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...more
Olivia turned to see Em walking to her. Olivia could sense humans and Ruined around her, even at great distance. But not Em. Em wasn't human or Ruined. She was the only person in the world who could sneak up on Olivia.
Yes, the sisters are back. One of them is going a little bit off their rocker so we shall see where that goes in the final book in the trilogy.
AND HOLY CRAP ON A CRACKER!
I waited the whole book for someone to kill this evil woman and there were a couple of chances and they didn ...more
So remember how crazy Olivia went at the end of the first book? That girl was just getting started... there is absolutely no reasoning with her now as she storms around tearing out people's hearts for the thrill of it. She makes Emelina co-queen, but doesn't listen to any pleas for peace. The Ruined have been hunted for so long that Olivia's not about to let Cas or pret ...more
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Avenged by Amy Tintera
Book Two of the Ruined series
Publication Date: May 2, 2017
Rating: 5 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss
Summary (from Goodreads):
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 ...more
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Everyone ran from her now. People whispered her name, as that man had. They said it with fear.
It was what she had always wanted.
It did not feel good as she had expected.
This review contains spoilers from the previous book.
This was so boring and I have been left upset and disappointed with the book, myself, and Amy. Nothing really happened until the end. It's pretty common for a book to have a boring beginning, middle, and intense ending. To be honest, personally, I hate those books. I love i ...more
I may have enjoyed Avenged more than it's predecessor. Now here comes the problem with reviewing seque ...more
Also I'll admit I didn't have time to re ...more
Lol I went to check my friends’ reviews on this and the top 3 are 1 and 2 stars 😩. I’m glad i didn’t check before reading lol. That would have been bad for morale.
Anyways, from my rating, you can tell that i really enjoyed it. There’s just something about this series that satisfies me.
What I liked
- The romance!! I love em and cas so much and reading about them made me so happy. I love how they always randomly find themselves when they get separated ☺
“Maybe ‘coincidence’ is anot ...more
Sorry, how about NO.
This entire book felt like a fricken FILLER. WHAT WAS THE POINT OF THIS BOOK IM STILL TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT WHILE I WIPE AWAY MY TEARS OF DISAPPOINTMENT
If I had chosen this book for a school book report, I would have failed bc I cannot highlight WHAT THE HECK THE PLOT WAS. *steps up to the mic very calmly with a straight face* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
This was basically me everytime Olivia/Aren/Em/Cas/August spoke
Guys, I literally tried so hard ...more
One word to describe this book?
B O R I N G
Since I'm so behind on reviews I'm just going to give you my thoughts in bullet point format;
- the intensity and greatness that was book one was non existent
- second book syndrome
- olivia is crazy don't even try and tell me she isn't
- aren was boring and gave me major Chaol vibes and that isn't good
- who the fuck were these other characters
- i skimmed a lot
- can't even tell you the ending
- lots of filler stuff
- weird dialogue
So, I was sitting in my bed on Friday morning and I was scrolling through Instagram when I saw that my local dymocks had early stock in. I instantly screamed and ended up rushing to my store (I was the first in the door at 8:30am and I checked my book out by 8:33am). The lady at the shop was basically as excited as I was and we fangirled about how many good books are coming out - it was great.
“Everyone ran from her now. People whispered her name, as that man had. They said it with fear.
It was what she had always wanted.
It did not feel as good as she had expected.”
This was a YA fantasy sequel which was possibly better than the first book in the series.
Em was once again a strong character in this book, and she really showed how clever she was too. Olivia on the other hand was just crazy, going ...more
I really like Em, she doesn't really do stupid things which is so refreshing. Olivia is nuts, but I do love her character. Cas and Aren are so sweet and add so much to ...more
And OMG, I'm still in love with this series. Olivia still scares me shitless. I love Em's friendship with Aren. I will forever ship Em with Cas. I'm still secretly plotting Olivia and August's death for the next book and I also pray that it happens. I won't apologize either.
Okay, so the chemistry between Em and Cas is beyond amazing! I love them so freaking much. I feel bad for her because of how bloodthirsty Olivia is throughout the book because she's batshit cra ...more
Em and Cas are such strong characters and I loved seeing what happened after everything blew up in their faces. Cas has to learn to fight for what he wants since everything he ever wanted was handed to him on a silver platter. Em struggles to learn just how far she'll go for Olivia's bloodthirsty revenge.
Avenged introduces two new perspectives into the narrative: Aren and Olivia. While Olivia's ch ...more
Looking forward to book three next year! I was nervous because of some of the reviews on this series but honestly I have really enjoyed it so far. They are quick and entertaining books.
In this book, everything is laid out. Betrayals happen, a LOT of lives were lost, and every minute of it was pure awesomeness. I was pretty skept ...more
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. ...more
I also liked Em more in this novel! She truly shined--shone? Is that the right term?--in this sequel and it was great seeing her as queen, a ...more
What can I (briefly) say? The character development was okay, and the plot was decent. It lacked some of the excitement and moved at a slower pace than book 1, though. The main thrill was Olivia's unpredictability, which I am curious ...more
I LOVE U AREN
literally. I only love AREN and Iria. That’s it. goodbye to Em, Cas, and Olivia. The only reason I want the 3rd book is FOR MY BABIES
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