Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Ruination by Amanda Thome Blog Tour!!

Ruination (Worlds Apart, #1)
by Amanda Thome
Release Date: 04/15/14

Summary from Goodreads:

What if everything came down to a single test? If your life was defined at seventeen, could you handle it? Could you accept your fate leaving the ones you love, or would you risk it all and stay? 

One test stands between Vanessa and Central. One chance to make the leap across the walls to a better life. At seventeen, Central considers Vanessa an adult. Her labor role, marriage, and housing divisions will be dictated by her performance on the leap. 

Dedication and unfaltering friendship has bonded Vanessa to Garrett as they fight for their chance to leap into Central. But what happens when love overtakes reason? When defiance in the name of love creates an unintentional fracture in their nation. 

Without warning Vanessa is at the mercy of the nation that’s supposed to protect her. Exiled and abandoned she must fight but she find’s she’s not alone. With her heart divided she seeks her revenge, but will her stand be enough?

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About the Author
Amanda Thome is the Author of Ruination, book one in the Worlds Apart dystopian trilogy. Amanda grew up in Maine and later moved to Pennsylvania where she obtained her bachelor’s degree from Ursinus College. She later received her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University. Amanda currently resides in San Antonio, TX with her husband Clint.

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My Review:

My Rating: 4/5 stars

I really enjoyed this dystopian book. Though I gotta admit that I am a sucker for a good dystopian novel. 

Ruination starts off with making you want to know more. It starts off getting you hooked and needing to know what happens next. I personally could not read this book fast enough. This story kind of reminded me of Divergent & Matched. How you take a test/pill/syrum and in the end it tells you what your job is to be, who you'll marry, where you'll live. A government taking control of its people's lives. At the same time this book was nothing like Divergent & Matched due to the how the world building was set up, how the romance was dictated, etc.

I really loved the way I bonded with the characters straight off the bat. Also, the whole theme and feel of this book felt pretty intense.

I definitely cannot wait for book 2 to come out!


  1. Thank you for taking the time to read/review Ruination! I would love to share the ARC of book two if you are interested :) Amanda Thome

  2. I have been avoiding dystopian for a while because I was fed up of the genre, but have recently fallen in love with it again. This is one I have received for review, so I am looking forward to when I get to try it!