Title: The Rose Society (The Young Elites #2)
Author: Marie Lu
Goodreads Summary: 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.
Rating: 5+ Stars
Review: I have to say that it's with certainty that I agree with Marie Lu when she says that The Rose Society is the darkest book she's ever written.
The Rose Society really shows Adelina's darker side. Raffaele and the rest of the Daggers become something else entirely, and it's both weird and sinister. In The Rose Society, Marie Lu reveals another shocking secret about The Young Elites.
I loved The Rose Society, and the dark in it was something new and special. I am really excited to see how the third book turns out in comparison to The Young Elites, light, and The Rose Society, dark. Marie Lu writers with a fiery passion that really shines through in her writing, and it's hard not to like. Her writing is enticing, and I love every single character from her books. I will definitely read every Marie Lu book I come across.
Recommended for: Anyone who has ever read Dystopia; here's another good one.