{Review+Giveaway} Blood Rose Rebellion by @RosalynEves @KnopfBFYR ‏@TheNovl

March 31, 2017 Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews, Young Adult 5 ★★★★

{Review+Giveaway} Blood Rose Rebellion by @RosalynEves @KnopfBFYR ‏@TheNovl

{Review+Giveaway} Blood Rose Rebellion by @RosalynEves @KnopfBFYR ‏@TheNovlBlood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves
Pages: 416
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on March 28, 2017
Series: Blood Rose Rebellion #1
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Romance
Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher

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.

Also in this series: Lost Crow Conspiracy
YA Review My Thoughts

Blood Rose Rebellion is the first book in the young adult fantasy series by the same name. It is also author Rosalyn Eves debut novel, which really impressed me. Blood Rose Rebellion was an excellent read for me, and I can’t wait to journey back into this crazy world. I loved the fantasy elements a little more than the romance elements but I have a feeling book two will change my mind. I think this is a romance that is going to get better and better with each book, now that the foundation has been laid for the characters and the story.

Blood Rose Rebellion tells the story of young Anna. Anna is a member of a high class Luminate family. Luminate meaning they are the wielders of magic in this world. Only Anna is barren, she can’t wield magic. But she does seem to mess up people’s spells when she is around. I loved this premise. I found it to be a breath of fresh air from the norm of magic stories where the main character picks everything up just a bit too easily. Nothing really comes easy for Anna. I liked her a lot. But her breaking spells is really only the beginning of the story.

What I loved most about Blood Rose Rebellion is that this was a story that kept growing and growing. You will want to pay attention to the details of the world and its’ structure early on because it gets more complicated the more we learn about magic and the binding spell and all that other interesting stuff. So be sure you read closely or you might find yourself confused at some points. The concept of a binding spell to restrict the use of magic for non-nobles was really interesting to me. Plus, the whole idea of rebellion is exciting and thrilling. It all worked really well. I loved the politics and the class structures and how they all played into the mysteries of magic in the world.

Bottom line: If you are a fan of fantasies that have tons of layers, politics, magic and secrets, with action and fighting thrown in, you will love the Blood Rose Rebellion series. I found the premise to be super interesting and wholly unique. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.

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About Rosalyn Eves

Rosalyn Eves grew up in the Rocky Mountains, dividing her time between reading books and bossing her siblings into performing her dramatic scripts. As an adult, the telling and reading of stories is still one of her favorite things to do. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys spending time with her chemistry professor husband and three children, watching British period pieces, or hiking through the splendid landscape of southern Utah, where she lives. She dislikes housework on principle.

She has a PhD in English from Penn State, which means she also endeavors to inspire college students with a love for the English language. Sometimes it even works.

Rosalyn is represented by Josh Adams of Adams literary.

Her first novel, BLOOD ROSE REBELLION, first in a YA historical fantasy trilogy, debuts Spring 2017 from Knopf/Random House.

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5 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} Blood Rose Rebellion by @RosalynEves @KnopfBFYR ‏@TheNovl”

  1. Julie Daniels

    I’m so glad you enjoyed this one. It was a solid four stars for me as well. I love anything that combines History and Fantasy. It broke my heart near the end but I really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to see where Rosalyn takes this next. I need more Gabor!

  2. Margaret Appel

    I love the Blood Rose Rebellion cover, the roses are quite unusual. I love the blurb, the story line is enticing, with Anna having a nullifying effect on magic, and wondering where this rebellion is going to lead. Thanks for the review, I’m adding this one to my must read list 🙂

  3. Missy Wadkins

    I’m completely out of the loop and didn’t even know about this book. Your review definitely made the decision for me to add it to my TBR pile!

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