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The Rose Society: The Young Elites, Book 2

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Tale of superpowered court intrigue grows darker.

Book Marie Lu Fantasy 2015
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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+
This story has exceptional writing, however the story is really quite dark. The first book made me slightly uneasy but after this one I had no desire to read the next. The main character really goes on a dark and evil down spiral and it was quite the heavy read!

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Too much violence

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Kids say (5 ):

Focusing on the development of a villain is a risky strategy in YA fantasy, but author Marie Lu makes a strong case in this tale of self-deception and corruption. THE ROSE SOCIETY follows Adelina as she reconsolidates her power and exacts revenge on those who have wronged her. Her single-mindedness sometimes makes for uncomfortable reading, but there's no denying that her narrative is action-packed and filled with unexpected twists.

The supporting characters could be better defined, but Adelina puts a stranglehold on the reader's attention. Readers will be eager to see whether she receives her comeuppance in the next volume.

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