Saturday, February 17, 2018

[Review] The Rose Society, by: Marie Lu

The Young Elites #2


by: Marie Lu
Publication Date: October 13th, 2015
Read Date: February 17th, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Dystopia, Young Adult
Edition: Hardcover (Library borrowed)
Pages: 398


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, the 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.

my rate

I'm vexed in how I'm going to write all this, but that is what I always think the moment after I finish a book. So this one is not an exception. This book has been in my TBR pile a LONG time, since before the book had a cover and it is until now that I actually read it.

Now I have read the book and it took me a week (seven days). It took me a long time to catch up with everything and I still have some doubts about what really happened in book one. I didn't want to reread the book, so that is my fault. This book is ALL about revenge. I fear that the end of this series will be the end of her too and I'll be a little disappointed if that happens, but if it has to happen then by all means here I come, book three.

Adelina was looking for revenge and for that, she did whatever she could to obtain the revenge against the Inquisition and its queen. But revenge is a cold plate and must be eaten alone, so it did cost her a lot... so a little spoiler, the satisfaction never came and in reality, it never comes when you did it wrong.

On the other side, the Daggers seek another type of revenge. They want the Queen of Kenettra out of the way so they could rule and protect all malfettos, but their methods weren't as noble as they sound. They raised the fucking dead to gain power, but everything got upside down.

I was lost half of the book, so don't mind me. I liked all the twists, but I hated everything that happened to Adelina. She's literally going crazy and I do remember that from book one. Overall, the book is about making the wrong steps to obtain the revenge. The end is not as good, and it never is. Again, I'm afraid of the real end in the next, and last, book. I have always recommended these books, so my word still stands. Let see what's next in the story.

PS, kudos to the author for all the little stories inside the book. I love them.

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