Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Allied (Ruined #3)” as Want to Read:
Allied (Ruined #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


(Ruined #3)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  3,902 ratings  ·  423 reviews
In the final book in the New York Times bestselling Ruined series, 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 and her sister, Olivia, were determined to bring peace to the people of Ruina. But as the war for liberation raged on, what triumph and freedom meant to Em and Oli
ebook, 416 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by HarperTeen
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Allied, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
This question contains spoilers... (view spoiler)
Isabel Martinez
This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)
The Cruel Prince by Holly BlackWar Storm by Victoria AveyardQueen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra ClareA Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa TahirObsidio by Amie Kaufman
YA Novels of 2018
1,016 books — 5,573 voters
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. MaasA Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. MaasQueen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra ClareWar Storm by Victoria AveyardThe Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Can't Wait Books of 2018
1,195 books — 4,733 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.94  · 
Rating details
 ·  3,902 ratings  ·  423 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Allied (Ruined #3)
High Lady of The Night Court
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-read
"You were born useless, but you dont have to be helpless"

I actually enjoyed the ending of this trilogy. The characters definitely grow on you and I knew I would like Em from the very beginning. The characters were written very realistically and the concept of the Ruined was also written well. I feel very happy right now because looking back I feel like a lot of what happened could have been made more theatrical and unrealistic but it wasn't and it was done very well.

The characters were amaz
Yusra  ✨
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
DEAR AMY,,,,, please release an Aren and Iria novella or I will literally sTART TO SCREAM

buddy read with ishmeen 💓

anyone else only here for Aren and Iria? cause like,
they're my new one true pair
C.G. Drews
I'm seriously very fond of this series, even if it does have a quiet ending! It kind of is the most chill fantasy series I've ever read? Literally all the characters are so mellow...which is fine. Like it was refreshing and different and I loved all the characters the whole way through! The ambling pace and slowness surprised me though and I'd have to say I think the first two books were the strongest.

But Cas! Em!! Galo! LOVE THEM. There's just so much sweetness here, although not nearly enough
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Full review

Mostly satisfied with the end of the series 💞

What I liked
- This book and series, in general, is so easy to read. I believe I read the three books within 3 days. I found it kinda calming in terms of not feeling angry towards anything. I found some characters annoying but not enough to affect my enjoyment of the series.

- I loved the friendship between Aren and Galo. They weren’t a duo I thought would become close but I was pleasantly surprised with this development

- Aren! I really
3 Stars!!

There comes a time when we have to accept that people make their own choices, and we’re not responsible for those choices, even if they’re our family.

This is the most mellow Fantasy series I have ever read. The characters, even when at war- were really just chill for the most part. Its been a while since I have read the first two of the series but I remembered the story line and what was happening. For whatever reason, I really enjoyed those two way more than this one.

The writi
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
1.)Ruined - ★★★★★
2.)Avenged - ★★★★

This was a awesome conclusion to a fantastic trilogy.


“The woman turned and ran. A disbelieving laugh escaped Em’s lips.
Emelina Flores, the girl who killed the princess, the girl who destroyed Lera, the girl who rode with the king to put it back together.
Emelina Flores, the hero.
No one would believe it.”

This was better than I had anticipated. I always have a fear that the end of a trilogy/series is going to be bad and ruin the previous books
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am just so content with this series and how it ended you guys, I love it!! The writing style is very simplistic although the plot is anything but that 👏🏻 My journey with this story started when I won my first Goodreads giveaway in 2016 and I had no clue what would be in store for me. I wasn’t much of a fantasy reader and I was just excited over the fact that I had won a free book lol but little did I know that I would fall so hard for these characters and this story, that it would become one o ...more
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 5-stars
I loved this. But the first ones still my favourite so I felt like I couldn’t give this one a full five stars. BUT it was amazing
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-favorites
Allied 5⭐️
Em is healing humans secretly while Olivia is killing as many humans as possible. Cas is now the king with both parents now dead. Galo is head guard but feels the wrong fit, he feels as though he is not good enough to be Cas’s protector given the rebellion and war that rages all around them.
Cas and Em are still trying to become Allies and make others see that there can be peace while everyone around them wants war against the other.
And Aren, oh Aren he will do anything and everything
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Does the title mean what I think it does ?🤔😍💃🏼


My predictions were right thank god.
My ship sailed
The villain was defeated

I think this is the way a finale should end

I recommend this trilogy

It joins humour, plot, characters and world building in the best way possible. 👏🏻👌🏻
3.5 stars maybe?

I’m not really sure. I can’t do a full review because I don’t have my laptop, and in my phone it would be longggggg.

This had so much potential, I adored ruined. I still love Cas and Em but I’m slightly miffed with the ending and this legit should of had an epilogue 😩
Sandra (LadyGrey Reads)
(quote will be added later)

Olivia Flores continues with her plan to end the humans and give the world to the Ruined. At her side is her sister, Emelina - but unbeknownst to Olivia, Em is quietly going against the other queen's orders. She's saving the humans - and she plans to unite the people of this world, humans and Ruined, to end Olivia's madness once and for all.

This was the perfect ending to this trilogy. I love Amy Tintera's writing style and how she's not shying away from blood and g
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!

"There comes a time when we have to accept that people make their own choices, and we’re not responsible for those choices, even if they’re our family."

Two sisters go head to head in the thrilling ending to the Ruined series, Allied. Emelina and Olivia Flores are at odds with how to rule over their group of Ruined. Where Olivia wants to kill every human she can get her hands on, Emelina wants to do the opposite and try to unite Ruined and humans together. By secretly saving humans
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Allied is the conclusion to the Ruined series, and I think that Amy Tintera does a pretty good job of tying everything together.

I had thought that Olivia would be a much more interesting character, but she seemed to devolve in this book to become a bit more one-dimensional and too focused on revenge. On the other hand, we see very nice development of Em's character, and she's a long way from the bloodthirsty girl we see in the very first scene of the series. There are quite a lot of point of vie
May 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy-read
I didn't enjoy this as much as I would have liked and I had certain expectations for this book that weren't met- hence the rating. This book was really easy to get into and I highly recommend y'all read this series if you need something to binge read or break your book slump (like I did). I didn't love the characters of this book as much as I did in the other two and the plot in this book did feel quite slow compared to the first two books. I liked the romances in this book and Em's growth as a ...more
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook, 2018
Pretty good ending for the series.
The thing I really like about these books is that the main hero has no special abilities in a race where they all have powers. Usually, the books are about a regular girl who discovers that she can do something crazy and is special. Em is special, because she doesn't have powers. She doesn't rely on them and has worked hard to develop other skills. She's smart and cunning and cares for her people. That's why she and Cas are a good match. They both had some hard
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have had a hell of a time writing about this trilogy. I’m forcing myself to sit down and plunk something out right now because when I find books that I love like I love these, I want to shout them from the rooftops. For some reason, in this case anything beyond nonverbal flailing has been a major challenge for me. I actually read the first two books back at the end of last year and couldn’t find the words to express my love then either. But now that the final book has been released, I’m not go ...more
a satisfying ending! i wasn't the biggest fan of this series in the beginning, but i think it's come a long way. not to mention, it's got some pretty great characters—i think em and cas are one of the most satisfying couples i've read!

my only complaint is that, while this book did have its moments, i just... never really felt the voice behind any of the characters. they all felt oddly flat?

anyway! i liked it! 4 stars.
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
A brilliant end to the series! I was super satisfied with the ending and the characters stories.
Jan 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: let-me-down
I kind of a bit disappointed by this conclusion. I was not completely satisfied with the way this story ended. It still had some action, but I no longer felt the suspense building up like in the first two books in the trilogy. Somehow, Em, the main female character whose determination and decisiveness and intelligence I admired so much, was lacking and became weakened by her love for Cas. What she thought most of the book was just about Cas and how passionate they turned out when they were toget ...more
Feelings were had. Tears were shed. Laughter was ... laughed?

Anyways long story short I LOVED THIS SO MUCH
Wing (bibliomeds)
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Allen & Unwin for sending me a review copy of Allied by Amy Tintera - which is one of my most anticipated release of 2018 and also the conclusion of a trilogy! All thoughts and opinions in this review are my own.

This review contains spoilers for book 1 (Ruined)and book 2(Avenged) - you have been warned!

Where do I even begin with this review? After everything that happened at the end of Avenged, I didn't even know how things will go in the aftermath yours truly was a mess after b
Brenda Waworga
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is such a quick read book, theres something about Amy Tintera’s writing style that make me so easy to read her books

I love the main characters grow so much on this book… Emilina become softer and caring while Cas became tougher and smarter! LOVE IT! Plus I dig the romance between them so much!! yaaaay for my ship is finally sailing :D they are such a cute couple

The story was a bit boring with all the plot and strategy plans and traveling back and forth just for freaking sake to talk (I wish
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
I loved this book and series! The ending was very satisfying but I'm sad it's over :(

I wish Amy would write a couple novella's about some characters, for example: Galo & Mateo, Aren & Iria or maybe about a young Cas!

I definitely recommend this series in case of book slumps!! :D
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again I love this book. Em and Cas are so cute together and respectful of each other. The ending was perfect and for once no drama. This book is a great ending for the whole trilogy.
Jess ✩
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
May or may not do a series review, but this is real underrated.
There comes a time when we have to accept that people make their own choices, and we’re not responsible for those choices, even if they’re our family.

Yeah. I love this series.

Everyone is morally grey or, like, pure evil. It tackles rough topics like genocide, war, toxic family dynamics, loving people who have hurt you/others, dealing with trauma, trying to atone for other’s mistakes, taking responsibility for your lack of aid to those in need, loss, all while managing to still make me laugh
This was a good ending to the series, although I expected more drama at the end. Overall, this was a great trilogy, and I will forever love King Cas. I adore how intriguing this series was, along with its political complexity.
Jan 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-fantasy
This series was overall enjoyable but somewhat bland. It kept reminding me of The Winner's Curse trilogy, but continued to pale in comparison. Something was lacking for me.

Yet, I did enjoy reading it, but wouldn't outright recommend it to a friend.

Veerle De Nef
Jun 21, 2018 rated it liked it
3,5* I still don't understand why Aren didn't just kill Olivia. There were soooo many opportunities.. ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Ember Queen (Ash Princess Trilogy, #3)
  • Lady Smoke (Ash Princess Trilogy, #2)
  • Fireblood (Frostblood Saga, #2)
  • Nightblood (Frostblood Saga, #3)
  • Defy (Defy, #1)
  • Frostblood (Frostblood Saga, #1)
  • Ignite (Defy, #2)
  • Crystal Blade (Burning Glass, #2)
  • Endure (Defy, #3)
  • The Traitor's Ruin (The Traitor's Circle, #2)
  • The Crown's Fate (The Crown's Game, #2)
  • The Shadows Between Us
  • The Traitor's Kingdom (The Traitor's Circle, #3)
  • The Traitor's Kiss (The Traitor's Circle, #1)
  • The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game, #1)
  • Frozen Reign (Burning Glass, #3)
  • Ash Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy, #1)
  • Vow of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, #2)
See similar books…
See top shelves…
Hi! I'm Amy Tintera, NYT Bestselling author of the REBOOT and RUINED series, and ALL THESE MONSTERS. ...more

Other books in the series

Ruined (3 books)
  • Ruined (Ruined, #1)
  • Avenged (Ruined, #2)

Related Articles

Chloe Gong has a lot going on. In addition to releasing her debut YA novel, These Violent Delights, in the midst of a pandemic, she's also...
78 likes · 9 comments
“There comes a time when we have to accept that people make their own choices, and we’re not responsible for those choices, even if they’re our family.” 1 likes
“You told me once that you didn't really expect to make it out of the Lera castle alive,' Olivia said. 'So this is fitting, right? This is how it was always supposed to go.' She looked from Em to the soldiers and back again, a sad smile on her face. 'I don't think I ever really expected to make it out of this alive either.” 0 likes
More quotes…