Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Rose Society by Marie Lu

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Title: The Rose Society
Series: The Young Elites #2
Author: Marie Lu
Published: October 6, 2015 by Putnam Juvenile (Penguin)

Synopsis: 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?

Why I'm Waiting 

How much did I love The Young Elites, you ask? Answer: SO MUCH! It was one of my favorite books of 2014 and I found it utterly and completely brilliant. I loved the characters, the ship, the world, the magical system, and the plot. I loved everything.

This series is one of the darkest YA novels I have read in such a long time. The Young Elites go to a very dark place. It's essentially a villain origin story and you spend most of the book in the head of a very broken girl. And she's the protagonist, the sympathetic one. The antagonist in this series is one that I love to hate! They are diabolical and vicious!

Basically I just need more of this series. I need to catch up with Adelina and continue with her story. The way that The Young Elites ended, ripped my heart out so I need to find out what happens next. I need to see Adelina's slow decent into madness and I need to see her get revenge. I feel like I need it just as much as she does!

I don't always love first books in a series and this one I found so fantastic, so I have high hopes for The Rose Society. I cannot wait to read it in May!

What about you? What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Are you waiting for The Wrath and the Dawn with me? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. The first book in this series has been on my TBR list forever! I REALLY need to hurry up and get to it soon! I hope you love book two! :)

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  2. I love the cover for this book. I've actually never read anything by this author, so I'm looking forward to reading this one.
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  3. Wow, how have I not read The Young Elites yet? I love dark! And great villains! I definitely need to get a hold of it asap so I can enjoy The Rose Society when it comes out. Or, ya know, around there. ...freaking TBR.

    I'm also really psyched for Wrath and the Dawn. Nice picks!

    Sarcasm & Lemons

  4. Oh yes! Cannot wait to read this one!!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. I still need to read the first one. So behind. Great pick.