Thursday, August 20, 2015

ARC Review & Giveaway: The Rose Society (The Young Elites #2) by Marie Lu

Expected publication: October 13, 2015
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
From New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes the second book in the exhilarating Young Elites series

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 that murdered her love, the Crown Prince Enzo Valenciano.

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?

My Thoughts
Quote from an uncorrected proof. “A pledge to drive fear into those who will confront us. To bind us together… I pledge myself to the Rose Society, until the end of my days. I will do everything in my power to destroy all who stand in my way.”

Absolute perfection!! 
Where most second installments suffer from middle book syndrome, The Rose Society carries no such affliction. This book is a perfect blend of intrigue, dark fantasy and rival forces that have the reader sitting at the edge of their seat!

The Rose Society picks up immediately where The Young Elites left off. Adelina is on her own after the death of Enzo has the Dagger Society turning their backs on her, and Teren the leader of the Inquisition wanting her dead. As she gathers a small force including her sister Violetta, Sergio and Magiano, they use their powers to overthrow the existing rulers that seek to destroy the malfettos.

Throughout the book, you see how Adelina’s power is fueled by hate and fear. However, as her powers become stronger and out of her control, we see a more sinister side of Adelina than ever before. Now known as the White Wolf, Adelina doesn’t hesitate to destroy or kill anyone in her way, which is both heartbreaking and emotional because we lose a part of Adelina's humanity as she rises to power.

Adelina has become one of the more darker characters Marie Lu has ever written, and she nailed it!! I can't wait for the next installment... What does Lu have up her sleeve??? My guess... Explosive excellence.
5 Snowflakes
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  1. I'm so excited for the Rose society! The ending of the first book.. gaah, I just need to know what happens! A dark Fantasy I've enjoyed is the Winner's Curse and The winner's Crime. Such a great series, can't wait for the last book!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. This sounds so juicy. I hope I win. I love the cover.

  3. I didn't read your review in detail since I have this to read but YAY for 5 stars!

  4. I don't know if it's dark fantasy but I would say A Madness so Discreet or Walk on Earth a Stranger! They were both so good!

  5. So ready for this book! I'd like to rec Tithe by Holly Black. I recently read it and loved it, even though it's a good 10 years old. Can't wait to read the other books as well.

  6. Existence Trilogy by Abbi Glines is a wonderful dark ya fantasy read! :D

  7. The best i've read is young elites by, marie lu

  8. Always recommend Throne of Glass series!!! Sorry couldn't help but answer hehehe

  9. I think that the young elites has been the darkest fantasy that I've read so far! Loved it!

  10. I can't wait to read this book! Thank you for the giveaway!

  11. I can't wait to read this book! Thank you for the giveaway!

  12. Hmm, dark fantasy, maybe The Walled City by Ryan Graudin?

  13. The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

  14. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

  15. I would recommend Fallen series by Lauren Kate, if you haven't read it yet! Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway! :)

  16. There are a lot that I could recommend, but one of the darker ones is the Mara Dyer series which is definitely dark and awesome!