Avenged (Ruined, #2) by Amy Tintera

Avenged (Ruined, #2)

A war that will fuel her. A bond that will destroy her.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 just because Em and Olivia are out of Lera doesn’t mean they are safe. Their actions over the past year have had consequences, and they are now targets of retaliation. Olivia will destroy everyone who acts aga...

Details Avenged (Ruined, #2)

TitleAvenged (Ruined, #2)
Release DateMay 2nd, 2017
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Romance

Reviews Avenged (Ruined, #2)

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Olivia turned to see Em walking to her. Olivia could sense humans and Ruined around her, even at great distance. But not Em. Em wasn't human or Ruined. She was the only person in the world who could sneak up on Olivia. Yes, the sisters are back. One of them is going a little bit off their rocker so we shall see where that goes in the final book in the trilogy. AND HOLY CRAP ON A CRACKER! I waited the whole book for someone to kill this evil woman...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    3.5 stars. If you like castles, princes, magic, battles, and YA fantasy worlds in general then definitely check out this series!So remember how crazy Olivia went at the end of the first book? That girl was just getting started... there is absolutely no reasoning with her now as she storms around tearing out people's hearts for the thrill of it. She makes Emelina co-queen, but doesn't listen to any pleas for peace. The Ruined have been hunted for ...
  • Alyssa
    4.5 stars. Really REALLY good sequel. Dang near perfect (even with the cliffhanger/similar ending to Ruined). Maybe I should round up...***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Avenged by Amy TinteraBook Two of the Ruined seriesPublisher: HarperTeenPublication Date: May 2, 2017Rating: 5 starsSource: eARC from EdelweissSummary (from Goodreads):In the sequel to Ruined, the romance of The Selection and the epic stakes of Red Queen come togethe...
  • Candace Robinson
    I LOVE this series!! Cas + Em! My new favorites Aren + Iria. The action is awesome!! Olivia is insane! But I kind of loved some of her lines. The humor is some of the best aspects of this series. So freaking good, and now to wait another year... *sigh* Full review on my blog https://literarydust.wordpress.com/20...
  • Maggie
    Everyone ran from her now. People whispered her name, as that man had. They said it with fear.It was what she had always wanted.It did not feel good as she had expected. This review contains spoilers from the previous book.This was so boring and I have been left upset and disappointed with the book, myself, and Amy. Nothing really happened until the end. It's pretty common for a book to have a boring beginning, middle, and intense ending. To be ...
  • Laura
    How did I forget how much I was enjoying this series after reading Ruined? There are too many fantasy books that replicate each other, but this one is constantly surprising me. I will find myself thinking "Okay...so when the characters get to X, obviously this will happen" and then something will happen that I did not see coming preventing whatever I thought was inevitable from ever happening.I may have enjoyed Avenged more than it's predecesso...
  • C.G. Drews
    Despite the cover being blue and Em looking 500% different than she did on the front of Ruined...This glorious sequel had NO sequel blues and contained ONLY FANTASTICNESS. I'm so pleased! It reminded me how much I adore this author's style, with the incredibly dry humour and sharp dialogue and characters who will break your heart. Literally tho. This book is super bloody. (But not gory.) Please fall in love at a distance or you're likely to lose ...
  • Nasom
    Full Review Lol I went to check my friends’ reviews on this and the top 3 are 1 and 2 stars 😩. I’m glad i didn’t check before reading lol. That would have been bad for morale. Anyways, from my rating, you can tell that i really enjoyed it. There’s just something about this series that satisfies me. What I liked - The romance!! I love em and cas so much and reading about them made me so happy. I love how they always randomly find thems...
  • may ❀
    Full review posted! Sorry, how about NO.This entire book felt like a fricken FILLER. WHAT WAS THE POINT OF THIS BOOK IM STILL TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT WHILE I WIPE AWAY MY TEARS OF DISAPPOINTMENT If I had chosen this book for a school book report, I would have failed bc I cannot highlight WHAT THE HECK THE PLOT WAS. *steps up to the mic very calmly with a straight face* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAThis was basically me everytime Olivia/Aren/E...
  • ambsreads
    EDIT 30/05/17: oops. One word to describe this book? B O R I N GSince I'm so behind on reviews I'm just going to give you my thoughts in bullet point format;- the intensity and greatness that was book one was non existent - second book syndrome- olivia is crazy don't even try and tell me she isn't- aren was boring and gave me major Chaol vibes and that isn't good - who the fuck were these other characters - i skimmed a lot- can't even tell you th...
  • Caitlin
    4.5 STARS (for now)! I'm not sure whether I want to round up or down so I'll decide that later. So, I was sitting in my bed on Friday morning and I was scrolling through Instagram when I saw that my local dymocks had early stock in. I instantly screamed and ended up rushing to my store (I was the first in the door at 8:30am and I checked my book out by 8:33am). The lady at the shop was basically as excited as I was and we fangirled about how many...
  • Sana
    really fucking boring, oops
  • Sarah
    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) “Everyone ran from her now. People whispered her name, as that man had. They said it with fear.It was what she had always wanted.It did not feel as good as she had expected.” This was a YA fantasy sequel which was possibly better than the first book in the series.Em was once again a strong character in this book, and she really showed how clever she w...
  • Ashley
    This is one of those series that doesn't get enough attention or recognition. And as I read more and more junk books week after week, that makes me really sad. But anyways, I digress. This book is great. This series is great. These characters are great and this world is awesome. I was never bored reading this book, that is so rare.I really like Em, she doesn't really do stupid things which is so refreshing. Olivia is nuts, but I do love her chara...
  • Alaina Meserole
    THANKS FOR THE BUDDY READ ANDREAAnd OMG, I'm still in love with this series. Olivia still scares me shitless. I love Em's friendship with Aren. I will forever ship Em with Cas. I'm still secretly plotting Olivia and August's death for the next book and I also pray that it happens. I won't apologize either.Okay, so the chemistry between Em and Cas is beyond amazing! I love them so freaking much. I feel bad for her because of how bloodthirsty Olivi...
  • Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
    Yesss!! AVENGED is just as good as the first! Of course it ends with a bang! Now what the heck do I do while I wait for book 3???? Argh! Why can't authors have magic and release books back to back? Lol! AVENGED did not disappoint! Huge 5 stars from me!
  • Andrea
    I enjoyed this reread so much and I really needed it! I can't wait to read Allied in the next week.Em and Cas are such strong characters and I loved seeing what happened after everything blew up in their faces. Cas has to learn to fight for what he wants since everything he ever wanted was handed to him on a silver platter. Em struggles to learn just how far she'll go for Olivia's bloodthirsty revenge. Avenged introduces two new perspectives into...
  • Vi (the Vi3tBabe)
    It's not often the sequel is just as amazing, if not better than the first. Tintera pleasantly surprised me with Ruined, the first book in the series, and she wowed me yet again with Avenged. I simply could not stop reading this book. I fell even harder for Cas and Em. Their moments together were tense, steamy, and entirely not enough. I wanted more!!!!In this book, everything is laid out. Betrayals happen, a LOT of lives were lost, and every min...
  • Suzanne
    Really good installment! I hate to just say this but I really wanted Em to kill her sister. As bad as that sounds lolLooking forward to book three next year! I was nervous because of some of the reviews on this series but honestly I have really enjoyed it so far. They are quick and entertaining books.
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Once again Tintera takes us on a brutal, bloody, devious ride in this breathtaking sequel to Ruined. Em and friends are on the run after having finally revealing all their secrets and getting revenge for those that harmed them in the past but if they think their adventure is over then they are so wrong.We once again see how corrupt Em's world and those in it have become and at the very heart of that corruption, lies those that Em thought she coul...
  • mith
    3.5. Marginally better than the first but I was bored a lot throughout, so yikes. The writing is still weird for me--some of it seems so colloquial, which is out of place for this sort of fantasy setting. I wasn't a fan of it--the writing, in general, seemed underdeveloped and boring. In any case, this was definitely fast-paced, despite my lag to finish it. I also liked Em more in this novel! She truly shined--shone? Is that the right term?--in t...
  • Megan Olguin
    As with most sequels, I can not say anything without risking spoilers.. But I can say this. This book does not suffer from second one book syndrome at all. This was an incredibly strong and exciting sequel.
  • Rissa
    This is one of the best second books I've read in a very long time! It did not have second book syndrome, it was amazing and i cant wait for the next book!
  • Jaime Arkin
    Omg I need book 3 and Olivia can suck it!!
  • Sophie
    I need book 3 asap!
  • Stacy
    I guess I'll settle on my initial 3.5 star rating, although I think I'll round it down. I have been doing this (rounding 0.5 stars down instead of up) occasionally. I decided if I don't have enough to say to write a full review, then it's probably not a 4-star book. What can I (briefly) say? The character development was okay, and the plot was decent. It lacked some of the excitement and moved at a slower pace than book 1, though. The main thrill...
  • Yusra ✨
    AREN AND IRIA OHMYGOD I CANT EVEN DEAL WITH THIS ANYMORE I LOVE U ARENliterally. I only love AREN and Iria. That’s it. goodbye to Em, Cas, and Olivia. The only reason I want the 3rd book is FOR MY BABIES
  • Emily Paschke
    I feel like Em's sister Olivia is a psychopath. Oh wait, she is.
  • Ishmeen {hiatus}