Published by Penguin on October 13th 2015
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.
Okay. So I super loved The Young Elites. However, the suspense of not knowing how it was all going to end was too much! I decided to wait to read The Rose Society until The Midnight Star came out. Yeah, that was a good call. I cannot imagine having to wait a year to know what happens next!
Oh man. This book takes some dark turns. And I mean dark! It’s amazing and I couldn’t stop listening/reading but… whoa.
As with The Young Elites, I was so impressed with the multiple perspectives. Each different narrator has a distinct voice and perspective. I was captivated by each one. And the way the story is woven together through all the different perspectives… spectacular!
Adelina is still my favorite character. She is just so crazy interesting. I”m not saying I want to hang out with her or anything (I’d be terrified!) but I really love getting to see the story from her perspective. We learn so much more about her and her power in this one. Actually, that’s true of all the characters!
The Rose Society is a dark but powerful second-in-the-series book. It pulls the reader deeper and deeper into the world of the Elites. There were times that I was so caught up in the story I had to remind myself to breath. Oh man. I cannot wait to dive in to The Midnight Star!