Rosemarked (Rosemarked #1) by Livia Blackburne

Rosemarked (Rosemarked #1)

A healer who cannot be healed . . .When Zivah falls prey to the deadly rose plague, she knows it’s only a matter of time before she fully succumbs. Now she’s destined to live her last days in isolation, cut off from her people and unable to practice her art—until a threat to her village creates a need that only she can fill.A soldier shattered by war . . .Broken by torture at the hands of the Amparan Empire, Dineas thirsts for revenge again...

Details Rosemarked (Rosemarked #1)

TitleRosemarked (Rosemarked #1)
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy, Romance, Fiction, High Fantasy, Science Fiction Fantasy, Did Not Finish, Teen

Reviews Rosemarked (Rosemarked #1)

  • ☙ percy ❧
    (3.5 stars) This is a novel of that strange genre that has the feel and setting of a high fantasy, but doesn't actually contain any fantastical elements. (I like to call it 'pseudo-high fantasy. Possibly it could also be described as spec fic, but I've always found that definition to be almost uselessly broad.) The plot relied heavily on political machinations rather than containing magic, although it could be argued Zivah's potions have some ele...
  • Scrill
    ARC received from Netgalley and Disney-Hyperion for an honest review "And I can’t help but think how easy it is for a thing of this world to be destroyed, and how quickly something beautiful can disappear." Rosemarked is told from alternating views and tells the story of a young healer that catches a disease that she cannot cure and a man who has overcome the disease and must go on a mission with the healer to infiltrate the capital city as spi...
  • Dianne
    She had dedicated her life to healing the sick, but when she must heal the enemy who has come into her land with a deadly and incurable plague, Zivah is forced to live an life isolated from her family and her people when she becomes another victim, another of the ROSEMARKED. Her life can end ostracized and alone or it can end on her own terms, healing others who are afflicted like her, but the chance to help others will come at a price and she wi...
  • Anissa (FairyLoot)
    What a fantastic book! I loved Zivah and Dineas and can't wait for book two!
  • Lisa
    This is a highly political fantasy that focuses on one mission between two would-be enemies. I think all the elements of this story are so well thought out, and the politics clear and intriguing.I loved that the magic of the book is based in healing and that we have two very strong personalities butting heads throughout the story.Overall, I think high fantasy fans will really enjoy Rosemarked.
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...A healer who cannot be healed is joined by a soldier shattered by war, together they will take on infiltrating the Empire... When Zivah catches the deadly rose plague her life as a healer is cut off from her, in order to recapture her life and practice her art she will become a daring spy. After being tortured and thrown out with the garbage, Dineas will undertake a mission that will mean abandon...
  • Angela
    I'll be honest. Most of the time when I get an ARC, I tend to lower my expectations. Most of the ARCs I get are first time authors and the writing and story isn't spectacular. That was not the case with Rosemarked. I thoroughly enjoyed this story! I thought the setting was original, the characters were intriguing, and the story was so...interesting. I couldn't keep it down because the dynamic between Zivah and Dineas AND Dineas was so gripping. R...
  • Jenna (Bookiemoji)
    Read an early version and, if I may I say so myself, this story is even more richly imagined than her last! The stakes are higher, the romance is more complicated. You're sure to love it!
  • Lauren
    I beta read this last year and I'm so excited to see these characters and stories come to life SO GOOD.
  • Kristin
    Rosemarked will take you on one plague ridden adventure that you won't soon forget. Livia Blackburne knows how to write a beautiful story filled with death and despair that will leave you on the edge of your seat.Rosemarked... oh how I love your title and your cover. Rosemarked comes from the rose plague which infects the people of Zivah and Dineas' time. When one becomes ill with the rose plague, they develop your typical symptoms of fever and d...
  • Rachael
    Update 9/4/17I cannot stop thinking about this book. I am so ready for the second one to come out, and yet the first one hasn't even been released's going to be a long year.Original review:4.5When I picked up this book, I thought it was going to be another cliche, poorly plotted fantasy novel with an unoriginal and badly written romance. I was wrong. So, so wrong. I wasn't expecting what Rosemarked actually is: a political fantasy novel ...
  • Shenwei
    *screaming* fuck it's gonna be a long wait for the sequel lmao help 😭😭😭
  • Madison
    Rosemarked is a richly detailed fantasy that has a fairytale feel but is entirely unique and cleverly crafted. I so enjoyed sinking into this delightful story. I was enraptured by the first chapter. Here are just a few of the things I loved most about it: the references to herbs and their uses for healing; the complicated morality aspect and the way in which is this so cleverly conveyed through the chapters; the girl who takes down a trained warr...
  • Moira
    Number of pages: 400Number of times read (including the time before this review): 1Rating (out of five stars): 3Release Date: November 7th 2017*Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher (Disney-Hyperion) for providing a copy in exchange for a review. My opinions are honest and my own.Rosemarked unfortunately is getting stuck on the list of books I did not personally enjoy, but can see other people will love. If I maybe had connected more with the ...
  • Ellen
    Excellent YA fantasy/adventure with a dash of hidden romance. Zivah & Dineas live under the oppressive rule of the Empire, although from differing factions. His tribe chooses to actively fight back, while her village chooses to accommodate their overlords. Until circumstances find them allied together in enemy territory. An added twist has Dineas literally playing two roles, one in which he is much more open to romance with Zivah, and the other, ...
  • Eri (Airy Reads)
    I'm actually pretty ambivalent about fantasy books overall, but when they get it right, I adore them. Livia Blackburne really delivers with Rosemarked and I was riveted throughout the entire story. It almost reminds me of one of my favorite fantasy series, The Lumatere Chronicles, with the deceptive plot, intricate character dynamics and layered political intrigue.ANYWAY READ THIS BOOK WHEN IT RELEASES
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    3.5 SarsReview to come!
  • Anna
    I've been reading less YA lately, because I often get frustrated by the same rehashed plots and forced, contrived romances. Rosemarked contained neither of those things.This was a truly delightful book. The plot may originally seem like the standard oppressed teenage rebellion against the evil empire, but it takes shape in a unique and engaging way that quickly sets it apart. The characters were interesting and felt well fleshed out, even the sid...
  • Brittani
    I really enjoyed this! It's been a couple years since I read a Livia Blackburne book, but her writing just has this nice, familiar style that I really enjoy. I love how complicated everything about this book is, from the characters to their many different relationships and how those complications are addressed throughout the book. Much of the book left me making pained noises, as things just kept getting more and more complicated and difficult fo...
  • Abi (The Knights Who Say Book)
    *I received an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review*Rosemarked comes out in less than two weeks!!When Zivah, a former healer now exiled from her village by an infectious disease, is forced to team up with the bitter soldier Dineas to try and find a weakness in the evil Amparan Empire, she devises a way to use the disease to their advantage… but it will involve playing a dangerous game with Dineas’s memory that could bring disa...
  • Renee Brown
    Blackburne has set her latest page turner in a war-torn world beset by plague. The perpectives of Zivah, the healer, and Dineas, the rebel warrior, are cleverly alternated throughout the story as the political intrigue - and tension - rises. The characters are engaging and believable, and as the story progresses, their conflicted feelings advance the storyline. I'm looking forward to the sequel!!!
  • The Belle
    Zivah was considered one of the blessed ones. Having found her calling as a healer at an early age, she devoted her time and energy almost exclusively to the art of saving those around her. Under the expert tutelage of her teachers of the class of master healers, Zivah learned how to weave simple herbs into complex potions that could bring the sick back from the brink of death. She learned the reverence to be found at the feet of the Goddess; the...
  • Carina Olsen
    I had hoped to love this book. Because it looks gorgeous and sounded pretty amazing too, and I adore Livia. But, yeah. This one ended up being so disappointing for me. I just didn't care at all. I didn't like the writing, I didn't like the characters, and only somewhat liked the story. So I'm sadly giving this one two stars.And oh, I will have you know that two star books are the worst to write reviews for. At least with a one star you know you h...
  • Lydia
    (I was sent an eARC through NetGalley from Disney publishing in exchange for an honest review)I always TRY not to judge a book by it's cover, but by its ending.Rosemarked was one of my most anticipated reads of the year, and I'm honestly ecstatic to tell you that it 98% lived up to my expectations.From page one, I adopted a "THESE CHARACTERS ARE MY PRECIOUS BABIES" outlook, and I absolutely flew through Livia Blackburne's new novel, and I am now ...
  • Christina (christinareads_)
    Review also on Christina Reads and BlogsWhen I started Rosemarked, I had a hard time getting into the story. It has a slow beginning, and kind of remains rather show throughout the book. There is some action, but I felt like I was waiting for it for so long that it didn't live up to the hype in my mind. I like the plot and have a weakness for rebels, which is what made me keep reading. While there were some parts I wasn't too keen on, this book d...
  • Kirsten Seidel
    I was given an advanced reading copy of this book through netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Rosemarked, by Livia Blackburne is an adventure from start to finish! This story follows two characters, Zivah - a young healer to her people, and incredibly talented at her craft, and Dineas - a young fighter who is skilled and highly regarded among his people. Rosemarked is told from both of these perspectives. Without giving too much away, the ...
  • Kelsey Wheeler
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It's unlike anything I have ever read with a plague, potions, and a soldier. The book is fast paced and never has a dual moment. It doesn't take long at all to get to the start of Zivah and Diaeas mission. This world Livia Blackburne created is unlike any other. The book is both in Zivah and Diaeas's POV depending on the chapter you are reading. I think that made the story even better. I loved Zivah and Diaeas and ...
  • Meg (PopReadsBox)
    I really, really enjoyed this book! It was suspenseful and intriguing up until the very end. The rose plague takes the lives of many in this world and leaves others with marks foretelling its return. Zivah is a young but accomplished healer and Dineas is a skilled warrior. Both are from different peoples but are also, unknowingly, on the same team. Thrown together to infiltrate the enemy, they don't exactly care much for each other but will have ...