Series: Blood Rose Rebellion #1
Published by Knopf Doubleday on March 28th 2017
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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.
The Blood Rose Rebellion is a very intricate, beautiful, unique, YA fantasy that leaves you craving for more.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the characters, the rich history, and the phenomenal writing. For this to be Rosalyn Eves debut novel it was well written and the story flowed flawlessly.
Anna is a Luminate who is barren. Meaning she has no magic. Since she was seven, she’s been kept shielded, hidden away, not able to join in when magic was involved. Magic goes wrong when she’s around. So when something goes terribly wrong at her sister’s debut it’s just natural that she is to be blamed.
This is Anna’s story of finding herself. What one girl will do when she overcomes fear. Friendships she forms and a love that is forbidden.