Book Review: Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

31020402Book Title: Blood Rose Rebellion
Author: Rosalyn Eves
Reading Format: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐¹/₂

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.




Yet another book to strike off my very long TBR list, and I am very proud of myself, to be honest. Anyway, Blood Rose Rebellion was definitely different compared to the stuff I usually find myself reading, but it was also entertaining at the same time. I did find myself taking a small break from this book – reason why this review took so long – but when I got back reading this, I sped right through it, and loved everything so much. The History elements featured in this book was so interesting, which made me love it even more, because when I was in school, History class was my second favorite – next to English, of course.


Most of the characters were very entertaining in each chapter. Towards the beginning of the book, I found myself a little annoyed with Anna but by the middle, I got used to her attitude, and how she acts. The same goes for most of the characters. However, I did fall for the love interest in this book, but that is nothing new. I tend to fall for a lot of male characters in many books.

Writing Style

The writing style is just your average first person point of view, and like every other book with this type of writing, it was very detailed. Most of the time it was too detailed and then the other part, it was just perfect. For me, reading books with this type of writing style is just easy and simple: being in the character’s mind.

Wrap Up


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