Ruined - Amy Tintera

Book Title:  Ruined

Author:  Amy Tintera

Narration:  Emily Rankin

Series:  Ruined #1

Genre:  Young Adult, Fantasy

Source:  Audiobook (Library)

 

☆My Pick for Book Theme Song: Sorry by Buckcherry  (yeah, that's the same band that does Crazy Bitch) --Sorry, I killed your real betrothed and pretended to be her…

 

 

Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  4/5

Characters:  4.2/5

The Feels:  3.8/5

Theme:  4.2/5

Flow:  5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4.5/5

Originality:  4/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Narration: 3.5/5

Ending:  4.5/5  Cliffhanger:  to be continued

 

Will I continue this series?  yes

 

Overall Rating:  4/5 Stars

 

My Thoughts

 

This would have been so much better with two narrators.  Both a male and female for the two main character POV's. It was really difficult to distinguish between them with just the one.  

 

The story itself started out agonizingly slow for me, but then 2/3's of the way in; things started picking up.  The action is ratcheted up, and the very, very end was, well…let's just say; it looks like things could be way more interesting in the next book.

 

While, I didn’t like this as much as her Reboot Duology, I'm more than willing to see where she takes Emelina and Casimir (love that name) and of course, Olivia.  Yeah...Olivia, can't wait to see what she does next.

 

Sex Factor:  Kept well within the pg-13 range.