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- Print Length: 181 pages
- Publication Date: October 8, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005UO7QUI
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,010 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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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.
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I've been reading this series for years but of course I wouldn't have been hooked if it wasn't for this book. I recommend to every book lover I knowPublished 25 days ago by _shayleew_
This book was a great free read about a regular girl named Autumn just trying to deal with life and it's struggles. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Can't wait to read the next one. My only complaint is that Carly is too dense and mostly self involved. Carly is the main character friend she's staying the summer with.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
I really like this series. I can't wait to finish it. I've read 1-6. It's a quick read about teens & the Fairy Realms, in a small coastal town in Maine. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kara Smith
Have now read the six books in this series and cant wait to see what hapens with autumn, samuel and holt. Please release the next episode, i hate waiting!!!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A great teen story about finding out there are others in the world around us. And its setting is in the State of Maine, my home state.Published 2 months ago by micfra69
It was awesome,lots great characters, more of the same with the love trianglePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
To be honest it was too slow paced and really predictable. I mean the lead girl always somehow manages to get the lead guy, so predictable.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer