Author: Amy Tintera
Date of Publication: May 2nd, 2017
In the sequel to Ruined, the romance of The Selection and the epic stakes of Red Queen come together in a story of revenge, adventure, and unexpected love.
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, but 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.
I absolutely loved the first book Ruined, so I was a little worried going into book two. I also thought this was leading somewhere into love triangle territory, and I was about to be pissed! Luckily, you do not have to fear that.
This book had loads of action, and Olivia is CRAZY. CRAZY about murdering lots of people! I did enjoy some of her lines that she would say that were kind of funny. She kind of reminds me of Carrie when Carrie goes bonkers.
Now let’s get on the subject of Em and Cas. I love this duo, and Em made me mad a few times, but it ultimately benefited Cas, and they are awesome!
Another character POV was added to the mix including Olivia’s, which was Aren who was great in book one and even better here. His chapters actually kind of stole the show for me, and him and Iria might surpass my love for Cas and Em if this continues on into the next book.
This dang ending has me needing to know what happens like NOW. Can publishers put out books quicker? Even six months vs a year would be most excellent!
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