ARC Review: Ruined by Amy Tintera

 

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Ruined by Amy Tintera
Genre: YA Fantasy, Romance, Adventure, Magic
Publication: May 3rd 2016 by HarperTeen
Series: Ruined #1
Length: 368 pages
Format: eARC

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.

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ARC Review: A Walk in the Sun by Michelle Zink

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A Walk in the Sun by Michelle Zink
Genre: YA Contemporary, Romance
Publication: May 3rd 2016 by HarperTeen
Series: n/a
Length: 336 pages
Format: eARC from publisher

In this Bridges of Madison County for teens, Michelle Zink weaves a magnetic tale about summer love that stays with you long after the seasons change.

Rose Darrow never wanted to spend her life working on her family’s farm. But when her family is rocked by an unexpected tragedy she has no choice but to put her plans for the future—and dreams of escaping her small town—on hold.

Bodhi Lowell left home as a kid and hasn’t looked back. Years of working farm jobs has given him the one thing he wants most: freedom to travel without answering to anyone. He’s already looking past his job at Darrow Farm and plans on leaving in September—until he meets Rose.

Neither Rose nor Bodhi can deny the sparks flying between them, but with the end of summer looming, they must decide if it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all….

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HarperTeen Summer 2016 Tour | Spotlight + Giveaway: We Were Never Here by Jennifer Gilmore

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Hi everyone! Welcome to my stop on the HarperTeen Summer 2016 Tour! If you don’t know, this event is all about featuring 50 new titles from HarperCollins’s summer catalog, set up by the amazing Hannah from The Irish Banana Review.

Make sure to read until the very end of this post because there’s going to be a lot going on + a few amazing giveaways! Let’s get started!

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