A revenge that will consume her. A love that will ruin her.
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,
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.
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. . .
. . .