Author: Amy Tintera
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy
Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publishing Information: May 3rd 2016 by HarperTeen
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.
I haven’t read Amy Tintera’s Reboot series but I’ve heard wonderful things about it from a couple of my friends. Despite never having read her books, I’m still excited for her next book, Ruined, because it is all about court, deception, and magic. It sounds a bit like a mixture of The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine with An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. I’m definitely looking forward to reading it!
One thing I’m not sure about is whether or not there will be a love triangle in this book. Amy gave a super vague answer that made me want the book in my hands even more:
I don’t hate love triangles if they’re done well and do not overshadow the rest of the plot. There are certain books, such as Red Queen, where the love triangle actually ends up intensifying the book instead of detracting from it. I really hope that Ruined is one of those types of books. Too bad we have to wait until May 2016 to find out!