The Rose Society (The Young Elites, #2) by Marie Lu


The Rose Society (The Young Elites, #2)
Title : The Rose Society (The Young Elites, #2)
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ISBN : 0399167846
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 398

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.


The Rose Society (The Young Elites, #2) Reviews


  • Emily May

    Right now, what I want is the throne Enzo s power A perfect revenge And all the Inquisitors, queens, and Daggers in the world won t be able to stop me. 4 1 2 stars You know that feeling when a sequel is everything you wanted and That s exactly how I m feeling right now I honestly could not put this book down.This series just blows the Legend trilogy out of the water I think Marie Lu has found her calling in dark fantasy and I hope she continues to write The Rose Society is fas Right now, what I want is the throne Enzo s power A perfect revenge And all the Inquisitors, queens, and Daggers in the world won t be able to stop me. 4 1 2 stars You know that feeling when a sequel is everything you wanted and That s exactly how I m feeling right now I honestly could not put this book down.This series just blows the Legend trilogy out of the water I think Marie Lu has found her calling in dark fantasy and I hope she continues to write The Rose Society is fast paced, heart pounding excitement Some authors tell their stories in such a way that the words just flow compelling, addictive and strangely believable because of the natural flow of the narrative Here, Lu is one of them.The Young Elites sets up Adelina as an antihero, but beyond her private swirling dark thoughts, it remains fairly tame The Rose Society, as Lu points out in the afterword, takes Adelina down to an all new level of darkness She should be unlikable for what she does, for her selfishness, and yet it is grounded in an anger and fear that it is easy to be sympathetic towards To be honest, I have a love hate relationship with most of the characters Teren is undoubtedly the villain of this series and I feel like he will have to die before the series ends, and yet the fascinating complexity of his character makes me feel oddly disappointed about that.New perspectives and characters are introduced, but unlike the recent Queen of Shadows, they add thrills to the plot and don t bog it down with unnecessary density And the new choices and dilemmas are genuinely very exciting.The ending is as every ending should be mid series The story arc of this book is wrapped up with no cliffhanger, and yet a new revelation towards the end is shocking and unsettling enough to make reading the next book absolutely necessary I can t wait Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Pinterest

  • WinterRose

    Me after the first book

  • Andreea Pop

    Damn Damn damn damn That s all I can think really, because my thoughts are a blubbering mess I have awaited this sequel for than a year and now that I ve finally had time to read it, I can assure you that The Rose Society does not disappoint Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends Then they betrayed her, so she destroyed them all But I have not anticipated just how dark, twisted and, frankly put, sad the story will become And at times, it was a little Damn Damn damn damn That s all I can think really, because my thoughts are a blubbering mess I have awaited this sequel for than a year and now that I ve finally had time to read it, I can assure you that The Rose Society does not disappoint Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends Then they betrayed her, so she destroyed them all But I have not anticipated just how dark, twisted and, frankly put, sad the story will become And at times, it was a little too much and I m not talking as a sappy heart who can t take a bit of evil I m talking from the perspective of the devil s advocate, because believe it or not, seeing Adelina transform into a complete villain, although satisfactory and refreshing, was not what I d have wished for her The beginning of the novel brought me back to this universe fairly easily, but I realized I could have stopped reading it at any time, because I was not sucked in Regardless, I was fascinated about Maeve s power and her potential to trigger some big changes within the plot lines exploited Meeting Magiano also helped keep me entertained because he was swoon worthy Even after reading this book, he remains a partial enigma, but one so mysterious, sweet around the edges and mesmerizing that I cannot wait to see how the dynamic between him and Adelina will develop since, ahem, there is a potentially wonderful romance going on in here We also meet Sergio, the Rainmaker, and I ll admit he s kinda awesome And Violetta has a much central role to what happens now and I loved her support and unrequited love for Adelina The plot also thickened when Teren, dear Teren, is also conquered by his obsession with Giulietta and his hatred of malfettos and his actions in this sequel gave way to countless developments Turns out I m not Maeve s fan either and Lucent irritated me, but you can t have them all now The irony of life is that those who wear masks often tell us truths than those with open faces But you know what truly affected me The bits and pieces that scratched at Adelina s heart until it became of stone Her turning into a ruthless villain could ve been avoided, but the thirst for revenge only amplified as betrayals, memories, fears and paranoia all tumbled down to remind her that she is no longer powerless and she has the means to vanquish her wrongdoers Add that to the fact that her power is slowly eating its way to her original principles and you got yourself a much different character than the one we ve been introduced to in the first book I associate Adelina with a scared, abused girl, one that s trapped inside her own nightmares There was a certain scene that involved stars and fire and kissing that brought a smile to my face at how joyous she can be only if someone truly reminded her of what is important She doesn t know how to love, she doesn t know how to trust, she doesn t know how to forgive because life hasn t taught her any of those things Life taught her to cower in fear, to be abandoned, used or hurt Life taught her how love is not going to keep you alive, but conquering and destroying will because no one will dare strike back to the most powerful of them all She s a Darth Vader of her universe An Elsa gone wild A female Darkling, maybe even so You see, that s a whole other level of sad Crazy, fucked up sad And it just keeps going, because The Daggers are present and well, Adelina is not thrilled at the prospect of their superiority yet again Rafaelle even managed to make me shed a tear, pretty bastard, because he feels the echoes of what he did to Adelina tenfold now and he realizes that SURPRISE having an angry, paranoid girl with tremendous power hungry for your head is not such a great situation The last quarter of this story was explosive Intense to the nth degree Adelina shined as her otherworldly self and rose as a leader, strong and vengeful A killer A wolf A queen I m not entirely sure what will happen in the next installment, because redemption is pretty far fetched for her especially when a certain guy broke her heart all over again and said that he should ve killed her long ago Well, ouch It is better to have an enemy who will fight you in an open field then a lover who will kill you in your sleep There were other sad moments did I mention this book is sad No No I ll repeat then like Gemma sniff , the sisters fighting like never before and, of course, the ending scene It gutted me Loneliness is not a good enough word to describe what I felt thanks to Marie Lu s epic storytelling Oh, and there was enough sexiness to hyperventilate in between tension, lies and harsh strategy The Rose Society was a great follow up to one of my favorite books It s full of dark twists and turns, characters old and new alike that will make you rethink your support of one or another It s enthralling, with the constant fight between good and evil in the background even in the smallest moments Emotions run high, betrayals run deep and fears run rampant an assurance that the third book will be at least as complex as this one ENJOY 3

  • Etnik

    THE COVER GOT ME LIKE

    I don t like the waiting.Especially when it comes to Marie Lu books.

  • Laura

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here My revenge is complete.I force a smile onto my face In the silence, I sit alone on my throne and wait eagerly for all the satisfaction and triumph to hit me I wait, and wait, and wait.But it doesn t come. Blurb 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 t My revenge is complete.I force a smile onto my face In the silence, I sit alone on my throne and wait eagerly for all the satisfaction and triumph to hit me I wait, and wait, and wait.But it doesn t come. Blurb 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 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 This book was such a delight, to be honest I ve read stories from the villain s POV but Adelina is a whole new thing She s an anti hero, I get it but she s also her own worst enemy and the way she see things, ugh, amazing.Marie Lu has leveled up big time with this book and, to me, this is her best work so far The way she twisted her characters and how they evolved, it s really good to read and it s also interesting because evolving does not mean getting good but rather improve yourself so it was than logical that Adelina was going to be cunning and ruthless and I loved the fuck out of it There was one thing I didn t like about the book but we ll get to that Let s do this Adelina, ah, my Adelina you are so going to die.I don t want you to die because I rather love you but I can t think of any possible outcome where you end up alive and well Things will only go downhill for you and I wish I could say I see you ruling for a long time but that s not the truth The world s deadliest mercenaries choose to serve you, because they have yet to meet me. Adelina won this whole thing She did what she had too and, even though she was getting darker and darker, I couldn t stop liking her I loved how she took the opportunities she was given and how she sized everything in her fist but if I adored her being fucking bad, I also loved her new role as leader and how she interacted with the new characters.Her illusions are getting out control and they ve attacked her and she s on a constant battle with herself and the voices in her head And there s something I love about this is the fact that we all can relate to her in some ways like her instincts and how she reacts and though it s all taken over the top, she still manages to remind human and therefore sympathy is going to be there for her, no matter how little it is I m suddenly angry Why must I lose everything that I care for Why is love such a weakness I wish, for an instant, that I didn t need such a thing I can win the same things in life with fear, with power What is the point of searching for love, when love is nothing but an illusion Do I think she could have done things differently Yes and no What Adelina did was smart but not that smart and that s what I would ve change Not her methods but the details of them Like with Enzo If I were Adelina, I would ve tried to control him sooner I would ve practiced and yes, there wasn t much time but I would ve done it and a lot of things could ve been different Also, Magiano Adelina, girl, how blind can you be Even your silly sister could see what was going on Speaking of Magiano, I did not expect to like him this much and I thought he was going to die early in the book I was glad he didn t but I can t shake he feeling he s going to sacrifice himself for Adelina in the next book and what a pity because I enjoyed him a lot He has such a simple yet powerful ability and his charm and wit do the rest I think he s a really strong addition to the book and I hope Marie Lu has things for him because, in reality, he is everything Enzo was not and since I never saw Enzo and Adelina as endgame, I actually don t feel there s going to be a love endgame here so yeah, I d love to see Adelina s feelings getting stronger toward Magiano He cares for you, you know Magiano I ve seen him standing guard outside your door, making sure you aren t having another nightmare or an illusion Now, Enzo This is very tricky because I was not crazy about him and I always knew they were going to bring him back and he was going to be different but I never expected his relationship with Adelina change that much and I don t know how to feel about it This doesn t feel right, Enzo whispers, taking a step back.It feels horribly wrong, like a slick of oil coating the inside of my stomach But with the nauseating feeling had come that unimaginable heat When I look at Enzo s face, I can tell that he desires it too, even as it unsettles him. I mean, it makes sense since Enzo s soul belongs to the Underworld and he s not alive, not really so it s like everything in them is physically rejecting their link but their energies are the ones pulling them together and now if she dies, he dies BUT does that mean that if when Enzo dies, Adelina will die too They didn t say it or if they did then I don t remember.Violetta, ugh.You guys know I don t like her I wanted her dead since last book but I can t deny she was useful Still hers is a death I will be happy for.I just don t know why I can t like her Like, I get what she s doing and why she s doing it but she annoys the crap out of me And for the one thing I didn t like about the book was Maeve Jacqueline Kelly Corrigan I loved the idea of her at the end of The Young Elites but she felt short for me She wasn t what I expected and, honestly, she bored me a lot There went a character that could ve been great.She was not the queen I thought she was going to be nor the ally I feel I was promised and though she s got a unique power and she s one hell of a warrior, she still managed to not be enough As for the rest of the Elites, I couldn t care less about them Michel, Lucent and Gemma were a blur, to me Raffaele was the only one who had any say on the matter His role as consort worked and he was able to break the queen and Teren s relationship but let me tell you about how Adelina tricked Teren and made him kill the queen.That was such a good scene omg but I wish Adelina would ve killed Teren after he found out she tricked him Let the image of his dead lover be the last thing he sees before he died Now, I totally missed the part where Adelina killed Gemma I honestly thought Enzo or a lighting struck her but was it one of Adelina s illusions I need to re read that part because I was convinced Gemma s death wasn t on Adelina.So, what s next 1 Can someone kill or make Violetta disappear 2 Maeve is so going to strike again.3 I strongly think some of the Elites will die due their powers in the last book.4 ADELINA AND MAGIANO NEEDS TO HAPPEN.5 An uprising in Kenettra is a must happen, too.6 Enzo will go insane Probably kills Raffaele Oh, I loved the quotes at the beginning of every chapter They were so on point and really cool The irony of life is that those who wear masks often tell us truths than those with open faces

  • Kainat 《HUFFLEPUFF & PROUD》

    They were the flash of light in a stormy sky, the fleeting darkness before dawn Never have they excited before, nor shall they ever exist again Young Elites YES, I LIKE TAKING PICTURES WITH MY BOOKS I ve seen nothing but dazzling 5 stars review on The Rose Society, don t let it mislead you This was far from perfect It has its pros and cons, but i still enjoyed it very much Most of you probably won t agree with me, and that s okay I am than happy to hear your opinion on the plo They were the flash of light in a stormy sky, the fleeting darkness before dawn Never have they excited before, nor shall they ever exist again Young Elites YES, I LIKE TAKING PICTURES WITH MY BOOKS I ve seen nothing but dazzling 5 stars review on The Rose Society, don t let it mislead you This was far from perfect It has its pros and cons, but i still enjoyed it very much Most of you probably won t agree with me, and that s okay I am than happy to hear your opinion on the plot characters but please try not to bash others Thank you.What i loved These two puppies, and they bite something about her ruthlessness called to him Very Impressive, my little wolf Adelina This girl She was the best part of the book You have no idea how many times i ve started a book expecting the MC to be ruthless and vicious, but as soon as they meet the love interest all of that fly out of the window And everything turns into hearts and rainbows AND THAT PISSES ME OFF LIKE NOTHING ELSE Adelina Amouteru, the white wolf, is not evil by heart I don t care what you say, you would never be able to convince me She is just not heroic i don t see any reason why she should be She had a shitty life, she tried making friends, she tried the right way , but each time she was betrayed, no on was there to help her Guess what She don t need nobody She s got this In my opinion she didn t actually hurt anyone who didn t deserve it Everything she did to those people was well earned I just really enjoyed how heartless and fierce she s become The darker she got the i fell in love with her.Then we have our lead inquisitor, Master Teren Soloton Now him on the other hand we can call a straight up villain Though, i do understand his reasons, he actually might be right about everything considering the ending of the book shivers He thinks the elites are abominations, demons running on streets, and it s his mission to wipe them off of this earth He is convinced that god has sent him to protect normal people from these unholy creatures It s very interesting since he is one of them himself That s what makes him so infuriating and fascinating at the same time he does not think that he the exception His hatred towards himself, and other elites is so strong that it s absorbing If you thought he was an asshole in the first book, then..We have many new characters and i just couldn t bring myself to care about any of them, even view spoiler Enzo coming back from the dead hide spoiler While everyone else, except Adelina and Teren, was just meh, Raffaele was fucking annoying I wasn t his biggest fan in the first book but now i just hate him He gets on my nerves What the hell is his problem Someone kill him already He better die in the last book Me rambling about Teren and Adelina.The fangirl inside me knows no limits Ah, mi Adelinetta, he says His eyes soften in a way that surprises me I have missed you You, than any other abomination, understand what we truly are He shakes his head Had I known you when I was a young boy He lets that sentence die, leaving me curious Omg OKay, I know I sound like a complete lunatic but I don t really care at the moment You better finish that sentenceright fuckingnow master Sontoro My smile is different from Violetta s. darker, less naive, promising other things How can you seize me, I say calmly, if you can t see me What s so great about being good Every villain is a hero of his own story I was wondering if Adelina is the villain, and Teren is her enemy, does that mean he is the good guy Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all. In case you couldn t tell, i m obsessed with Adelina

  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

    What indeed.4.5 stars I AM SPEECHLESS If there s something I didn t expect, it was to meet a female lead who could equal Jorg of Ancrath s dark ambition.Saying that I didn t have great expectations before starting The Rose Society would be an understatement Indeed I was part of the very few who weren t convinced by The Young Elites, mostly because I felt that what I read wasn t what I ve been sold I found the first installment boring, tame, in a word disappointing That s why I m glad t What indeed.4.5 stars I AM SPEECHLESS If there s something I didn t expect, it was to meet a female lead who could equal Jorg of Ancrath s dark ambition.Saying that I didn t have great expectations before starting The Rose Society would be an understatement Indeed I was part of the very few who weren t convinced by The Young Elites, mostly because I felt that what I read wasn t what I ve been sold I found the first installment boring, tame, in a word disappointing That s why I m glad to tell you that none of my complaints are still relevant The pacing improved grandly This sequel is an exciting journey whose pacing never wavers, letting you on the edge of your seat all the way Although Marie Lu chose to write her story in several POV which can be a no no for me, if not handled well , there was NEVER a moment when I wasn t hooked and eager to know what would happen next No useless and boring parts the story was highly compelling through and through What a formidable tale of ambition and revenge Gah Jorg would be so proud While the first book only set the needed, I realize foundations of Adelina s story, I didn t care for the romance there I know, I know, I m such in a minority on this, but Enzo is flat in my opinion view spoiler I STILL DON T CARE ABOUT HIM, and really, if they are together in book 3, I will be pissed, because the guy is CREEPY and represents only the past hide spoiler and her relationship with Enzo didn t make much sense to me Great news The plot finally focuses on her ascension and no matter how painful some steps were I sure don t condone all her actions , the events taking place brought so many raw feelings that I can t find in me to complain Granted, the world building is still a little sketchy, and there were inconsistencies in some parts, but Marie Lu managed to make them believable Please don t make Magiano suffer too much, though I have a soft spot for LOVE this little thief Truth is, what can be annoying is also great this is my second book by Marie Lu, and I can safely say that I don t get her I can t wrap my head around the direction she takes her stories, and it used to make me lose patience in The Young Elites, especially during the boring middle But. Here it definitely played in her favor, because I could never predict what would happen I still can t Also, the twists were brilliant Of course I loved that I m worried, though I did read Emperor of Thorns, you know Adelina is a true villain in training When my boyfriend asked me why I was so happy with Adelina and her Elites why yes clapping might have been involved at some point , I told him, because they re no good He raised his eyebrows a little worried, I think , not sure of what to make of my answer I swear, I m a nice woman most of the time Really, though I genuinely think that my fascination for unusual and darker characters lies in the large number of books I read See, had I read 10 books in my whole life, hell, had I read 10 YA Fantasy series in my whole life, even, I would probably not seek this kind of characters out or maybe I ll guess we ll never know smiles slowly But there s only so many farmer boys soon to be heroes I can take, and in this ocean of one dimensional super villains whose goals are often vague as fuck, I thrive on meeting multi layered and dark characters who twist the tropey rules and make their owns.After The Young Elites, I didn t think that Adelina had it in her to become the free female lead I wanted her to be I was wrong cackles with glee Yes she threatens my boundaries and her decisions make my skin crawl sometimes, but I get her, I really do I m not sure what that says about me, though Give me some sarcastic and unapologetic male lead, pretty please I loved Magiano I can t be the only one who roots for him, RIGHT Where Enzo s passion seemed too similar to Adelina s for me to really care, Magiano adds something different to the story, and if I m not sure I understand all his reactions yet, he is endearing, mischievous, and he makes me laugh creepy interlude Let it be known that his smile brightened my day and that I would defend him like a wolf.Do Not Touch Magiano OKAY creepy interlude Every one of these characters Sergio, Teren, Violetta, Maeve, Raphaele are fleshed out, complex, and interesting to follow None of them is wasted or one dimensional I closed The Rose Society out of breath, worried as hell and intensely satisfied by the daring direction Marie Lu took What a great surprise really For of my reviews, please visit

  • Saania Zee Jamal ϟ

    PAINSO MUCH PAINEVERYWHEREEVERYTHING HURTSBUT IT HURTS SO GOOD PAINPAINPAIN breaks out in three days grace headbanging

  • maggie

    We are drawn to stories, and every scar carries one Rating 5 5 If I had to sum up my feelings towards finishing this book, towards the end, since the beginning, in the middle, it would simply be sad, mad, and proud 3 simple words to sum up my emotions.This will probably be different and longer than most of my reviews, but here goes nothing 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 h We are drawn to stories, and every scar carries one Rating 5 5 If I had to sum up my feelings towards finishing this book, towards the end, since the beginning, in the middle, it would simply be sad, mad, and proud 3 simple words to sum up my emotions.This will probably be different and longer than most of my reviews, but here goes nothing 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 The Rose Society was so different than The Young Elites, it was a sequel I was half expecting I wasn t expecting Adelina to change so much, to not be afraid to kill And that s what made me proud I was so happy to see a change happen in her life The Rose Society was a dark yet powerful sequel to The Young ElitesI am surprised by how much Marie Lu decided to change it up I am amazed into how dark she made Adelina become the character she became Teren is the only character I didn t like and won t continue to Since the beginning, since he was gonna see Adelina be burned and hurt because of what she did to her father, I hated him I knew he was going to be the character I would hate Even his love for the queen didn t change a slightest bit of the hate I have for him He was a pitiful bastard IMO In this book, we meet many new people but there is 1 that just made my heart happy Magiano I m sorry, but I shipped him with Adelina than her and Enzo view spoiler That little moment they shared, that small but meaningful kiss they shared The way he always warned her, helped her, comforted her, cared for her Sigh OHHH Magiano. hide spoiler He is someone who may have looked like he didn t care, couldn t catch feelings, was say someoneWith dark thoughts or feelings darkness filled inside them But deep inside of him, he had a heart for Adelina, a heart for the people he loved Always had concerned faces But with Magiano, I am able to smile, even to laugh I am able to sit here and lean back and point out the constellations We also meet Sergio , the Rainmaker. If you haven t read book 1, then you won t know who he is But if you had and haven t read this book, he is the boy mentioned by Raffaele who was the boy that couldn t control the rain Adelina thought they killed them WELL, there he is. The Rose Society I pledge myself to the Rose Society until the end of my days,to use my eyes to see all that happens, my tongue to woo others to our side,my ears to hear every secret,my hands to crush my enemies.I will do everything in my power to destroy all who stand in my way Maeve Lover of Lucent Queen of Beldain view spoiler Brough Enzo back Probably regretted it hide spoiler Character that received some hate from me reviews now inspired by Andie and Lissa Reason I realized reviews should be talking about the book, how it caught my attention, what I did and didn t like about the book, the plot, what I enjoyed or didn t enjoy, not just emotions and feelings summed up into a whole paragraph.What s it about The Rose Society picks up right where the Young Elites left off We see Adelina struggling to change after she is cast out of The Daggers She is hurt by what she did to them, but what they did to her Adelina decides to change everything She knows her name The White Wolf is heard by many and she wants everyone to hear it, to fear it, to fear her So, she decides to make her own society, have her own army, The Rose Society.She continues to hear her whispers haunting her, trying to control her And this time, it s not only her dad but also Enzo, and it s what hurts her so much She continues to grow her powers, being able to control them, to make others fear them, trick them She knows what she s doing and she knows if it s right or wrong Teren still wants her dead and the Daggers still want her to stop for revenge They want her out of the world she never knew about, her world that she never thought about Darkness is what makes her stronger and feeds her, and all she wants is to take revenge on the people who almost killed her, The Inquisition She wants to take the throne Hiding it makes you beautiful, but revealing it makes you you so wear it proudly. Why 5 stars The Rose Society wasn t the same, or anything like The Young Elites Adelina grows to her darker side, her and Violetta s relationship as sisters grows but also fades, her nightmares haunt her even , not letting her control her power taking over her, her vengeance for Teren and The Inquisition doesn t stop This was a book that I didn t want to finish I knew I would be attached to it since I started it Adelina was a relatable person at times All she wanted to be was loved, accepted for who she wanted to be Her sister would just watch her get tortured, beaten up while she got fed with dresses, righteousness, riches, a proud father The Daggers wouldn t accept her since Enzo saved her Lucent and Dante, especially And let s not forget Raffaele, he wanted her dead It s crazy how she went from being afraid of him and the Daggers, to being able to control Enzo right in front of Raffaele Now that s the Adelinetta I have been waiting for since the beginning Adelina was a character I loved since the beginning, and I m pretty sure my love for her will only stay the same, or grow She made me love her even I have been WAITING for her to fight back, to understand why defending herself was worth it When the whispers haunted her, whispered to her trying to comfront her, I was happy at times but then at times, I just wanted to hug Adelina, tell her it would all be okay Tell her they weren t real Tell her they re gone She knew, but she couldn t cunvulse them off at times and that just made me love the book Weird Final and overall thoughts To finish off, TRS had an ending that left me with liquid in my eyes I don t believe they are tears though I know Marie Lu has something coming up, following these 2 books She ll create new characters, love and hate will be received by me for them I already know But I have faith in her, knowing that where this cliffhanger left us off, will pick itself right up in the 3rd book, The Midnight Star.If you enjoyed The Young Elites, you will definitely LOVE The Rose Society WOW I did not expect this review to follow this long path but I might as well consider writing these types of reviews instead, writing the word correctly, correct font, capitalized words and letters when needed.Oh I can t wait for October 11, 2016

  • Pat

    So what do you think will happen next Here s what I think view spoiler Enzo will be back from the dead Because Maeve s going to pay Kenettra a visit But if ever Maeve brings Enzo back to life, he wouldn t be the same again Where did Enzo s body go though Idk I forgot, I should read the first book again Maeve might hide Enzo from the other Elites cause he will be the surprise, surprise hide spoiler Obviously, I am not too sure about it But I really wish it ll happen.