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The Rose Society

A Young Elites Novel

by Marie Lu

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The Rose Society by Marie Lu
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2015
    416 pages
    Genre: Novels

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From New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes the second book in the exhilarating Young Elites series.

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 and her sister flee Kenettra 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.

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"Starred Review. A tightly woven tapestry of a story that ensnares even as it disturbs." - Booklist

"Original and sobering, Adelina is an antihero of nigh-unremitting darkness: an unusual young woman in the mold of such archetypes as Lucifer, Macbeth, and Darth Vader." - Kirkus

"Teens will be fascinated to watch the main character descend into villainy and revel in it." - School Library Journal

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Wow, First like dark ending!
Wow, I never thought id like a dark ending book. I've read Prodigy, and its sequels, and this series. Nice job loved them all, please write some more!

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Marie Lu Author Biography

Marie Lu was born in 1984, in China. She left Beijing for the States in 1989 and went to college at the University of Southern California.

Lu is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Legend and Prodigy. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios as a Flash artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin's Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. She currently lives in Los Angeles (see above: traffic) with her fiancé, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh Corgis.

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