"Is she strong enough to surrender herself to the government that’s holding Garrett hostage? Can she sacrifice the life she’s built to save him? Life comes down to a series of decisions, the question is; could this be her last."
Published: March 07th, 2015
SPOILERS FOR BOOK ONE
What would you do if your heart was torn between saving yourself or your first love? For Nessa that question is a reality. If she is not surrendered to Central in a week, then Garrett will be executed and war will ensue.
Countless lives rest on the shoulders of eighteen year old Nessa. Is she strong enough to surrender herself to the government that’s holding Garrett hostage? Can she sacrifice the life she’s built to save him? Life comes down to a series of decisions, the question is; could this be her last.
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?
Ruination is the next YA dystopian trilogy that will hook you from the start! If you liked Veronica Roth's Divergent series or Suzanne Collins Hunger Games series then be prepared to get addicted to Ruination.
“You killed quite a few of our comrades. You know that, right?”
I smile because I think it will keep them distracted.
“Smile now little girl. It won’t be long until you’re begging for the pain to stop.” He snarls spinning his baton in his hand.
“He’s right. One of my buddies was killed the other day because of you.” The middle one says stepping towards me. “I don’t think it’s right that they get to have all the fun inside.” He says jerking his head to the Capital. “I deserve some fun. We all do after what you’ve put us through.”
He steps forward blocking the bright light that’s been blasting my eyes. I cower as his boots land near me. Liam and Marcus tighten their grip. They will do something right? The man steps towards me pulling out a long dark prod.
He points it up and pulls the trigger. The electric blue bolts dance at the tip. He lowers the prod to me and steps closer. The bolts dance at the tip and crack like a whip.
I try backing up but Liam and Marcus hold me steady. My eyes widen as the regulator drives the electric tip to my ribs. I roar in pain. The sparks course through my body. I can’t control myself, my teeth chatter against each other as I buck and flail. Electric torture sears into my bones.
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.