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Autumn Rose

(The Dark Heroine #2)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  3,100 ratings  ·  304 reviews
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. {Addicted To Books}
***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.

Feb 09, 2013 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,
Aug 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: series
A bit disappointed in this follow up to Dinner with a Vampire which was hot and sexy and just plain fun. This was a bit tamer in the romance department, but the heroine is 15 years old. Abigail Gibbs gives us the back story of Autumn Rose and Fallon who entered book 1 close to the end. There's a bit more teenage angst and teenage problems in this one (bullying, parents, suicide) . It made Violet Lee (from book 1)seem like a mature woman than the 17 year old she was. All in all, there was a fairl ...more
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 04, 2014 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 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
✩⋆ Victoria ⋆✩
I’ve never been so happy to finish a book
Feb 02, 2014 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
Jennifer Weiser
Jan 30, 2014 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
Apr 05, 2014 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
Leonie Tavenier
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story is rather slow for the first part. But after that I was hardly able to stop until I finished. The storyline really comes together with the storyline of the first book and it’s slowly building up to something much bigger. I really hope there will be a 3rd book at some point.
Apr 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Autumn Rose is the second book in Abigail Gibbs’ The Dark Heroine series. I read the first book – The Dark Heroine: Dinner with a Vampire – last year, and enjoyed it for the most part, so I was interested to see how the series progressed. Initially, it defied my expectations. I was expecting it to pick up more or less where the previous book left off, given that we met Autumn Rose at the end, but it doesn’t. Instead, it moves back in time to the moment of Violet Lee’s kidnapping, and relates Aut ...more
No wonder I unable to read it for the first time. The pacing is so at the 70% of the book then you'll know what actually is happening...

The first book actually a lot better than this.
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
Achillia Herondale
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed reading it once again...What's going on with the 3rd book though of the series..we don't have any updates
Dec 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
*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
May 12, 2014 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
Mar 28, 2014 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
Jun 13, 2014 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
Jan 20, 2013 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
Apr 01, 2013 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
Brittany Howell
May 03, 2014 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
Feb 23, 2014 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.
Mar 03, 2014 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
Mar 24, 2014 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
Darth Sabine
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I first heard about this book, I thought it would be a continuous story of the previous book in Autumn Rose POV but I was quite surprised how the story turns out to be written happening the same time as the last book in Autumn Rose POV. I was quite disappointed because the story didn't actually advance that much only that it is written based on Autumn's perspective but now that I have read the book, I have find it quite interesting.
Nov 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Abigail Gibbs has done it again!! This series is one of a kind. The world Gibbs has created is unique and her characters magical. Her characters, while otherworldly, are relatable through their emotional and personal trails and tribulations. Her characters compliment each other beautifully- dark but romantic, emotional but strong. This world that Gibbs has created is one that you will want to live in and forever be apart of.
Nov 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
I feel that this was not as good as the first one, which was disappointing - Dinner With a Vampire was excellent - in fact, I should really read it again - but I don't think this was a great sequel. ...more
Tia Deville
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I haven't been able to read this book yet but I have read the first one and it was amazing!
I actually know Abigail Gibbs ( I went to primary with her brother) and she's been to my school what she used to go to so she could sign books for us! She's amazing and definitely should continue to write books!
Jul 27, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I found this better than the first book. The characters are not as silly. I found Autumn better than violet who is head strong and knows what she wants. Also the story evolves in this book, though many magical things should hav been explained more vividly. Overall Its a joyful journey
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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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