The White Rose is the second book in The Lone City Series by Ya author Amy Ewing. It was published on October 6th 2015.
Violet Lasting is on the run. After the Duchess of the Lake catches Violet with Ash, the hired companion at the Palace of the Lake, Violet has no choice but to escape the Jewel or face certain death. So along with Ash and her best friend, Raven, Violet runs away from her unbearable life of servitude. But no one said leaving the Jewel would be easy. As they make their way through the circles of the Lone City, Regimentals track their every move, and the trio barely manages to make it out unscathed and into the safe haven they were promised—a mysterious house in the Farm.
But there’s a rebellion brewing, and Violet has found herself in the middle of it. Alongside a new ally, Violet discovers her Auguries are much more powerful than she ever imagined. But is she strong enough to rise up against the Jewel and everything she has ever known?
The White Rose is a raw, captivating sequel to The Jewel that fans won’t be able to put down until the final shocking moments.
Plot summary (spoilers!)
The book picks up exactly where it is left off, where Ash has been imprisoned and Violet is stuck under the Duchess of the Lake's control. She suddenly gets a message by arcana from Garnet, who turns out to be an assistant of Lucien. Garnet reveals that he hated being under his mother's control, and enjoyed causing trouble for her - especially with the upcoming engagement ahead that his mother had planned for him. He also reveals that he owes Lucien a big favor, and therefore helped Violet and Ash escape from the Duchess of the Lake's mansion. However, she does not escape in time to avoid witnessing the Duchess kill Annabelle, her mute maid, in cold blood.