I won’t post my full review for Rosalyn Eve’s INCREDIBLE debut novel until 02/28, but here is what you need to know about this book RIGHT. NOW.
This book is PHENOMENAL. It blends history, fantasy, and Hungarian fairy tales and folklore in the most captivating of ways. The characters are wonderful, the plot is gripping, and the world is beautiful. I was so looking forward to reading this book, and Rosalyn by far exceeded any expectations I had going in.
If you like YA Fantasy, if you like historical fiction, or if you like fairy tales, you will LOVE this book.
Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves
For this novel that so perfectly blends Hungarian history, fairy tales, folklore, and fantasy; I recommend pairing this Hungarian Montgravet Consault Rose.
The Nitty Gritty
- Title: Blood Rose Rebellion
- Author: Rosalyn Eves
- Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Adult Readers
- Pub Date: March 28, 2017
- Pages: 416
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.
About Rosalyn Eves
Rosalyn Eves grew up in the Rocky Mountains, dividing her time between reading books and bossing her siblings into performing her dramatic scripts. As an adult, the telling and reading of stories is still one of her favorite things to do. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys spending time with her chemistry professor husband and three children, watching British period pieces, or hiking through the splendid landscape of southern Utah, where she lives. She dislikes housework on principle.
She has a PhD in English from Penn State, which means she also endeavors to inspire college students with a love for the English language. Sometimes it even works.
Rosalyn is represented by Josh Adams of Adams literary.
Her first novel, BLOOD ROSE REBELLION, first in a YA historical fantasy trilogy, debuts Spring 2017 from Knopf/Random House.
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Have you added this to your TBR list yet? What debut novels are you looking forward to in 2017? Have any of you read this beauty yet?