on a dangerous journey to the enemy kingdom of Lera. Somewhere within Lera’s borders, Em hopes to find Olivia. But in order to find her, Em must infiltrate the royal family.
In a brilliant, elaborate plan of deception and murder, Em marries Prince Casimir, next in line to take Lera’s throne. If anyone in Lera discovers Em is not Casimir’s true betrothed, Em will be executed on the spot. But it’s the only way to salvage Em’s kingdom and what is left of her family.
Em is determined to succeed, but the closer she gets to the prince, the more she questions her mission. Em’s rage-filled heart begins to soften. But with her life—and her family—on the line, love could be Em’s deadliest mistake.
My rating : ♥♥♥♥ / ♥♥♥♥♥
Buy it here :
Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Ruined-Amy-Tintera/dp/0062396609/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480237175&sr=1-1&keywords=ruined+by+amy+tintera
” Make people tremble when they hear your name. Fear is your power. “
I picked Ruined up on a whim as I was in the mood for a good YA fantasy and WOW, this book blew away my expectations. The storyline is basically about our main character Emelina seeking revenge on the enemy kingdom called Lyra, who murdered her parents and kidnapped her sister. Though the storyline may seem like your typical ” revenge ” fantasy novel, the author really knows how to elevate the whole story. The start of the book immediately hooked me into the story as it was so action-packed and fast paced. There’s not a moment where the story is dull and I just love how kickass this story is. There were also some magic aspects to the novel which really elevated the whole story as well!
The characters were definitely the best part of the novel. They all had really different personalities and the author definitely did a great job in creating them. Emelina is an assassin and she is super badass. She is also a very strong character who puts her family and friends first ❤ As for the romance, I liked how it didn’t consume the story. It was slow burning and it took its time to develop over the course of the novel. The romance is super adorable nonetheless and I can’t wait to see how the relationships develop in the next book!
That concludes my review of Ruined by Amy Tintera! Do support the author and pick up a copy if you’re looking for a kickass fantasy novel or if the premise interests you. The sequel, Avenged, comes out in May 2017 and I am eagerly anticipating it 😀 I hope you enjoyed today’s review and I’ll see you in my next post, bye!