- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (Oct. 13 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399167846
- ISBN-13: 978-0399167843
- Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 3.5 x 21.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 476 g
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Rose Society Hardcover – Oct 13 2015
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Praise for The Rose Society:
A #1 New York Times bestseller!
"A tightly woven tapestry of a story that ensnares even as it disturbs."—Booklist, starred review
"Lu constructs a fascinating triangle of opposing forces seeking power, and the ensuing twists and epic battles leave many dead, broken, or forever changed."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Original and sobering, Adelina is an antihero of nigh-unremitting darkness: an unusual young woman in the mold of such archetypes as Lucifer, Macbeth, and Darth Vader."—Kirkus Reviews
"Teens will be fascinated to watch the main character descend into villainy and revel in it."—School Library Journal
Praise for The Young Elites:
A New York Times bestseller!
Five starred reviews!
A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2014!
An Amazon Best Book of 2014 – Teen & Young Adult!
An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2014!
Chosen as a YALSA Teens' Top Ten Pick for 2015!
“Lu pivots from the ‘coming of age via romance’ formula to pry apart the many emotions that pass under the rubric of love… There’s nothing easy here, for Adelina or readers—there are no safe places where the pressures of betrayal, death threats, and rejection aren’t felt.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Readers should prepare to be captivated—and to look forward to a continuation of the Young Elites series.”—Booklist, starred review
“A must for fans of…totally immersive fantasies.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A Game of Thrones meets X-Men in this 14th-century fantasy from Marie Lu (the Legend trilogy), in a world where ‘fear is power.’ … The overriding epic fantasy will keep readers hooked for book two, which teases to be a game-changer. Bring it on.” —Shelf Awareness, starred review
“The taut, tightly packed narrative provides an engaging mix of pulse-quickening fight scenes, heart-stopping near escapes, touching interpersonal interludes, and devastating betrayals.” —BCCB, starred review
“Lu weaves her magic across the page as she unfolds the story of Adelina and the Young Elites. Nothing is as it is expected.”—VOYA
“Lu seamlessly melds an unforgettable and intoxicating historical fantasy narrative with a strong female protagonist that grapples with an issue experienced by all young adults—acceptance of one’s self… Lu’s new series will be a surefire hit with old and new fans alike.”—School Library Journal
“By permitting her characters some grand failures, she raises the stakes in the best way possible…There is clearly more to know, and I look forward to it. This is a world worth revisiting.”—The New York Times Book Review
About the Author
Marie Lu (www.marielu.org) is the author of the New York Times bestselling Legend series. She spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin’s Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with one boyfriend, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.See all Product description
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The Rose Society grabs you roughly by the collar dragging you along on a request for revenge. Either join forces or be tossed aside and left for dead on this whirlwind of chaos, bloodshed, heartbreak, and fight for justice. Tickling your dark side and teasing your light this book will haunt you with an insatiable craving for the trilogy’s epic conclusion. I can’t wait.
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As she grapples to hold onto reality instead of illusion Adelina learns that Raffaele and the Dagger Society have joined forces with Queen Maeve of Beldain to not only conquer Kennettra, but to raise Prince Enzo from the dead and place him on the throne. With the help of Magiano a thief with the ability to mimic powers and Sergio the Rainmaker Adelina sets a plan in motion to have Prince Enzo tied to her, and to defeat Beldain's navy. But in the struggle her thirst for vengeance like the darkness inside her overpowers any common sense, shutting out any goodness and alienating anyone she cares for.
The atmosphere of this well-developed plot is dark and sinister as the power struggle for Kennettra's throne takes on a new dimension, and Adelina creates the Society of Roses to fight both the Inquisition and Dagger Society. Slowly the intensity and suspense escalates especially after Adelina kills the Night King of Merroutas and learns of Raffaele's alliance and scheme to bring Prince Enzo back from the Underworld. Told from Adelina and Raffaele's perspectives the action quickly heats up as the story rushes towards a violent confrontation that leads to an unexpected cliff-hanger.
Marie Lu has crafted complex and unforgettable characters who have no warmth or redeeming qualities and are set on a destructive path with new alliances and enemies. Adelina Amouteru tortured by the pain and fear in her past grows more and more ambitious as her fury and passion builds. Only in the presence of charismatic Magiano a thief greedy for the gold stored in the palace's treasury brings her calmness and peace. As romance begins to blossom between Adelina and Magiano, Prince Enzo returns from the Underworld sparking jealousy and uncertainty because she cannot forget their love.
Other formidable characters in the story include: calculating and deceitful Raffaele; beautiful innocent- looking but powerful and perceptive Violetta; bold and ambitious Queen Maeve; and the cold and merciless Inquisitor Teren Santoro. All these characters and many more add energy, depth and passion to a story that vibrates with greed, power- hunger and death.
"The Rose Society" is chilling and frightening as the death toll rises and Adelina's darkness grows. In this story there is no heroine. Greed, ambition and fear rule every action. I can't say I liked this one as much as other novels by Marie Lu.
I am almost teenager, I read about 10 books a week. I read books for 10th graders, and I wanted to tell you what I thought of the books I read. See my WhiteWillow book blog for more reviews (book suggestions welcome)
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