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The Rose Society

(The Young Elites #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  53,025 ratings  ·  6,572 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
Hardcover, 398 pages
Published October 13th 2015 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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4six98 I saw something about the 13th of October...wah so far away!:(

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Emily May
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy, arc, 2015
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 f
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 litt
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Dec 17, 2014 marked it as to-read



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

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
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
"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.


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 p
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
the burning dreamer.

*breaks out in three days grace headbanging*
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
4 stars down to 2.5. I reckon I’m changing. AND this is why I’m rereading things so I can make bookshelf space for special things. I’m going to keep certain books on Kindle instead so it’s all good. I mean the ones I don’t want to keep physically. Uh, and you care why?? Lol

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
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
✨    jay   ✨
"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
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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Adam Silvera
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dark and glorious. If I were a villain, Adelina would be goals.
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 imaginative
shady boots
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
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 i
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"


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 ~~~ W
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 book
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!
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
Rating: 1.8 stars for the decent writing and the okay-ish opening of the story. But I truly hate how the characters start acting totally stupid and illogical in the middle part of the book.

Mark my words here: Calling this book 'A Game of Thrones meets X-Men' is a fucking insult to both the novel series and the comic series.
As far as I know most of these characters wouldn't survive a week in neither the worlds of A Game of Thrones nor X-Men.

Marie Lu actually called this book 'the darkest book sh
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.
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 Qu
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
Whitney Atkinson
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
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
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
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! ...more
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 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.
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
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


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 o
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