The Rose Society (Young Elites Series #2)

The Rose Society (Young Elites Series #2)

by Marie Lu


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399167843
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/13/2015
Series: Young Elites Series , #2
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 142,904
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile: HL720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Marie Lu ( is the author of the New York Times bestselling Legend trilogy and The Young Elites series. She spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin’s Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with one boyfriend, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.

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Adelina Amouteru

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The Rose Society 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The third is going to be a killer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had adventure nonstop. Though I am against killing for what you want it was very interesting seeing this strong girl crumble into a weak and vulnerable young woman. With her hard exterior she may seem strong but the way Magiano and others she cared for had an affect on her showed how helpless she was inside, fighting the darkness that, in the end engulfs her making her have regret and hatred towards herself. Overall very thrilling and has surprises throughout both books of the series. I highly recommend for 13+ readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was great and it was as if you were her and we're feeling the same way
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not finished reading this, but Marie Lu is an awesome author, and I have no doubt that this book will be just as good as the last one in the series, or better. If you read the last book, and liked it you should read this. I haven't finished this book, so you might not pay attention to tbis review, but I think you should read it. What I have read is REALLY good. :) Note: My 5 star ranking is based on the last book and what I've read so far. Still, READ THIS!
brittanysbookrambles More than 1 year ago
4.5/5 Stars SPOILER ALERT! Adelina is losing control of the darkness within her and while she makes new allies, she is losing those who matter to her the most. I had so many things I was hoping for going into this book and even though I got one of my wishes, my heart is broken. I think it's really interesting reading from the POV of a villain but the sap in me wanted to see Adelina reunite with Daggers. Instead, Adelina is spiraling out of control and becoming drunk on power. There is a lot of action and new drama in this book but I don't feel like it keeps up with the intensity of The Young Elites. I do like the new characters, especially Magiano, but my new loves were not enough to mend my heartache over Enzo. I don't want to go into details and spoil it for everyone. I'll just be waiting for when this book is unleashed onto the rest of you and we can hold crying parties and eat a lot of ice cream. Marie Lu's writing is still amazing (duh), I felt every stab and every tear. She is exceptional at giving the reader a glimmer of hope and then annihilating it. Part of me wants to pretend that I haven't read The Rose Society so I can go back to my (blissful) fantasy bubble I created after I read The Young Elites to ease the pain I feel from reading this book. The Young Elites will get your heart-racing, and The Rose Society will break it. Check out my full review here:
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
This was a really good sequel. Liked the first one. Though I took a little break from this. Glad I finally continued with this one. The writing and pace was good. Especially the descriptions and character arcs everyone goes through. Also the emotions, wow was Adelina going through a roller coaster of emotions wasn't she? Also that ending!!! Can't wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love this book and the rest of its series. It really , i dunno, conveys what the characters are feeling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story about revenge
leesalights More than 1 year ago
I give this book more than a million stars. It is so amazing and a dark book. Worth every minute.
RBlodgett More than 1 year ago
Have to say I in comparing the first and second book I feel a pang of nostalgia. In the Young Elites when the veil of innocence was tightly woven across my eyes. Adelina was a character I followed without enough question to realize until almost the end just how disturbed she was. Rightly so in some cases but the veil is completely lifted in The Rose Society. The slide and decent into revenge and delusions created by the energy she can't control are very unsettling. I can't see a happy ending. Shouldn't be expecting one but I like happy endings. Still I have to know how it ends, happy or not.
pooled_ink More than 1 year ago
pooled ink Reviews: Awwww YISSSSS!!! THE ROSE SOCIETY grabs you roughly by the collar dragging you along on a request for revenge. Either join forces or be tossed aside and left for dead on this whirlwind of chaos, bloodshed, heartbreak, and fight for justice. Tickling your dark side and teasing your light this book will haunt you with an insatiable craving for the trilogy’s epic conclusion. I can’t wait. Read my FULL review here:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lost interest half way through the book. I cancelled my book 3 I had on pre order.
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This book was so dark and evil, but it was so good!
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erinlee20 More than 1 year ago
Hooooly crap...that was so good. You guys…I’m saying right now – In my opinion Marie Lu can do no wrong. I mean I should have known that The Young Elites series would be another favorite because of my love for the Legend series. At this point Marie Lu could write out her grocery shopping list and I would read it. Because I don’t want to ruin this for anyone I am going to do what I can to keep this review spoiler free…don’t hate me if something comes across as super vague. The Rose Society picks up shortly after The Young Elites ended and we are pulled back into Adelina’s story pretty quickly. After being told by Raffaele and the Daggers that she couldn’t be one of them, Adelina and Violetta make the decision to find the notorious Magiano and convince him to help them get revenge against the Inquisition. Once they find him, he challenges Adelina to prove she is worthy of his support and if she can beat him at his own game, she will have him on her side. Magiano turned out to be one of my favorite characters. He is a perfect balance of trickster and serious guy. He definitely has his quirks and his love of money is one of the things that Adelina tends to hold over him but I thought he was a great counterpart to Adelina. He pushes her to see that there is more to her than her markings and that she can be whatever she wants to be. I loved that about him but I also loved that he supported her even if he didn’t fully agree with what she was doing/did. As Adelina learns more about what the Daggers are doing with Maeve, the Beldish queen, she begins to realize she needs to do something – and man, does she ever. Adelina continues to struggle with her powers and the fact that she feeds off of the fear of others only creates a challenge for her to keep herself in check. Add to that her alignment with ambition and things definitely take a turn when she realizes that with her army, she can take the crown from Giuliana. I know Adelina is not the hero but that doesn’t make her unlikable – at least to me. I was actually rooting for her the entire time and I think it is because she really does struggle with who she is and her reactions. She never really sets out to do the bad things but because they happen and she doesn’t necessarily try to stop them, she is pushed into this role of the “bad” one. Even after everything that happened in this book, I still like her. When things go down with the Daggers, things definitely turn for Adelina and she separates herself even more from those around her. Lu does a fantastic job of continuing to build out the world that these characters live in and she also balances this with a lot of action. From the moment that first page was turned, I found myself unable to put the book down and I admit, the run ins between Adelina and the Daggers were some of the more intense moments of the book. If you haven’t started this series…get moving on that. I can’t wait to see what Lu does with these characters and the rest of the story. You will notice that I didn’t say anything about what really happens and that is because I really can’t. So much happens in this book that if I were to mention anything else, I might give something away and I can’t do that to anyone. Just know that you should read this book as soon as you possibly can and then find me so we can talk all about it. Now…don’t mind me while I sit over here and patiently wait for the next book.
Andrea17 More than 1 year ago
I think I'm giving up on this series. I felt iffy about The Young Elites, but stuck it out until the end in hopes that it would improve. Luckily it did, but I didn't feel the same gumption for The Rose Society. This series is wonderfully written with compelling characters, an engaging and fast moving plot, and enough tensity to make you want to pull your hair out. I just couldn't really get into it. I finished The Rose Society because of my love for The Young Elites, but by the time I finished it my feelings were "meh." Marie is taking these characters on an intriguing journey full of grey area and I do think you should give this series a chance if you haven't already.
mollyreads More than 1 year ago
Full review posted on Molly's Book Nook ( ) Marie Lu creates an even darker Adelina, I didn’t know she could do it, but all the darkness that is hiding within ourselves loves it. Adelina is an unparalleled character and the story is so completely original that I couldn’t put this down.
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Rose Society by Marie Lu Book Two of The Young Elites trilogy Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers Publication Date: October 13, 2015 Rating: 4 stars Source: ARC gifted by a friend (thank you, C!) Summary (from Goodreads): 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? What I Liked: WOW this book was dark. Not as crazy dark as Menagerie was (that was an adult book though - and highly disturbing, more than anything), but super dark for YA. Adelina is a villain in all sense of the word. I love how far Marie Lu goes with the character development, although the direction is quite... frightening. THIS BOOK! Adelina and her sister Violetta are on the run, as Adelina was banished from the Dagger Society after Enzo's death. Adelina begins to amass Elite allies of her own, looking to destroy the Inquisition Ais, and take the Kenettran throne from Queen Giulietta, Enzo's sister. Adelina is driven by revenge and hatred, and it's getting harder for her to stop wanting to make everyone hurt as much as she does. Let me start off by saying that I remembered little from The Young Elites. I absolutely adored that book, but hey, I read it exactly a year ago. That was a long time ago! And yet, I remember that ending. THAT ENDING. I was super crushed over it, and knocked off a star because of the ending. But the good thing is, this book (The Rose Society) is written in such a way that you can get right back into the world with no struggle! So don't worry if you don't remember much! Adelina. Adelina, Adelina. She gets even darker and more twisted in this book. Her power as an illusion creator grows, and she is able to bend people's perceptions to her will. There is a part of her that enjoys making bad people suffer, making her enemies suffer, even killing people. Adelina is a villain in this story, even if there are other villains. I can't even say if her cause is noble - she's trying to overthrow the Queen of Kenettra so SHE can have the throne. It's not about greed, but vengeance, and Adelina will stop at nothing to get it. All of that being said, Adelina isn't a completely cold and cruel person. She is definitely cold. But there are pockets of time in this book where you recognize the humanity in her. Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)
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Walks in slowly. Her strawberry blond hair was down and wavy.
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Sits down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im so happy it is coming out too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im so excited!its coming out!