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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Playing Catch Up! The White Rose by Amy Ewing




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The White Rose (The Lone City #2) by Amy Ewing
Genre: Young Adult (Dystopian Romance)
Date Published: September 2, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen

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.


The White Rose is the second book in The Lone City series by Amy Ewing. This book picks up right where The Jewel left off, and it doesn't stop. There are new and interesting characters and unexpected moments. It still has that "The Selection" feel to me, but the story is definitely it's own. I think it's just the similar settings. Learning Ash's history was intriguing and sad. There is a lot of getting over preconceived notions of each other among the characters. They are learning that you can't always judge people by their situation and station in life. It's a good lesson. The ending leaves me worried for one of the characters. I'm really enjoying this story, and I can't wait for the next book!


Check out my review of the first book in this series!

author
Amy Ewing is the young adult author of The Jewel, the first in a trilogy from HarperTeen, coming out September 2014.

She grew up in a small town outside Boston, where her librarian mother instilled a deep love of reading at a young age. Amy moved to New York City in 2000 to study theater at New York University. Unfortunately, her acting career didn’t quite pan out. She worked in restaurants, as an administrative assistant, a nanny, and a sales representative for a wine distributor before the lack of creativity in her life drove her to begin writing.

Amy received her MFA in Creative Writing for Children from The New School, where she was lucky enough to meet a fabulous community of YA writers who keep her sane on a daily basis. She lives in Harlem, where she spends her days writing, eating cheese, and occasionally binge watching The Vampire Diaries.

To learn more about Amy Ewing and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter.

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