We’re only a few weeks away from the release of the unique historical fantasy, Lost Crow Conspiracy by Rosalyn Eves! If you love all those things than this is the book for you. It takes the folklore and fantasy to a whole new level in this second installment of the Blood Rose Rebellion Series.
About Lost Crow Conspiracy
Title: Lost Crow Conspiracy
Author: Rosalyn Eves
Pub. Date: March 27, 2018
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Sixteen-year old Anna Arden was once just the magically barren girl from an elite Luminate family. Now she has broken the Binding—and Praetheria, the creatures held captive by the spell, wreak havoc across Europe. Lower-class citizens have access to magic for the first time, while other Luminates lose theirs forever. Austria and Hungary are at odds once more.
Anna Arden did not know breaking the Binding would break the world.
Anna thought the Praetheria were on her side, content and grateful to be free from the Binding. She thought her cousin Matyas’s blood sacrifice to the disarm the spell would bring peace, equality, justice. She thought her future looked like a society that would let her love a Romani boy, Gabor.
But with the Monarchy breathing down her neck and the Praetheria intimidating her at every turn, it seems the conspiracies have only just begun.
As threat of war sweeps the region, Anna quickly discovers she can’t solve everything on her own. Now there’s only one other person who might be able to save the country before war breaks out. The one person Anna was sure she’d never see again. A bandit. A fellow outlaw. A man known as the King of Crows. Matyas.
“What you could be if you were not afraid…”
The politics in this second book are even more realistic with the time period than book one. Now that Anna’s just broken the binding, and has found herself trying to navigate the world around her after everything she’s known is gone, she’s decided to do whatever it takes to make sure that the choice she made to break the binding is worth it.
Eves does a wonderful job showing Anna’s struggle with where she stands in society. Before Anna broke the binding she knew exactly where she stood, and that was on the outside as baron, one without magic. Anna’s character has so much growth in this second book, especially when it comes to inserting herself into the political sphere. She doesn’t know who to trust and who not to trust. She’s also dealing with the loss of Matyas and the fact that he is gone because of the choice she was forced to make. Because of the secrets she has to keep about the role she played in the bindings downfall, allies are few. When an someone comes into her life and wants to teach her how to embrace who she really is, she is determined to make sure that this time around she makes the right decisions, not only for herself but for those she loves and has lost.
We do get a second POV in this book and that is Matyas! He’s on a journey of his own to get back to the world outside of the binding. No one knows that he’s survived and even though its unclear what his role is he is determined to find a way back to Anna and his family. He meets some very unique and interesting characters who help him and hinder him. Matyas is probably my favorite character of this series, I mean he becomes known as the King of Crows, who wouldn’t fall in love with that! I can’t wait for you to get to know him in this book!
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Have you read Blood Rose Rebellion yet? What are some of your favorite YA Historical Fictions/Fantasies?