Ruined by Amy Tintera Review


(I want to start this review by saying thank you to HarperCollins for sending me this book/ARC for review.)

Ruined by Amy Tintera is a new fantasy novel about a girl, Emelina Flores, who lost everything that she ever had. Her parents, her family, and her status as the next rightful ruler of the Ruined-people with inhuman powers. The reason for all of this is the Lera, and she would do anything to get vengeance for her parents and find her sister. Emelina disguises the Lera prince’s betrothed as she plans to kill the Lera royals…and the prince himself.
I was really excited to start this book because I read the plot line and it sounded really cool! I felt that the world was steadily built in a way that wasn’t confusing. The story starts out fast paced and continues that way for most of the book so I was really satisfied about that. But, although this book was a thoroughly enjoyable read, it wasn’t a five star MUST READ for me.
The transition in the book was a bit confusing sometimes and I wished that Tintera would describe the appearance of the characters more. I felt she was quite vague with the descriptions of the background, characters and the protagonist’s surroundings. While those things bothered me a tad bit, it wasn’t enough for me to close the book and stopped reading. These were just some minor problems that I had.
What I liked it the dialogue and the story line in this book. Tintera weaved the story so nicely that I felt that I was already a part of this world before I even read the first chapter! The character relationships and personalities were all really interesting and stood on it’s own instead of blending all together. The book had really fun and exciting moments that had me on the edge of my seat, eagerly turning the pages for more. The book was very entertaining and I think that Tintera targeted the story in which young adult readers had interests in. The romance was really good as well! I really liked the relationships in this book and I really wanted more !
Overall I rate this book 4/5! This was such a fun book to read and I cannot wait for the sequel! The ending was just (THE CLIFFHANGER)!!! If you’re looking for a fast paced fantasy novel, then this book is definitely for you!
Make sure to check this book out on May 3rd!!!

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