A revenge that will consume her. A love that will ruin her.
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.
Wow this book delivered more then i thought it would. I was expecting the same recycled plot i seen done a few times in the fantasy genre. Why yes it not a new concept of a revenge filled store where the prince and the one bent on revenge fall for each other. At the root of it all though are two people who in the end i really think want to try and do what best for the Ruined and that the prince does start to see just how wrong his parents are. I was not expecting the sister Olivia to be quite so how shall i put this psycho but ya have to make your own mind up about her as she only just introduced at the very end of the book. Their a lost more brutal killing in this book then what i was expecting which was refreshing as i did not feel the author tried to shield us from how brutal some of these characters can be. I will continue the series.