Lost Crow Conspiracy (Blood Rose Rebellion #2)
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.

Lost Crow Conspiracy (Blood Rose Rebellion #2) Details

TitleLost Crow Conspiracy (Blood Rose Rebellion #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 27th, 2018
PublisherKnopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-139781101936078
Rating
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Historical, Historical Fiction

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Lost Crow Conspiracy (Blood Rose Rebellion #2) Review

  • Meli
    January 1, 1970
    Amor absoluto. Es mucho mejor que el primero, más dramático, más dinámico, mucho más divertido y llevadero. Es que tenemos un segundo narrador que... es amor y sufrimiento. Las partes de Anna son más lentas, pero de todas maneras patea los culos suficientes para hacerte sentir orgulloso.El fantasy es fantástico, hermoso, excelente. Lo que a penas se cocina en Rebelión de sangre y rosas, se desarrolla con toda la furia en este y está muy bueno. Realmente es uno de los fantasy más ricos y bonitos Amor absoluto. Es mucho mejor que el primero, más dramático, más dinámico, mucho más divertido y llevadero. Es que tenemos un segundo narrador que... es amor y sufrimiento. Las partes de Anna son más lentas, pero de todas maneras patea los culos suficientes para hacerte sentir orgulloso.El fantasy es fantástico, hermoso, excelente. Lo que a penas se cocina en Rebelión de sangre y rosas, se desarrolla con toda la furia en este y está muy bueno. Realmente es uno de los fantasy más ricos y bonitos que he leído en cierto tiempo. Me encanta.
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  • Bridget Vollmer
    January 1, 1970
    ** I won this in a GR giveaway**I enjoyed this book better than the first one in the series. The story started out a bit slow for me but picked up speed towards the middle of the book. The story alternates POV between Anna and Matyas. I found Matyas's POV to be more exciting and interesting and Anna's was more dull and political for my tastes although I did enjoy her POV later on in the book.Overall, Lost Crow Conspiracy was a quick, entertaining read which ended on a high note and I'm looking f ** I won this in a GR giveaway**I enjoyed this book better than the first one in the series. The story started out a bit slow for me but picked up speed towards the middle of the book. The story alternates POV between Anna and Matyas. I found Matyas's POV to be more exciting and interesting and Anna's was more dull and political for my tastes although I did enjoy her POV later on in the book.Overall, Lost Crow Conspiracy was a quick, entertaining read which ended on a high note and I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
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  • Stacy Fetters
    January 1, 1970
    ”Speaking your truth always matters. Don’t be afraid to be different—- sometimes those very differences are what lend your voice strength.”This pains me so much to say this but I’m so extremely disappointed. My little heart fluttered at reading a historical ya fantasy. I fell in love with the first one and have been patiently twiddling my thumbs waiting to get my hands on this one. This one just wasn’t for me. Blood Rose Rebellion has so much steam and amazed me within the first few pages. This ”Speaking your truth always matters. Don’t be afraid to be different—- sometimes those very differences are what lend your voice strength.”This pains me so much to say this but I’m so extremely disappointed. My little heart fluttered at reading a historical ya fantasy. I fell in love with the first one and have been patiently twiddling my thumbs waiting to get my hands on this one. This one just wasn’t for me. Blood Rose Rebellion has so much steam and amazed me within the first few pages. This one felt severely dragged out. You weren’t left on much of a cliffhanger but you were excited to see how the world is surviving after the binding was broke. And I can tell you that it was all very predictable. Some dark deep secrets are kept between some of the characters and it wouldn’t be much of anything if they were still a secret. The way they come to the surface just didn’t do it for me. It was stereotypical and too drawn out to be enjoyable. I was looking forward to the high action packed volume we got with the first one and it was too few and far between. Too much angsty romance and eye-rolling deceit. Yawn! Ya fantasy isn’t something that I read frequently and I thought this series was going to draw me closer to the genre. I was so wrong and it depresses me. 😞😞Tiny Cover Spoiler:If you pay close enough attention, the cover and the title give away too much information.
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  • Teresa
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked this one so much better than Blood Rose Rebellion. Lost Crow Conspiracy picks up shortly after BRR leaves off. Our main characters are at the tail end of her cousins death and are still coping, Anna is living with Catherine now, and the world is struggling with how to live with the creatures newly released in the binding. Anna's sections were slow for me in the beginning, but deff picked up towards the last half of the book. The Crow Kings perspective was absolutely my favorite pa I really liked this one so much better than Blood Rose Rebellion. Lost Crow Conspiracy picks up shortly after BRR leaves off. Our main characters are at the tail end of her cousins death and are still coping, Anna is living with Catherine now, and the world is struggling with how to live with the creatures newly released in the binding. Anna's sections were slow for me in the beginning, but deff picked up towards the last half of the book. The Crow Kings perspective was absolutely my favorite parts of this book. As he struggles with how he fits into this new world he must decide whether to do what is right or do what is easy. The book was filled with the politics of that era, navigating the fine line between the "right thing" and the "greater good", and some culture references (four horseman anyone!?!). Adding this series to my recommended ones at work!
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  • Gemma F
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely incredible and fantastic sequel!!! It was spellbinding and so many things happened in this. ❤❤❤Lost Crow Conspiracy picks up straight where Blood Rose Rebellion ended. Anna is now in Vienna and met various members of nobility including the royal family of Austria. There she uncovers so much more about herself and the Praetheria, these beings which were trapped in the Binding. The story flows really well and I loved the additional POV of a certain male character we got to see alot more Absolutely incredible and fantastic sequel!!! It was spellbinding and so many things happened in this. ❤️❤️❤️Lost Crow Conspiracy picks up straight where Blood Rose Rebellion ended. Anna is now in Vienna and met various members of nobility including the royal family of Austria. There she uncovers so much more about herself and the Praetheria, these beings which were trapped in the Binding. The story flows really well and I loved the additional POV of a certain male character we got to see alot more of. I really liked his part of the story as it was divided into parts which had distinctive voices and characters which grew on me. The scenes got me hooked and there was less romance which made the book much more exciting in terms of plot and pace. I loved the character development in this book and the theme of acceptance and forgiveness in Lost Crow Conspiracy. Furthermore, I liked the meddling of the court, politics and a brewing war between the two camps of Luminate and Praetheria due to their unjust treatment of each other (particularly the Praetheria). Thank you to NetGalley for sending me an ARC of this book for review!I am truly looking forward to readig Book 3 now!
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  • Yvonne Olson
    January 1, 1970
    I had a weird thing happen when I read this book. I couldn't, for the life of me, remember what happened in book one, and I mixed up the plots of this and another book. I still can't tell you how book one went. I remember enjoying it, and I gave a 3-4 stars, but I... I don't know what is going on in book 2. I definitely need to read the first book again before I try the second, because, while it's written beautifully (despite my still not enjoying all of the accented names) nothing is sticking w I had a weird thing happen when I read this book. I couldn't, for the life of me, remember what happened in book one, and I mixed up the plots of this and another book. I still can't tell you how book one went. I remember enjoying it, and I gave a 3-4 stars, but I... I don't know what is going on in book 2. I definitely need to read the first book again before I try the second, because, while it's written beautifully (despite my still not enjoying all of the accented names) nothing is sticking with me.
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  • Kendra Collings Santa Cruz
    January 1, 1970
    Rosalyn Eves did a fantastic job with The Blood Rose Rebellion, and I think she continued, and even exceeded my expectations with the second novel of the series, Lost Crow Conspiracy. I had a hard time putting the book down so I could do non-essential things like sleep, eat, and go to work!Lost Crow Conspiracy continues the story of Anna as she comes to term with a world where the Binding is no longer constraining magic to only the nobility, and no longer binds the praetheria; an ancient, magica Rosalyn Eves did a fantastic job with The Blood Rose Rebellion, and I think she continued, and even exceeded my expectations with the second novel of the series, Lost Crow Conspiracy. I had a hard time putting the book down so I could do non-essential things like sleep, eat, and go to work!Lost Crow Conspiracy continues the story of Anna as she comes to term with a world where the Binding is no longer constraining magic to only the nobility, and no longer binds the praetheria; an ancient, magical race of beasts and humanoids that are released and now trying to find their place in the human realm. As the humans are trying to determine what to do with the praetheria, the praetheria are determining what THEY want to do with the world itself.The book takes on a bit of a new format as it shifts focus between our heroin Anna and (SPOILER ALERT) her distant cousin, whom she thinks is dead, Mátyás! I really liked the format since I LOVED Mátyás from the first book so it was great that 1) he is ALIVE and 2) I get to know him better from knowing how he thinks and what he is up to directly from his point of view. I could tell that Eves did this format well when I found myself wanting to just keep reading from one perspective, but at the same time being completely torn because I wanted to continue reading from the others perspective at the same time! When the book mentioned a big convention I was a little worried that I might get bored (politicians going on and on about different agendas has never been my cup of tea) but I found that not to be the case. The very subject matter, determining what should be done with/about the praetheria, made it more interesting as well as the time spent at the actual conference was not overwhelmingly long. You spend just the right amount at the conference to get the feel of what is truly happening and then you are swept away with the flow of the next events. The next ball that Anna attends, or trying to be able to meet with Gábor (and don't even get me started on how much I loved that part of the story development too), or following Mátyás as he struggles to come to terms with his new position in the world as the King of Crows!I will be honest that I had one HUGE issue with Lost Crow Conspiracy…it ends! I just wanted to keep reading! It kills me that I do not have the last book in the series in my hand RIGHT NOW!Write fast Rosalyn Eves! You have won a lifelong fan with your lifelike characters, creative spin on mythical beasts, story development and fantastical world building! I need more books from you sooner rather than later! Pretty please? :-)Well done Eves. Well done!
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  • Tasha Seegmiller
    January 1, 1970
    As if returning to this innovative and magical world weren't reward enough, Eves weaves even more intrigue, magic, and world-changing stakes into the second book of her trilogy. Readers get to see Anna both different and yet similar to the heroine I came to love in Blood Rose Rebellion. Probably my favorite and unexpected part was the integration of creatures both stunning and dangerous. I cannot wait to dive in to the final installment.
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  • Cindy
    January 1, 1970
    I just finished this EPICALLY AWESOME book and now I'm crying over the fact that I'll have to wait a million years for Book 3. I often find that the second book in a trilogy is my least favorite, but in this case, I loved LOST CROW CONSPIRACY even more than BLOOD ROSE REBELLION. Combining political intrigue, glittering social affairs, gorgeous mythology, lyrical prose, and just enough romance to keep my heart pumping, this was everything I love in a historical fantasy. I can't WAIT till it's out I just finished this EPICALLY AWESOME book and now I'm crying over the fact that I'll have to wait a million years for Book 3. I often find that the second book in a trilogy is my least favorite, but in this case, I loved LOST CROW CONSPIRACY even more than BLOOD ROSE REBELLION. Combining political intrigue, glittering social affairs, gorgeous mythology, lyrical prose, and just enough romance to keep my heart pumping, this was everything I love in a historical fantasy. I can't WAIT till it's out in the world... And am even more impatient to get my hands on Book 3! (LOST CROW CONSPIRACY releases next March.)
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  • Allisa
    January 1, 1970
    What a ride. If I'd had one whole day set apart just to read this book, I would have taken it. As it is though, it took me some time. But every moment I spent reading this book, I was engaged and nothing in the world could bother me. I found Blood Rose Rebellion fascinating, interesting, and engaging. I found the Lost Crow Conspiracy exciting, thrilling, and heartbreaking.Anna Arden is in Vienna with her sister, Caroline, and Caroline's husband. Anna feels constantly confined by her sister's rul What a ride. If I'd had one whole day set apart just to read this book, I would have taken it. As it is though, it took me some time. But every moment I spent reading this book, I was engaged and nothing in the world could bother me. I found Blood Rose Rebellion fascinating, interesting, and engaging. I found the Lost Crow Conspiracy exciting, thrilling, and heartbreaking.Anna Arden is in Vienna with her sister, Caroline, and Caroline's husband. Anna feels constantly confined by her sister's rules and expectations, but she is determined to find a way to the the Congress, which is being held to decide what to do with the newly released Praetheria (the name coined for the beings released from the Binding.) She will have her voice heard and she will find a way to make sure that Matyas's death wasn't for nothing. There is politics, intrigue, romance, suspense, and action. And oh is there action.I wasn't expecting to be at the edge of my seat, waiting to see everything that came next, but Eves really knew how to keep me wondering about the next step, the next problem, the next worry. The whole book mows on at almost a reckless speed that I found myself enjoying every minute.I also found that I had a deeper connection with all of the characters. Anna's true character, her spunk, her need for justice, is still there, but I can also connect more deeply because of how she has grown. I could feel when she was angry, embarrassed, terrified, or justified. She is not ignorant any more and she wants to fight for what she believes in. Anna is wonderful, but I found that the other characters in the book are just as fantastic. Everything about this book exceeded my expectations and I can't wait to get my hands on the third book!
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  • Angela (Pooled Ink Reviews)
    January 1, 1970
    pooled ink Reviews: 4.5 StarsUnfortunately you're going to have to wait a while for me to release my official review but omg this sequel did not disappoint in the least!For now all I can say is:Brace yourself for the intensely exhilarating sequel that is Lost Crow Conspiracy. Rife with political machinations, nightmares come flesh, forbidden romance, and a patriotic fire that faces the storm with resolution, this YA Historical Fantasy is sure to halt your breath and leave you clamoring for more pooled ink Reviews: 4.5 StarsUnfortunately you're going to have to wait a while for me to release my official review but omg this sequel did not disappoint in the least!For now all I can say is:Brace yourself for the intensely exhilarating sequel that is Lost Crow Conspiracy. Rife with political machinations, nightmares come flesh, forbidden romance, and a patriotic fire that faces the storm with resolution, this YA Historical Fantasy is sure to halt your breath and leave you clamoring for more. Do not miss out on this tale of revolution taken from our very own history books and spun with faeries of the dark.[full review coming in March!]Thank you so much to Rosalyn Eves for sending me an ARC of her sequel to the stunning debut, Blood Rose Rebellion! I was absolutely thrilled to receive it!
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  • Susan G. Foster
    January 1, 1970
    Lovely writing, compelling characters and story, stunning historical-fantasy world and creatures = everything a YA fantasy should be. I loved it!! (Read ARC)
  • Kirsti Call
    January 1, 1970
    “Speaking your truth always matters. Don’t be afraid to be different-sometimes those very differences are what lend your voice strength.”Although I did not read the first book in this series, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The plot was compelling, fast paced and fun to read. I loved how Eves combined Russian history and folklore to create a fascinating, yet terrifying world. The characters are flawed, yet likable. I love how the book was told from the POV of a woman and a man. Ana has so much u “Speaking your truth always matters. Don’t be afraid to be different-sometimes those very differences are what lend your voice strength.”Although I did not read the first book in this series, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The plot was compelling, fast paced and fun to read. I loved how Eves combined Russian history and folklore to create a fascinating, yet terrifying world. The characters are flawed, yet likable. I love how the book was told from the POV of a woman and a man. Ana has so much untapped power, yet she is weak as a woman in a patriarchal society. Mat likewise has untapped powers that he can't control and his weaknesses are very obvious, yet we root for him. I loved the lyrical, descriptive language, the magical creatures, the creativity of the entire story. Great read! I'd like the read the others in the series now!*I received a copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Amanda-Has-A-Bookcase
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again, not enough ya authors write historical fantasy. Luckily author Rosalyn Eves fill that void nicely. Lost Crow Conspiracy picks up a few months after Rose Blood. The binding has been broken & Praetheria are now loose! The novel stepped up the fantasy elements (more fae!) and now has a duel narrative with Anna & someone (no spoilers here!) taking over. Anna has definitely grown as a character & I feel for the struggles she faces as a young wo I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again, not enough ya authors write historical fantasy. Luckily author Rosalyn Eves fill that void nicely. Lost Crow Conspiracy picks up a few months after Rose Blood. The binding has been broken & Praetheria are now loose! The novel stepped up the fantasy elements (more fae!) and now has a duel narrative with Anna & someone (no spoilers here!) taking over. Anna has definitely grown as a character & I feel for the struggles she faces as a young woman who wants to help but has no voice in a room full of men. “Speaking your truth always matters. Don’t be afraid to be different-sometimes those very differences are what lend your voice strength.”Great action buildup & definitely answers some questions left over from book 1. The ending makes me think we will have a 3rd book. (I hope).~~~~my Advance Copy was provided to me by the publisher for a honest review ~~~~
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  • Kat
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Netgalley and Random House Children's Knopf Books for Young Readers for the E-Arc copy of this novel.Blood Rose Rebellion was a hard on for me to get through. I loved how, Rosalyn Eves, created such great imagery when explaining the magical planes Anna would go into. The descriptive quality of the first novel carries over into Lost Crow Conspiracy. Once again, we experience the surroundings and experiences that Anna finds herself in. The binding is gone and now Anna is finding herse Thank you to Netgalley and Random House Children's Knopf Books for Young Readers for the E-Arc copy of this novel.Blood Rose Rebellion was a hard on for me to get through. I loved how, Rosalyn Eves, created such great imagery when explaining the magical planes Anna would go into. The descriptive quality of the first novel carries over into Lost Crow Conspiracy. Once again, we experience the surroundings and experiences that Anna finds herself in. The binding is gone and now Anna is finding herself in a precarious situation from both sides of the magical world. I really enjoyed this novel over the first. I think it’s because the backstory and understanding of Anna’s world had to be detailed for the reader to really learn about the binding, luminate, and magical beings. Lost Crow Conspiracy has so much to offer and I have begun to recommend it to those who aren’t just fantasy readers.
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  • Jordan
    January 1, 1970
    I won an Arc of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I liked this book so much. I haven’t read many historical fantasy books, but I really enjoyed this story. I liked how strong and powerful Anna was and how she never gave up. I loved how she was a strong woman who never let the men in her life dictate how she would live. I also loved how we got to see this story from another point of view. I really enjoyed learning more about all of these characters and this world. I cannot wait to get my hands o I won an Arc of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I liked this book so much. I haven’t read many historical fantasy books, but I really enjoyed this story. I liked how strong and powerful Anna was and how she never gave up. I loved how she was a strong woman who never let the men in her life dictate how she would live. I also loved how we got to see this story from another point of view. I really enjoyed learning more about all of these characters and this world. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next one and find out what happens to all of these characters next!
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  • Jessica Weida
    January 1, 1970
    Received an ARC by the publisher for an honest review.The second book in a series, Lost Crow Conspiracy picks up shortly after the first book ended. It moved a bit on the slow side at first, but after a few chapters you dive right back into all the drama that circulates around Anna and the Praetheria. I love how this series mixes historical fiction with supernatural elements and Hungarian lore and myths. Anxiously awaiting book #3!
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  • Taffy
    January 1, 1970
    Opening line:"There is a feeling a hunted creature gets: a prickling of fine hairs at the back of the neck, a sense of unseen eyes crawling across one's spine, a shift in the air."Ms. Eves brings Russian history and folklore alive once again with her second book, Lost Crow Conspiracy (it's an excellent second book!). The book goes between Anna's point-of-view and the Crow King's (loved it). So many characters--both new and familiar to the reader--to distinguish and learn from and come to hate/lo Opening line:"There is a feeling a hunted creature gets: a prickling of fine hairs at the back of the neck, a sense of unseen eyes crawling across one's spine, a shift in the air."Ms. Eves brings Russian history and folklore alive once again with her second book, Lost Crow Conspiracy (it's an excellent second book!). The book goes between Anna's point-of-view and the Crow King's (loved it). So many characters--both new and familiar to the reader--to distinguish and learn from and come to hate/love. I was a bit lost because of the foreign names and history but it all rolled along into a very enjoyable story of trying to do what's right and the consequences (can't everyone just get along??).I can't wait for the next book! I loved this quote:"There was no conduct manual for how to live with oneself after changing the world." Thanks to netgalley for the early read!
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  • Sammm
    January 1, 1970
    A digitized ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.