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Lost Crow Conspiracy

(Blood Rose Rebellion #2)

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Sixteen-year old Anna Arden was once just the magically barren girl from an elite Luminate family. Now she has broken the Binding—and Praetheria, the creatures held captive by the spell, wreak havoc across Europe. Lower-class citizens have access to magic for the first time, while other Luminates lose theirs forever. Austria and Hungary are at odds once more.

Anna Arden did
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Hardcover, 464 pages
Published March 27th 2018 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Cesar
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
2 stars.

Historical fantasy is a tricky thing to work with. On the one hand, you have to do a lot of research on the time period you're writing about and the important events around said time period. On the other hand, you also have to involve a fantasy aspect to it which can be hard. There is plenty of historical fantasy that is good albeit, having to suspend your disbelief every now and then. Which isn't a bad thing if you enjoy reading them.

Then there's Lost Crow Conspiracy, or rather, the ent
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Stacy Fetters
Nov 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
”Speaking your truth always matters. Don’t be afraid to be different—- sometimes those very differences are what lend your voice strength.”
Angela Cuéllar
pooled ink Reviews:
4.5 Stars

Brace yourself for the intensely exhilarating sequel that is Lost Crow Conspiracy. Rife with political machinations, nightmares come flesh, forbidden romance, and a patriotic fire that faces the storm with resolution, this YA Historical Fantasy is sure to halt your breath and leave you clamoring for more. Do not miss out on this tale of revolution taken from our very own history books and spun with faeries of the dark.

Read my FULL review here: https://pooledink.co
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Bridget Vollmer
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
** I won this in a GR giveaway**

I enjoyed this book better than the first one in the series. The story started out a bit slow for me but picked up speed towards the middle of the book. The story alternates POV between Anna and Matyas. I found Matyas's POV to be more exciting and interesting and Anna's was more dull and political for my tastes although I did enjoy her POV later on in the book.

Overall, Lost Crow Conspiracy was a quick, entertaining read which ended on a high note and I'm looking f
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Michelle
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-on-blog
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**Note: this is the second book in a series that must be read in order. Though I will keep spoilers to a minimum there may be spoilers for the first book in the series. 
If you are new to the series, you can check out my review of book one- Blood Rose Rebellion, HERE

Lost Crow Conspiracy is the second book in the young adult fantasy series, called Blood Rose Rebellion. It is also author Rosalyn Eves debut series which re
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Erin Arkin
Feb 18, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

The Lost Crow Conspiracy by Rosalyn Eves is the second book of the Blood Rose Rebellion series and admittedly I was a bit on the fence jumping into this book as the first one left me a little wanting but based on the ending of book one, I knew I was going to have to see what happens next for the characters, so I immediately dove into it and I am glad I did as the story got interesting. If you have not yet read book one, you might want to hold on reading this review as there are some thi
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Lulai
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I received this book through NetGalley against an honest review

I had a great time with Blood Rose Rebellionand I was curious to find out more with it ending, so I was happy to receive an e-arc.

It is always difficult to write a sequel, there are the classic traps of the love triangle, the transition to book 3 which is sometimes to slow, among many others things. Here, I sincerely find that the author has done really well. At the end of Blood Rose Rebellion, the Praetheria were released in Hungar
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Kathy Martin
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Anna Arden thought that she was finished being a hero after breaking the Binding, freeing the praetheria, and securing Hungary's independence. She coming to terms with the death of her beloved Grandmama and the sacrifice of her cousin Matyas. But life couldn't be that easy. The upper class Luminates who lost their magic are resentful. Many commoners now have magic. The Austrian Empire wants Hungary back.

A Congress is being held in Vienna to discuss the fate of the Praetheria with no input from
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Teresa
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really liked this one so much better than Blood Rose Rebellion. Lost Crow Conspiracy picks up shortly after BRR leaves off. Our main characters are at the tail end of her cousins death and are still coping, Anna is living with Catherine now, and the world is struggling with how to live with the creatures newly released in the binding.
Anna's sections were slow for me in the beginning, but deff picked up towards the last half of the book. The Crow Kings perspective was absolutely my favorite pa
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Rendz
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 (very, very, very, very close to a 4)
RTC!
Rachel
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review, arc
LOST CROW CONSPIRACY is everything you could want in a sequel and so much more. It is action-packed, edge-of-your-seat exciting, suspense-filled, and full of surprises. Magical beings, spell-casting and spell-breaking, hidden agendas, manipulation, betrayal, injustice, fierce battles, and a touch of romance make this installment riveting.

The story picks up shortly after the events in the first book in the series. And while things may seem to have settled down following the rebellion, the reality
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Gemma F
Absolutely incredible and fantastic sequel!!! It was spellbinding and so many things happened in this. ❤️❤️❤️

Lost Crow Conspiracy picks up straight where Blood Rose Rebellion ended. Anna is now in Vienna and met various members of nobility including the royal family of Austria. There she uncovers so much more about herself and the Praetheria, these beings which were trapped in the Binding.

The story flows really well and I loved the additional POV of a certain male character we got to see alot m
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Vicky Again
*SPOILERS for book 1 (Blood Rose Rebellion) ahead*

I wasn't really a fan of the last novel (I found it to have some issues with introducing the historical context as well as just the magical system being confusing and the characters not having a clear focus; find my review here), but I was hoping that this book would be different.

And although its plot thankfully was not confusing, I just ended up not being into it and generally apathetic to the whole thing.

I didn't actually fall asleep reading,
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Kendra Collings Santa Cruz
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rosalyn Eves did a fantastic job with The Blood Rose Rebellion, and I think she continued, and even exceeded my expectations with the second novel of the series, Lost Crow Conspiracy. I had a hard time putting the book down so I could do non-essential things like sleep, eat, and go to work!

Lost Crow Conspiracy continues the story of Anna as she comes to term with a world where the Binding is no longer constraining magic to only the nobility, and no longer binds the praetheria; an ancient, magica
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Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
.... I loved the historical elements, and getting a deeper look into the fantasy elements, and the mix of the two. I really enjoyed the character development. I should add characters, because the characters all had interesting storylines, and I was not excepting a lot of what happens, to happen. The pacing itself is slow in a lot areas, which made for me not loving the book as much as I wanted to. However, Eve's richly detailed storytelling definitely kept me hooked, and I can't wait to see what ...more
Allisa White
What a ride. If I'd had one whole day set apart just to read this book, I would have taken it. As it is though, it took me some time. But every moment I spent reading this book, I was engaged and nothing in the world could bother me. I found Blood Rose Rebellion fascinating, interesting, and engaging. I found the Lost Crow Conspiracy exciting, thrilling, and heartbreaking.

Anna Arden is in Vienna with her sister, Caroline, and Caroline's husband. Anna feels constantly confined by her sister's rul
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Cindy
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just finished this EPICALLY AWESOME book and now I'm crying over the fact that I'll have to wait a million years for Book 3. I often find that the second book in a trilogy is my least favorite, but in this case, I loved LOST CROW CONSPIRACY even more than BLOOD ROSE REBELLION. Combining political intrigue, glittering social affairs, gorgeous mythology, lyrical prose, and just enough romance to keep my heart pumping, this was everything I love in a historical fantasy. I can't WAIT till it's out ...more
Tasha Seegmiller
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-books, fantasy
As if returning to this innovative and magical world weren't reward enough, Eves weaves even more intrigue, magic, and world-changing stakes into the second book of her trilogy. Readers get to see Anna both different and yet similar to the heroine I came to love in Blood Rose Rebellion. Probably my favorite and unexpected part was the integration of creatures both stunning and dangerous. I cannot wait to dive in to the final installment.
Rosalyn Eves
Feb 27, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Thank you to all the readers who continue to support me and my books!

As a thank-you for anyone who preorders Lost Crow Conspiracy (until 3/26/18), I'm offering a small gift:
* A fridge magnet with one of my favorite quotes from the book (featuring one of my own illustrations)
* A temporary tattoo with another favorite quote
* A bookmark
* A signed book plate


You can find more details at my website: http://www.rosalyneves.com/lost-crow-...
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Susan G. Foster
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lovely writing, compelling characters and story, stunning historical-fantasy world and creatures = everything a YA fantasy should be. I loved it!! (Read ARC)
James Tullos
Apr 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: most-hated
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Tara (Spinatale Reviews)
Lost Crow Conspiracy is the second book in the Blood Rose Rebellion series. While I was a bit on the fence about the first one, the ending was interesting enough to make me want to continue with the series. You absolutely need to read Blood Rose Rebellion before starting this one, it opens as society begins grappling with the aftermath from the events of book one.

Lost Crow Conspiracy is very politics heavy. As with the first book, I loved how the author melded real history with the fantasy aspec
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Flavia
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5 stars

This does not happen very often with me at all, but I really liked the middle of this series (assuming that this will be a trilogy?) more than the first book! Gasp. I know! I understand that the first book had the responsibility of creating the base for the story, and explaining the world to us readers. But I also think that the characters have matured since book one, which is something that I took note of and appreciated. I can’t go into more detail about that, or a few other t
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Jo Ladzinski
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
Started my eGalley but finished via audiobook

The sequel to Blood Rose Rebellion was a more character-driven adventure, with Anna and friends dealing with the aftermath of the previous book. Creatures called Pretheria are roaming across Eastern Europe, wreaking havoc, and Anna is balancing her various love lives and political machinations to undo the damage that had been done.

Somehow, even less happened in this book, but the threads were far more focused. Anna gains another love interest in the f
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Yvonne Olson
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
I had a weird thing happen when I read this book. I couldn't, for the life of me, remember what happened in book one, and I mixed up the plots of this and another book. I still can't tell you how book one went. I remember enjoying it, and I gave a 3-4 stars, but I... I don't know what is going on in book 2. I definitely need to read the first book again before I try the second, because, while it's written beautifully (despite my still not enjoying all of the accented names) nothing is sticking w ...more
Kait
Mar 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
**Originally posted on The Fandom**

Anna Arden has broken The Binding, an ancient and cruel magic that subjugated ancient beings to give humans power, and dismantled the magical oversight organization known as The Circle in the process. Hungary has won autonomy in its uprising. But the problems threatening her world are still far from over.

Breaking The Binding released the Praetheria– the varied magical creatures with different forms, strengths, and abilities that once powered magic– back int
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CR
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My Review: Politics and Magic come to a head in this sequel to Blood Rose Rebellion and the stakes couldn't be higher. I think that Eves did a wonderful job with this book and it didn't disappoint at all. If you love alternative history as well as fantaies then make sure to check this out. If you were a fan of book one this one will knock your socks clean off!! And that ending!!!
Heather
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just finished reading "Lost Crow Conspiracy". LOVED it! I felt transported as I read Rosalyn's book. I loved her description of St Stephen's Cathedral: "St Stephen's Cathedral hulked against the skyline like a dragon carcass: all blackened spires and knobs, the intricate curved details climbing like scales up it's wall. Even the multicolored tiling on the roof seemed only an extension of the reptilian skin." I had to look up St Stephen's Cathedral online and check out the pictures. The dragons t ...more
Nicole
Apr 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I didn’t enjoy this as much as the first book in the series. I was annoyed at the main characters and missed having Gabor more prominent in the story. I did enjoy Matayas’ story line.
Sasha Hibbs
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Rosalyn Eves grew up in the Rocky Mountains, dividing her time between reading books and bossing her siblings into performing her dramatic scripts. As an adult, the telling and reading of stories is still one of her favorite things to do. When she's not reading or writing, she enjoys spending time with her chemistry professor husband and three children, watching British period pieces, or hiking th ...more

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