Sunday, 22 February 2015

Rebel Spring - non-spoiler review

Hi booklovers

Title: Rebel Spring
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Genre: High Fantasy, YA
Publication Date: November 27th 2013
Publisher: Razor Bill


Goodreads summary (highlight the next text if you've read Falling Kingdoms!)
Auranos has been conquered and the three kingdoms—Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia—are now unwillingly united as one country called Mytica. But alluring, dangerous magic still beckons, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the world. . . .

CLEO 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 deadly outcome of her breathtaking display of magic that allowed her father to capture the kingdoms JONAS watches at the palace gates, a troop of rebels behind him, waiting for him to tell them how he plans to overtake King Gaius When 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 cataclysmic events that will forever change the face of this land.
My review:
Just like with the first book, I really like this cover, I've always had a soft spot for hooded capes.
Once again you get a map and the list of characters - which is adapted for this book.The list of characters is handy to go back to when you're confused.

Morgan changed the way the chapters are introduced: instead of telling you which land you are in, you immediately know which character's POV this chapter is in and also where it takes place. I like this even better than the names of the places in the first book.

The prologue of this book introduces new characters, which is nice. It keeps the pace of the story going.

The world and characters are constantly being developed. You think that you know everything about a character and then something unexpected happens. Some of the characters that are mentioned in Falling Kingdoms are given a bigger role to play in Rebel Spring: Queen Althea and Lucia.

All in all, I think this is a good sequel in which a lot of things happen and there is never a dull moment. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

Bye for now


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