Monday, 5 October 2015

Review: The White Rose (The Lone City #2) by Amy Ewing

Title: The White Rose
Author: Amy Ewing
Published: 6 October 2015
Publisher: Harper Teen
Source: Harper Teen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review
Reviewed: Sapphired Dragon
Rating: ****

My Review:

I absolutely loved the second instalment of the Lone City series, The White Rose.

Picking up immediately where The Jewel left off , immediately we are thrown in to the deep end of action as Rose attempts to escape the Jewel and save her best friend and the boy she loves.

I loved the development of the story in this book.  I listened to an audio version of the jewel over the course of a week or two but I read The White Rose in a matter of hours devouring each new development of the story as a whole.  We find out a lot more about the history of the lone island, more about what the auguries are and where they cam from as well as finding out more about what Lucien intends for Violet but all the extra information is almost  perfectly mixed in with the action which moves the story at enjoyable pace.

Along with this, Ms Ewing really envelopes the reader into the world of the jewel and its outer rings and one cannot help but be drawn in and pulled along as layer upon layer of the story is laid.

I also loved the character development in this book, we get to revisit and find out more of Lucien, Garnet, Raven and other characters we have previously only seen in passing and their stories are just as riveting as Violet's.

Just like book one, this book finishes on an impossible cliff hanger with a shocking turn of events that will leave readers breathless and desperately waiting to read book Three.

I immensely enjoyed this book and am one of those who cannot wait for more!

I give this book 4 stars!
Sapphired Dragon xx

About The Book:

The White Rose (The Lone City #2) by Amy Ewing


Violet is on the run. After the Duchess of the Lake catches Violet with Ash, the hired companion at the Palace of the Lake, Violet has no choice but to escape the Jewel or face certain death. So along with Ash and her best friend, Raven, Violet runs away from her unbearable life of servitude.

But no one said leaving the Jewel would be easy. As they make their way through the circles of the Lone City, Regimentals track their every move, and the trio barely manages to make it out unscathed and into the safe haven they were promised—a mysterious house in the Farm.

But there’s a rebellion brewing, and Violet has found herself in the middle of it. Alongside a new ally, Violet discovers her Auguries are much more powerful than she ever imagined. But is she strong enough to rise up against the Jewel and everything she has ever known?

The White Rose is a raw, captivating sequel to The Jewel that fans won’t be able to put down until the final shocking moments.


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