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"Have you ever heard Red Riding Hood howl at the moon?"

When Cerise, Verre, Blanca, and Aura are forced to complete a near-impossible task, it seems as if their loved ones’ lives are as good as over.

"Or seen Cinderella kill a man with just a shard of glass?"

And despite meeting a dragon, internal disputes, and the fact that they’re all most likely going to die, the young wom
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Paperback, 271 pages
Published April 4th 2020 by Oceane Breeze Publishing
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Elizabeth Dragina
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars . . .

You guys . . . DAT was a great book.

Let's go through some of my thoughts in the beginning of this. . . .

Me : Ohhh . . . I think that was a plot twist? Not sure . . .

Book : Huh. *smirks*

Me : *shrieks* Nope. That wasn't a plot twist!! Their over here, currently chasing me!!

Book : *nods* You haven't seen anything yet.

Me : *gulps*

Me : Oh! You were serious!! *screeches*

So yeah . . . *coughs* It had a very unique plot, amazing storyline, and some ( 😬 ) SURPRISING twists.

I'm gonna quick
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Oceane McAllister
Oct 06, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Okay, so I'm writing a new review, since the story has changed since I wrote the last one!

As the author, I don't feel comfortable rating it, so this is more a what-happens-in-this-book-without-spoiling-anything review, plus some discussion of my characters.

First, characters!

Allegora hated her kind simply because they were afraid. Because the king hated anything out of his control. Because the unknown was terrifying. Oftentimes it wasn't the monsters that needed to be feared, but those who had cr
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Jes Drew
This book is everything a fantasy-lover or fairytale fanatic could ever want. We get to see four different beloved story tale characters in an edgier world (even then Grimms'!) with special magical abilities based on their stories. And then we get to see them together.

The characters are the best part of the story. "Cinderella" didn't marry the prince. "Snow White" didn't flee from her step-mother. "The Little Red Riding Hood" is the wolf. And "Sleeping Beauty" makes others fall asleep. They all
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R.F. Gammon
Dec 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved this so much. A fine addition to the retelling genre, with heart, magic, and depth. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Nicole Dust
3.5/5 stars

I was pleasantly surprised by Rose’s Wrath! I will admit, I didn’t quite know what to expect, going in, but I ended up falling in love with the characters.

L I K E S :
As I mentioned above, the characters really sold this book for me. It’s hard to balance multiple main characters, but I felt like each lead had a unique personality, especially Aura and Verre.
The setting of the book was particularly interesting! I felt immersed in the world and really want to learn more about it!
I. Loved.
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Merie Shen
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Oops, review coming in late here🤦‍♀️ But here it is!

First of all, LOOK AT THAT COVER. It's got to be one of my favorite covers of 2020. Better yet, the story within is just as lovely and fierce and glorious! (I love red. I usually like red covers.)

So yes, the main characters are based on fairytale heroines, but this story is one all its own. Red Riding Hood is a werewolf, Cinderella is an assassin, Snow White breathes poison, and Sleeping Beauty puts people to sleep. 😯 Doesn't that sound fascina
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Abigayle Claire
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edited
I really enjoyed this story and am looking forward to the sequel. I know I didn't see the perfected version since I'm Oceane's editor, but this kept my attention as I worked. Books that handle multiple POVs masterfully are some of my favorites. Oceane did a great job with the character development, retelling elements, all the different perspectives, and the quirky magical elements. In the end, it was just unique enough to be original (but not too unique to be confusing or weird). I loved all the ...more
Abigail
Um hello, Oceane, you cannot just end a book like that and expect us to wait around for the next one. We need answers! I really enjoyed this book though it probably wasn’t my favorite, I still enjoyed seeing a unique twist on multiple fairytales. I really cannot wait to see how Oceane ties this all up in the next book.

As much as I enjoyed getting to know all the characters...Vere and Bane were my favorite. I loved them so much. Their chemistry and unique personalities were so enduring. Bane is
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Grace Morris
Special thanks to the author who gave me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The author did not pay me for a review and all the thoughts here are my own honest opinion.

5 Solid stars! This book was so AWESOME and I absolutely loved it!!!! The worse thing that had happened to me while reading this book is that it ended. And I never wanted it to end!!! I CAN'T WAIT FOR BOOK TWO!!! I NEED THE NEXT BOOK NOW!!! =D

My Composed Review:

First of all, isn't the cover just gorgeous! It's so pretty!

I rea
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Bryn Shutt
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story was amazing in so many ways! The writing was gorgeous, the vast character cast so well developed--each character was unique and yet they all complimented each other perfectly to advance the plot. And the plot! Fairytale retellings can get … boring. But not this one! The stories we thought we knew so well are turned on their heads in such original, spell-binding ways.

I can't wait for more from this author!

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Isabel
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Rating

Hey guys do you like distopian worlds? Do you enjoy chaotic villains and dysfunctional heroes? Well, this may be the book for you.

I've always been fascinated how authors are able to create a brand new universe that is lovable and strange, and Oceane McAllister has done just that! From wild and wonderful names of lands, to magnificent and horrid creatures, I was down for the count by the end of page one.

And her descriptions! I can easily picture each character, and sometimes it's like
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Juliette
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: indie
I am delighted to have received an ARC ebook of Rose's Wrath in exchange for this honest review. Rose's Wrath is a fantasy retelling of various fairy tales, and while this genre is fairly crowded the author, Oceane McAllister, manages to make her own unique mark on it.

In the world of Allegora, shapeshifter-human "hybrids" are killed for their race, citizens live in poverty and work in dangerous mines, and the king performs horrible experiments on the concubines he tires of. This is not a land of
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Merenwen Inglorion
Warning: cliffhanger ending.
Also, this is a dark retelling, so there’s quite a bit of blood (minimally described for the most part).

The twists on traditional fairy tales (Cinderella, Snow White, etc.) is amazing, and there are a few classic tales mixed among them (I feel like telling would be a spoiler so you’ll have to see for yourself).

The cast is varied: Verre, the ice-cold assassin; Aura, the orphan thief struggling to support her siblings; Blanca, once-dead, wondering if her past is worth r
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Joseph
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Right, where to begin with Rose's Wrath...


Probably by first off saying I really enjoyed it. I think the concept was really well done, and also very well executed. And I LOVED the characters in the book (though there are a few faults that I'll get into later)

FIRST OFF - THE PRO'S

The initial characterisation of both Verre and Aura was masterful. I love the family dynamic that the pair of them have with their own families and eventually the rest of the group. Verre's stone-cold attitude, in particu
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Rachael
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Cassie ♡
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
2.5 I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. This review will be split into 6 sections: plot, specific characters and overall thoughts.

Plot-
Let me just start out by saying I adore all things fairytales so I had high expectations. The plot in the beginning was very well thought out, the multiple POV’s were interesting and different. However, the plot seemed to go downhill for me as the book progressed.

Cerise-
Likes- strong character
Dislikes- I’m not a huge fan of the little red ridin
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Nina Martineck
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’m very picky with my fantasy, since I have a lot of pet peeves associated with the genre, but Oceane McAllister’s Rose’s Wrath did not hit a single one. As far as fantasy world building goes, it was nearly flawless. The magic system was well-developed without being over-explained, the setting was conveyed beautifully without a single info-dump, and the characters were more than just what their surroundings made from them.

Talk about girl power! Not one, but four strong female leads, all with ve
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