Review: The Rose Society (The Young Elites #2) by Marie Lu

Monday, July 25, 2016

Title: The Rose Society

Series: The Young Elites #2

Author: Marie Lu

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Published Date: October 13th 2015 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

Format. Hard Cover

Source: Library


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 her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her.

But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good when her very existence depends on darkness?

Bestselling author Marie Lu delivers another heart-pounding adventure in this exhilarating sequel to
The Young Elites.

WOW I Just have no words right now! Nope nothing at all! I just can't believe how darker is The Young Elites series is getting and I am absolutely loving ever moment of it. I was so glad and happy that I jump into this fantastic world again and read the dark and complex characters again, ohh how I miss reading about them even the ones I despise the most I miss reading about them too. And once again I felt absolutely horrible for everything that Adelina Amouteru was going through she is suffering so much in The Rose Society her dark powers deteriorating her little by little and it is making her too be absolutely insane and pure evil by the end of the book. But I still have hope for her yet I know I know I probably should not held on too much hope for Adelina and that she will change after reading the ending of The Rose Society on what she did at the end of this book, but I am still hoping the good side of Adelina comes out. Adelina really has a good heart it's just her dark powers are consuming her body and every thought she is thinking. That she never ever can make a good decision for herself the voices in her head are always telling her too make the worst decision ever. Plus she has people that she really cared about betray and stab her in the back multiple times especially that two face betrayer Raffaele who I can't stand at all. I know there are probably some readers that love Raffaele but I didn't connect too him at all and I care even less reading his pov he deserves everything that happen too him in The Rose Society and his back stabbing friends as well. They all truly don't see the wrong and mistakes they did too Adelina and her sister as well they think that there idea is the only right way for the kingdom but they don't now the huge mistake there are making until it is really too late for them too turn back and they all deserve the consequences that happened too them in The Rose Society. I really did love and enjoy The Rose Society even though it did break my heart at the end especially after what Adelina sister find out at the end. I have a gut feeling that the last book The Midnight Star is truly going to gut me and break more my heart too pieces after finding out the new information about the malfetto's at the end of The Rose Society and I know I will be in tears while reading The Midnight Star. But also I can't wait too get my hands on it too see how everything ends in the final installment of The Young Elites Trilogy!

I write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company. Now I shuffle around at home and talk to myself a lot. :)

I graduated from the University of Southern California in '06 and currently live in LA, where I spend my time stuck on the freeways.


  1. This book was craziness! I liked it, but I think I'll need to reread it before reading The Midnight Star (whenever that will be). I cannot wait to read the final book!

    Great review. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Yes It was dark and crazy and I absolutely love reading every bit of it lol ;D Thank you for stopping by my blog Alyssa!