Title: Jubilee Manor (Landry Park #2)
Author: Bethany Hagen
Publication: August 11th 2015 by Dial Books
Format: Advance Reading Copy
Source: Provided by the Author
In Landry Park, Madeline turned her back on her elite family, friends, and estate to help the Rootless. Now, in Jubilee Manor, she struggles to bring the Gentry and the Rootless together. But when Gentry heirs—Madeline’s old friends—are murdered, even she begins to think a Rootless is behind it, putting her at odds with the boy she loves and the very people she is trying to lead. If she can’t figure out who is killing her friends and bring them to justice, a violent war will erupt and even more will die—and Madeline’s name, her estate, and all the bonds she’s forged won’t make any difference.
I received a digital copy of this book from Bethany Hagen for my participation in this blog tour. By no means have my review been affected and/or influenced.
This brief review may contain spoilers from both books of the Landry Park series.
Jubilee Manor continues on with Madeline, determined to bring peace between the Rootless and the Gentry. But the divide between the two just got bigger after the incident in Liberty Park that ended with her father’s removal in Landry Park.
When Jack’s real identity was revealed as Alexander’s brother and Madeline’s uncle, he takes over Landry Park. Together, he and Madeline make plans to bring the Gentry and the Rootless together but it becomes impossible when Gentry heirs are murdered one by one.
I am really amazed with the world building in Jubilee Manor. Right from Landry Park, I was already amazed with how Bethany Hagen created a dystopian, futuristic America where the privileged are treated like aristocrats. I also like how the sci-fi aspect was incorporated in the plot.
I also love how the love affair between Madeline and David wasn’t neglected. Although, the plot didn’t revolve around the love story, there was enough swoon for readers who like romance. Their relationship is this book become more mature.
I don’t know what else is missing in Jubilee Manor. It has romance, sci-fi, politics and a little bit of mystery. The murders of the Gentry heirs brought a different edge to Jubilee Manor as compared to the first book. I also enjoyed the suspense and action near the end.
The ending of this book was handled perfectly, I couldn’t think of a better way to end this book. Overall, I would recommend this book to everyone.
Bethany Hagen was born and raised in Kansas City. She grew up reading Charlotte Brontë, Jane Austen, and all things King Arthur, and went on to become a librarian. Landry Park is her debut novel.