Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Rose Society ~ The Young Elites 2

The Rose Society
Marie Lu

My Thoughts:

I listened to The Young Elites on audio book at work and while driving and it was my first Marie Lu book at all.  While I did have 1 or 2 things I remember not liking about the first book, I ultimately loved the plot and the character arcs portrayed in this series.  With a character as unique as Adelina Amouteru, I had to keep reading to find out what was in store for her next in The Rose Society...and...

It was amazeballs. Seriously.  It picked up mostly where the first left off with Adelina and her sister Violetta beginning their journey to help free the malfeto's from Queen Julieta's reign and Teren's fear fest. Adelina and Violetta must battle the inquisitors and their own demons in order to free themselves and the malfettos that are literally dying to be free as well.

With so many new characters in The Rose Society, the story grew more intense and intertwined.  The Beldish Queen, whom, I really didn't care for at all, plays a very important role in showing us what a good queen can look like, therefore possibly giving Adelina a bit of an example to follow. However, as we all know, Adelina is no way a good character.  She is not our normal heroine and doesn't really try to be.  Which makes The Rose Society all the more intriguing.  Raffaele rejoins us with the other daggers and a big part of me hopes that some type of reconciliation will occur with them and Adelina, but is that too much to hope for at this point?

And then there is Magiano.  Ahhh Magiano.  This book couldn't have been as good as it was without Magiano.  The ruggedly handsome thief is mysterious and charming and gives Adelina a run for her money.  He is the perfect character to contrast Adelina and I hope to read much more of him in the next installment. With surprises left and right in this chapter of The Young Elites series, I couldn't stop listening to this audio book.  I have to know what is going to happen next and share "My Thoughts" with you guys again!

I was more than pleased to say the least with The Rose Society and I am counting the days until I have The Midnight Star in my hands!  I highly recommend this read to everyone!

Goodreads Review:

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.


  1. I'm preparing to do a readathon for this series. I want to start from the beginning just in time for the last a from nail book. Don't you just love villains and their back story. Marie Lu knows how to get you to root for the bad guy.

    great review!

    1. A readathon is an awesome idea! It's not everyday an author spotlights the villain like Marie Lu does. She definitely has a talent!

  2. This book is totally amazeballs! XD I had a huge book hangover after reading it.. it totally wrecked me. Great review, and I hope you love The Midnight Star as much as I did ^_^

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

    1. Thanks for stopping by and reading my review Brittany! I cannot wait to read The Midnight Star and post my review!


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