I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Blood Rose Rebellion is an alternate historical fantasy following sixteen-year old Anna. Anna is from an upper class magical society called Luminate, but she’s barren and can’t wield any sort of magic. After kissing the boy her sister is to marry, and destroying her sister’s party by somehow breaking her spell, she’s sent to Hungary with her grandmother where she kisses almost every boy she meets, and meets some Romanians who can wield magic.
There’s a ton of potential for this book, and the idea of a historical magical 1800’s Europe is really awesome! However, the characters are lack any sort of personality, the plot is super slow, Anna makes stupid decision after stupid decision, and there’s too much info-dumping.
Blood Rose Rebellion is lackluster and formulaic. Some tropes you will see here are: love triangle/shapes, special-snowflake syndrome/the chosen one. Overall, I’m just unimpressed.