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  1. Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies says:

    I ruined my sister s debut I spoiled her illusions And I kissed the man she d hoped to marryOh my god this book is so awful and silly Before like a third of the book, the main character has already kissed three different guys.You think I m exaggerating I m not.Kiss No 1 I was absurdly aware of how close his mouth was to mine, of the fluttering of my pulse in my throat, of the cold stars overhead My eyes slid shut Freddy bent his head and laid a kiss like a prayer on my mouth. WithI ruined my sister s debut I spoiled her illusions And I kissed the man she d hoped to marryOh my god this book is so awful and silly Before like a third of the book, the main character has already kissed three different guys.You think I m exaggerating I m not.Kiss No 1 I was absurdly aware of how close his mouth was to mine, of the fluttering of my pulse in my throat, of the cold stars overhead My eyes slid shut Freddy bent his head and laid a kiss like a prayer on my mouth. With Freddy, back in good ol England A nobleman who kissed not only our MC, Anna, but her sister, Catherine Charming.Kiss No 2 I froze I did not want M ty s to kiss me.A tiny bloom of excitement unfurled in my stomach Did I With Matyas, her kind of cousin The cousin thing doesn t bother me as much as the love triangle square hexagon whatever.Kiss No 3 G bor took two steps toward me, crushed me to his chest and kissed me Hard.Random ass Gypsy boy whom she s met like twice.But first things first The premise, a Victorian era setting in which magic is openly practice and valued by the nobles of society, is kind of interesting Our MC is what Harry Potter readers would call a squib that is, she is born to magical parents but she s useless with magic She s also useless, but let s leave that for later She ruins her sister s magical coming out ceremony the blurb said she did it inadvertently not true and gets banished to Hungary where she kisses a lot of boys and something blah creatures blah blah magical revolution shrugs I didn t like the MC right off the bat Ok, so she s not got magic, but she did deliberately spoil her sister s coming out, a ceremony where her sister who is brilliant at magic, mind you will get the chance to show her powers in a display that could determine the rest of her life She kisses her sister s sorta suitor, and before that, she pretty much disabled her brother Wah wah boo fucking hoo it s not really her fault, she was just born with it.Maybe it s fucking Maybelline.The MC is insufferable She is utterly self centered and all she thinks about is boys My breath caught, and I waited half hoping, half fearing for him to take the steps that would close the distance between us.I wanted What did I want I did not want this strangely proud young man to kiss me I could not want that I wanted magic I wanted James to be whole I did not want the dizzy rush and heat of kissing I did not want another Freddy.Then why was I so out of reason disappointed when G bor haltedThe romance is just so clich noblewoman and Gypsy boy At one point, Gabor refers to what she s doing as slumming and I can t really blame him Their romance is out of place The Gypsy boy is such a stereotype too, gruff, rude, sneering and huffing and puffing until HIS LOVE FOR HER BREAKS THROUGH HIS BARRIER yet she stil lurves him Fucking gag me here I first saw G bor And there he kissed me an angry, derisive kiss that had made me hate him until, unexpectedly, I hadn t. The book is a mess of an infodump The premise is interesting, admittedly, but then the book moved to Hungary, and it just felt forced and confusing Stick to one area.The relationships in the book are not well written I m not referring to the romance, but to the female friendships To be frank, there is very little, almost every single female in the book is portrayed poorly, from her sister to her mom to her cousin Some relationships improved, but it does nothing to dissuade me of the fact that the book is trying to push poor wittle Anna as a special snowflake compared to the other women in the book I recoiled from following No mi as she played Lady Bountiful, dispensing unwanted advice to the poor I d seen how our tenants looked at Mama, their expressions of gratitude just masking resentment. There is a theme of revolution in the book, but it is unconvincing and confusing it tried to do too much with too much, if that makes any sense It was a clusterfuck of a plot


  2. Melanie Melanie says:

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Repetitive info dumps, left field plot twists, and uncomfortable cousin kissing Yeah, this book was a chore to read, to say the least, and it is easily the worst book I ve read so far in 2017Has no one told you, child, not to wander in unfamiliar woods Have you not read your fairy talesThis is a historical fantasy novel, set in 19th century Hungary, with some Hungarian folklore The author actually pl ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Repetitive info dumps, left field plot twists, and uncomfortable cousin kissing Yeah, this book was a chore to read, to say the least, and it is easily the worst book I ve read so far in 2017Has no one told you, child, not to wander in unfamiliar woods Have you not read your fairy talesThis is a historical fantasy novel, set in 19th century Hungary, with some Hungarian folklore The author actually places real people from Hungarian history in her story, too, so I ll give her a little credit for a unique setting, but it didn t help the actual enjoyment of this book.I think it is important to note that I am not Hungarian, but Lex s review is very important in terms of accurate representation, and is just amazing in general If you are questioning the authenticity on certain elements of this book, her review is a must read At this point I feel like all the new YA fantasy is just the same You can take your pick, if you ve read one you ve read them all, but Blood Rose Rebellion still feels a little worse for some reason, even with theunique setting I didn t care about any of the characters, I felt no chemistry for any relationship, and I never believed in any of the friendships This book reads cold and stoic The basic storyline is that our main protagonist, Anna, lives in a society where your worth is dependent on your magical ability The trick of this statement is a powerful society, the Luminate, which her family is a part of, announce whether children have magical abilities or not Anna is deemed barren, yet everyone else s spells seem to break or backfire around her After she ruins her sister s magical debutante party, and while doing so because they both have a crush on the same boy, the Luminates become muchinterested in Anna After an offer to go to Hungary with her grandmother, Anna s parents force her to go in hopes that it will clear her sister s good name, so she can be married off like a proper lady, and that Anna can escape the radar of the Luminates So off to Hungary Anna and her grandmother go And this wouldn t be a historical fiction novel if the highborn lady didn t fall in love with a G psy boy So in Hungary, a weird sort of love triangle ensues, with sexual tension involving Anna s third cousin, along the meat of the story, which will be information dumping alongside mixed messages to confuse you constantly The author will then throw in twists to try to rationalize the story along Then tragedy will strike to pull at your heartstrings, but the story has been so convoluted for so long that you won t even care who lives or who dies, you ll just want it to be overI did not want to be remembered I had only wanted to be lovedI m sorry, I really am, but this book was one of the books I knew I should have DNFed, but I hate DNFing ARCs so here we are Again, I never want to turn people away from trying a book, so I hope if you give this book a try that you will feel differently than I did.Blog Twitter Tumblr Instagram Youtube Twitch


  3. Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen) Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen) says:

    1 StarOverall I m super impressed I managed to finish This book and I weren t getting along from page one, but I refuse to DNF 3 different review books in one week, so here we are This was a lesson in perseverance and I feel I succeeded Go me but that might be the only good thing I have to say about this book This story revolves around Anna, a girl who is barren in an alternate version of 1850s Hungary with a complicated magical system Barren in this context is supposed to mean that 1 StarOverall I m super impressed I managed to finish This book and I weren t getting along from page one, but I refuse to DNF 3 different review books in one week, so here we are This was a lesson in perseverance and I feel I succeeded Go me but that might be the only good thing I have to say about this book This story revolves around Anna, a girl who is barren in an alternate version of 1850s Hungary with a complicated magical system Barren in this context is supposed to mean that she has no magic, but it really means she bemoans her lack of magic constantly In this world, only the elite known as the Luminate society are able to utilize magic through a ritual preformed on children called The Binding Only The Binding isn t as much a ritual as some fantastical spell that Charlemagne cast that takes place in a different dimension Confused yet Pros In all honesty, this magic system seems really cool The first few chapters illustrate a compelling setting, both otherworldly and grounded in realism All the little details only added to this system and made me want to learnabout it, especially soul marks Which appear to be outward signs of someone s magic They wear them around their throats and everyone chooses one they feel matches their soul, I think Cons Look, I don t ever set out to hate a book Especially not a review book I received an ARC of this through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, and I am very thankful to Knopf Books for the opportunity But I did say honest review.I m not exaggerating when I say about 1 3 of this book is info dumps There s info dumps about the magic system Info dumps about the family dynamic Info dumps about Hungary s history Info dumps about gypsy culture Info dumps about the history of the magic and how it played into Hungary s history and the gypsy culture Just paragraphs after paragraphs of dry information and it was exhausting.My biggest problem is it couldn t make up it s mind. There s no real plot Instead, a bunch of random events occur in some semblance of order The first 20% set up for an entirely different story spending time with Anna and her family, Anna s relationship with Freddie and showing how Anna longs to find her place in this home But then it changes rapidly and Anna leaves.It turns into Anna exploring the culture around her and her family Then something about her wanting to learn gypsy magic But then somehow that turns into her wanting save someone s baby But we didn t even know about this pregnant chick until suddenly it was an issue Then it turns into Anna not having magic but still someone being special and wanting to take down the whole system It just zig zagged everywhere There was no cohesive story No real motivations for the characters, and certainly nothing for me to root for But I couldn t exactly root for anyone or anything when I spent so much time trying to understand what was going on.The characters were all so flat Anna s only defining characteristic is that she has no magic, and I only remember this because she constantly talks about it.I was really excited about this setting, because I don t often read anything that takes place in Hungary especially not fantasy But there s no real sense of setting The characters just toss around a few words in Hungarian which I ve been informed were mostly translated wrong and thats it There was a rehashing of history, but literally no atmosphere otherwise This reads like someone pulled out their SAT study guide and wanted to use all the vocab words The sentences are choppy and filled with needlessly large words that don t fit the overall simplistic tone For instance, within one page all of the below words appear Artifice Resplendent Aslant Coronet QuixoticAlso, Anna makes out with her cousin at some point It s never relevant to the plot or really addressed but yep It happens In Conclusion


  4. Nastassja Nastassja says:

    I received this ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Actual rating 2.5 stars Before starting this book, I would highly recommend to familiarize yourself with the glossary in the end of the book, so you could properly read and understand Hungarian names and definitionsThe first and foremost merit of this book is its setting 19th century Hungary This novel is partly a historical fiction alternative history and partly displays the realI received this ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Actual rating 2.5 stars Before starting this book, I would highly recommend to familiarize yourself with the glossary in the end of the book, so you could properly read and understand Hungarian names and definitionsThe first and foremost merit of this book is its setting 19th century Hungary This novel is partly a historical fiction alternative history and partly displays the real revolution that took place in Hungary in 1848 I highly appreciated the East Europe image and believe we needof such settings in YA genre Slavic mythology Rusalka mermaid , fene evil spirits , lid rc succubus like creature with goose feet fearful and alluring, they absolutely fascinated me in the story I admit I am quite illiterate when it comes to Hungarian mythology and, though, some of these creature were well known to me thanks to shared Slavic heritage with Russia, I still didn t recognized half of them, but after this book I want to knowThat s why I think we needof such novels to acquaint readers and unveil these fascinating creatures to us I enjoyed the concept of the book where Luminate society controls all magic with the help of a special binding ritual that allows only the chosen ones to use magic My first reaction when I heard Luminate was something like These guys are evil or these guys are evil But surprisingly the guys weren t as evil as I imagined them to be I like that there s gray areas and not everything is as obvious as it seems Alas, I didn t enjoy the characters one bit MC Anna Arden is your typical teenager with cliche thoughts of kissing every boy she meets and falling in love with them, for that matter And, yes, she kissed almost every boy she met like 20% in and she already had kissed 3 boys and felt deeply passionate about every one of them Now, kiss as many boys as you wish, but, please, don t make me feel like you are going to fall for those aforementioned boys every time you kiss them It didn t help that Anna is also your typical special snowflake with powers only she has Moreover, almost every other female compared to her is a shallow brat Her mother treats her terribly her sister is a damn wretch, whose favorite leisure is to steal Anna s boyfriends and remind her every five minutes how un special she is, therefore underlining how actually special Anna is Info dump was dumped on us sorry for the pun every few chapters in giant doses that made we yawn constantly and mostly miss the lengthy explanations I finished the book and I vaguely remember who controls what and why, which kinds of magic there is and why and ect I wish the information was inserted in the storysubtly, because I did really find the whole book s concept intriguing Alas, it didn t hold my attention the way I wished it would Insta love appeared after Anna, at last, tasted all the boys she could put her lips on, and one of those boys was deemed worthy of her deepest affection Did I care about the said boy or his lips No Do I feel sorry I hadn t Yes, because the aforementioned boy is a Gypsy or Romani is aaccurate word used in the novel I love books and movies about Romani culture There s something mysterious and fascinating about these nomadic people and their way of life Plus, throughout the history we know how terrible the world treated them and still treats in some places, so, of course, I wanted to sympathize with G bor and his people But unfortunately his character was a total cliche, a supporting male character whose only purpose is to kiss the heroine and make big moon eyes at her Most of the book nothing was really happening As I mentioned before, one of the main themes of the story revolution There were preparations and talks about the said revolution, but it lacked the fire needed to make readers sympathize with the cause In the last quarter of the book things moved forward, but it was too late for me to feel them I guess this book could be compared to Les Miserables, but only vaguely And there s definitely nothing from Uprooted another book Blood Rose Rebellion is compared with nothing but the said Slavic mythology, but in that case this book could be compared to any other Slavic centered novel I wanted to love and enjoy Blood Rose Rebellion with my whole heart, but I only got snippets of the desired joy On the plus side, this book was light and easy to read I enjoyed the language, and the myth part was the best Alas, it was not enough for the whole story to shine I will read book 2, because it is a debut novel and second time around things might improve and develop for the better I would also recommend this book if you are looking for a fresh East Europe settings and fascinating mythology.


  5. Simona Bartolotta Simona Bartolotta says:

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Review posted on March 14th Release date March 28th A spark of indignation lit me, warming me in the evening air How dare this Gypsy accuse me of being unclean Blood Rose Rebellion was one of my most anticipated reads of 2017, because, let us be honest, you can t really dangle a YA fantasy with such a unique setting in front of me and expect me not to drool I did drool over it, I did yearn for it, a I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Review posted on March 14th Release date March 28th A spark of indignation lit me, warming me in the evening air How dare this Gypsy accuse me of being unclean Blood Rose Rebellion was one of my most anticipated reads of 2017, because, let us be honest, you can t really dangle a YA fantasy with such a unique setting in front of me and expect me not to drool I did drool over it, I did yearn for it, and I unexpectedly did get an ARC of it Imagine my joy huge, shiny, happy thing.And now imagine that joy being shattered when I finally admitted to myself, when I was a littlethan a quarter into the book, that I wasn t enjoying it at all Blood Rose Rebellion is one of the slowest books I ve ever read Slow paced novels usually are not a problem for me strangely enough, I seem to enjoy them best that action packed ones The thing with this kind of books, however, is that for them to keep you hooked in spite of everything, the author must be very skilled and his storytelling nearly flawlessly compelling, and Rosalyn Eves s, I m afraid, is not The novel is written in first person, and Anna s voice the MC feels dry and blandoften than not Which, as you can guess, was no incentive for me to care for her or any of the characters or even what was happening And speaking of Anna, I found her as annoying as they come I usually don t say this in such a concise manner, not even of fictional characters, but this is what it is Anna is dumb She keeps doing dumb thing after dumb thing and is surprised when the consequences of her actions fall on her Surprise, surprise, my lady, welcome to real life Especially at the beginning, over, she s dreadfully full of prejudice and bias, even though and she herself admits as much she should know better, since she s been looked down on by everyone for her entire life It was really hard to put up with her Like any decent YA protagonist, Anna must have her flock of suitors too The romance is na ve and completely unnecessary, and again, it only bothered me Plus, it felt insta lovish even though supposedly Anna and Favorite Suitor do spend much time together which still doesn t justify her sudden and unwarranted infatuation It didn t help that all her suitors are as bland as her generally speaking, all of the characters lack edge, and it s not easy to care for them The one true strength of this book is its unique setting, 19th century Hungary The author clearly put a lot of work in her historical research and in the study of Slavic folklore, and I think much could have been born of these two elements alone For me, sadly, this set the stage for greater disappointment I m physically itching at the thought of all the potential gone to waste here In a nutshell, I was as excited for Blood Rose Rebellion as now I am sad to say that it proved to be nothingthan your perfectly average YA fantasy, andboring than most at that The characters are bland, the world building had potential but didn t fully explore it the one true merit it has is its setting, absolutely unique, even though I wasn t able to enjoy it properly given that the story failed to pick, let alone hold, my interest.I still am unsure whether I ll give the next instalment a chance I guess we ll see


  6. Jessica Jessica says:

    Fans of Patricia C Wrede s SORCERY AND CECELIA and Alyxandra Harvey s LOVEGROVE LEGACY rejoice For lo, there is an exciting new entry in the historical fantasy genre And it has everything you could want magic Romance Scandal Adventure Ballgowns And not only do we have a proper Victorian miss with a legacy of magic, but we have the magic and folklore of Hungary, and the intrigue of the Austro Hungarian Empire shortly before the outbreak of WWI So there s a lot going on, and all of it fas Fans of Patricia C Wrede s SORCERY AND CECELIA and Alyxandra Harvey s LOVEGROVE LEGACY rejoice For lo, there is an exciting new entry in the historical fantasy genre And it has everything you could want magic Romance Scandal Adventure Ballgowns And not only do we have a proper Victorian miss with a legacy of magic, but we have the magic and folklore of Hungary, and the intrigue of the Austro Hungarian Empire shortly before the outbreak of WWI So there s a lot going on, and all of it fascinating


  7. Lex Lex says:

    I received this book from a publisher in exchange for a review I was excited to read this book because it takes place in Hungary and I m Hungarian It s always good to see when a foreign author chooses my country to their book But I appreciate that she tried to use my language because it s a hard one It s one of a kind So we really appreciate when somebody tries to speak it BUT It is one thing when somebody can t pronounce the words correctly it s totally okay and understandable BuI received this book from a publisher in exchange for a review I was excited to read this book because it takes place in Hungary and I m Hungarian It s always good to see when a foreign author chooses my country to their book But I appreciate that she tried to use my language because it s a hard one It s one of a kind So we really appreciate when somebody tries to speak it BUT It is one thing when somebody can t pronounce the words correctly it s totally okay and understandable But in writing, I can t forgive for the mistakes There is a thing called internet and there are a lot of translator sites and she didn t have to do anything else just press Ctrl C and Ctrl V I think it s very simple, right Then why are these words spelled incorrectly Hajra and Haijra instead of Hajr szivem instead of sz vem c kor instead of cukor csard s instead of cs rd s k csma instead of kocsma, etc.And there is a sentence Ne sz lalj meg Don t speak which is grammatically correct but we don t say it like that We say Hallgass That s why a proofreader should have looked over the text But it s still not late because it s not out yet.So one good advice for people who want to learn some Hungarian words DON T TRY TO LEARN THEM FROM THIS BOOK K rlek Please And it s not over Because she didn t just write some words incorrectly, she misspelled names and yeah, some facts weren t correct either.Names Kar ly instead of K roly, Maria instead of M ria because if Anna s mother is Hungarian then the latter one is the correct , Rok s hospital instead of R kus hospital, T ban instead of Tab n the interesting thing is that she wrote it correctly sometimes , Eszterh zy instead of Esterh zy the palace is Esterh zy, the settlement is Eszterh za, the family name can be written both ways, but mostly I see it written as Esterh zy , etc.As for the factsPrince Mikl s J nos great uncle built it eighty years ago to rival Versailles People believed he was crazy, pouring his money into a swamplandIt s incorrect because there was already a small aristocratic residence there and he used those buildings when he built the palace I ve never heard that we Hungarians drink coffee with milk and honey With milk and sugar, yeah Or with sugar and whipped cream Or simply black So it s totally incorrect Kerepesi Street was mentioned once The problem is that the street became Kerepesi t in 1874, before that it was written in German Kerepescher Strasse And now it s called R k czi t , btw Anna received Jane Eyre from his brother sometime The point is that she mentions the book at the end of October 1847 The book was published 16 October 1847 So she received it from England and read it until the end of October I mean, I don t know how fast the post was at that time but I highly doubt that this fast And when did she have the time to read a book And the worst thing The author mentions the first strophe of the Nemzeti dal which Pet fi wrote on 13 March 1848 She mentioned it in October 1847 It s just So after all these frustrating things, let s see what I think about the other parts of the book.The idea is interesting and really great and the atmosphere is good too But sadly, the writing is not so good.I feel that the whole plot isn t enough serious, it s jumbled there are a lot of indecisions in it which is very annoying I simply think that it isn t well thought out.The whole Circle is a JOKE They are saying that people can t do this and can t do that but most of the time it s just blether, there s no retribution view spoiler And the best thing is that two members of the Circle visit Anna, and one of them wants to keep the Binding safe, the other one wants to break it They are from the same institution hide spoiler What a f cked up system is this And how can it still operate with this kind of dissension And I find it weird that the revolution started in October 1847 according to the book, but the actual revolution started on 15 March 1848 I mean if she chose this whole revolution thing to rewrite with magic elements than she should be true to the actual events Because what s amazing in a rewritten historical event is that you can see another explanation of the happenings and the outcome can be different because then the whole idea is pointless, I think I mean, I think this is the main purpose of a story such as this But maybe I m wrong, after all I usually don t read such books.Most of the characters aren t well developed They are just there Others are okay for a YA book I think Anna is very childish, gullible, and a very indecisive girl, so she annoyed me very much And I noticed that it s impossible to follow the characters train of thoughts view spoiler E.g Anna s grandma is against the breaking of the Binding but then suddenly she totally trusts in Anna s decision hide spoiler There were some bloopers too E.g The author mentioned that Herr Stroffmeyer watched Anna for weeks after an incident, but after that it wasn t mentioned by the girl that how weird it is that he is watching her all the time And then there was the thing with the mounting Anna once mentioned that she can t mount her horse if there s no help, and then in another scene she just dose it Funny And this Each day that trickled away was one day less we had to Some pages before it the author wrote that the event will begin tomorrow, so they had only one day What days is she talking about I give it 1,5 stars with total calmness It doesn t deserve any better It pissed me off so much


  8. Candace Robinson Candace Robinson says:

    This is one of the slowest books I have ever read Just So Slow The author can write well, but this was probably the first time ever I have fallen asleep while reading a book


  9. Cesar Cesar says:

    1 star sigh Thank God I m done with this piece of trash.When I first heard about this book, I thought it sounded interesting I never read a book where it took place in Hungary So I marked as to read.Then the reviews started to come in and I was concerned for a while I tried to keep an open mind about it because I thought I might find something good in the book And my dumbass bought the book I had a coupon and here I am now, looking back at the time I wasted reading this crappy book And bo 1 star sigh Thank God I m done with this piece of trash.When I first heard about this book, I thought it sounded interesting I never read a book where it took place in Hungary So I marked as to read.Then the reviews started to come in and I was concerned for a while I tried to keep an open mind about it because I thought I might find something good in the book And my dumbass bought the book I had a coupon and here I am now, looking back at the time I wasted reading this crappy book And boi, do I have a lot to say.Come on board the Pain Train and see what I had to go through Choo choo It s rare that I find a book that I absolutely hate Most of the time, if there s a book that I didn t like but had some good things in it, I give it a 2 star I rarely give a book 1 star The only times I gave them was for I Crawl Through It by A.S King and the two novellas from the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard Well, ladies and gentleman and beyond, Blood Rose Rebellion is a massive 1 star book THIS IS BY FAR, THE WORST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ I am not exaggerating when I say this was a bad book Bad wouldn t even begin to describe it There are so many things wrong with this book that it gave me a headache Yes I got a headache reading this I suffered so you all wouldn t have to I deserve a medal.Dwayne Johnson could punch me in the face and it would hurt less than what I had to go through reading Blood Rose Rebellion Blood Rose Rebellion is set in the 1840s where magic exists and only powerful families are able to have access to it Anna, our protagonist, is Barren, someone who doesn t have magic But for some reason, whenever someone is doing a spell, the magic breaks when Anna is nearby and no one knows why this happens.One day, Anna accidentally ruins her sister s debut The debut was to help Anna s sister get accepted into the Luminate, a powerful group of magic users After Anna ruins the debut, she is sent with a maid and her grandmother to go to Hungary until the gossip dies down When she gets there, there s talk of a rebellion, people wanting to break the Binding and let the people have magic instead of only the upper elites Anna is torn between choosing to do the right thing and potentially having a role in a rebellion.Now, this does sound interesting the moment you read it You got historical fiction with magic, learning about a new culture, and a rebellion Sounds good, right There is nothing good about this book NOTHING Literally, hardly anything happens in this book and it s about as interesting as watching grass die and paint dry You got bland characters with a plot that isn t going anywhere and a rebellion that doesn t make sense.I ll start off with the one interesting thing about this book The magic.I ll admit, I was intrigued by the magic Mainly with how it s distributed and the types of magic there are Then there s the Binding, a spell that keeps magic together and traps evil things behind it There s also the Slavic myth involved which I thought was good.And That s about it for the good things in the book.Onto the negatives AnnaThere is nothing interesting about Anna whatsoever She is your typical YA Special Snowflake cliche that wants to suck face with every boy she meets She didn t stand out as a character either For the most part, she was just static, never gaining any character development and was just plain boring She is selfish and doesn t even care that she ruined her sister s debut She says she accidentally ruined the debut, but if you look in between the lines, it s painfully obvious that she intended to ruin her sister s debut Anna is self centered, whiny, bratty and plain annoying.There s also the fact that she kissed 3 boys Yes, you heard me Not 1, not 2, but 3 boys 4 if you count a demon who is hot and bothered for Anna Did I mention one of them is a distant cousin I hated Anna a lot Mare from the Red Queen series isinteresting than her, and I hate Mare Plot or lack of There is no plot There is, but it s all over the place it s hard to keep track of what in the hell is going on One minute the characters are talking about magic, the next rebellion, soon after talking with Romani people, then going to a different dimension,talks of rebellion,magic, talking with family and so on and so on and so on to the point where it gets confusing And most of the time NOTHING happens It s just all talk but no play.Info DumpBe warned, there is a lot of info dumping in here I don t mind information so long as it gives a clear understanding of the world and it doesn t get in the way of the plot But the majority of the first half of the book is nothing but info dump It got to the point where I didn t even care about the world and the magic Insta Love GaloreAnna has kissed 3 boys in the span of 200 pages and feels some sort of connection with them, nevermind the fact that she doesn t even know each one that well and one of them is a distant cousin Later, she claims she loves one of the boys and I just didn t care about itI might even love youThe Rebellion This was the most pathetic excuse of a rebellion if I had ever seen one There wasn t any talk of dismantling the elite or making plans It was just all talk Nothing exciting happens with the rebellion nor did it improve as the story progressed.There were so many bad things in the book that I didn t even enjoy my time reading it I skimmed read the last hundred pages just so I can finish it What upsets me the most is that the book had the potential to be something else With magic, rebellion, and Slavic mythos, Blood Rose Rebellion could ve been a great book I m not denying that Rosalyn Eves tried to come up with a unique world, but it fell flat and was boring and unimaginative, so sorry, I guess Verdict This was a bad book I m not sugar coating my opinions This was a REALLY bad book Boring characters, a plot that makes no sense, a pathetic rebellion, too much info dumping and much, muchI definitely do not recommend getting this one I just saved you from spending your money Thanks for reading my review Cesar


  10. Jaime (Two Chicks on Books) Jaime (Two Chicks on Books) says:

    What a beautiful magical story I fell in love with Anna, Gabor, Noemi, Matyas, and Eben Hunger And I loved the world especially when we finally got to Hungary I can t wait for book 2


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Blood Rose Rebellion [BOOKS] ✰ Blood Rose Rebellion ✺ Rosalyn Eves – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk 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 placeSixteen year old Anna Arden is barr 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 placeSixteen year old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood Though Blood Rose PDF or 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 HungaryHer life might well be overIn Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin No mi to the fierce and handsome Romani G bor 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 spellsAs 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.