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One Black Rose [Kindle Edition]

Maddy Edwards
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Book Description

Sixteen-year-old Autumn goes to stay with her friend Carley in Castleton, Maine, for the summer. All she’s expecting is a normal couple of months hanging out at the beach with friends. Nothing out of the ordinary is supposed to happen.

But as soon as she arrives she meets Holt Roth. Holt is unlike anyone she’s ever met before – and her reaction to him is even more unexpected.

Then she meets his friend, Samuel Cheshire. If her reaction to Holt was strong, her reaction to Samuel is shocking. The only problem is that he seems to hate her for no reason at all.

Not being able to choose between two guys is only the beginning of Autumn’s problems, because both Samuel and Holt are Fairies, and Autumn is caught between her own desires and the Fairy Courts, who might cause her immeasurable pain if she makes the wrong choice.

Other books in the series:

Book Two: August (One Black Rose #2)
Book Three: Autumn (One Black Rose #3)
Book Four: Susan's Summer (One Black Rose #4)

Product Details

  • File Size: 2097 KB
  • Print Length: 185 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005UO7QUI
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  • Lending: Enabled
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars One Black Rose......was a little strange November 23, 2011
By C.K.
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book was really just okay for me. I mean, I was able to finish it and I wanted to know what was going to happen to Autumn, Samuel, and Holt. I just felt that a lot of times the characters reacted irrationally, there were a few things that need to be cleared up, and the ending was left undone (that is the best way I can explain it).

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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun & Enjoyable Read! December 13, 2011
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(cross-posted from Wading Through Electronic Ink blog)

The Plot

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.

The Good

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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I haven't ready many fairy books but every time I do, I fall in love again. One Black Rose was no exception. I like the main character Autumn and her tenacity. She isn't easily swayed by a persons looks which is a nice change from so many of the other paranormal romance books I read. In this book there are a lot of questions that weren't fully answered so I'm excited to buy the 2nd book in this series and figure out what is REALLY going on. If you enjoy the magic of fairies, I highly recommend this book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This review is for all three books. March 15, 2012
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Pros: The writer is talented.
The town is appealing and make me want to vacation there.
The storyline is somewhat different and exciting.

Cons: The main character, Autumn, is boring and has nothing going for her. Why in the world would a fairy prince want to marry a whiny, selfish teenage girl in the first place? Let alone two princes?!!?
Her best friend is even more selfish and pretty much just an all-around b*tch.
The males vying for Autumn's attention are somewhat flat, especially Holt. He is so completely bowled over by Autumn, but there is no reason to be. And all you get about him is how alive and fresh and friendly he is. Which sounds great, until three books later, and he's still that same flat character.
Samuel seems to be the only character with a bit of intelligence. He is a bit more guarded and he tends to think before whining (which is all that Autumn does).

Now, this is definitely my fault for reading all three, but I had hoped that the characters would get better, maybe more believable? I do like the way Maddy Edwards writes, and I want to support her, but I cannot support these books. To do so would seem that I support complete disrespect to elders, lots of whining and complaining, playing mind games with the opposite sex, and being a punching bag for others. I prefer my characters to be strong, or at least learn to be strong. Faults are important, but so are strengths.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars UNIQUE
I Have never read a book of this type and was surprisingly glad that I have. I will complete the series.
Published 27 days ago by Allison
2.0 out of 5 stars It's a YA novel
Warning: spoilers

The story has a 16yr old girl who is visiting her friend in Maine for the Summer without any parents around. Read more
Published 1 month ago by KT
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it!!!!
Published 7 months ago by Jessica
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book series!!!
This book was amazing! I loved everything about it. This book leaves you wanting more. If you buy the first book, you should buy the other three as well! Read more
Published on November 27, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars Bring on the fairytale
I'm not a huge fairy fan, but I LOVED this book. I'm a sucker for a great love triangle I guess! Poor Autumn never had a chance with Samuel and Holt around. Read more
Published on October 31, 2012 by Andrea
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!!!!! Love the series
I seen this book and decided why not since it was free. I was quickly entrenched in the story and finished the book in a day. Read more
Published on October 2, 2012 by SGibler
1.0 out of 5 stars One Black Rose
To be really honest I put this book down after only a few chapters. It felt like twilight fan fiction. I may pick it up and read more later. Read more
Published on August 2, 2012 by AAHaskins
2.0 out of 5 stars Just okay...
I liked this book but it took me a while to get through it. I was able to walk away for periods of time, there was just something lacking IMO. Read more
Published on April 18, 2012 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
I read this book very fast. It definitely left you interested and wanting to know what happens next. Read more
Published on April 2, 2012 by Heather Chapman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great start to an enchanting new Fairy series!
Like stepping into a modern, urban fairy tale, One Black Rose, is charming, enchanting and utterly romantic. Read more
Published on February 20, 2012 by S. Young
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More About the Author

Maddy Edwards is the author of the Paranormal Public and One Black Rose series.

Paranormal Public Series

1. Paranormal Public
2. Elemental Rising
3. Elemental Shining
4. Elemental Dawn
5. Elemental Fire
6. Elemental Air
7. Elemental Earth
8. Elemental Darkness
9. Elemental Light

Darkness Rules
Elemental Darkness from Lisabelle's POV

One Black Rose series:
One Black Rose
Susan's Summer (A standalone from Susan's POV)
Solstice Sea from Autumn's POV coming May 2015!

Spiral Series:
Spiral of Silver

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