Book review: Allied (Ruined #3), Amy Tintera


By: Amy Tintera

Published: May 1st 2018

Length: 416 pages

Rating: two-stars


In the final book in the New York Times bestselling Ruined series, the romance of The Selection and the epic stakes of Red Queen come together in a story of revenge, adventure, and unexpected love.

Emelina Flores and her sister, Olivia, were determined to bring peace to the people of Ruina. But as the war for liberation raged on, what triumph and freedom meant to Em and Olivia slowly changed. As Olivia’s violence and thirst for vengeance became her only ambition, Em was left to pick up the pieces.

But it’s not only Em who is upset by Olivia’s increased violence. Other members of the Ruined army are beginning to see the cracks, and soon a small group of them defects from Olivia’s army and joins Em instead. The two sisters are soon pitted against each other in an epic battle for the kingdom and the future, and only one will win.


This took me entirely way too long to finish. About 3 months. Why? Well it wasn’t very good.

I do t have many words for this book. I almost DNF’d it on multiple occasions but I promised myself I’d finished the series off.

I was really let down. Em and Oliva the whole I’m on your side but not really on your side continues to roll over from book two. It was drugged out it seemed just to fill that pages so that this would be a novel and not novella.

The relationship that developed between Em and Cas continues but still came off a stoic and selfish. These two are supposed to be running their own country but they seem to be putting their own needs and wants amongst the highest priority. The main point of view again seemed to be added in only to lengthen the book as well.

This was at best mediocre.

13 thoughts on “Book review: Allied (Ruined #3), Amy Tintera

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  1. Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever felt this way about a book. You will sure prevent others from reading this but why torture yourself? When I’m browsing books, I check out the amazon reviews. If they are terrible, I move on…


  2. It’s a bummer when you start a book and have trouble getting into the story line. I usually go off of recommendations from others to avoid this. Thanks for the review!


  3. We have the same attitude when it comes to reading a book. After reading 1 chapter and I feel that it was not good it really takes me a lot of time to finish the book.


  4. I don’t think I would have finished the book if it’s wasn’t good. The storyline doesn’t sound very interesting for me, I am not into this kind of fantasy books.


  5. Very honest opinion. I am kind of opposite to you. If I start a book, no matter what happens, I always have to complete it as soon as possible. That’s why I always see reviews first. Thanks for sharing.


  6. It’s been a while since I’ve read a series. That last one was “Twilight” and I finished the series in a week. When I enjoy what I am reading I finish rather quickly as well.


  7. So sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy this book. It is disheartening when you find it hard to finish a book and it’s just mediocre.


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