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The Rose Society

23846013Title: The Rose Society
Author: Marie Lu
Series: Young Elite #2
Recommended for: 8th grade and up
Pages: 416
Call Number/Link: Teen Fiction Lu, M  

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 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?

Review: Man, oh man, is this one turning dark and I believe the third one will go even darker. Even though you can tell Adelina is going insane, you can’t help but still root for a bit. She’s a product of circumstances. She has rarely known anything but cruelty and you can tell how that guides her steps. There is one Elite who can reach her, beyond her sister, but she keeps pushing him away again and again. I wanted to yell out her for that, because he seems to bring out the light/good in her and it would be interesting to see how she healed when she allowed him in her life. The twist with the powers was a good one and I’m excited to see where it takes them in book three.

Read-a-likes
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Cinder Series by Marissa Meyer (reminds me a lot of Fairest)

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2015 in Dystopian, Teen

 

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Red Queen

41xTH4whq9L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Title: Red Queen
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Series: Red Queen
Recommended for: 8th Grade and Up
Pages: 383
Call Number/Link:  Teen Fiction Aveyard, V.

Synopsis: The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.
To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change. Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

This is a GREAT book. The was the selection for the teen book group last month and we almost all enjoyed it. There is a good amount of action, but there are some lulls in the book as well as it deals a lot with political and mind games. However, the lulls aren’t too bad & some of it is pretty cool/shocking. There is kind of a love triangle going on, but it’s not too horrible. Most of the book Mare is just trying to figure things out. The silver world is so different from anything she’s ever known and it takes everything she has to adjust to this new life AND try to control her powers. It’s a pretty quick read and I guarantee this one will be flying on the shelves!

Read-a-likes:

  • Matched by Ally Condie
  • Shatter My by Tahereh Mafi
  • Young Elites by Marie Lu

Bonus:

Here’s the video I’ve been showing to the teens during school visits!

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Dystopian, Teen, Uncategorized

 

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