Saturday, April 1, 2017

Week 13 Review: Avenged

From Goodreads:
With the romance of The Selection and the epic stakes of Red Queen, Amy Tintera's New York Times-bestselling Ruined trilogy continues with the thrilling young adult fantasy Avenged.

Emelina Flores has come home to Ruina. After rescuing her sister, Olivia, from imprisonment in rival kingdom Lera, Em and Olivia together vow to rebuild Ruina to its former glory.

But their fight has only begun. Olivia is determined to destroy everyone who acts against Ruina. Em isn't as sure. Ever since Em posed as Prince Casimir's betrothed in Lera, she's started to see another side to this war. And now that Cas has taken the throne, Em believes a truce is within reach. But Olivia suspects that Em’s romantic feelings for Cas are just coloring her judgement.

Em is determined to bring peace to her home. But when winning the war could mean betraying her family, Em faces an impossible choice between loyalty and love. Em must stay one step ahead of her enemies—and her blood—before she's the next victim in this battle for sovereignty.

My Review:
This book was absolutely incredible! Such an amazing sequel! It starts off not long after the ending of Ruined, and yeah, things are picking up speed! So much happens in this book! I loved spending more time with these characters!

Pretty much everybody is in a bad place at the beginning of this book. Em is home with her family-but she doesn't have much of a home. Cas is king, but his parents are dead, his castle take over, a good portion of the country, in fact, and his cousin is plotting against him. And he and Em are apart. Yeah.

There were so many complications, twists and turns in this book! We have both Em and Olivia, both powerful in their own way, but wanting different things. There's a bunch of royalty about, which usually means conspiracies, and yeah, not to mention that Ruina is taking back their former glory!

Going in, I thought that this was the end of the series, a duology like her other series. So when I sneak peeked ahead (which I can't help but do, sometimes!) I was confused when things ended on something of a cliffhanger! Bah! But we get a 3rd book, so yeah!

I just loved reading this book, and I really can't wait to read book 3!

Author: Amy Tintera
Series: Ruined #2
Read: March 31st, 2017
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love her writing, and it's a 2017 Dystopia Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Publication: May 2nd 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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