Sunday, December 13, 2015

Book Review | The Rose Society by Marie Lu

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The Rose Society (The Young Elites, #2)The Rose Society (The Young Elites #2)
By: Marie Lu (@marie_lu)
Published By: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers on October 13, 2015
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 395
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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 and her sister flee Kenettra 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?

“But true rulers are not born. We are made."

You guys, this book is dark. The Rose Society is 10x more complex, fast paced, and DARK compared to The Young Elites. Adelina is truly gone after the event that occurred in The Young Elites, but she's seriously gone. She has this little inner voice that slowly turns her into a "villain", and it's painful to read her struggle with this little voice in her head. Adelina was scary in this novel

The plot was straight-forward, and fast compared to the plot of The Young Elites. Adelina and her little Rose Society know their goal right from the start, and don't let anyone get in their way. There were a few plot twists that I knew were going to happen, but was still extremely frightened for them to happen. Honestly, this book is just a huge plot twist. 

A few new characters were introduced in this novel, and though they were interesting, I don't necessarily like them. The characters in this novel aren't exactly fuzzy teddy bears, you know. I either extremely despise them, or admire them in fear. 

Lu's writing is effortless and fascinating, and it seems to describe everything so well. I'm extremely excited in seeing where this trilogy will go in the next book. This series is very addicting and intriguing, so I highly suggest you go pick it up.

Thanks for reading this, guys. It made my day <3

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