Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on March 27, 2018
Series: Blood Rose Rebellion #2
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Romance
Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher
Also in this series: Blood Rose Rebellion
Sixteen-year old Anna Arden was once just the magically barren girl from an elite Luminate family. Now she has broken the Binding—and Praetheria, the creatures held captive by the spell, wreak havoc across Europe. Lower-class citizens have access to magic for the first time, while other Luminates lose theirs forever. Austria and Hungary are at odds once more.
Anna Arden did not know breaking the Binding would break the world.
Anna thought the Praetheria were on her side, content and grateful to be free from the Binding. She thought her cousin Matyas's blood sacrifice to the disarm the spell would bring peace, equality, justice. She thought her future looked like a society that would let her love a Romani boy, Gabor.
But with the Monarchy breathing down her neck and the Praetheria intimidating her at every turn, it seems the conspiracies have only just begun.
As threat of war sweeps the region, Anna quickly discovers she can't solve everything on her own. Now there's only one other person who might be able to save the country before war breaks out. The one person Anna was sure she'd never see again. A bandit. A fellow outlaw. A man known as the King of Crows. Matyas.
Note: this is the second book in a series that must be read in order. Though I will keep spoilers to a minimum there may be spoilers for the first book in the series.
If you are new to the series, you can check out my review of book one- Blood Rose Rebellion, HERE
Lost Crow Conspiracy is the second book in the young adult fantasy series, called Blood Rose Rebellion. It is also author Rosalyn Eves debut series which really impressed me. The first book, Blood Rose Rebellion was an excellent read for me, and I can’t wait to journey back into this crazy world. The first book ended on a great note, with Anna breaking the binding with her breaking magic and releasing magic to the masses. Initially it seems like a fantastic idea, but this is only the start of the second book, where we get to delve deeply into the class struggles and political drama that have really heightened in the world that Rosalyn Eves has created. And I have to tell you, I am here for it! I loved Lost Crow Conspiracy…even more than the first book!
One of the things I loved most about Blood Rose Rebellion is that the story kept growing and growing. This is a very intricate world not only with the different classes, which all have their own struggles and intricatsies, but also with the politics of the world itself and various countries. So be sure you read closely or you might find yourself confused at some points. I will admit that it took me a quick minute to fall back into the world. I had to remind myself of what went down in the first book, but once I got back into this rebellious mindset, I was off on an adventure with Anna and Matyas. Lost Crow Conspiracy is told from both of their perspectives, which I loved!
I will say this, History, politics and class struggles are very present in this series. I love that, but I do recognize that might not be everyone’s cup of tea. i loved how Rosalyn Eves infused magic into this age old history lesson class systems and divides. In the world of Lost Crow Conspiracy, magic is no longer something only reserved for the upper classes. Now that Anna has broken the binding, people from any class have the ability to be a conduit for magic, which leads t a whole slew of extra interesting side effects. I loved seeing how magic heightening all of the intense rebellion elements in this story.
Bottom line: If you are a fan of fantasies that have tons of layers, politics, magic and secrets, with action and fighting and lots of political history thrown in, you will love the Blood Rose Rebellion series. I found the premise to be super interesting and wholly unique. The second book was even better than the first book. I am really loving how this series is unfolding and I cannot wait for more!See why @BookBriefs loved Lost Crow Conspiracy by @RosalynEves so much & win a SIGNED copy! @KnopfBFYR @TheNovl #Fantasy Click To Tweet
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