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The Rose Society

(The Young Elites #2)

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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  42,552 ratings  ·  5,773 reviews
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 he
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Hardcover, 398 pages
Published October 13th 2015 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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Emily May
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, fantasy, arc, young-adult
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 more? 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 more. The Rose Society is fas
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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 more 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
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Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
”It is nice, being powerful. Seeing others bend to your will. I imagine this must be how kings and queens feel – that with just a few words, they can ignite a war or enslave an entire population. This must be what I fantasized about as a little girl, crouching on the stairs of my old home, pretending to wear a heavy crown on my head and look out at a sea of kneeling figures.”

I think it’s safe to say that “The Rose Society” was an amazing rollercoaster of emotions and a more than just constant ba
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Laura
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Nick
Dec 17, 2014 marked it as to-read

THE COVER GOT ME LIKE


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I don't like the waiting.Especially when it comes to Marie Lu'books.



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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 more than happy to hear your opinion on the plo
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jessica
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i am pretty sure binge reading is the only appropriate way to read this series because i seriously cant get enough. it has become everything i hoped for and more!

similar to the first book, i do wish there had been a little more world building. it was neat being able to visit different cities as it made the setting feel fresh, but there still isnt much of an explanation as to how everything came to be. not a deal breaker overall, but it would have made me happy.

and you know what did make me hap
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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
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Saania Zee Jamal ϟ
PAIN
SO MUCH PAIN
EVERYWHERE
EVERYTHING HURTS
BUT IT HURTS SO GOOD
PAINPAINPAIN

*breaks out in three days grace headbanging*
Elena
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
❝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
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Natalie Monroe
4.5 stars

"What is so great about being good?"




I have a teensy confession to make. The Young Elites isn't as good as I made it out to be in my review. If it weren't for the fact that Marie Lu wrote it and I have mad respect for the woman, it would've been a 3.5.

But not The Rose Society. These five stars are fully, wholly merited.



The reason? Adelina fucking Amouteru.

"It is nice, being powerful. Seeing others others bend to your will. I imagine this how kings and queens feel—that with just a few
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Pat
Oct 22, 2014 marked it as to-read


So what do you think will happen next? Here's what I think.
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Obviously, I am not too sure about it. But I really wish it'll happen.
✨    jamieson   ✨
"Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all."


It's only taken me five months to review this! Everything is fine!

When I read this trilogy in January I instantly fell in love with it. I was shocked I'd heard so many negative reviews because I adored it - the tone, the characters, the plot, the complexity and the darkness of it. Six months on I still do feel as much passion and love for this series as I did then - and I
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Aj the Ravenous Reader
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Aj the Ravenous Reader by: Alafiya
Shelves: fantasy
Birthday buddyread with my twin sister, Alafiya, born ten years later in Pakistan from a different set of parents. Lol. Happy birthday to us, my newly found friend and potential soul mate! <3 (Click her name for her awesome review.^^)

On your special day, Alafiya, I wish you more peace, love, happiness, knowledge, friendship...and all that stuff that doesn’t cost anything. Lol!



Now, about the review

“Names give weight, reality to an idea.”

The introduction of the story with its imaginativ
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shady boots | #WatchPOSE
Well. That was better than I ever could've hoped for. *insert evil laughter here*



My wishes came true. I wanted Adelina to embrace her dark side more and she did. Oh, did she ever. I fucking love books that are from the point of view of the villain, and Adelina is so deliciously evil in this it was an absolute delight for me to see. There was a contrived, obligatory love triangle added to this book, but it was so inconsequential that it was very easy to ignore.

That ending was perfect. I'm not gon
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Adam Silvera
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dark and glorious. If I were a villain, Adelina would be goals.
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Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“Someday, when I am nothing but dust and wind, what tale will they tell about me? Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.”




Oh my god. I don't even have words for this. My head is spinning. My heart is beating so loud. My hands are shaking I can't put words into this review correctly. So I will start from my feeling towards this amazing book, which impressed me in many ways that I lost count. The Rose Society is
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Kells Next Read
Sep 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I will keep you until the day I choose not too. You have destroyed and harm all that is dear to me. In return, I want you to know what that feels like. I will not kill you. I will keep you alive. I will torture you. Until your soul is dead"

WOWWWW!!!!! THIS BOOK WAS FANTASTIC. I LIKED LOVED IT SOOOOOO FREAKING MUCH.

Marie Lu you are a writing Goddess

Me when I started this book

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Me at the end of this book
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Guys for those of you, who haven't picked this sequel up as yet to The Young Elites ~~~ What th
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Pang
EPIC Sh*t!!! So Dark. and Vicious. and Intense. Shocking moments and Heart-breaking all over again. The character developments are phenomenal!!! I love it, I LOVE many things. Worth-waiting, yeah!
Claudia Ramírez
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.

I don’t know exactly how I feel about this book. I mean… I really liked it! It was fast-paced and addictive. It was also really dark, wow, Adelina blew me away! The last chapter left me without words!

What I don’t know is if I liked this one better than the first one (or if is the other way around), I mean, The Young Elites and The Rose Society are two VERY different books,
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Kitty
Oct 21, 2014 marked it as do-not-own-tbr
The cover has been revealed. Hmm, not sure how I feel about it. I like it more than the first one though.
WHY CAN'T THIS BOOK COME OUT SOONER!!!!!?????? I JUST FINISHED THE FIRST ONE AND NEED THE SECOND ONE NOW!!!!!!! THE FIRST BOOK!!!!
Masooma
Jan 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 dark stars

Confused decisions , panicked emotions, betrayal, destroyed childhood, a craving for love!
Yes, this is Adelina Amouteru, the cast-out elite who dearly feels the absence of her friends and is ready to fill the gaping void with revenge. Marie Lu is a genius for having created such a dark character whose mind twitches and turns around paranoia and negativity. This, mistrusting is however, pretty much justified in Adelina's case because of her wretched childhood and the heart-breaking
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Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing


“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 hand to crush my enemies.
I will do everything in my power to destroy all who stand in my way.”


Story ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
After the duel everything changes for Adelina. Being used, betrayed and cast out she flees with Violetta to another city.
There she tries to find allies who help her succeed her goal- to get revenge on Teren and the Queen a
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Whitney Atkinson
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was so intense! I love it because it's so different than anything I've ever read. Adelina is such an antihero, and the way that her darkness consumes her and the way that it can be read as a metaphor for mental illness (at least, the way I interpret it sometimes) I think is just really chilling and well done. Teren is so intriguing in this book, and he was one of my favorite characters from the first one. The reason I took off a star is because I listened to this on audio, and while th ...more
Stacee
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Wow. Wow.

First off, this is definitely not your normal book 2. It is filled with plotting and treachery and delicious twists.

I've loved Adelina from the beginning. She's strong and still stubborn and she isn't afraid to fight for what she wants. Even if everyone else thinks it's wrong. However, the Adelina in this book is a little bitter and fairly mean. It's definitely quite darker than the first book.

There are some excellent new characters and some really shocking things that I didn't
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Heather
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-fantasy
Loved this! If you didn't like the 1st book in this trilogy I would highly recommend you still read this one! There's alot more action, more world building and a ton more darkness!
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
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As those of you that have read the book know, Adelina is fighting her darker side, but she doesn't seem to be winning. She's loving all of the evil things she is doing and a lot of them I agree with because most of the people are evil anyway. You know.. that revenge thing... some are just plain evil, but I digress.

Adelina and her sister Violetta are on a mission to find more Elites to bring over to their side. I do love some of the new characters that come in
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Sana
3.75 stars.

Oh my god I'm so shook, what on earth was that ending? That ending was a huge ball of what-the-fuck and just....my god, I'm speechless.

This book was pretty dull throughout and Adelina was an annoying pain in the ass, but the last 25% of this book made up for that.

Full RTC.
Andie
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy awesomeness! Marie Lu wasn't messing around when she said this was going to be much darker than The Young Elites. She has really amped up her game and the results are stunning! You thought you loved The Young Elites? You ain't seen nothing yet!

The Rose Society picks up right where The Young Elites left off. We saw Adelina being cast out of The Daggers and she is hurt and angry and out for revenge. Adelina and Violetta have left Kenettra and are in search of recruits to enlist into their ow
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Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)
OMG you GUYS !, I can't believe how incredible this book is. It was so intense and dramatic, I'm super emotional right now, I really loved it. It will be difficult to describe such an EPIC book, but I'll try to maintain my sanity meanwhile lol. but In short: I LOVED IT

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5/5 Stars

You can find this one and more of my reviews on my blog A Book. A Thought.


In this book we see the characters in a much more genuine way and we get to really see what is inside them, what their fears are and what their obj
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