The White Rose

The White Rose

eBook - 2015
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"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9780062235831
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jul 28, 2018

This is the second book of the series, after The Jewel. The books are about girls who are trained to be surrogates and are auctioned off. That is what happened to Violet, the main character. The story revolves around her and what she experiences. I really enjoyed the first book and so I had to obviously read the second. But this book is probably for mature readers. This had many good messages throughout. The genre is Fantasy fiction. In the book, we got to meet so many good characters and there was also a lot of world-building, which in my opinion made the book even better. I would totally recommend this book to maybe a little older kids (ages: 15-19). I give this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars.
- @terrificbooklover of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Oct 23, 2017

This novel made me feel like my own freedom and what I think is right is important and worth fighting for.

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May 31, 2017

Second book in The Jewel series. I enjoyed this book as much as the first novel. Violet and her friends have now escaped from The Jewel and are plotting the downfall of the ruling Royals. This series is very popular with the students at my secondary school.

Sep 14, 2016

The White Rose is a pleasant sequel to The Jewel. My only concern with this book was its slow-pace during the first half, but the author still managed to squeeze some adventurous elements within this space. Nonetheless, important developments occur during this time period that shape the opinions the characters have of each other. The second half of the book is when the story picks up its pace. Meaningful insight is given on each of the characters and their back stories are revealed, which allows you to have a better understanding of their personalities. Also, a lot of new characters are added to the narrative and one thing is for sure: all of them are about to contribute to a revolutionary change. Now that Violet is free, she along with other girls who were in the same situation as her have discovered they have more power than they ever knew of. But what happens when one of her own is about to be sacrificed? That is the question I was left with as I flipped over the last page! Star Rating: 3/5 stars
- @moonlite of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

So I loved The Jewel, I loved how it was different and I loved Violet especially. Oh my, the cliffhanger at the end nearly broke me so I just had to get the second book of the series. The White Rose is okay, meager to say the least. I really liked the beginning because it was fast paced, but almost as soon as they arrive at The White Rose it was harder for me to keep reading. I like how Ewing touched on the life of all the levels, the Farm, the Smoke. I loved Ash, Raven and Violet’s journey to the White Rose. But after all this excitement and greatness we are met with just Violet, trying to understand her powers and her strength. I’m sorry to say it didn’t really interest me enough! Slowly Violet is starting to become very powerful and Lucien’s next plan is to collect surrogates from the North, South, East and West Gates to create a powerful army of magical surrogates. I definitely do think this should be read, but the first book was much better than the second. Rating 3/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

The White Rose is the sequel to the jewel. I think that this book is an interesting read because of the characters. The main character is one of many surrogates for the Royalty. She herself is nervous to be surrogate but she doesn’t exactly hate the system. But many others do, and still others are in love with the idea and the life style. I think this shows that not everyone is opposed to a clearly flawed system and might even live it. This might imply some things about our world today. In the end, everyone is needed to start a revolution. Other than that, the book includes a male companion, and describes his life and how he got to be there. His story deals with self-harm, drug addiction, suicide and the stigma against sex workers. I love this character because for one it deals with these issues and the character isn’t female, breaking a stereotype. Although I love this book, it is definitely not one for a younger audience. It is not the best book I’ve ever read, but it is a very interesting concept.
- @Grimm of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

LoganLib_Tahnee Jun 19, 2016

Twists, turns, murder and escaping the clutches of the evil Duchess. Awesome book well worth a read

Apr 24, 2016


QueenOfPages Mar 01, 2016

Surprisingly much better than the first book.
I only read this because I read the first one and I was really surprised at how much better it was. I tore through it in one day. I really enjoyed the minimal recap of the first book. There were a few noticeable flaws, like the weak romantic sections, but no book is perfect. Looking forward to the last book.

Dec 19, 2015

I really enjoyed this sequel to the Jewel. I did find several flaws in it, but I did find the plot to be amazing. The one thing that bothered me the most, was that the characters felt emotionless. Two of the characters admitted to love each other, but there was almost nothing in the book to prove it. It felt like a very empty love, which I really didn't like. I also felt like the story was cut short. The Jewel was like an introduction to the world that Violet lives in, and this book was like the preparations and the build up to everything that is going to happen in the last book in this series, which I can't wait to read. I just kind of wish that we got to see a bit more of the rebellion in this book, instead of it all being in the third book.

kirstd31 Oct 28, 2015

I have conflicted emotions about this book. It was not has good as the first one. There was not enough action and you know what the Duchess of the Lake is going to do to retaliate against Violet. I hope the next book is better.

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Apr 06, 2017

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Dec 19, 2015

"Please don't set me on fire in the middle of the night."

Dec 19, 2015

"Don't recite that royal line of crap at me."


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Jul 17, 2016

its about a girl who is found embracing someone and her dutches caging her and the girl trying to escape.


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