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How steamy is it? Simmering

Publisher's Summary

Amy Tintera's new YA fantasy trilogy blends the romance of Kiera Cass' 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.

©2016 Amy Tintera (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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Loved it! I was worried I wouldn't...

Loved this book. Loved the performance. Loved it all. Must have more! I hope the 2nd story holds up to the 1st.

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awesome!

I loved this book. I wanted to finish it in one listen. Had me hooked to the end

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Good listen

I liked this book but the lack of a backstory really left me not knowing who I should root for. Besides that the story was good and I plan to continue the series on audio. The narration really kept me engaged in the story also. Overall 3.5 stars

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Great writing style, bad story.

Em is shown as a badass in the first chapter, then never becomes that character again. Cass her love interest is seen as defiant to his father the king and never becomes that character much at all. this is a four kingdom fight told through the tiny pinhole of Em and Cass arguing for several chapters. The war in this book is 3 out 37 chapters. They argue about stuff you don't get to see. The book is called Ruined, but you never see the kingdom of Ruina or see many of there powers. She makes it sound like stuff just fly around or happens without provocation. Only 3 ruineds are in this book and 1 has no magic. What the he'll is that magic you ask. Well ghost like pushing or people just fly back or die with no explanation how. It just happens. Weird. The ruined are seen as powerful yet they are almost extinct, so powerful at all. Their weakness is a blind fold. What? I can't hurt what I can't see? Oh and a flower called...what for it...Weakling. GTFOH

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Amazing

good book, now I want to read more of amy's book's. I am going to read the second one.

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Great Performance, but Story Sucked

I thought the performance was wonderful! However the storyline was lacking... The male protagonist, although kind and compassionate- was weak and lacked common sense. Whereas the female protagonist had more depth to her character. In general, the characters' reactions & feelings to the life-altering events seemed insincere and unrealistic.

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Captivating

The story line caught my attention quickly and I began to cheer for Em's cause, though I felt her internal struggle as she got to know Caz more. The narration really made the characters come to life. The only sad part is having to wait for the next book.

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Ruined

I did not like this book !! It was too violent!! I do not recommend it!!

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