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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Ruined by Amy Tintera

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. @goodreads 

I thought this book was bloody brilliant! It starts right off with the killing of some royals. Yay, lets start our revenge early =) I mean if you kill my family you best believe revenge is in your future.

Em, Damien and Aren are on a quest to infiltrate the enemy in order to take said enemy out. Em poses as a princess to marry a prince from the enemy camp and Aren goes as one of her guards.

Em and the crew are Ruined and live in Ruina. Most of the Ruined have special powers. Em, unfortunately didn't get this particular gene but she made up for it in becoming a pretty bad to the bone fighter.

Em is on a quest to find her sister Olivia that was taken when their family was murdered. Olivia is a force to be reckoned with herself.

There was a scene that made me so mad and upset I wanted to set a bomb off on those evil people. Fear of the unknown drives people to do stupid things. The same thing is true when evil people put that fear in you. No side is really right, they are both wrong, but that doesn't mean you slaughter and kill the innocents that had nothing to do with it.

Anyhoo, like I said, Em pretends to be someone else and marries Prince Cas in order to infiltrate the castle and see if she can find her sister and take out the enemy that killed her family. But, things don't all go as planned. Em finds that Cas is nothing like his evil father and they do form a sort of bond. Hopefully it all works out for them.

There is a book bit of planning and killing and I'm afraid of the things that will happen with the rest of the series/trilogy. I hope it all goes well for both sides and they open their eyes and quit being stupid. But alas. . . . . . 




  1. Great review Melissa, another book that I heard amazing reviews on. I really do want too check out this one as well, but I have to wait until next year and see if I can read it or not. Thank you so much for the awesome post my friend.

    1. Thank you so much my sweet friend. I hope you love it when you read it ♥