Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (#201): Avenged by Amy Tintera


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:


Avenged by Amy Tintera
Book two of the Ruined series
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: May 2, 2017

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 love.

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 has only begun. Olivia is determined to destroy everyone who acts against Ruina, but Em isn’t as sure. Ever since Em posed as Prince Casimir’s betrothed in Lera, she’s started to see another side to this war. And now that Cas has taken the throne, Em believes a truce is within reach. But Olivia suspects that Em’s romantic feelings for Cas are just coloring her judgement.

Em is determined to bring peace to her home. But when winning the war could mean betraying her family, Em faces an impossible choice between loyalty and love. Em must stay one step ahead of her enemies—and her blood—before she’s the next victim in this battle for sovereignty. 




I loved Ruined! I have to disagree with the synopsis a little - this series is NOT The Selection, or Red Queen. It is something entirely unique and truly epic!

52 comments:

  1. Ah, yes, sometimes I wish they would let stories stand on their own instead of comparing it to others that were popular. But that's marketing, I guess! :D I never did get around to reading the first book in this series, but it looks fantastic and I hope you love the sequel just as much!

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    1. Marketing indeed! I usually dislike comparisons. Thank you, Becky!

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  2. Ruined is one of those that keeps getting pushed down my TBR. I'm going to have to go dig out your review now because if you loved it there's a great chance I will really enjoy it too.

    Thanks for always adding to or nudging my TBR. :)

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    1. I loved Ruined! It's a favorite of the year for sure. Thank YOU, Di!

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  3. I haven't read Ruined yet, I want to but I figured this is one of those series that I need to wait and binge read.

    My WOW

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    1. Binge-reading this series is a great idea!

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  4. Oh, I haven't heard of this series before! Sisters against sisters huh?

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    1. It's an interesting type of story! We'll see how it goes. :D

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  5. Oh nice! Haven't read this author before but I hope you enjoy this next installment of hers!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  6. "the romance of The Selection" turns me off on this. lol :P

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    1. Hence why I put the note at the bottom of the post...

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  7. Oooh I'm gonna add this to my TBR! Hope you enjoy it when you read it:) Great pick! Here's my WoW

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  8. i dont know why they even bother comparing, lol that always baffled me

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  9. I haven't read Ruined yet, but I want to! I will be adding this one to my TBR if I like the first!

    Sam @ Paper Cuts

    My WOW

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  10. I haven't read Ruined yet but my co-blogger did and she enjoyed it. Hope you love this book as much as the first! ^_^

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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  11. I have Ruined on my wish-read list,so excited about this series :)

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  12. I didn't love Ruined, but I enjoyed it a lot. I want to read this one, too! I'm very, very curious about Em's sister!

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    1. I'm glad you liked it! I hope this one will be great.

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  13. I haven't read Ruined yet, but I was hoping to start it soon. Should I wait till this one comes out?
    I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it.
    Have a wonderful week :)
    Check out my WOW 

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    1. Perhaps that is a good idea! Ruined ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. Thank you, Aneta!

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  14. I definitely have to get around to reading Ruined!

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    1. Hopefully you love it when you read it. =)

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  15. I LOVED The Selection Series and Red Queen so I can see myself liking this series as well! I haven't read the first book yet though, so I need to catch up!
    Hope you like it when you get to read it!
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com

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    1. I didn't like The Selection but liked Red Queen/Glass Sword. I don't love those comparisons because I feel like they are not true. Ruined was great, all on its own!

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  16. Sometimes I wished they would stop comparing books to others or it's X Meets Y! Oh well.
    This sounds like an awesome series, I hope book 2 is just as good as book one for you! Thanks for sharing this, Alyssa!

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    1. Seriously though! Especially in this case - it's such a bad comparison.

      Thank you, Cyn!

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  17. This looks good. I LOVE that cover- Ruined was also good cover wise I thought, but I think I like this one more.

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    1. I like the covers as well! The finished copy of Ruined is amazing, so I'm sure this one will be too. :D

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  18. I still need to read Ruined! I need check and make sure I have that one on my wishlist because it sounds great and I'm glad you said it was something unique. I hope you love this one and I hope it's unique too.

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    1. Erin, I think you might really like it!

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  19. ...I haven't read Ruined yet.*sheepish* It's in my TBR pile, I'll get to it.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Hopefully you do! You're very welcome. ^_^

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  20. I still need to read book one! Thanks for checking out the WOW post at Reading Lark. :)

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  21. I can't say I've heard of this book but it sounds intense and has a lot of good character dynamics. I hope you enjoy the book when you get to read it. :D

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  22. Phew, I'm glad to see your clarification Alyssa because I don't think comparing something The Selection is a good way to get readers interested at this point...LOL. I love YA fantasy with strong romance subplots so this series sounds perfect!

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    1. Girl, it irks me, some of these comparisons! I hope you enjoy this series if you read the books. :D

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  23. I haven't read Ruined yet, but it's in my TBR shelf. I hoe you love this one as well. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

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    1. Ruined was wonderful! I am so eager to read Avenged.

      Thank you!

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  24. I still need to read Ruined! I had an ARC of it, but traded it for an ARC that I needed in a series. I do like the Selection, so a comparison like that works for me. I really need to get going on this series. Maybe 2017. :-) Great pick! And thanks for stopping by Lisa Loves Literature's WOW earlier!

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    1. Awww! I personally think you are missing out, Lisa! Maybe you can binge-read the trilogy next next year. ;) You're welcome!

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  25. Lovely pick Alyssa :D I hope you will love this one. <3 I'm excited about it, yet not sure that I will love it, lol. Had issues with book one. But I'm still going to read this one :D

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    1. I'm crossing my fingers that this one will be a good one! I'm sorry you didn't love Ruined. :/

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