Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on March 28th 2017
Source: Blogging for Books
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.
Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves is a decent start to a new series. The story starts off strong with Anna destroying her sister’s debut. Anna end sup being a character that is hard to connect with. i feel like Anna is much younger than 16 because of how she acts. She is very shallow an love sick. i was told so many good things about this book thought that I decided to continue with the story.
The magic in this world is very different and a bit hard to understand. Everyone goes through a confirmation to confirm their magic skills. the confirmation didn’t work for Anna so she is considered to be barren. Barren is a person with no magic abilities. Due to this situation Catherine’s and Anna’s relationship becomes strained. This is why Anna ruined Catherine’s debut.
Overall I liked the story. i think this is a great start to a series. I will definitely continue it, but I am not desperate to get my hands on book two.