Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Review: Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes

Hello everybody!
This is a long over due book review... The first book of the series is Falling Kingdoms, which I reviewed in March... sorry! You can refresh you memory here x.
Warning: this may contain some spoilers for the first book. So if you haven't read the first book yet, come back later.

ISBN: 978-1-59514-5932
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The road to 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.

What I liked the most: The plot
The plot is getting really good. It's fast paced and omg the plot twists! They're so unexpected and leave you like what just happened??
Also, I love the different POV (like I said in the other review) because it gives you a complete perspective of the situation and all the characters. I know some people think there are too many POVs, but I like them.

What I liked the least: The relationship
I don't hate the relationships, I just don't like how fast they form. They literally spend the first book hating each other and then bam, wow I kinda like her??

The characters:
In the previous review, I said I didn't like the characters. But in this book, they develop a lot more. 
After what happened to Cleo in the first book, you can't help but love her. She's so strong and determined. Even though she's going through a lot of adversity, she knows what she wants and will do anything to get it. She's my favorite character so far.
Everyone else is kind of annoying. 
Magnus is trying to find himself, but there's so much self-pity, it gets annoying.
I liked Jonas in the first book, but now... he's just constantly moaning about rich people. Lysandra is basically a female version of Jonas, so yea, I don't like her either.
Lucia is still a Mary Sue..

The plot had me hooked and the characters are slowly getting better. Their personalities are developing, so I can really judge if I like them or not. I've already read the third book, and I can tell you... it gets really good.

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Recommend? Yes

That's all I have for now. Sorry this is such a short review but it's been a pretty busy week for me.

Thanks so much for reading. I'll see you soon!

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