The king sighed. “I suppose you could’ve done worse than Mary.”
“We should ask the priest to say that at the wedding,” Cas said. “‘And now we unite Casimir and Mary. They both could have done worse.”
Author: Amy Tintera
Series: Ruined # 1
Publication: May 3rd 2016 by HarperTeen
Summary from Goodreads:
Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war. She lacks the powers of her fellow Ruined. Worst of all, she witnessed her parents’ brutal murders and watched helplessly as her sister, Olivia, was kidnapped.
But because Em has nothing, she has nothing to lose. Driven by a blind desire for revenge, Em sets off on a dangerous journey to the enemy kingdom of Lera. Somewhere within Lera’s borders, Em hopes to find Olivia. But in order to find her, Em must infiltrate the royal family.
In a brilliant, elaborate plan of deception and murder, Em marries Prince Casimir, next in line to take Lera’s throne. If anyone in Lera discovers Em is not Casimir’s true betrothed, Em will be executed on the spot. But it’s the only way to salvage Em’s kingdom and what is left of her family.
Em is determined to succeed, but the closer she gets to the prince, the more she questions her mission. Em’s rage-filled heart begins to soften. But with her life—and her family—on the line, love could be Em’s deadliest mistake.
THIS BOOK! Holy crap, I am in love. Everything about Ruined is perfect. The story was exciting and memorable, the characters brilliant and morally gray – just everything was amazing. It was humorous, entertaining, gut-wrenching, and eye-opening. Ruined will make you question everything you think you know about war and being on “the right side”. Ruined is a masterpiece of a battle between wits, judgement, and actions that will leave you reeling and begging for more