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Backlist Blast (#1): Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

Welcome to my very first Backlist Blast post! I’m so excited to finally share this weekly book meme with all of you! It was created by Milana from A Couple Reads and myself, and its purpose is for participants to feature and discuss backlist books. We hope that this will help us, as well as other participants, tackle the older portions of our TBR piles! We hope that you will join us! And if you decide to make a post of your own, please be sure to comments on my post or Milana’s with a link to your post!

Backlist Blast is a meme that is meant to encourage book bloggers to feature and talk about backlist books (meaning books that were published 6 months ago, or earlier). We all get excited about all of the newest books coming out, but many of us also have a looming TBR of books published 6 months ago or earlier that we still need to read! The main purpose of this meme is to talk about those books, and remember why we wanted to read them in the first place. Another purpose is for readers to find out about awesome backlist books that they might have never heard of before! For more information on the meme, and for optional themes, please see the info page here.

– My Backlist Blast Choice –

Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

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– About the Book –

Title: Blood Rose Rebellion
Author: Rosalyn Eves
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Historical
Imprint: Flatiron Books
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Published: March 28, 2017
Page Count: 368
Source: Publisher


The thrilling first book in a YA fantasy trilogy for fans of Red Queen. In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place.

Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren, unable to perform the simplest spells. Anna would do anything to belong. But her fate takes another course when, after inadvertently breaking her sister’s debutante spell—an important chance for a highborn young woman to show her prowess with magic—Anna finds herself exiled to her family’s once powerful but now crumbling native Hungary.

Her life might well be over.

In Hungary, Anna discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin Noémi to the fierce and handsome Romani Gábor. Not the society she’s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land. And not her lack of magic. Isolated from the only world she cares about, Anna still can’t seem to stop herself from breaking spells.

As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna’s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. In the company of nobles, revolutionaries, and Romanies, Anna must choose: deny her unique power and cling to the life she’s always wanted, or embrace her ability and change that world forever.

– About the Author –


Rosalyn Eves grew up in the Rocky Mountains, dividing her time between reading books and bossing her siblings into performing her dramatic scripts. As an adult, the telling and reading of stories is still one of her favorite things to do. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys spending time with her chemistry professor husband and three children, watching British period pieces, or hiking through the splendid landscape of southern Utah, where she lives. She dislikes housework on principle. She has a PhD in English from Penn State, which means she also endeavors to inspire college students with a love for the English language. Sometimes it even works. Rosalyn is represented by Josh Adams of Adams literary. Her first novel, BLOOD ROSE REBELLION, first in a YA historical fantasy trilogy, is out now from Knopf/Random House. Her second, LOST CROW CONSPIRACY, comes out March 27, 2018.


11 thoughts on “Backlist Blast (#1): Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

  1. Hi Flavia! Great post! I really love how you will celebrate the books that are blacklisted, been out for a while, or have not even been released. It seems as if you really enjoy motivating people to read and find the right book for them!

    Also, happy launch day! I am glad that you chose Blood Rose Rebellion for your first post. When I first heard about this book, I was very excited as so much hype was circling this book. Then, everyone’s excitement went down. I felt as if I could only whisper my want for this book.

    Thank you for being so kind to the pushed back books in the book community! Do you like cake? If you do, you should get millions of cake!

    1. Thank you so much! And thank you for reading!

      Also, I DEFINITELY enjoy motivating people to read 😀 I didn’t even realize it, because I never really thought about it before, but yeah. You’re 100% right!

      Also thank you so much! And never feel as if you can only whisper your want for any book! You’re entitled to like what you like 🙂 and I hope that you get to read this book soon.

      And I LOVE cake! Thank you so much! I hope that you get lots of cake too, if you like cake! 😀

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