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One Black Rose (One Black Rose #1)

3.69  ·  Rating Details  ·  766 Ratings  ·  62 Reviews
Sixteen-year-old Autumn goes to stay with her friend Carley in Castleton, Maine, for the summer. All she’s expecting is a normal couple of months hanging out at the beach with friends. Nothing out of the ordinary was supposed to happen.

But as soon as she arrives she meets Holt Roth. Holt is unlike anyone she’s ever met before – and her reaction to him is even more unexpect
Kindle Edition, 144 pages
Published October 10th 2011
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Kami Dodson-Perry
Dec 08, 2012 Kami Dodson-Perry rated it really liked it
Autumn is the perfect name for the main character of this book. I really like how throughout the story Autumn has kept being herself & doing what she wanted to do even though the easy path was deny her feelings & do what others wanted her to. Autumn is stronger than she realizes. In the beginning of the story Autumn does not see it. She is worried about her parents marriage & now the 2 boys fighting over her. But Autumn becomes aware of her strength as the story progresses. I am not ...more
Oct 13, 2012 Jade rated it did not like it
Read From: March 20 to May 15, 2012

I am appalled that this book received the amount of positive reviews that it did. Seriously. I was not impressed. At all.

What was this? A first draft? An idea? A thought put to paper and then someone decided 'oh! I can sell this on the web!' I mean come on. If I hadn't bought this for $.99 I would have stopped reading it altogether.

It was sorely lacking in the details and writing skills department. My 17 year old sister could have done this in her sleep. It w
Samantha Young
Feb 20, 2012 Samantha Young rated it it was amazing
Like stepping into a modern, urban fairy tale, One Black Rose, is charming, enchanting and utterly romantic. With vivid depictions of Maine and the two families of the Winter and Summer Courts, I was instantly pulled into Maddy Edwards lush story. Easy, smooth, addictive prose, entertaining and authentic dialogue and a plot that transports the classic fairytale into modern teen fiction, I happily spent the day within the world of One Black Rose. As well as the awesome action-packed and glitterin ...more
Andrea Heltsley
Oct 31, 2012 Andrea Heltsley rated it it was amazing
I'm not a huge fairy fan, but I LOVED this book. I'm a sucker for a great love triangle I guess! Poor Autumn never had a chance with Samuel and Holt around. From the moment she stepped of the plane in Maine, she was destined for a new life.

I wasn't a huge Carley fan, she was selfish and petulant. I did admire Nick's persistence at trying to win her affections though. Lydia and Leslie were great characters, and I could imagine them as if they were in the room with me. They give me the chills..ha
Mar 09, 2012 Nancy rated it really liked it
Autumn goes to stay with her best friend Carley for the summer. While she is there Autumn meets Samuel and Holt, two gorgeous guys and she feels attracted to both of them. Holt seems to share Autumn feelings while Samuel seem to give her the cold shoulder. She learns that she is destined to be with Samuel. It's not really your typical boy wants girl but she wants someone else because the boy in question, Samuel, doesn't want the Autumn but she cannot have Holt, the guy she does want to be with.

Mika Koga
May 09, 2012 Mika Koga rated it did not like it
where do i begin?

at first i though this book was gonna be good because Autumn was introduced as someone who wont go crazy for a guy but then as the story continued Autumn became crazy for Holt after hanging out with him for only a few times. and i really hate it when girls act that way it drives me nuts.

I don't get why people would think that both Holt and Samuel are fighting over autumn when Samuel doesn't even acknowledge the presence of Autumn. its Samuel's fault that this happened. If he j
May 26, 2012 Radiant rated it liked it
When i first read the story (didn't read the synopsis) i was wondering what the rivarly i read find..fairies,princes,winter n summer was enjoyable.
Especially Holt n Autumn(What a perfect name for the lead!)And so was the mystery of One black rose!

Though it was annoying to see some things repeatedly written-showered, dressed, came down,cereal...argh!

It was an easy read...and short one too...should read the next in series to see how Holt-Autumn-Samuel's story will progre
Dec 30, 2011 Kris rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! I haven't ready many fairy books but every time I do, I fall in love again. One Black Rose was no exception. I like the main character Autumn and her tenacity. She isn't easily swayed by a persons looks which is a nice change. In this book there are a lot of questions that weren't fully answered so I'm excited to buy the 2nd book in this series and figure out what is REALLY going on. If you enjoy the magic of fairies, I highly recommend this book.
Oct 31, 2015 Sheri rated it it was amazing
One Black Rose (One Black Rose, #1) by Maddy Edwards

Sixteen year old Autumn goes to stay with her friend Carley in Castleton, Maine, for the summer. Once she arrives she meets Holt Roth, a boy unlike any she has ever met before. She also meets his friend Samuel Cheshire, but the reaction to him is quite the opposite.

Soon she learns that they are Fairy Princes and she has to chose one of them. For little does she know , she is destined to be a Fairy Queen. For Autumn this summer will not be ordin
Aug 02, 2015 Daleine rated it it was amazing
One Black Rose is a really cute paranormal story of sixteen year old who is pulled between two boys. Problem is they are fairies and if she picks the wrong on it could start a fairy war. Sixteen year old Autumn is spending the summer with a friend. Right after arriving she meets Holt Roth and has a unexpected reaction to him. Then she meets another boy, Samuel Cheshire and the reaction is just as shocking only problem is Samuel seems to hate her for some unknown reason. She really likes Holt and ...more
I enjoyed this book but it is really a 3.5 not a 4. These fairies are fighting because Autumn and Holt want to be together but they think she should be with Samuel. Samuel hasn't even shown the slightest bit of interest in her. In fact, he treats her like he hates her. His family treats her like they own her and nobody seems to care about what she wants.

Despite my irritation with the way Autumn is treated, this book is well written. It also sucked me in immediately. I will most likely read book
Ana Quiambao
Sep 23, 2012 Ana Quiambao rated it really liked it
Reading this at first is like dejavu. The first time Holt and Autumn met is at the airport where Holt had saved Autumn from a falling man in unhumanly speed:

"you just raced up here in your car... and you... caught him"

Ok, that's Autumn's reaction. Is something clicking in your memory now? If you're thinking Bella after Edward saved him from the truck that's about to squash her...well bingo! we're on the same page. This is like Twilight but instead of vampires, there are the fairies. Holt has als
Lucie Paris
Feb 17, 2012 Lucie Paris rated it liked it
I devoured this book in one evening. Easy to read, entertaining, it allowed me to escape into the world of fairies in a gentle and pleasant way.

The atmosphere is really relaxed, sulkiness is banned here even though Autumn seems to ask herself too many questions. The reader waits for responses who sometimes can be deduced before being released by the words of Maddy Edwards.
Far from being a criticism, I actually rather enjoyed it. This proves that the elements of the recipe has worked w
Apr 28, 2015 Caro rated it liked it
This book was a very pleasant surprise.
Lately, all the Paranormal YA books I read were utter catastrophes (The Iron King), disappointments (Anna Dressed in Blood), painfully mediocre (Venus City) or simply overflowing with grammatic mistakes that hurt my eyes (They Walk).
This was neither of those. Keep in mind, though, if you want to read this, it IS obviously YA Paranormal.
We get the cute 16 year old naive girl who's new in town (though to her credit she only stays for summer and wasn't plannin
Feb 20, 2012 Tara rated it liked it
This book has/had great potential. The plot was catching, the character descriptions were great, imagery fantastic. However, the storyline was lacking. I felt some key things were missed or rushed, while other parts drug on that really didn't need to be. And let's be honest, how many times does this girl have to shower?? There is no real back ground into the lore or as to the why of the tension. I have read the 2nd book and will continue to follow this series bc yes there was enough to get me at ...more
May 23, 2012 Hmr28 marked it as to-read
I am not sure why authors' don't take advantage of every single avenue of publication open to them. I know that if I come across a recommendation from goodreads or a friend I check the book out right away, if it is available and is interesting to me, I buy it. If it is not available for me to buy on the Nook, I don't and then...I forget about it. Essentially the author has lost the chance at a sale, because I am not going to remember that I wanted a particular book 1 week from now much less 3 mo ...more
Aug 29, 2012 Jagged rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-i-have
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Jan 02, 2012 Jamie rated it it was ok
I honestly have no idea how I felt about this book. Some parts I loved, other parts just seemed to be really, really strange to me. The lead female took the 'big reveal' much to calmly in my opinion and there was just a lot of odd little things that bugged me. (view spoiler). Over all it was an alright book but it seemed disjointed and the ending was not a good one for me. It just stopped abruptly and made me feel l ...more
Sep 30, 2012 Cat rated it it was amazing
Aside from one glaring error, I found this book to be pretty much error free. The offending error was located at the 81% mark and read something like this:
"...he turned around and said..."
"He didn't even turn around."

What?! But you just said he did! Anyway, seriously that was the only error I saw besides one extra space between a word and punctuation.

Anyhow I found the characters very interesting and very intriguing. Autumn is fairly mature for a 16 year old, unlike her BFF Carly, but it was nic
Apr 11, 2016 sarah rated it really liked it
Enjoyable read

I liked the story and where it was going, it's more of a unique take on fairies that I enjoyed. I only had a couple issues with the story - the age difference never came up as an issue.. Autumn is 16 and the boys are in their twenties. And Carley is an awful friend. I don't like her at all but I'm looking forward to reading more to find out what happens next.
Mar 01, 2012 Sara rated it it was ok
I liked this book but it took me a while to get through it. I was able to walk away for periods of time, there was just something lacking IMO. I liked Autumn but didn't find anything special about her. She was stubborn and very reliant on Holt (a guy she barely knew)! Holt was just okay for me as well. What was so special about him? There was just a lot of depth missing from the characters for me. I liked Samuel the best and was disappointed he wasn't in more of the story. The build up at the en ...more
May 07, 2015 Dianne rated it it was amazing
I love a good YA paranormal romance with that good ole love triangle, two hot guys, one all bright and shiny and one kind of dark, one independent girl who thinks she can handle it all. A great first book in this series.
April Myers
Jun 26, 2016 April Myers rated it it was amazing
Good start to a series

Can't wait to read the next one. My only complaint is that Carly is too dense and mostly self involved. Carly is the main character friend she's staying the summer with.
Jan 25, 2016 Ilona rated it did not like it
I cannot believe I read the whole book. It was terrible. Truly, there was not a good thing about it. It was like reading a bad fanfic written by a ten years old. Ughhhh. Terrible. I can't believe it was a real book.
Feb 02, 2016 Victoria rated it liked it
Makes you want to read the second

I just feel like Samuel should have been in it more ... I guess I.all just have to find out in the next one
Sep 25, 2012 Kelli rated it liked it
Shelves: faeries, young-adult
I feel like not a whole lot happened in this book. Also, I'm a bit concerned that when Autumn was told she was destined to get married (to my understanding some time in the near future) her reaction was not a freak out that she was too young or that the guy was too much older than her (which by the way they both were since she is 16 and she estimated them both to be about 22) or that she barely knew either of them. No, her reaction was "but he doesn't even like me." I think you have bigger issue ...more
Christy Sheffield
Jul 12, 2016 Christy Sheffield rated it it was ok
I really couldn't get into this book. The storyline moved too slow for me. The main character annoyed me.
Jul 25, 2016 Melissa rated it really liked it
Different twist on the fae. Definitely worth reading. Need to look into the next book.
Jan 23, 2012 Amanda rated it really liked it
I love fairy books. They give me that warm tingly feeling:) This story was more than I was enticing, wonderus, and all in all lovely. It's a story about a girl who while on summer vacation visiting a friend, stumbles upon not one, but two fairy princes. She is somehow destined to be with one but falls hard for the other....all very controversial. Arguments between fairy courts, boy drama, and snarky wit are all just the tip of the ice berg in this story. There were some grammatical ...more
Kara Smith
Jun 16, 2016 Kara Smith rated it really liked it
Loved it! Can't wait to go buy #2 in the series.
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