By Amy Ewing.
Genre. Teen fiction.
Series. The Lone City (#2)
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 follows the aftermath of Violet’s darling relationship with Ash, This book immediately follows the end of book 1 which is fantastic and left us on a major cliffhanger. In this novel we see characters that were background characters in book 1 take a lead, we also get to see more of the Lone city which is awesome as in book one it was only the Marsh and the Jewel. In the White Rose, you see more of the Bank and the Farm, we also get to see more of Ash’s background and history.
The complexity of this series has increased from book 1 which has made the book that more pulling. Before we only understood the hardship of a select group of girls but now readers can see the hardship the royals have inflicted on an entire city. The background Ewing has created to explain why things are the way they are in the Lone City is awesome, I love having the history of a city/country as it helps you as the reader better understand the novel and why things are the way they are. The storyline has defiantly improved since book 1 which was still a good storyline, in all the novel is an amazing continuation of the Jewel and again Ewing manages to end the novel on a suspense-filled cliffhanger.