The Traitor's Ruin
In Erin Beaty's The Traitor's Ruin, war breaks out between nations and Sage Fowler must infiltrate enemy territory to reconnect with her first love, Captain Alex Quinn.
A captain with a secret.
A spy with a mission.
A kingdom on the verge of ruin.
After proving her worth as a deft spy and strategic matchmaker, Sage Fowler is now comfortably positioned in high society as the r...more
What I like most about this series is the setting. It's similar to The Winner's Curse trilogy where there isn't magic but the setting is historical fantasy. I think that is the right term, but don't take my word for it. Also the chapters are short which is the freaking best!
There are things that happen in the ...more
I have great news: I am officially a part of the publication of this book! I am going to review the author's manuscript before ARCs are distributed this November. In light of the unwarranted hate toward The Traitor's Kiss, I was tasked to pay special attention to the sequel's representation of diverse characters. I really admire Erin Beaty's humility, as well as her resolve to make her work excellent. If you're hesitating to read TTK because of all the negative reviews, please take a leap of ...more
(view spoiler)[I also appreciated that the book does not skim over the emotional - or other - affect some experiences have. For example Alex, I'm pretty sure has PTS ...more
So short review for this one:
I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOVE Alex Quinn and Sage Fowler oh my heck! These two are actually special characters and such a great OTP and this book with their story had some pretty intense moments and the twists and turns and the foreshadow and knowing things some of the characters didn't know (especially these two) AAAAAAAAHH ...more
Sage is one kickass woman. I absolutely LOVE her character. She is smart, capable, knows exactly what she wants and how to get it, her plans are brilliant and she always puts other before herself. And I love how she knows she's smart, but instead of bragging about it, she uses it to do something important.
And Quinn, my boy..how can I not love him? These 2 are really the OTP. And I'm so glad there were never any hints of love triangles or a ...more
The second half was so much better but I was already so bummed about the beginning that it was hard to get over it. This book was an easy 5++++ stars if the beginning was normal. The political intrigue is great. I really ...more
The plot was interesting enough.
I am excited to read the third and final novel in this trilogy when it finally releases.
This was me reading Traitors Ruin: 😀😍🤨🤨🤨🤨🤬🤬😱🤔🤨🤨🤨
Translation: what the heck happened?!!!? It’s lost it’s magic. I wanted to scream at them the whole time. Sage was whiny and stupid. Alex was a mess and the plot made me sit there going ....”JUST BE OVER ALREADY!”
I don’t know if I’ll read the third book but I feel like I want the last 24 hours of my ...more
The second installment of this series kind of dampens my enjoyment of the first book. It’s to the point I wish the first book was a one-off instead of a series.
Plot-wise, I kept asking myself... what is the point of all this? It kind o ...more
Got to say that it was more intense and action packed compared to the first book and I enjoyed it so much and now I can wait for the next book
I need to know what becomes of sage and Alex and their love for each other.
Honestly with all the things going on in this book it is hard to keep up with other characters
And there was one part in the book that messed me up, the part where she order the exe ...more
I loved this story possibly more than book one. If only because throughout the entire middle i was begging sage to figure it out. To see Alex and know what we knew. Ugh it was just too good.
Cannot wait for book three!
This was as lovely as The Traitor's Kiss. If you liked the first book you will like this one just as much. It had a beautiful romance, it was full of the same witty and clever scenes, the same beloved characters, and it had some new ones you won't be able not to fall in love with.
Just like The Traitor's Kiss this is not the kind of book that will pull at your heartstrings and make
you cry, but it is a book that will make you smile. Sage and Alex are an amazing couple and I am so very happy t ...more
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Some books hit you at the right time, causing you to love them on an even grander scale than you thought you originally thought you might. This has been that case and I can NOT stop gushing about it.
Alex & Sage ARE LIFE. THEY ARE SO PRECIOUS AND I LOVE THEM. And I can’t stop using capitals. Bear with me. They’re so many emotions to express.
Oh how miscommunication wears on me in books. I didn’t hate the way this was done though. Alex was struggli ...more
I liked the first book well enough—enough that I wanted to read the sequel, anyway. Unfortunately, it seems the author should have probably stuck with a one-off.
This book was just rather...bland. First off, Alex and Sage, the main characters and love interests, really should not have gotten together in the first book. Half of the reason why I found this book so mind numbingly boring was that they were already together, and the plot points the author used to ...more
However, - as you might see by my rating - I loved this book. For me it is one for those books you cannot put away until you have inhaled every last page of it, after you know what happens to every last character - because you fall in love with all the main characters, you fiercly hate those who ...more
Aside from that, I deeply enjoyed everything about it. The pacing was great, continuously ramping up the tension, while still lingering just enough on the angst and emotional drama that sets this one on the romance side of things.
I deeply appreciated the details regarding the army, and how it was large enough to feel like a functional military - a thing tha ...more
I think some people will have real problems with sage in this book, she annoyed me at times, but a flawed MC is actually a good thing (on reflection).
Erin Beaty has created an amazing universe and even when this trilogy ends, I’m hopeful she’ll revisit this universe. For now, the waiting for b ...more
Erin Beaty was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, which means sh ...more