Saturday, September 19, 2015

Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes

The road to power... is 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.

This was another fun an addictive read! I thought this was a great addition to this series. I liked how this book had a lot of action, and the plot from the first book developed a lot more in this book. The characters had more character development, so I have started to get attached to them. They were a little annoying at times, but the characters were not as bad as they were in the first book. 

I was skeptical about Magnus after the first book, but I really liked him in this book! He was a very complex character in this book. I couldn't help but grow to care for him. I thought Lucia was still kind of boring and bland. I am hoping to see her improve in the next book. I was very pleased with some of the romances in this book. I have started shipping some characters together, and I am excited to see my ships develop more in this series.

I enjoyed seeing more mystery and magic in this book. I also loved all the plot twists! Some of the reveals were a little predictable, but I still really enjoyed the plot as whole. I thought the book was paced very well, and I blew through this book. 

The worst part about this book was the fact that multiple characters died. My heart was crushed by some of the deaths, but I should have known better than to get too attached to characters in this book series. 

Overall, I enjoyed this book and I am so excited to start book three!

4 / 5 Fangs

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