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.

I have no clue as to where to start with this review. This book was even better than the first. It was so much more than I expected. So much drama, new characters and new challenges. I always worry about books like this, ones that have a set pattern like this, divergent, hunger games and when that pattern is broken sometimes the books are no where as good, not only did this break that mould it surpassed the first book.

Violet is a great main character, she is selfless yet selfish at the same time, which must have been very hard to convey but works exceedingly well.

Ash doesn’t really have much of a personality in my opinion, I am hoping for more from him in the next one though. Lucien is much more of a character in this one and I love it, we find out so much more about him. Actually we find out so much more about lots of stuff, no details, you have to read it for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.

I really cannot wait to read the next one, hence I am going to stop writing now and go read it.

5 out of 5 stars