The Blonde Bookworm: The Rose Society by Marie Lu -- Review

The Rose Society by Marie Lu -- Review

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Title: The Rose Society 
Series: Book 2 in The Young Elites
Author: Marie Lu 
Pages: 398
Publishing: October 13th 2015 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399167846


Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.

Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she flees Kenettra with her sister to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her.

But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good when her very existence depends on darkness?

Bestselling author Marie Lu delivers another heart-pounding adventure in this exhilarating sequel to The Young Elites.


Holy mother of books! This one is killer you guys. Marie Lu promised The Rose Society would be dark, and she wasn't kidding! I picked up the book and read the first half in one sitting. The only reason I didn't finish the whole book is because I had to go to work the next morning and it was getting really late. Stupid work, always getting in the way of my reading time! 

We pick up right where The Young Elites left off. Adelina feels she has been betrayed, so she and her sister set off in a search for new elites to join their fight against the Inquisition. Adelina's powers are mostly fed off of the pain and fear of others, so the reader sees first hand how Adelina's personality begins to change and darken. 

New characters are introduced, new struggles are faced, and Adelina begins to become a person she never imagined. Even though it was clear to see the darkness entering Adelina, I still loved her character and was constantly rooting for her. The Rose Society is a non-stop, action packed book filled with constant surprises. It is so different and darker than I had expected, but I loved it! I would definitely recommend this book to friends. 

Rating 4/5 


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