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This is book number 1 in the Ruined series.
New York Times bestseller
Amy Tintera’s YA fantasy trilogy blends the romance of Kiera Cass’s 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.
Amy Tintera is the author of the Ruined trilogy as well as the duology Reboot and Rebel. She has degrees in journalism and film and can usually be found staring into space, dreaming up ways to make her characters run for their lives. She lives in Austin, Texas. You can visit her online at www.amytintera.com.
“Amy Tintera’s Ruined is so packed with action, intrigue, and romance, I was holding on for dear life until the very last page!” — Kiera Cass, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of The Selection
“A taut, riveting adventure full of magic, murder, and heart-stopping romance. I burned through this book!” — Michelle Krys author of Hexed
“With a vibrant and intriguing world and conflicted characters you’ll love, Ruined is the perfect blend of fantasy, adventure and romance. I read it in one sitting!” — NEW YORK TIMES bestseller Amie Kaufman
“Em is a fascinating heroine, and that alone will make readers eager for the sequel.” — Booklist
“Tintera’s mix of violence and vengeance with a star-crossed-lovers story offers an olive-skinned heroine and only slightly lighter-skinned hero, abundant angst, and plentiful cinematic action sequences.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Em is a resilient and likable heroine with a wry sense of humor, a knack for self-preservation, and the fighting prowess to match. This book will appeal to fans of female-powered battle-filled epic fantasy.” — School Library Journal
Praise for REBOOT: “Fast paced and thrilling…I devoured this book!” — Veronica Rossi, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of UNDER THE NEVER SKY
Praise for REBOOT: “A riveting premise, a romance with substance, and the urgent narrative voice lend [REBOOT] a burst of fresh energy.” — Publishers Weekly
Praise for REBOOT: “Compulsively readable…Superb concepts and plotting will hook readers from the start.” — Kirkus Reviews
Praise for REBOOT: “A fascinating premise, delivered in gory and glorious cinematic detail—and with a healthy dose of romance…The quick pace, familiar yet altered setting, and strong humanitarian message will draw Hunger Games fans.” — Booklist