Author: Morgan Rhodes
Series: (Falling KIngdoms #2)
Genre: YA Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
After the bloody events that took place at the end of book #1, 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 fulfils 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.
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.
Rating: 🌑 🌑 🌑 🌑 🌑
I'll try to refrain from saying too much so as not to spoil anything and just say that Rebel Spring was a fantastic second book that didn't suffer from a 'second book slump' syndrome. I'd even go as far as to state that it was better than the first book. (Refer to my previous review on Falling Kingdoms).
Falling Kingdoms, for the most part, was about world and character building. It introduced us to the characters and their (even more) complicated lives as well as to Mytica and its kingdoms.
After the events of the previous book, the three kingdoms have now become one under the rule of the tyrant King Gaius (Our psychopathic king drunk on power, who's become even crazier with the notion that magic will hand him the world on a silver platter). And the land has transformed into a bloodbath where survival does not come easy.
every character is wildly different than they were when we first met them in Falling Kingdoms. They're influenced by their own experiences during the course of the story and some have grown and changed, while others just keep making decisions that irritate the heck out of you. We're also introduced to some new characters, which was neatly done as we're given time to adapt to the new dynamic.
My one drawback is the writing, which could've been more intricate and complex but the many twists and turns that you don't see coming will make up for it.