Book Review: The Rose Society

By Tierra Welch

Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, and a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all…

The Daggers casted her out after the death of their prince. Now she has sworn to destroy all of them.

Adelina’s been used, broken, and betrayed by the people who swore to keep her safe. Now after Teren killed Enzo, killing him is all that she can think about. Kill him, kill the queen, destroy the Daggers, take the throne. She hungers for that kind of power letting her illusions swallow her into the dark abyss that is her. She could only love him, until she meets another Elite, one that makes her laugh and smile and feel beautiful. But she is feared by many and they whisper of her, calling her the White Wolf. As she kills all who get in her way, she discovers that her illusions are getting out of control to the point they’re making her mad. Her sister is worried about her well-being, but she keeps pushing her away. She pushes everyone away from her to protect her from being used and betrayed.

Now the Daggers are planning something. As they come back to Kenettra to take the throne from the cruel queen and into the rightful hands of Enzo. In the country across the sea, Beldain, where the Daggers are hidden and where they found the Elite of legend, the queen of Beldain can bring back the dead. Now they want to bring Enzo back to sit on the throne to be the puppet king of Beldain. But he must be tethered to someone of the living.

Now with war inevitable within Kenettra and with Beldain Adelina sees this as her chance to take the throne…. And her revenge on the Inquisition.

The Rose Society by Marie Lu, the second book in the Young Elites series, is a dark turn for the characters I love. It also features the epic journey of a hero, when she’s at her lowest. This book deserves a five out of five.  

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