- Release Date: October 13th 2015
- Audiobook Hours: 11 hours 7 minutes
- Genre: Historical Fantasy
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Son (Penguin)
Child sex trafficking, slave camps, genocide and a one sided love triangle ?
Yep, I must be reading a fantasy YA novel !
We’re back in Marie Lu’s vaguely Italian 12th century where the scarred children who survived a blood fever are known as malfettos and some malfettos known young elites have developed special powers. After the events of the last book all malfettos have been banned from the city and forced into refugee camps for the safety of the city (stop me if you’ve heard this one). There is a lot going on in this book but most we follow along while our heroine Adelina Amouteru goes off to find other young elites outside the city.
The Rose Society has to be one of the most subversive and creative YA books I’ve ever read. I liked the first book in this series but this second book has really hooked me. Marie Lu is breaking a lot of the typical YA fiction rules and I am here for it.