The Rose Legacy

The Rose Legacy

Orphaned Anthea Cross-Thornley has been shuttled between family members her whole life. When she receives a letter from a long-lost uncle, she dares to dream that she will finally find a home. Upon her arrival she is shocked to learn that her uncle secretly breeds horses--animals that have been forbidden in their kingdom for centuries. More alarming is Anthea's strange abi Orphaned Anthea Cross-Thornley has been shuttled between family members her whole life. When she receives a letter from a...

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Title:The Rose Legacy
Author:Jessica Day George
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1599906473
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

The Rose Legacy Reviews

  • Jessica
    Oct 12, 2017
    Why hello there, little book I've worked on for Lo, these many years! If you are wondering, this is the story that started as "Horse Brigade." I actually used it as a reading piece several years ago, so some of you lucky people might have heard the first couple of chapters! It got ...
  • Jenn
    Oct 14, 2017
    When I was young, I was absolutely horse-crazy and read every horse story I could get my hands on and asked for a horse for Christmas every year (never received one, but still...). If I had had this book then, it would have blown my mind, but since the author wasn't yet around, I suppo...
  • Alicia
    Apr 22, 2018
    http://wordnerdy.blogspot.com/2018/04... A new book by Jessica Day George is always a treat, and this was an especially charming fantasy story, centered on a girl who's been shuffled from relative to relative all her life, and now she's being sent to live with an uncle who lives out...
  • Becky H.
    Sep 10, 2018
    Anthea has been passed from relative to relative but is surprised when she is sent to live with an uncle she did not know about. This uncle also lives beyond the Wall to the Exiled Lands. She is however very surprised and shocked when she arrives and sees the monstrous horses that are ...
  • Miranda
    Apr 27, 2018
    Received an ARC via Netgalley. Anthea is a poor orphan girl who has grown up being passed from relative to relative. When she is forced to move one last time to family she has never heard of, she finds an uncle and cousin who welcome her with open arms and discovers a world of wonde...
  • Debbie
    Mar 04, 2018
    "The Rose Legacy" is a tween fantasy novel. I loved novels involving horses when I was a kid, and I enjoyed this one even as an adult. The characters acted realistically and were interesting. The world-building, though not extensive, did give it a unique feel. Anthea grew up with cars ...
  • Michelle
    Jul 21, 2018
    The story itself wasn't bad but the main issue that I had with this book is that nothing really made much sense. The main premise is that horses were killed off for being "dangerous" and causing plague and everyone now sees horses as monsters and the whole plot revolves around that, bu...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Mar 29, 2018
    E ARC from Netgalley Anthea is an orphan who has been sent from family member to family member her whole life. She's been with an aunt and uncle for several years, and it's not too bad, but when her aunt is expecting, the stress of havin Anthea around is too much, and she is once ag...
  • Chrissy
    May 30, 2018
    I have no idea what I just read. But I finished it, so there's that I guess... The problems started early. There is no explanation of why Anthea doesn't remember living in not-Scotland (it has another fantasy name, but like in Game of Thrones, these countries are analogs to England ...
  • Stacie
    Apr 27, 2018
    The Rose Legacy, by Jessica Day George, is a horse-inspired fantasy for middle-grade readers. The first in a new series by Jessica Day George, it appeal to those who love animals and magic, as well as readers who like steampunk books. The story's protagonist is Anthea, an orphan wh...
  • Brandon
    Sep 18, 2018
    I read this with my seven year-old daughter and it was clear that we both finished the book just to finish it. The story meanders without a clear conflict and although there is a decent resolution, it mostly comes out of nowhere and consequently wasn't satisfying. There are some thread...
  • Beth
    Jun 09, 2018
    The beginning of The Rose Legacy, when Anthea gets off a train and steps into a new world, where nothing makes sense, and everything she knows turns out to be wrong, and the ground is constantly shifting beneath her feet, is flat-out spectacular. It may be one of the best metaphors for...
  • Angie
    Apr 14, 2018
    Anthea is a proper lady who only wants to be a Rose Maiden. But she is also an orphan who has been shuffled among her relatives since her father died. When her current guardian decides it is time for her to go she suddenly learns that she has an uncle beyond the wall. The wall was pu...
  • Dena (Batch of Books)
    Apr 13, 2018
    Basically, this is all my childhood horse fantasies in a book. ??? Excuse me while I sigh dreamy eyed at the stars and fantasize about horses. Okay, I'm back, but I'm still fantasizing about horses. Remember those horse books you read as a kid? Haven't you wondered wh...
  • Kelsey
    May 08, 2018
    I want a sequel, mainly because a lot of questions were left unanswered (many of them I can?t tell you because that would spoil the story). But these unanswered questions don?t detract from my enjoyment of the story. I love horses, so when I saw this new story from Jessica Day Geor...
  • Diana Thomsen
    Aug 27, 2018
    This is one of those books that I absolutely didn't see coming. Seriously. Having read other series by this author, I thought I knew what would happen. I was wrong. This is a fascinating world, and the main character's confusion was spectacular as she discovered that life really isn't ...
  • Martha
    Jul 15, 2018
    Anthea is miserable in her existence as an orphan bounced from relative to relative, often doing maid chores of all kinds from shoveling coal to polishing silver. Yet all of that changes when Aunt Deirdre (her current guardian who is expecting another baby) needs Anthea's bedroom. Thin...
  • Joy Smith
    Mar 22, 2018
    I enjoyed the premise and the characters (the horses, especially Florian, the humans, and the little owl, Arthur). Anthea has been passed from one home to another and then exiled beyond the Wall. It's a harsh life, she thinks, after arriving at Last Farm. She rebels and complains. And ...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Feb 02, 2018
    My daughter would LOVE this one! ...
  • Sara
    Jul 20, 2018
    If I had just seen this book on the shelf, I probably would have passed it over. Not because I don't like the cover but because I don't really lean toward the animal books and the cover shows a girl riding a horse. I think it's a great cover but not really my style. However, knowing th...
  • Kasey Giard
    May 31, 2018
    Such a fun, creative story. I've never read a fantasy which used horses the way this one did. I liked that they were this mythical creature and had the special bond/magical ability with humans. I enjoyed each member of the cast of characters, especially the more unexpected ones, ...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Apr 26, 2018
    George, Jessica Day The Rose Legacy, 260 pages. Bloomsbury, 2018. $17. Content: Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG. Anthea has been moved from relative to relative ever since she was orphaned, until she is invited by a distant uncle to come and live with him. Anthea is he...
  • Samantha
    Jun 16, 2018
    Jessica Day George, I love you, but not this book, sadly. It DOES, however (whatever my opinion), accurately capture a girl and her love of horses. (I should know, my sister is one of those crazy, amazing people.) The story was actually great, but I never got to like Anthea. She seemed...
  • Leah
    Jul 01, 2018
    This was delightful. The horses were wonderful, definitely my favorite characters. I did like most of the humans, too. The story was sweet and, at times, humorous. The setting was lovely. I liked the farm by the sea the best. ...
  • Critterbee❇
    Feb 17, 2018
    The Rose Legacy appears (to me) to be the first in a series featuring Anthea, who has a way with horses, in a land where they have been forbidden and long thought extinct. Anthea, raised as an orphan and shipped from home to home, is sent off to family in the wild lands outside of a hu...
  • Misti
    Jul 30, 2018
    Orphaned Anthea has been shuffled from one relative to another ever since her parents' death, but now she is being sent to an uncle who lives in the wild lands beyond the Wall. At his farm, she will discover that many of the things she's been taught all her life are untrue -- particula...
  • Bookconfessions
    Apr 30, 2018
    This story is geared toward 8-12 year olds who love animals, have ever felt alone, or anyone who dreams of adventure. Jessica creates in Anthea someone every young girl can relate to with emotions that resonates. There?s just the right amount of young attraction written perfectly ...
  • Claire Hill
    May 05, 2018
    Ten-year-old me is LIVING right now. The Rose Legacy is the story of Anthea Thornley, who has been moved from relative to relative since she was very small. When she is ousted from her last home, she is sent to live with her uncle in the far north, above the wall. When she gets the...
  • Miki
    Aug 14, 2018
    This wonderful book is a great read for people who have been dreaming to ride a horse. I haven't sat on a chair arm and pretended it was a horse, but yes, I have daydreamed of riding a horse. Though I imagine I'd be scared of getting on, not falling off (and I know I will fall off), s...
  • MaximusMidnight
    Aug 16, 2018
    The story's fun if you like horses, and it's interesting to see the juxtaposition between the what the main character is used to and the situation she's thrown into. The horse communication is fun and well-written. But, when looking more closely at the broader literary story, the flaws...