Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To Blood Rose Rebellion?

Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves immediately intrigued me based on the title alone. Like, I would assume there’s going to be a body count. Also, there’s going to be people rising up against the powers that be and I AM HERE FOR IT. Of course, the official summary talks about magic, money and blood and girl I am READY FOR THIS BOOK. Not so ready that I would read it in a timely manner, however. When I saw my library had this available via audio CD, I waited months – got through all my Overdrive and Hoopla audiobooks that are also books on my Netgalley queue. AND FINALLY I was like, okay the time for CDs is nigh.

What’s The Story Here?

Rosalyn Eves’ Blood Rose Rebellion follows teenage Anna Arden who is considered Barren meaning that she can’t even do simple magic. This sucks because while her family is high society — the Luminate — she doesn’t really get to be part of that society because of her lack of ability. So, her older sister is about to debut with this complicated show off magical spell, but then Anna accidentally breaks the spell and ruins her sisters debut. So, she’s exiled to Hungary – which is where her family is originally from. There is a lot of tension there, there’s also bits with the Roma who are treated terribly and a part which was super hard to read which involved a baby. And well, we get a sense that SOMETHING big is going to happen, maybe a rebellion of sorts?!

How Did I Like It?

Overall, I liked this book. I know I will continue with the series. It isn’t the sort where I will continue with audio – namely because my library doesn’t have it nor does Scribd. However, I get the sense that I will like the next book more because I am physically reading it. The society tensions were fascinating. The whole magic thing was also interesting too — I will be interested to see where this goes next.

How’s The Narration?

I feel sort of meh on the narration. For one thing, I had to listen at 1x speed, so the OG speed due to listening to the CDs. I could only listen in the car. And well, my attention wandered a lot due to what I now perceive as slow narration. That’s where listening to a sped up audiobook gets you into trouble I guess. There’s not anything wrong with Fiona Hardingham’s narration in Blood Rose Rebellion per se, just, IT FEELS SO SLOW at 1x.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

Comments

  1. I read this right before it came out I think, but I barely remember it. I need to see if I can find the second book.

    Great review!

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