Friday, March 11, 2016

Review: Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms #2) by Morgan Rhodes

Friday, March 11, 2016
Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms #2) 
by Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Razorbill
Series: Falling Kingdoms #2
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Adventure
Published On: December 3, 2013

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The road to power... is paved with blood and magic.

 is now a prisoner in her own palace, forced to be an ambassador for Mytica as the evil King Gaius lies to her people.

Magnus stands to eventually inherit the new kingdom but is still obsessed with his feelings for his adopted sister, Lucia.
Lucia is haunted by the outcome of the breathtaking display of magic that allowed her father to capture the kingdoms.
Jonas watched at the palace gates a troop of rebels behind him, waiting for him to tell them how he plans to overtake King Gaius.

After a bloody siege, Auranos has been defeated, its young queen orphaned and dethroned. The three kingdoms—Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia—are now unwillingly united as one country called Mytica. But the allure of ancient, dangerous magic beckons still, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the whole world over...

At the heart of the fray are four brave young people grappling for that magic and the power it promises. For Cleo, the magic would enable her to reclaim her royal seat. In Jonas's hands, it frees his nation, and in Lucia's, it fulfills the ancient prophecy of her destiny. And if the magic were Magnus's, he would finally prove his worth in the eyes of his cruel and scheming father, King Gaius, who rules Mytica with a punishing hand.

When Gaius begins to build a road into the Forbidden Mountains to physically link all of Mytica, he sparks a long-smoking fire in the hearts of the people that will forever change the face of this land. For Gaius's road is paved with blood, and its construction will have cosmic consequences.


“But she didn't fall. Someone was there, reaching an arm around her waist to steady her. She looked up expecting to see Nic, but it was Magnus.

His dark brows were drawn tightly together. "Problem, princess?” 

I was in a bit of heart break over this book. Since the first book, I've loved more characters more than others and other characters less than others. Now it's starting to hurt more that I'm starting to grow more closer to other characters than the first two that I've connected with since the beginning. 

This book was in a sense, a mix of fantasy, romance, and magic. Sure, some parts did not work for me at all. Some characters just annoyed me to no end--not because there was anything wrong with them, just that they were conflicting with my feelings. Trust me, I had a lot of feelings about this book (in the Eh Feelings Section below).

Honestly, I had no problems with the plot or the writing pace. The storyline was just as good as the first book.  It was just the characters. 

I feel like connecting with the characters is hard. Not impossible, just hard and it will definitely be a long process because I don't like all of them. 

I liked this book, because it had variety. Variety between what was happening between kingdoms and variety between points of views. Reading the story in various point of views really brings color to the plot. 

As for recommendations, I say if you liked the first book then GO FOR IT you won't be disappointed. 

Eh Feelings 

*minor spoilers for Falling Kingdoms & Rebel Spring*

Romance: Everything just hurt. It was painful to read about Cleo, Magnus, and Jonas mainly because when I was through with Falling Kingdoms, I had a thing for Cleo and Jonas and wanted them to get together. It hurt more when I felt hope in the second book thinking "Yas, they are totally going to get together and I will be a happy narwal!"

Mmm no. No. NO.  

That't not even close to what happened. Magnus wasn't my favorite character in the first book, but he is starting to grow on me and there is a chance that I will like him/ship him with Cleo just like if not more than how I shipped Cleo and Jonas *pinches finger close together*.   

tell me: did you read this book? who is your favorite character? 

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