Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Rebel Spring -A Falling Kingdoms Novel - Book 2 - Review

Picture and Description from GoodReads

Auranos has fallen and the three kingdoms—Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia—are now united as one country called Mytica. But still, magic beckons, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the world...

When the evil King Gaius announces that a road is to be built into the Forbidden Mountains, formally linking all of Mytica together, he sets off a chain of events that will forever change the face of this land, forcing Cleo the dethroned princess, Magnus the reluctant heir, Lucia the haunted sorceress, and Jonas the desperate rebel to take steps they never could have imagined.

My Review / Thoughts

This book was better than the first one for me! It is action packed, and kept me on my toes the whole time. Some things happen to some characters that I love, that made me want to throw the book across the room. BUT, having said that, when an author evokes that much emotion out of me, I know I have read a good book.

I like how THE WATCHERS play more of a role in this book. They make things much more interesting.

Jonas is by far one of my favorite characters. He may jump into situations without thinking sometimes, but his character is just so much fun. He is funny, crazy, and willing to fight for what is right. Makes him a good guy in my book. Plus, in my head he's a "knight in shining armor"....just dressed as a rebel :).

I still do not like the relationship between Lucia and Magnus. Adopted or not, the relationship is awkward. 

King Gaius is still a horrible person, but boy does he play a "good" bad guy. He doesn't seem to have remorse for anything he does. 

There are so many characters in the book, I am so glad the author puts a "Cast of Characters" at the beginning. It helped when I was reading late at night and couldn't remember who every one was...hehe!

This was a great read. I think I need to make a rule about only reading series when they are ALL out, because now I have to wait. UGH....But I think that may be a good UGH! It was such a great read.

Love, magic, war, and rebellion...what's not to love about this book?

Source:  I purchased this book from Barnes & Noble.  I am not affiliated with B&N in anyway, and was not compensated for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

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About the Author
(pic and bio from GoodReads)

Morgan Rhodes lives in Ontario, Canada. As a child, she always wanted to be a princess -- the kind that knows how to wield a sharp sword to help save both kingdoms and princes from fire-breathing dragons and dark wizards. Instead, she became a writer, which is just as good and much less dangerous. Along with writing, Morgan enjoys photography, travel, reality TV, and is an extremely picky, yet voracious reader of all kinds of books. Under another pen name, she’s a national bestselling author of many paranormal novels. Falling Kingdoms is her first high fantasy.

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  1. I have heard fun things about this series, glad you are enjoying it! :)

    1. I think the Second one is better than the first!!!

  2. Great review! I thought that relationship between Lucia and Magnus was awkward in the first book too. I remember all the characters, so even though I didn't love the first book it obviously still stuck in my brain. :)

    1. I am glad she put the cast of characters at the beginning! There are so many in the books, but I think that is why I like it so much!

  3. Glad you enjoyed this. I rad the first but haven't yet read this. Yeah, I wasn't a fan of Lucia and Magnus either....
    Jen @ YA Romantics

    1. My daughter and I were talking about it, and I still cannot seem to be okay with it..just awkward...but obviously kept me reading :)