Anna Arden has always felt a bit left out from her family since she was born without the ability to use magic and the rest of her family are Luminate and very prominent in society. Anna however thought she had found her happiness with a young man but he would only see her in secret while ending up courting her sister.
Finding that her romance was not what she thought causes Anna to inadvertently break her sister’s debutante spell which in turn gets Anna sent away to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary. In Hungary, Anna discovers that there is quite a lot of discontent with the society of Luminate that Anna had known all of her life.
Blood Rose Rebellion is one of those books that was rather a toss up from one moment to the next as to whether I was enjoying reading it or not. Those that follow my reviews probably have noticed that I have a very low tolerance for a slow pace and with this one it was rather slow throughout so I would find myself getting a tad bored waiting for more to happen.
However, with that being said I also enjoyed this one even though it was a slower pace due to it being a mix of historical and fantasy. I thought the author did a good job giving this one the historical setting while making a fantasy story woven into that setting. I would probably have loved the book had it had a faster pace getting the magical use or in Anna’s case her not being able to case spells but break them.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.