Title: The White Rose (The Lone City #2)
Author: Amy Ewing
Release date: October 6th 2015
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You can read my review of The Jewel - here
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.
The White Rose starts exactly where the previous book ends up, the romance between Violet and Ash had been discovered, forcing them both along with Raven (Violet's best friend) to escape The Jewel with the help of an unlikely ally. Their goal is to reach the Farm, where they plan to hide and once there find out Lucien´s plans for Violet.
While the first book takes place mostly in the Jewel, which is the sector where the royals live now in this installment we get to know the other sectors or circles that make up the Lone City as they attempt to escape the bleak future that awaits them, the trio must traverse the Bank circle is where the merchant class lives and Smoke circles where the factories are and their workers live, to finally seek refuge in the Farm, and there is where Violet along with her companions find the answers to what is really happening in the Lone City, the fact that a rebellion is brewing and finally learn how she can help them.
Also in The White Rose we discovered a little more about the origins of the Lone City, and we get to know a little more about where the powers or gifts from the surrogates come from and how can these powers be used for something more than having the children of the royalty .
About the characters, I liked that Violet is stronger and more determined because now she´s literally running for her life and that of Ash and Raven, but I feel that what made her stronger was her desire to protect Raven, which is not doing very well. And the romance between Ash and Violet is still good and I liked that did not involve a third party to force a love triangle to come to wreak havoc between them. Lucien's character that intrigued me so much in the previous book finally informed Violet what are your expectations of the role that she´ll have in the rebellion. And other character that was a pleasant surprise as he grew and saw his true personality and I really liked him is Garnet.
Overall, The White Rose was a very good second book in a series or trilogy with several unexpected plot twists and with a cliffhanger that I hooked me and I´can´t wait to read the next book. I really enjoyed it.