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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Review Collection #5: Ruined (#1) by Amy Tintera


Review Collection is a feature to help people decide if they want to read the featured book (let me know if you found it useful). So, the idea is that I shall be choosing one book and then sharing a range of reviews, of this book from various blogs. Allowing you to get a feel for the different opinions surrounding that book.  


Ruined (#1) by Amy Tintera

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 Published: May 3rd 2016 by HarperTeen
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Synopsis from Goodreads

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.
Review @ Wee Shubba's World
Review @ Panda Hearts Books


Taken from Goodreads 23/05/16


I have to say that I haven't read many of these reviews, as I am avoiding any kind of spoilers for this book (although I can guess quite a lot about this book). I love the sound of this plot and the few reviews I have read/watched have enjoyed it and some said it has a Throne of Glass feel, so I am all up for that.


As always I want to know what you thought - let me know in the comments:

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  1. Loving the review collections! And all of them look so good for this one. I really wanted to read it already, but now I really, *really* wanna read it..!

    1. I know right! It sound so good! I read enough reviews to get me hooked on the plot of this book and then I decided that it did NOT want to be spoiled for this one as it sounded so good. Hopefully my copy will arrive soon I ordered it just before the May Bank Holiday so fingers crossed.

  2. I love love love Amy's words and yes, I have read this one and loved it just as much as her previous books. I can't wait to see where she takes it.

    Thanks for sharing this feature, I really like the idea of it!

    1. I haven't read any of her books yet but hopefully my copy of Ruined will arrived tomorrow! Glad you enjoyed it, I am guessing you would recommend her other books then?


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