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March 18, 2017

#BookReview: Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion #1) by @RosalynEves @Netgalley

 
The thrilling first book in a YA fantasy trilogy for fans of Red Queen. In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place.

Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary.

Her life might well be over.

In Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin Noémi to the fierce and handsome Romani Gábor. Not the society she’s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land. And not her lack of magic. Isolated from the only world she cares about, Anna still can’t seem to stop herself from breaking spells.

As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna’s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. In the company of nobles, revolutionaries, and Romanies, Anna must choose: deny her unique power and cling to the life she’s always wanted, or embrace her ability and change that world forever.
 

NOTE: Although I really do LOVE this blue cover which is on my ARC. We are not getting this cover. Our cover is White. 





Rosalyn Eves is a professor of English living in southern Utah and is involved in the YA community there and across the country. Blood Rose Rebellion is her debut novel. Find out more at rosalyneves.com and @RosalynEves.



This book was awesome. Although it is a series we get a full fledged story with a start, middle, and end.  When I first started this one I wasn't to sure about it.  Right at the start the author gives a lot of background about the world she has created. We get a few history lessons about the way magic works as well as the way their society works as a whole.  In the end I ended up really loving how she did it.  Because, although it is basically info dumping she did it in a way that makes it fun, and draws you into the story without giving you everything at once.

The author did so well with this world. I really loved the levels of magic, and the world at large. The creatures that she created were also one of a kind even though they weren't.  This story made me think of the series All that Glows by Ryan Graudin and Alyxandra Harvey's Lovegrove Legacy and I think fans of those series will die hard love this one as well.  
The pacing was not slow but not fast it was more a constant burn.

The characters I just fell in love with. Although Anna is somewhat of a good girl when push comes to shove she doesn't let anyone stand in her way.  She goes after what she wants. The same goes for some side characters. I don't want to give anything away but people are not what they seem and just because you think you know someone doesn't mean you know them.  I know this is kinda vague but I really don't want to give anything away. You will know what I'm talking about if you read this one. Which I think you totally should.

The setting for this story was great. We get that wonderful Victorian world but are thrust into Hungary and the surrounding areas. It was a great surprise that worked well for this story and I can't wait to get more.  The timing couldn't be better. Its in the late 1800's so I am hoping we some WWII issues in the next coming books.

This is my favorite new author of the year so far and were only into March!  As a debut this author did so well and she is now added to my favorite author list! She defiantly blew me away!


Book in a Pinch
Magic, Creatures, Danger, Romance 
 Go Into This One Knowing 
No cliffhangers, No love triangles


PS. the only sad thing is I REALLY REALLY love this blue cover that is on my ARC and I am slowly sad that we are getting a white one. CRY!!! 








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