In Erin Beaty's The Traitor's Ruin, war breaks out between nations and Sage Fowler must infiltrate enemy territory to reconnect with her first love, Captain Alex Quinn.
A captain with a secret.
A spy with a mission.
A kingdom on the verge of ruin.
After proving her worth as a deft spy and strategic matchmaker, Sage Fowler is now comfortably positioned in high society as the royal tutor. When she learns of a secret mission, she jumps at the chance to serve her kingdom once more—and to be reunited with her fiancé, Captain Alex Quinn.
However, Sage’s headstrong insistence clashes with Alex’s gruff military exterior. And after a skirmish with a bordering kingdom, they're separated when tragedy strikes. Now in enemy territory, Sage desperately scrambles to complete Alex’s reconnaissance mission. Can she save her kingdom once more?
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“A more YA-friendly Game of Thrones...Recalls classic novels such as Tamora Pierce's Alanna series and Robin McKinley's Blue Sword… should keep readers' appetites whetted for the third installment.” —Kirkus Reviews
"Complex and clever." —VOYA
Praise for The Traitor's Kiss:
"A thrilling tale with an unforgettable heroine and a love story that left me breathless..." —Mary E. Pearson, New York Times-bestselling author of The Remnant Chronicles
"One of the most hotly anticipated young adult fantasy reads of 2017” —Bustle
"An action-packed, expertly plotted story, drenched in double crosses and intrigue, with an irresistible heroine and a sweet and sexy romance.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Complex characterization, deftly layered adventure story, and [a] balanced blend of political maneuvering, romantic interludes, and action scenes." —Kirkus Reviews
"Beaty balances a taut web of deceit...readers will be carried away by the mystery." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (BCCB)
I love sage and Alex from the first book so I decided to give the second book in the series a chance. I am pleasantly surprised and excited that I went ahead and read this book. There’s so many twists and turns that the statement being on the edge of your seat is accurate. So happy that I stuck with the series.
Even better than the first
Wow. That’s pretty much all I can say. I haven’t been on such an emotional rollercoaster ride for a long, long time. The first book was good, but just good imo. It was more to set the scene and world-build. Now that we know the world and the characters from the first book we can dive right into some of the more meaty action. Which is exactly what this book does, and incredibly well. I’m impressed.
Traitor’s kiss and Traitor’s ruin really helped me out of my book slump. Read both in one day!