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...
  • Celeste
    Apr 21, 2018
    This middle reader is about a girl who has spent her childhood getting shipped from relative to relative, but when she ends up at her uncle's farm on the outside of her city's walls she finds her home among the horses hidden there. I loved the horses and adventure. Great read that's ea...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Amberle
    May 18, 2018
    I had no expectations when I opened this book. I checked it out purely because it was written by Jessica Day George. And she did not disappoint. The book was sweet and clean. It is obviously written for a younger audience and at times the simplicity of it bothered me. But it was still ...
  • 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...
  • Emma Rose Ribbons
    May 02, 2018
    Oh, wow, that was gorgeous! I loved everything about this - the heroine, the family she finds, the back story, and of course her wonderful connection with horses. In but a few pages, it managed to bring me on an adventure, make me cry at the horses' beauty and devotion and loyalty and ...
  • 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...
  • Althea
    Nov 19, 2017
    This story seems to be meant for a slightly younger age group than Jessica Day George's other stories. I rather liked the descriptions of horse society. Most of the humans were interesting, but some, like the king, seemed rather flat. A few of the plot points seemed a bit convoluted, b...
  • 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...
  • Susan
    May 28, 2018
    I loved horses as a girl too, so I really liked the idea of the horse/people connection. However, the story felt disjointed to me. One moment the heroine seems like just a girl, then she comes up with an idea and immediately changes and is off and running without further consideration....
  • 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 ...
  • Elizabeth
    Feb 12, 2018
    The Rose Legacy is a magical, beautiful story that young girls will devour. Every girl who has dreamed of horses will be enchanted with this tale of a girl who longs to belong. Passed from family to family, Anthea finally finds a home and friends with her estranged uncle and his forbid...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Feb 02, 2018
    My daughter would LOVE this one! ...
  • 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. ...
  • Molly
    May 31, 2018
    I love anything by this author! This story was great though geared towards younger kids, I was relieved that the young main character was not unbearable in the beginning. There was a lot of mystery surrounding the horses, the Way, and the land beyond the wall; so much so it makes me th...
  • ❇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...
  • 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...
  • Brianna Hansen
    May 25, 2018
    If I were a teenage girl, still in the my horse story phase, this would have been the ideal book I dreamed about. When I was around twelve, I read Black Stallion, Black Beauty, Misty of Chincoteague and a couple dozen Saddle Club stories. I wanted a beautiful, powerful horse with whom ...