Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Book Review: Runied by Amy Tintera

We were given the opportunity to read Ruined by Amy Tintera.  Read below to find out what this book is about and to see what the Vise Library thought about it!

About the book:

Amy Tintera’s new YA fantasy trilogy blends the romance of Kiera Cass’s Selection series and the epic stakes of Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen in a story of revenge, adventure, and unexpected love.
Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war; her parents were killed and her sister was kidnapped. Even though Em is only a useless Ruined—completely lacking any magic—she is determined to get revenge.
Her plan is simple: She will infiltrate the enemy’s kingdom, posing as the crown prince’s betrothed. She will lead an ambush. She will kill the king and everything he holds dear, including his son. 
The closer Em gets to the prince, though, the more she questions her mission. Her rage-filled heart begins to soften. But with her life—and her family—on the line, love could be Em’s deadliest mistake.
Emelina, or Em, is just trying to survive.  She is royalty from Ruina which is is known for magic (and obviously other kingdoms are afraid of this).  Both of her parents are dead and she is trying to find her sister, who was kidnapped from the kingdom of Lera.  In order to find out where her sister is being held, she poses as the princess from another kingdom that is betrothed to prince, Cas, of Lera.  She is hoping to infiltrate their kingdom and seek revenge against the royal family.  However, all of that does not go according to plan.  Cas is not like his father (who had Em's parents killed) and seems to listen to her.  She still has to find a way to rescue her sister and wrestle with the guilt of betraying Cas.  When a neighboring kingdom plans to attack Lera, Em must make a decision that has no easy answer.

This book was such a great fantasy novel.  There was so much intrigue with Em being not who she appears to be and the potential with Cas.  There are a few devastating things that happen when one of Em's close friends is captured.  Em is a strong female character and she learns to overcome her lack of magic. There are times where I laughed out loud when she would banter with Cas.  My favorite part in the book is near the end when Em really gets to be herself and shows who she is to *other* people.  Be warned that there is a major cliffhanger, but you will enjoy this book so much that you can let it slide.  We can't wait for book two!  Look for this book in our Popular Collection when it releases next month!

About the author:

Hi! I'm Amy Tintera, and I write novels for young adults. I grew up in Austin, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in journalism. After receiving a masters in film at Emerson College I moved to Los Angeles, where I promptly discovered I didn't enjoy working in the film industry, and went back to my first love, writing.
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