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One Black Rose [Kindle Edition]

Maddy Edwards
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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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: 1696 KB
  • Print Length: 185 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005UO7QUI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,486 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great start to an enchanting new Fairy series! February 20, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Like stepping into a modern, urban fairy tale, One Black Rose, is charming, enchanting and utterly romantic. With vivid depictions of Maine and the two families of the Winter and Summer Courts, I was instantly pulled into Maddy Edwards lush story. Easy, smooth, addictive prose, entertaining and authentic dialogue and a plot that transports the classic fairytale into modern teen fiction, I happily spent the day within the world of One Black Rose. As well as the awesome action-packed and glittering final chapters, my favourite element of the story was the aptly named heroine Autumn. Fiesty, stubborn, brave and fiercely independent it was excellent and refreshing to come across a YA heroine who continues to remain strong despite her supernatural bond to the two male protagonists. Speaking of which... I find myself in the unusual position of being completely on the fence: Holt or Samuel?! I don't know! They're both yummy. Mmm.

Great Read! Highly Recommended!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it!!!!
Published 2 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 24 months ago
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
2.0 out of 5 stars This review is for all three books.
Pros: The writer is talented.
The town is appealing and make me want to vacation there.
The storyline is somewhat different and exciting. Read more
Published on March 15, 2012 by Tanya Collins
3.0 out of 5 stars A nice escape into the fairy world
I devoured this book in one evening. Easy to read, entertaining, it allowed me to escape into the world of fairies in a gentle and pleasant way. Read more
Published on February 17, 2012 by luciefuentes
4.0 out of 5 stars Enticing
I love fairy books. They give me that warm tingly feeling:) This story was more than I was enticing, wonderus, and all in all lovely. Read more
Published on January 23, 2012 by Mandalynjax
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More About the Author

Maddy Edwards is the author of four series, including the Paranormal Public 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
Spin-off series:

The Devious Chronicles
Iron Chaser

Short Stories:
Old Friends, appears in the Devious Chronicles, features Paranormal Public characters.

One Black Rose series:
One Black Rose

Spiral Series:
Spiral of Silver

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