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Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
“I never paid for you,” I say. “And you are beyond priceless to me.”
This was a really good second instalment!
Violet was really strong in this book, even when the odds were stacked against her and she had everything to lose. It was also admirable the way she cared for those around her.
“If only someone would help me. If only someone would tell me what to do.”
The storyline in this followed Violet and Ash as they escaped from the home of The Duchess of the Lake, and then Violet’s journey to find out how she could help the resistance. There were some twists, and definitely some things that I didn’t see coming!
There was some romance, although things didn’t really go as far as they did in the first book.
“Kiss me,” Ash murmurs.
The ending to this left us with a cliff-hanger again!