Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Ruined

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine and is a fun way to see what books other bloggers just can't wait to get their hands on!


Amy Tintera
Young Adult/Fantasy
Releases May 3rd from HarperTeen

From Goodreads:

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.

Given that YA fantasy is my very favorite genre and I thoroughly enjoyed Amy's Reboot series, this book went on my list the minute Epic Reads revealed the cover. I have to admit to being deeply intrigued at the mention of Em's marriage to the prince as there aren't too many YA books out there that explore a married relationship. While this particular marriage is clearly a stepping stone in the path of a much larger plan, I still think the dynamics could be fascinating. Sign me up for a story of love and revenge!

21 comments:

  1. This was almost my WOW pick last week, it sounds really good!

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  2. I do prefer adult fantasy, but once in a blue moon there are some good YA ones...if there are no love triangles!

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  3. YES! A new book from Amy Tintera! I'm so excited for this one! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

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  4. Oh yes!! Like you, the moment I saw the cover and summary I was adding it to my wish list and GR TBR list!! I'm so excited!! Now, I just need to finally read Rebel *hangs head in shame*

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  5. I AM ALREADY SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE AND I WASN'T EVEN A FAN OF HER PREVIOUS SERIES. The summary alone is giving me life! love! epic feelings! A marraige relationship is definitely not something you see often in this demographic. Plus, that cover. It's giving me all the fantasy feels!

    Faye at The Social Potato

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  6. That's totally new to me! Hope you love it once you read it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  7. I love YA fantasy as well, so I am definitely going to add this to my TBR today. You are right about YA and exploring the idea of a marriage....should definitely be interesting! Great pick, Jenny!

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  8. Ooh! They are married already. That should be interesting. And I really enjoy revenge storylines so I'm all over this one too, Jenny!

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  9. I can't wait to read this - it sounds awesome with revenge, impersonation and intrigue!! :)

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  10. Love this author so I will definitely be reading this!

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  11. Sounds like a nice twist to romance! Thanks for the heads up

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  12. I actually realllyyy like arranged marriage romances, not to mention fantasy, so while I haven't read anything by this author before I'm definitely excited to delve into her work. Thanks for putting this on my radar, Jenny! :)

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  13. I still want to read her other series (your fault... *g*) but you have me with this one. You are right, we don't usually get marriage in these kinds of books. Curious!

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  14. I didn't make a connection to the author right away. I haven't read her other books yet but I have them and I actually met her at an event and I liked her a lot! This sounds pretty freaking amazing!

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  15. I loved Reboot! Didn't realize that was the same author until you mentioned it. I'll have to grab this when it comes out! Thanks, Jenny!

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  16. Ooo yeah, this does sound good. I didn't read her other series, but I'm for sure on this train.

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  17. YESS!! When I saw the cover to this one and read hte synopsis a few weeks ago, I knew I had to have this one in my life!

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  18. You know I'm not big on fantasy, but if I were, this book would definitely be something i'll look forward to reading. :)

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