The Rose Master
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The Rose Master


"Cano does a fine job of setting mood and atmosphere, and her characters dance around one another with relentless industry and brooding allure, fighting their inevitable attraction." — Publishers Weekly


The day Anne Tinning turns seventeen, birds fall from the sky. But that's hardly the most upsetting news. She's being dismissed from the home she's served at since she was a child, and shipped off to become the newly hired parlor maid for a place she's never heard of. And when she sees the run-down, isolated house, she instantly knows why:

There's something wrong with Rosewood Manor.

Staffed with only three other servants, all gripped by icy silence and inexplicable bruises, and inhabited by a young master who is as cold as the place itself, the house is shrouded in neglect and thick with fear. Her questions are met with hushed whispers, and she soon finds herself alone in the empty halls, left to tidy and clean rooms no one visits.

As the feeling of being watched grows, she begins to realize there is something else in the house with them--some creature that stalks the frozen halls and claws at her door. A creature that seems intent on harming her.

When a fire leaves Anne trapped in the manor with its Master, she finally demands to know why. But as she forces the truth about what haunts the grounds from Lord Grey, she learns secrets she isn't prepared for. The creature is very real, and she's the only one who can help him stop it.

Now, Anne must either risk her life for the young man she's grown to admire, or abandon her post while she still can.

Title:The Rose Master
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:200 pages

    The Rose Master Reviews

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Nov 19, 2014

    The day I turned seventeen, birds fell from the sky. A flock of them seemed to cross an invisible line, a boundary of packed winter breezes that wrapped them up in a coat of ice, freezing whatever ke...

  • David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party
    Jun 26, 2014

    Some people are haunted by ghosts. Many more people are haunted by themselves... For the first sixteen years of her life, Anne led a fairly unremarkable life. That's not to say it was an unsatisfying...

  • Kisa Whipkey
    May 29, 2014

    Where do I start? This book is amazing! A blend of Gothic literature and fairy tale with a splash of horror, it can best be described as Beauty and the Beast meets Jane Eyre. And since those are two o...

  • REUTS Publications
    Mar 25, 2014

    Jane Eyre meets Beauty and the Beast with a horrifying, supernatural twist in the YA Historical Fiction / Horror novel THE ROSE MASTER. We urge you to read TRM with the lights on— night OR day. A li...

  • Kristen
    Dec 29, 2014

    4.5/5 stars“On the half-frozen pane were dozens of moths, their muslin wings extended in paused flight, their impassive faces staring at me. I’d never seen so many before, their spun sugar bodies ...

  • Amber
    Jun 25, 2014

    I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.When author Valentina Cano asked for reviews on her debut novel The Rose Master at one of the goodreads book review goodreads grou...

  • Melody Winter
    Jun 03, 2014

    Where to begin? Firstly, the cover--beautiful, yet scary.Secondly, or should this be my first point, the writing. Amazing.I loved The Rose Master--every single word.There is no doubt in my mind that t...

  • Summer
    Mar 28, 2014

    What more can I say than I absolutely adore this book! The voice and descriptions are so perfect to the period, bringing this story to life! Cano's writing is simply gorgeous. I could read her descrip...

  • Alexandra
    Mar 25, 2014

    Recieved an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewSee my blog post and my stop on the blog tour here: novels always held a mysterious part on my selves. Th...

  • Jolene
    Nov 20, 2014

    **Thank you Netgalley and REUTS Publications for providing this in exchange for an honest review**A Victorian Gothic, retelling of Beauty and the Beast? How could I not love it?Anne has been a parlor ...