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Autumn Rose (The Dark Heroine #2)

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The highly anticipated sequel to Dinner with a Vampire

Autumn Rose has the chance to save the world she loves. But how much will she have to sacrifice to achieve it?

In Autumn Rose, book two of her breathtaking series, Abigail Gibbs draws us even further into the dangerous and romantic world of the Dark Heroines.
Kindle Edition, 480 pages
Published January 30th 2014 by Harper Voyager (first published January 1st 2013)
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NiCoLeTa E.
***3,25 - 3,75 "i'm not so sure how to rate it" stars***

I really don't know what i'm feeling about this book!!!

It's common secret that i loved fiercely the first book and especially that bloodsucker Kaspar Varn and his Violeta...
In this book the things were different...

First of all, we were in another dimension, where humans and people with special powers as Autumn were living together openly.
Autumn Rose was a girl with magical powers and scars that showing her kind... that she is a Sage.

Jan 09, 2016 Nikoleta rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Σαφέστατα πολύ πιο ώριμο το ύφος του βιβλίου. Με τεράστιες προόδους στις περιγραφές και στην ανάλυση συναισθημάτων και χαρακτήρων. Η πλοκή είναι πολύ πιο αργή από του πρώτου της σειράς. Στην ουσία δεν βλέπουμε τίποτα καινούριο -καθώς τα γεγονότα ξεκινούν την ίδια περίοδο που ξεκινούν στο πρώτο βιβλίο αλλά σε άλλη διάσταση- παρά μόνο προς το τέλος του βιβλίου. Δεν νομίζω ότι μου άρεσε περισσότερο ή λιγότερο διότι αν κ πιο ώριμο συγγραφικά δεν κατάφερε να με κρατήσει σε αγωνιά. Επίσης για άλλη μια ...more
Jan 19, 2014 Kara-karina rated it it was ok
What a mess! *sighs* I am wretchedly frustrated right now, peeps, considering how much I loved The Dark Heroine. It took me weeks to get through Autumn Rose, and I had to push myself all the way through.

First of all, Autumn Rose doesn't mention Kaspar and Violet until its last 20%. Everything in this book happens parallel to the time stamp of The Dark Heroine but in a different dimension and involving a completely different set of characters.

The main heroine, fifteen-year old Autumn, is a sage,
Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
Since I read the first book of this series and it was okay, I figured I would read the second one to see if things might have improved or not. Well, it was like the first one. I just didn't care for it. I finally put it down with about a 1/3 left to go in the book, it's just not for me.
Kirsten Whyte
Feb 27, 2014 Kirsten Whyte rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
One of my favourite books from last year was Abigail Gibb's debut YA novel, The Dark Heroine: Dinner with a Vampire. Needless to say I couldn't wait for the next installment - Autumn Rose.

Whilst waiting for my copy to arrive in the post, I browsed through some of the reviews on Goodreads out of curiosity. They were mixed. Some loved it, others were disappointed; primarily because of the lack of Kasper Varn and Violet Lee - the two characters who had us enthralled in Dinner with a Vampire - some
Aishah Bukhari
Feb 16, 2014 Aishah Bukhari rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-reads
I JUST LOVE THIS BOOK! I thought Violet's story was already untouchable but Autumn Rose's story is just...MIND BLOWING! And thank god, Kaspar Varn made a cameo later in this book though he was quite a rude brute, but of course that is nothing new. I seriously thought Kaspar Varn is THE ONE...I mean, tormented, badass hero is an IT thing right? And then comes in Prince Fallon Athenea and I just lost myself right then and there.

Anyway, this story is beyond interesting. I think this book is better
Feb 02, 2014 Deborah rated it liked it
This was a difficult book for me to review, let me say first that I loved Dinner with a Vampire the first time I read it, I actually started reading it on Wattpad then on kindle when it came out. As soon as I discovered that Autumn Rose was due out I pre-ordered it and re-read Dinner since it had been awhile but I must admit I didn't enjoy it as much on the second reading. The night before Autumn was released reviews started appearing on goodreads a couple of people loved it but most were surpri ...more
Oct 05, 2013 Sarah marked it as to-read
Here are some possible titles, because I'm sure "Autumn Rose" is just a tentative placeholder until the approach of the anticipated release date. (I'm anticipating an equally stunning cover!)

The Bleak Plot: Prophecy for the Kingdom.
The Sinister Setting: Trial of Autumn Rose.
The Cursed Hero: Refuge of a Traitor.

So back to patiently waiting on my copy to come in from Waterstones after shipping out yesterday--arghh! I wish I lived in London, 'cuz I really wanted that GORGEOUS exclusive edition of
Jennifer Weiser
Jan 30, 2014 Jennifer Weiser rated it it was amazing
*ARC was given in exchange for honest review*

Anyone who is a fan of magic, is really going to love this fast paced book!

Having only one more year to complete before graduation, Autumn should be thrilled like any normal teenager, except Autumn is anything but normal. She's a sage-- magical beings that live in the first dimension alongside humans. Sages are amongst humans to serve one purpose; to protect them in anyway deemed fit from the Extermino.

Extermino are dark Sages, who want nothing but t
May 19, 2015 Jodie rated it it was ok
I'm kind of really disappointed with this book. I loved the first in the series and naturally I was excited to start the second novel. I knew it wasn't going to be about violet and kaspar, but I went in with an open mind and I was okay with that. However the thing is: this book was just so boring! At some points I was struggling to read it and found that I had to go back a few times and re-read what I had just read because I hadn't been paying too much attention as to what was happening in the c ...more
Apr 14, 2014 DeLadyLibrary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ladynadine
In het vervolg op Violet krijgen we als lezer een kijkje in het leven van Herfstroos. Op het eerste gezicht lijkt ze vrij normaal, maar haar leven is alles behalve rustig. Haar grootmoeder is vermoord, op school wordt Herfstroos vermeden omdat ze vreemd is en dan verschijnt er ook nog een knappe jongen met dezelfde littekens als zij heeft op school. Bovendien heeft Herfstroos last van terugkerende dromen over Violet en vampierprins Kasper.

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Stefanie Hasse
Autumn Rose ist Wächterin in einer öffentlichen Schule in Brixham. Nach dem Tod ihrer Großmutter hat es sie in dieses Nest verschlagen, um ihre Pflichtzeit zu absolvieren, wie es der Terra-Vertrag zwischen Menschen und dunklen Wesen vorsieht.

Als wäre ihr Leben durch die Anfeindungen ihrer Mitschüler nicht schon schlimm genug, greifen Extermino, die Feinde des interdimensionalen Rats, Menschen an und töten sie. Die Zeitungen berichten von der Entführung eines Menschen in der zweiten Dimens
Mar 13, 2016 Vivian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 sterren: ik vond deze zoveel beter dan deel 1! Ben enorm aangenaam verrast. De schrijfstijl is veel volwassener, de verhaallijn sterker en minder cliche en de personages interessanter. Af en toe een beetje lastig te volgen, maar ik heb er wel echt van genoten. Recensie:
Mar 24, 2014 Kaitlynn rated it really liked it
The beginning of this book was a little slow and slightly confusing but everything comes together nicely in the middle and end. I really enjoyed Autumn and Fallon and would love to see more of them in future books. Some people have said they wished they saw more of Kaspar and Violet but I liked not having them in the story as much; it let me really see Autumn and her roll as a Heroine. I think Autumn is going to be an extremely important character is all the future books and its important to see ...more
Feb 23, 2014 Marissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading Dark Heroine, I dived straight into this book. I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy Autumn Rose as much as I loved Violet, but I really did.

Abigail Gibbs has sucked me into her world, her characters and her story 100%. I suffered book depression after reading this book because I'm now left hanging as to what will happen next.

This book is a major improvement on book 1 as far as grammar goes, but even so, it was easy to forget any grammar mistakes as the story really is THAT good.
Dare solo tre stelline mi spiace davvero, perché amo questa storia. Veramente, è piena di spunti originali, Violet e Kaspar sono due bei personaggi e il loro innamorarsi mi coinvolge, non ti stacchi dalle pagine di questo libro fino a che non lo hai finito. Allora vi chiederete del perché solo tre stelle.
Il motivo è che le leggerezze narrative qui sono diventate più importanti, c'è una certa ingenuità nel portare avanti la storia. Accadono fatti gravi che tendono a scivolare troppo facilmente ad
Dec 16, 2015 Kim rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ik was al geen fan van deel 1, waardoor ik een beetje opzag tegen het lezen van dit boek. Eerlijk is eerlijk: dit boek is beter dan het eerste deel, maar blijft toch teleurstellend.

In deel 1 ergerde ik me enorm aan Kaspar en de zieke relatie tussen hem en Violet die verheerlijkt werd. In dit deel gelukkig (bijna) geen Kaspar en Violet, maar Fallon en Herfstroos. Met name Fallon is een behoorlijke verbetering ten opzichte van Kaspar: om te beginnen is hij tenminste respectvol en vriendelijk en mi
Aug 11, 2014 Lindsey rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
This was all over the place, I don't know what happened but I don't think she must have been very enthusiastic about it or was just rushing to finish it.
The 'romance' (if you can call it that) between her and Fallon was basically non-existent, it was stilted and awkward and there was no character building.
I didn't like Autumn, I felt that her 'depression' was not realistic, it seemed like it was just thrown in there just for the sake of it.
Also, Violet and Kaspar? Autumn was very judge
Nov 26, 2014 Victoria rated it it was amazing
THE DARK HEROINE was pretty good, but AUTUMN ROSE is darn awesome. DARN awesome. Readers of THE DARK HEROINE meet Autumn and Prince Fallon briefly, but importantly, when Violet finds out she is a Dark Heroine. AUTUMN ROSE takes a step back and tells Autumn's story.

Autumn is fifteen and deeply depressed after the horrifying murder of her grandmother, another Sage with whom she lived. She lives with her normal parents and works to protect the humans at her school. Autumn works hard to hide her of
May 12, 2014 Charlotte rated it liked it
Oh man. That took me a lot longer than I ever anticipated and although started off good, I felt just dragged and dragged. Which is a shame.


Autumn is different to her class mates in the sleepy Devon town she lives in and feels like an outcast for it. With extraordinary marks on her skin she is shunned by the people she is sworn to protect. But when a handsome stranger she recognises turns up at her school with the same marks she bears, as well as reoccurring impendingly doomed visions she ke
Jul 28, 2014 Ismae101 rated it it was ok
This book is an utter disappointment compared to the first. Autumn and Fallon had absolutely no chemistry whatsoever, and the book suddenly jumped from Autumn saying how much she hated him, to them suddenly dating. I couldn't stand Fallon, and the book just dragged on. It felt like the story hadn't even begun when I was already 3/4 through and nothing of interest was happening. It felt like the only reason I was reading was to get another glimpse of Violet and Kaspar, and when they did appear, t ...more
May 02, 2014 Rosie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to say, Abigail Gibbs certainly threw me into her dark beings world with as much anticipation, excitation and fan girling as the first!

I was not let down by this book (well except for maybe little things like how it only went to Fallon's point of view a few times, the romance was slow to progress and Violet and Kasper only really came in towards the end - with this I was disappointed when Violet seemed a bit unlikable, however I still loved her as a character)

In saying this I thought th
Feb 23, 2014 Andie rated it really liked it
Love! I admit it without shame. I love this series and I really enjoyed every page of this installment. The author can't write fast enough.

I shame-loved the first book, but this one stands on it's own.

Abigail Gibbs is making good on the "New Adult" front, writing books which feature older teens and twenty-somethings surviving a complicated urban fantasy landscape - while cussing and having sex - the latter being a huge selling point for me.

This fiction series has the potential to be huge. While
Once Upon a Twilight
Feb 11, 2014 Once Upon a Twilight rated it really liked it
4.5 star review on the blog

When I finished The Dark Heroine: Dinner with a Vampire about a year ago, it was left me speechless at the beginning and at the end! Since Twilight I usually refrained from any books dealing with vampires. It was the cover and the fact that this author began this story at such a young age that captured my attention. Violet Lee and Kaspar Varn left me wondering so much. The story continues, however with a twist. Violet and Kaspar are no longer the center of the story, A
Monica Millard
First off I would like to thank Harper Collins for providing me an ARC of Autumn Rose through the GoodReads First Reads giveaway program.

I LOVED Dinner with a Vampire... I read it initially on Wattpad before Abigail Gibbs success was wisely noticed by publishers. The published copy was still amazing, though missing some of the things that made it feel so "real" in the serial published via wattpad.

All that said, I had really high hopes for Autumn Rose. In the end of the Dinner... We met her and s
Jan 03, 2014 Leah rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-copies
*Received in exchange for an honest review*
*Thank you, Harper Collins*

I was so excited to start this book - I absolutely loved Dinner with a Vampire so was really looking forward to seeing how this story would develop. What I didn't expect was for the book to showcase the same events of book one but from Autumn Rose's point of view. I was a little hesitant at first but there is no repetition in the book; it's all new and fresh and I loved this book even more than the first one! Autumn is a much
Brittany Howell
May 03, 2014 Brittany Howell rated it it was ok
Honestly this book was a complete let-down after the Abigail Gibbs' last book. I was so excited for this book to come out - I shrieked a little when I was browsing a store and realized it was actually on the shelf! - but I was so disappointed.

The book was difficult to get through and I felt that I had to convince myself to read to the end. It was all over the place, and at times I had no idea what had happened, or who was doing what. As well, the change in the over-all sexual tension (Autumn be
Lady LightMoon (Elena Serboli)

' I Vampiri non sono creature gentili e amorevoli. Non è nella loro natura cambiare o adattarsi per accettare gli altri. Il loro amore non è quello degli umani, e il desiderio li divora in un modo che noi non potremo mai comprendere. Non invecchiano come noi, sono come la roccia: si deteriorano gradualmente, periscono lentamente, così lentamente che è impossibile accorgersene. IN FIN DEI CONTI ,LA ROCCIA È ETERNA, PROPRIO COME LORO'
Mar 10, 2014 Sara rated it liked it
The first book in this series was a great first novel. This second book in the series seems to be much more of a teen read than the first. The main character in the book is 15 and in high school, she is depressed and sucidial - but manages with the right boy to come to her senses - really - if only all depression could be cured that way. The story was good, but the first book had been much better. This book is definately looking for the teen readers who beleive that love can cure all of your pro ...more
Feb 13, 2016 Mika rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
No, just... no.
I've read this book mainly because I bought it with the first book in the series and had nothing else to read.
At the beginning I thought that this can actually work... and that this book is better than the first one. I WAS WRONG. It just goes downhill. I remember that I thought that "Dinner with vampire" ( which is the first book in the series) was bad. This is just equally bad or worse.
I know there are people who love this series, they like the characters in it and enjoy reading
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Abigail Gibbs was born and raised in deepest, darkest Devon. She is currently studying for a BA in English at the University of Oxford and considers herself a professional student, as the real world is yet to catch up with her. Her greatest fear is blood and she is a great advocate of vegetarianism, which logically led to the writing of her first novel, Dinner With A Vampire. At age fifteen, she b ...more
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