Review: REBEL SPRINGS by Morgan Rhodes

Rebel Springs 
Morgan Rhodes
416 pages
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: December 3rd, 2013
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: LOVED

Love, power, and magic collide with war in the second book of the Falling Kingdoms series.

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.

Auranos is no longer the happy safe haven for most of its citizens. Under the rule of the Blood King, the three kingdoms have now been united as one, Mytica. But when the King of Blood announces the construction of a new road, meant to connect all of Mytica, he brings upon changes that will forever taint the hearts of all that live. The greed for power and magic blinds all who listen, and if Princess Cleo does not take back the throne, all of Mytica may fall into chaos.

I’m surprised I’m even attempting to write a review. It isn’t even needed, due to the amount of epicness that is REBEL SPRINGS. If you are not able to understand my review, then I give you my deepest apologies. Because this book is amazing, guys. So amazing that I. Can’t. Breath.

If you haven’t already read FALLING KINGDOMS, then I will tell you this: You are missing out.

Morgan Rhodes managed to weave a breath-taking sequel and fill you in on the small tidbits of information that took place in the first book, so lucky for me, I didn’t have to re-read FALLING KINGDOMS. Thought I assure you, I would’ve loved to.

REBEL SPRINGS is told from multiple point of views, just like FALLING KINGDOMS, and despite knowing it would be narrated the same way as the first book, it frustrated me. Mainly because I knew something big and bad is happening, and some of the clueless characters think they’re so smart and nearly get themselves killed.

The characters have changed alot in REBEL SPRINGS—they’ve become stronger, especially Cleo, who I know love like crazy. And by the time I turned the last page, a couple of the characters I despised in the beginning began to grow on me. All but Lysandra, the girl is suppose to be a strong female character, but every time she talked, I felt like screaming. To say she is annoying is an understatement.

And once again, I love this cover, though I have to admit the FALLING KINGDOMS cover is cooler. If you understood my blabbering, then you know that you have to get your hands on this series. No matter what the cost. You will be happy you did. Trust me.

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Asma is a cat-loving co-blogger at IceyBooks. She's a 15 year old homeschooler who spends her time blogging (obviously), reading, and whatever else strikes her fancy. She's also a part time pirate and assassin.



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    November 25, 2013

    Yay for epic fantasies! I don’t read nearly enough fantasies. Definitely going to check this series out. ;)

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    Jessica L. Brooks

    November 27, 2013

    Thanks for sharing, Asma! This book looks AND sounds great!!! :D