The Friday 56, #94: The Rose Society

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’re been reading.


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

**Be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 post in the comments!**

“The illusion breaks without warning. The brightly lit temple, the steaming water and statues–all disappear in an instant, leaving us back in the dark recesses of the broken bathhouse and its overgrown shell. Spots of light still float across my vision. I have to adjust to the darkness, almost as if I’d been blinded by something real.”

You know when you read a sophomore novel and it doesn’t live up to the first? It’s a huge disappointment. I’m happy to say that Marie Lu’s The Rose Society, the second book in her Young Elites series, was not disappointing. In fact, I found myself liking this second novel more than the first. You can read my review of The Young Elites here and my review of this one here.

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