Book Review: The Rose Society

I just started reading The Midnight Star for the Reindeer Readathon and then realized that I never wrote a review for The Rose Society so here we go!

Synopsis: 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?

I thought this book was so flipping good! The build up of anticipation from the beginning to the end was incredible and the book’s plot was well thought out.

Of course I was super excited to dive back into this series with my favorite morally grey character, Adelina. She really makes the book interesting because you never know what she is going to do or how she will react to certain situations.

The introduction of new powers was intriguing and the formation/bond of new allies and enemies kept me invested. It was really cool to see that sometimes in order to master control, you need to lose control.

This world is built to reflect a renaissance style era (or at least that is how I picture it) and the setting is done so well that it is very vivid in my mind. I’m happy to be moving on to the final book in the trilogy to see how it all concludes and I am ready for some more intense political intrigue and battles of grand magnitude!

Book Rating: 5/5

You can buy this book on Amazon and find it on Goodreads.

Disclaimer: I read this book because I wanted to and was in no way compensated for my review.




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