Review: The Estate (The Industry #2) by Rose Foster - A #LoveOzYA thriller not to be missed

Monday, 30 January 2017

The Estate by Rose Foster
Series: The Industry #2
Released: 22nd July 2016
Genre: YA Thriller
Source: Publisher
Pages: 414
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Kirra Hayward has many questions. What is the Estate? Will she be safe from Latham there? Will her code cracking skills be used for good or evil? Will she ever make it home? As she reluctantly joins the ranks of criminals, Kirra begins to realise the Estate isn't quite the place of refuge she hoped it would be.

There's a bully to avoid, rumours of a second code cracker on the run, and the feeling that someone at the Estate wants Kirra gone. For good.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

This review may contain spoilers for The Industry

Ever since I heard that Rose Foster's The Industry was sure to have a sequel, I just couldn't wait to read it. With anticipation high, so were my expectations for this novel - and it definitely did not disappoint. In The Estate Kirra Hayward is working within the Industry itself, having completely left her old life behind. As one of the only people who can crack the elusive Spencer coding, she's in a valuable, yet dangerous position. What this book does so well is execute the perfect combination of suspense, character development and action - what more could you ask for?

What I really appreciated about The Estate's storyline is the emphasis Foster places on developing all of her characters; broth primary and secondary. Each member of the Industry is given a unique personality and their own quirks, from the protective Desmond to the distant yet slightly maternal Aurelie who Kirra lives with. Flo, who Kirra is paired with as a 'Retreiver', is especially complex. Kirra's own conflicting emotions over whether she wanted to continue living this other life where secret documents are always circling, assassins are on the loose and people's lives are at risk, were also explored. Everything from the dialogue to the plot twists seemed fitting and flowed well, building greatly upon the foundations set in the first book of the series. 

Aside from the structure and characters, the action scenes are what really set this book apart and provided wow factor. There is an electric dynamic throughout the story, and being set in Vienna added an extra level of interest. It was good to see the camaraderie in Kirra's immediate peers, but also the thrill of characters' true colours being exposed. I really hope there will be a third book because I have to know what happens next!


WOW. This is a thriller that will keep you glued to its pages. Rose Foster has proven herself to be a masterful storyteller with great insight into her characters and how they will react in high-octane situations. With code-cracking, assassins, and plenty of action to spare, The Industry series is one you need to read. 

There's also this twitter giveaway ending 5th Feb for a chance to win both books - signed!


  1. I absolutely love the sound of this series Genie, I hadn't heard of The Industry until recently actually but reading your review has really cemented it for me. I love well developed characters and it sounds wonderfully paced. How did I miss this series before? Brilliant review Eugenia and thanks for putting it on my radar <3 <3

    1. I think it's definitely a gem that deserves more attention - they really are gripping reads! Thanks Kelly :)

  2. I haven't heard of this series before, but you've got me intrigued! It sounds absolutely wonderful. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! <3

    1. You should certainly give it a go Zoe - they're so suspenseful and addictive which always makes a good read. Thanks for stopping by!


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