I loved The Belles so I was really excited to join the blog tour for The Everlasting Rose. This is a really unique series and I enjoyed this second instalment just as much.
One of my favourite things about this book is the descriptions. The writing is so gorgeous and sensory that every setting is brought to life. I feel like the descriptions are even more striking for being set against such a dark, unsettling world.
The world of this book is a distinctive fantastical setting and yet is frighteningly believable, drawing attention to modern standards of beauty as well as how people treat each other now (and did in the past).
That brings me to the plot. The pace of The Everlasting Rose is a perfect balance of tense action, romance and quieter moments of character development. I wanted to make this book last but I ended up racing to the end, because I had to know what happened.
This is a brilliantly written, gripping and thought-provoking series. I can't wait to see where it goes next!