Monday, April 24, 2017

Review: Avenged by Amy Tintera

Title: Avenged
Author: Amy Tintera
Series: Book Two in the Ruined Series
Published By: HarperTeen (May 2, 2017)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
In the sequel to Ruined, the romance of The Selection and the epic stakes of Red Queen come together in a story of revenge, adventure, and unexpected love.

Emelina Flores has come home to Ruina. After rescuing her sister Olivia from imprisonment in rival kingdom Lera, Em and Olivia together vow to rebuild Ruina to its former glory. 

But their fight has only begun. Olivia is determined to destroy everyone who acts against Ruina, but Em isn’t as sure. Ever since Em posed as Prince Casimir’s betrothed in Lera, she’s started to see another side to this war. And now that Cas has taken the throne, Em believes a truce is within reach. But Olivia suspects that Em’s romantic feelings for Cas are just coloring her judgement.


Em is determined to bring peace to her home. But when winning the war could mean betraying her family, Em faces an impossible choice between loyalty and love. Em must stay one step ahead of her enemies—and her blood—before she’s the next victim in this battle for sovereignty. 








Once again Tintera takes us on a brutal, bloody, devious ride in this breathtaking sequel to Ruined. 
Em and friends are on the run after having finally revealing all their secrets and getting revenge for those that harmed them in the past but if they think their adventure is over then they are so wrong.

We once again see how corrupt Em's world and those in it have become and at the very heart of that corruption, lies those that Em thought she could trust and love.

This was such an unexpected ride. Truly there is so much deception and deceit around every corner, in all kingdoms. It is hard to know who to trust, who you can count on, and who is your friend and worst of all in Em's case, even who to love. 

This was a thrilling heart pounding ride and while I thought this series was going to be a duology for some reason, it turns out there is yet another book out there and I couldn't be more excited about it. This truly is a series that will keep you on the edge of your seat and rapidly turning the pages.





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

32 comments:

  1. I really need to start this series! I've heard amazing things about the first book and it looks like this sequel is just as great :)

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    1. I think you would like this one. ;)

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  2. oh man, this series sounds like so much fun. Deception? Great that you are enjoying it!

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  3. Sounds like such a great second book to the series!! Lovely review!

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  4. I read the first book in her last series and I haven't read anything else, don't know why because I did like her first book. I will have to consider this series. Glad it was a win for you!

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    1. Thanks Heidi, me too and maybe you will like this one if you decide to give it a go?

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  5. I need to buy this.Glad you enjoyed it.

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  6. Oh thanks for this find. I've been enjoying a lot of YA fantasy and this one looks good.

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    1. YA fantasy and dystopian seem to be about the only genres in YA that I've been liking lately for whatever reason and this is definitely a good one. ;) Hope you like it too!

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  7. I definitely thought this was a duology too, so I'm very surprised to hear there are mroe books! I wasn't the biggest fan of the first book, but I have to say a lot of the raving reviews for this one have me curious. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much though, Ali! I hope book 3 is just as epic! :)

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    1. I know, it was kind of weird but oh well, more the merrier right? Hopefully the next will be just as good and if you do decide to continue, I hope you like it as well.

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  8. This looks like a solid read. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

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  9. These look so good. I've been wanting to try Amy Tintera since her Rebooted but just haven't. they all look good and I love the covers of this series in particular. And the fact that it's a page turner helps!

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    1. Her first series is still probably my favorite but this one is really good as well. I recommend them both!

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  10. Hmm, this sounds really good Ali. I will check out book one!

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  11. I have the ARCs for both books, but haven't read them. Yet. I thought it was a duology too, though.

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    1. I'm not sure why I thought that, maybe because her debut was? I don't know.

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  12. I like the sound of this, but I'm still not sure. It's not really grabbing me too much.

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    1. You might like it once you start it? You never know. ;)

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  13. What a great series, I'm glad you're enjoying it, Ali.

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  14. Great review! I definitely want to read this series

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    1. Thank you and I hope you like it if you do try it. :D

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    1. That is a trick question since he both does and doesn't have one. ;)

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  16. Sounds stressful but exciting! Yay for getting another book :)

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