The Friday 56: Ruined

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading.


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

**Be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 post in the comments!**

“You are not allowed to have an opinion on my marriage,” Cas said, his voice like ice. “The contract is between me and Mary now. Do you understand me?”

I love when a book you put off reading ends up being an unexpected delight. I really enjoyed Amy Tintera’s Ruined and can’t wait to get to the sequel. You can read my review of this one hereCover is linked to Goodreads. Excerpt taken from page 156.

From the Goodreads Synopsis:

      “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.”

25 thoughts on “The Friday 56: Ruined

  1. I love it when I didn’t expect anything but then the book surprise me! This book sounds wondeful! But the love thing is not the main focus of this book right? I hate it when this kind of book focused so much on the romance!

    Today’s rec: Old Sea Brigade-Hope

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      1. Okay I think I’m not gonna pick up this book because I kinda hate when a fantasy book turn into romance 😂

        Aww I have so much fun too discovering some new fav songs!!

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  2. i rmbr already being intrigued by this book when i read ur review and this excerpt definitely only helped with that!! i hope i’ll find time to read it soon! :>>

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  3. Some how I missed Ruined! Been so focused on getting my TBR down. Love the idea of this meme. ♥️ Never heard of it, I’m going to add this to my meme directory! I decided to start the directory because I’m losing track of all the great and new memes out in the book community. Plus when you feel a chance coming on…

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