Monday, May 22, 2017

Review : Avenged by Amy Tintera

*Warning: This review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Release DateMay 2, 2017
Pages: 416
Source: Own

The Story:

With the romance of The Selection and the epic stakes of Red Queen, Amy Tintera’s New York Times-bestselling Ruined trilogy continues with the thrilling young adult fantasy Avenged.
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. 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.
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One-word Review: FANTASTICAL

Reading Tune Game of Survival  - Ruelle

Tag Line:

What goes around comes around.

Opening Line:

The remains of Em's home sat at the bottom of the hill.

My Review

I am usually hesitant about sequels but I enjoyed Ruined so much that I pre-ordered Avenged when I pre-ordered A Court of Wings and Ruin. So that tells you something. . . 

And I a glad to say it was worth it!

The plot Avenged of is flows smoothly with the first book. Why not suspenseful, the plot does not drag. Emelina Flores has brought down the Lera empire the exterminated almost all of her people, and rescued her sister, Olivia. But there are a few hiccups.

Emelina cannot stay away from the newly minted king of Lera. Her husband. Cas.

Em and Olivia take the remainder of their people back to Ruina. Where there is nothing left for them but the ruins of their home and dead earth.

Olivia is bloodthirsty, the most powerful Ruin and cannot listen to reason. And is the now the Queen of what is left of Ruina.

In Avenged we see the chasm between Em and Olivia grow as the story progressed. By the end of the book, we are left with expectations for the next book.

How many wars will ensue? Jocita against Cas? And Olivia? Olivia against Em? And Cas? 

Will Jocita rise up as a false Queen and hunt down Cas again to ensure her throne?

Will the remains of the Ruina people survive the coming war? The split between the sister queens?

Will Em be capable of betraying her sister, her only family left?

Will Olivia murder her last living relative, the one person who risked and gave up everything to rescue her and the Ruina?

 Em has some decisions to make and sides to take. But where will that leave her and her false husband? What does the future hold her Cas and Em?

All in all, I ate Avenged up! Tintera did a good job with the sequel and I will anxiously await the next installment.

Character Breakdown:

Emelina Flores - Em was a badass from the first book. Fierce and loyal to the people of her blood, the Ruin. Even though she is considered a Useless and they shunned her from being Queen. In she is learns how to forgive and to learn her enemy. Quite literally, might I add.

Olivia Flores - Bloodthirsty, blind to reason and hellbent on revenge. A.K.A. annoying and unreasonable as fuck. However, while I do not particularly like Olivia I can sympathize with some of her rage. Her people are near extermination and she was held captive and tortured for a year. 

Meet 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.
***Check out Amy Tintera's website for more information about her and Avenged HERE

Happy Reading!


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