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The Rose Society
Author Marie Lu
Publication information
Publisher Putnam Books for Young Readers
Release date October 13th 2015
Pages 395
Preceded by The Young Elites
Followed by The Midnight Star

The Rose Society is the second book of The Young Elites trilogy by Marie Lu.


Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.

Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she flees Kenettra with her sister to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her.

But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good when her very existence depends on darkness?


The book starts with Adelina visiting Merroutas, which was alight with festivities. She was with her sister Violetta, hiding from the Inquisition Axis while recruiting new members for the Rose Society. They were here to find Magiano or another Elite which Violetta can sense. They encounter an operator of a Kennettran gambling game and during the game, Adelina can sense an Elite which they can recruit. The malfetto boy wins the game. This made the other gamblers jealous and tried to kill him. Adelina saves the malfetto boy.


Characters not seen here have already debuted in The Young Elites.

  • Sergio: an older elite who was recruited by the Daggers long ago, but due to him not being able to use his power, Enzo sentenced him to be killed by Raffaele. He was given the name Rainmaker by the Daggers and used that name when he joined the Rose society.
  • Magiano: An Elite known for his numerous escapes from the Inquisition Axis and other feats. His abilities include mimicry of other Elites' powers and accomplished thievery. He has a greedy personality but is also described as cheery and caring for his friends.
  • Maeve Jacqueline Kelly Corrigan: Maeve’s character was first introduced in the final chapter of The Young Elites which is the first installment of the trilogy. She is not only a Young Elite herself, but also the royal heir to the mysterious northern lands, only eluded to in the first installment of the trilogy (The Young Elites). She immediately becomes a main character after her first appearance and even receives her own POV in The Rose Society.
  • Leo: A newly recruited elite, who specializes in poisons. Raffaele came across him after his sister was raped by the Inquisition Axis.