Book Review: Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes

Rebel Spring
Falling Kingdoms Novel #2
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: High Fantasy
Release Date: December 3rd 2013
Review Source: Razorbill

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.

I am a fan! I am a fan of the author, the world imagined in these pages, these characters and just everything else that falls in between that. I will admit that I read Falling Kingdoms when the copy of Rebel Spring arrived. I'm sort of glad I did because I was able to read the books back to back. I tend to shy away a little from high fantasy or historical fantasy because the complexity of the story just gets to hard to follow, so when I tell you I LOVED these books, Im serious as a heart attack. Im putting the Falling Kingdoms Series up next to Robin LaFevers' Grave Mercy series. The world within these pages is just stunning. 

Being the sophomore novel in the series it always has to compete with the debut novel, well Morgan Rhodes accomplished making this sequel a stellar one. Everything you loved and enjoyed aboutFalling Kingdoms you will find in Rebel Spring, just the levels of intensity and mystery have been up'd. The war is raging on and all parties and kingdoms are involved. Lives have been taken and continue to be taken. Sacrifices are a must to survive another day and Love seems to always present itself even at the worst timing. Characters you loved, you might begin to dislike now and ones you couldn't stand, well they just might start to grow on you. Who will unite to stand up to King Gaius. Will magic finally be what saves the three kingdoms?

Rebel Spring is definitely one of the top reads this year. Fans of Grave Mercy and Games of Thrones will enjoy this book and series. Now to begin the wait for book 3. I'll just sit and day dream about Jonas till then. 

Falling Kingdoms
Falling Kingdoms #1

The gripping New York Times bestseller that is Game of Thrones for teens

In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power—brutally transforming their subjects' lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined:

Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.

Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country impoverished—and finds himself the leader of a people's revolution centuries in the making.

Lucia: A girl adopted at birth into a royal family discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Magnus: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, a firstborn son begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword. . . .

The only outcome that's certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?

You are to start the series from the beginning if you have yet to read falling Kingdoms. As I mentioned above this is a stellar series that just keeps getting better and better. 


  1. Aw, I cannot wait to read this! So glad you loved it. <3 thank you for sharing :) I really, really loved Falling Kingdoms.

  2. Thank you for sharing, Yara. :)
    I read Falling Kingdoms, which was compared to Kristin Cashore's Graceling, and am sad to say that I was disappointed.
    I liked the story line and really wanted to LOVE it, but I think that maybe there was just too much that needed to be explained with the world building and it seemed a little surface to me. I didn't hate it, I liked it, but just wanted something more I guess.
    I am happy to hear that this one is wonderful! I can't wait to give it a try.


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