Avenged (Ruined, #2)by Amy Tintera

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 against Ruina. 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. Lera may have destroyed the Ruined for decades, but Em knows that Cas is different. And now that he’s 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, she 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 received  this Arc for a honest review. 

When we last left off Em had saved Olivia and hoped to move forward. But Olivia is passed (honesty who wouldn’t be ) except all she can see and all she wants is revenge.

On the other hand Em is torn between her love for Cas, and her duty to her people. To make matters worse  Prince August of Olso shows up with a offer thst could change everything.

There is still lovely moments with Cas  and Em, but their relationship wasn’t the focus of this book.

 We learn more about Aren in this story which was really good. As it helped the stories depth. 

 This  second book is a lot of planning and creating alliances which is clearly setting the story up for something big in book 3 


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