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- Print Length: 185 pages
- Publication Date: October 8, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005UO7QUI
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,720 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Okay, here's the story (Spoiler Alert):
Autumn has decided to stay the summer with her friend in Castelton, Maine. She's trying to give her parents time to focus on their dying marriage and really doesn't want to be around to see it crash and burn. So, when she arrives via airplane she is expecting to have her best friend pick her up, however the best friend is MIA. A complete STRANGER shows up at the airport(for an unknown reason), saves some guy from falling off of a light pole, and introduces himself as Holt, then basically says "Hey, I live in Castelton, let me give you a ride." Sounds weird, I know but that's basically how the whole book goes, weird things happen with no explanation. They see each other a few times after that and then he decides that they can't 'see each other' for a while....I don't think they had even been on a real date. Through out that, Samuel (who she feels 'drawn' to), is rude and sarcastic towards her. Then, his relatives threaten her with bodily harm if she's ever seen with Holt again. That's about how the rest of the book goes, with Holt backing off then coming back and all of Samuel's family giving her death threats for wanting to be with Holt, because they want her to marry Samuel. (She has only know both boys for a total of two weeks by the end of the story and she is SIXTEEN.Read more ›
Autumn is looking forward to a summer in Maine with her best friend and away from her arguing parents. She is especially excited when she meets Holt and Samuel, the good-looking sons of the wealthiest families in town. But she can't ignore the strange things that happen around Holt - how everyone seems to like him, how the flowers in his garden seem to come to life. And she can't explain why Samuel is determined to keep her away from Holt, even though he barely talks to her himself. Whatever is going on, Autumn's summer is turning out to be more eventful than she was expecting.
I got quite wrapped up in One Black Rose, and I stayed up late to finish it, rather than put it aside to finish the next day. Part of this was because I couldn't easily flip through chapters in my Kindle version. (Yes, I read books out of order. Yes, I am aware that you probably think this is a travesty against literature. I maintain that reading is a highly personal experience, and you can do nothing about how I choose to engage in it.) But part of it was that the pacing of the story was very good. I got a little bit more information about what was going on at just the right intervals that I was constantly curious but never felt like I had to wait too long for more information.
I also appreciated Autumn's best friend Carley. I feel like a number of books I have read lately have a set-up where the main character has a "best friend" who is either unlikable or has nothing in common with the main character. We as readers have a hard time fathoming why these two girls are friends, and we are left with an unsatisfying explanation like "we've been friends since kindergarten.Read more ›
The story has a 16yr old girl who is visiting her friend in Maine for the Summer without any parents around. She is immediately saved by a guy named Holt who ends up being a fairy Prince of the Summer court. Then she meets another Prince of the winter court and there's a feud. I did love the authors description of flowers and warmth and of Maine in general.
While there are some pretty good young adult novels out there I just couldn't get into this one. This one is a little too young for my tastes and there were quite a few discrepancies in it (ex. Autumn is supposed to meet her friends for coffee but the next scene has her at home in bed. Or when she says she's going on break and just heads out-it's never even brought up) which really bothered me about this. The beginning had Holt driving up and screeching to a halt at the terminal to save her. It's not mentioned why he was there in the first place. There was a lot of things that didn't really fit w my view of how royalty should act but that's the author's prerogative.
Again, it's pretty much a book for young mentalities. There's no sex, in fact no one seems to want to touch Autumn which is another thing that wasn't explained- it was made into a big deal but it's never said WHY. I think there was one instance where she said "s***". So if your looking for a book about fairies and young love for a youngster, this is acceptable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just feel like Samuel should have been in it more ... I guess I.all just have to find out in the next onePublished 6 days ago by Kindle Customer
I really didn't know what to expect when I started to read this book,Autumn went to spend the summer with her friend Carley and found her self in the middle of a fairy... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Kindle Customer
This sucks. It's all about you buying the next book. Don't bother reading it. It's ok, just really drawn out without really telling you any part of a story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by cloud9999
One Black Rose (One Black Rose, #1) by Maddy Edwards
Sixteen year old Autumn goes to stay with her friend Carley in Castleton, Maine, for the summer. Read more
I really liked the book except the ending rotted. I would have liked to have known if the black rose was given and by whom and if she had excepted it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by kaylee
this is pretty much young people book..faeries and such. it was ok, but not my type of bookPublished 6 months ago by sandra sue marsolek
I Have never read a book of this type and was surprisingly glad that I have. I will complete the series.Published 10 months ago by Allipur