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Ruination is what you would expect from a dystopian novel. It is creative and unique in the world that is created by the author, Amanda Thome. You can see the influences from some of today's most popular dystopian novels such as, The Hunger Games and Divergent. Thome takes bits and pieces of those novels and is able to create a story that is still unique and intriguing.
The character development is fantastic and you are able to connect with each character. The struggles and internal conflicts that they face leaves you rooting for a happy outcome. Of course, this is a dystopian novel, and things never work out as you may hope. The writing is fantastic and Thome has created an action packed page turner.
As I stated, you will see some similarities to some popular dystopian novels, but the overall story is unique and contains action along with a love story (nothing sappy), and the all important idea of "Hope".
Ruination is the first of a series and I must say I am excited to read the next novel in this dystopian series. The ending has left me hanging on to the edge of my seat in anticipation.