Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms Series #2)

Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms Series #2)

by Morgan Rhodes
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Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Asand More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts: Love doesn't even encompass the emotion and feelings that spring forth when this series, Falling Kingdoms, crosses my mind.  Just gazing at the cover of the second novel, Rebel Spring, I get this tingling sensation all over my body.  It's just so hard not to get caught up in this book because there is so much going on in it.  But the story isn't crowded at all; on the contrary, every move made in this story is a tactical one.  It is another step in the seeming direction of the overall thrilling plot arc.  No matter how tiny each detail is, it is another scene that contributes to the entire story line.  That is FANTASTIC writing! There is no filler, no excess.  Everything in this story has a purpose and a reason for it. This is superb writing that supersedes just one genre.  Of course there is young adult fantasy, but then there is romance, and a lot of thriller vibe going on.  Actually the romance seems to take a backseat to all the power struggles that seem to be taking place.  I think I would compare it to these reality shows, The Real Housewives franchise.  The royalty in Rebel Spring could put all of those people to shame.  These power struggles are deceitful, intense and downright evil.  And let's just say, I definitely would not want to be a servant in the Danora household.  Servants do not seem to last long here. Rebel Spring really dives deeper into the lore of the Watchers and Kindred as we learn more about Luica's power and the golden hawks peering down.  I love how Morgan Rhodes writes these complex and difficult characters, who may be good inside but have to show a completely different personality to literally survive in this world where danger comes from the ones closest to them.  I'm in awe of how she writes characters that would usually be classified as weak but she gives them ethereal strength to them.  Princess Cleo is one of these characters.  Her enemies always underestimate her, seeing her as a weak and spoiled princess.  That is their undoing.  I love that she gets to prove these people wrong constantly. Jonas is another character that makes me smile whenever he "walks" into a chapter.  But I am also a slight fan of Prince Magnus-so you can see that I am torn between sides.  And I think that is exactly what Rhodes wants us to be.  She wants to make it hard for us to pick one character and be completely on their side because each one has good and bad traits, just like in real life. Another series I could compare to Falling Kingdoms is The Walking Dead.  Okay, wait, here me out first.  I know there isn't any undead in Mythica; but let's say loss prevention isn't important in either series.  You cannot get attached to any one character because chances are they aren't going to last long....in either series.  It seems Rhodes likes to torture us with killing off characters I didn't like losing.  No one is safe.  (And that  is how they are similar) So yeah, there were a few deaths that left me saying, out loud, "What the hell just happened?" But even with that, I wouldn't change a thing about Rebel Spring because every single situation, good or bad, plays into the bigger picture. And the conclusion of this story is going to be epic.  I can feel it in my bones.  This is one of those stories that I wish there was a rating for a million hearts, a million stars, just a million of anything.  But it has already captured my own beating heart and holds it in its magic forever; 5 hearts will just have to suffice. But a slight plea, if you may:  Please don't destroy my heart too terribly as the story progresses further.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rebel Spring is definitely a worthy sequel to Falling Kingdoms, a book that I found myself deeply attached to, and is probably better than the first.  It's filled with so many complicated and multi-faceted characters, particularly Magnus and Cleo (who are undeniably my two favorite characters).  It is also great for people that enjoy political intrigue, romance (including arranged marriages), war, and a magical parallel universe that is essential to the survival of their world. Definitely had me gripped from start to finish and I can't wait for the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it soooooooo much and it was just soooooo good and every thing was jusr well writen and well placed and i hope that everyone else enjoys it as much as i did
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All i can say
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it if you like surprises love stories and of course fantasy
jgoodson24 More than 1 year ago
My husband loves this series of books. It's perfect gift for anyone that enjoys this type of read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautifully vicious tale of a world that is a wonder to know.
nerd46 More than 1 year ago
This one is as good as the first one.
SmalltownSR More than 1 year ago
Fast paced, well written, full of surprises. 
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Cody-Literary-lyObsessed More than 1 year ago
This was epic, simple as that. Yet again I want to shake myself, why didn’t I read this series sooner? It’s utterly amazing and is quickly become a favourite, so much action, adventure, fantasy, magic and characters that I cannot stop talking about, a few poor people can attest to that! Princess Cleo is now a prisoner of war; she continues to be controlled by the Blood King and with no other options she must be his puppet. She's able to come up with great schemes and escape plans but she’s forever brought back to square one, outmatched and outwitted by the tyrannous King Gaius. However the end of this book has provided a little light at the end of the tunnel for Cleo so I only hope that she takes this chance and gets her much-needed and deserved revenge. Rebel leader Jonas got a load more page space, which I’m sure, produced many a girl including myself to squeal with excitement. After the events of Falling Kingdom’s Jonas is left with little to nothing, his people are being enslaved left, right and center and the Blood King now reigns over the whole of Mytica. He knows he must stop this but with few rebels, his brother’s murderer still going unpunished and little hope left, how much damage can a few boys do? With the weight of the world on his shoulder’s Jonas grows up, makes mistakes but these ultimately make him stronger, I cannot wait to see what becomes of him in Gathering Darkness. Magnus is still tormented over his sister Lucia’s rejection but what started as a Prince being betrayed, heartbroken and manipulated by his father gave way to so much more. With his eyes finally open as to how malicious his father actually is, Magnus forges his own plans and he may just be the dark hero who will take this series by storm. Magnus is such a complex character; I was fully prepared to write him off as a classic villain in Falling Kingdom's but my opinion of him changed throughout the book and before long his chapter’s became my favorite. How did this happen? What is happening! This book slowly introduced new characters and a whole other world but it was done perfectly, you are given time to adapt to this new dynamic and to decide if the character in question is good or evil… some remained a question mark for me but I loved the mystery. Now for a High Fantasy series that has little romance in it, it sure does take advantage of those small, seemly insignificant scenes. My god, I spend the better part of a day on the edge of my seat counting down the endless chapters until I could find out what exactly what going on between characters and what is brewing between others. Some of my ships seem to be sinking but I don’t seem to care because the potential one of the horizon is so tempting? Prepare for a lot of change in this book, nothing is at it seems! I have a really big feeling that Rebel Spring is yet again another stepping stone to a much bigger plot and world in the Falling Kingdom’s series and I can’t wait to find out what Rhodes has in store. I loved this book so much more than Falling Kingdom’s and as I’ve said before, this series is only just getting started so I’m now staring at my copy of Gathering Darkness because I just had to buy it the minute I finished this. So much revenge to come, ships to sail, blood to spill and magic to be unleashed, what am I waiting for? For more reviews visit: http://literary-lyobsessed.blogspot.co.uk
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so intrigued
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I loved it!
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