Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes

“The road to power… is paved with blood and magic.

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 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.”

-Synopsis on Goodreads

Hey guys! This is Allison! I finally got around to finishing Rebel Spring. Life kept getting in the way, but I finally finished the book and I’m so glad I did!

 “Sometimes, to regain sanity, one had to acknowledge and embrace the madness.” 
Stars (Out of 10): 9
Overall Thoughts: This book was full of amazing twists that had me gasping and wanting to turn the pages as quick as possible. I loved this book!
Spoilers begin below

The Good: The plot once again had all the characters tied together. We learned more about the Watchers. The characters continued to grow.
The Bad: The problem with having so many main characters is that you get to the point where you know something has to happen at a certain point, but to get there, all the characters need to be at the same level, which can be a problem, leading to some minor filler chapters.
The Characters: After book one, I was not sure I would ever like Magnus, but it happened. I really love reading from his point of view. Furthermore, I still love Cleo’s point of view. Jonas’ point of view is another of my favorites, though I don’t really want him and Cleo together romantically, which put a damper on some of his chapters. Last, but not least, Lucia can go die. In hell. I just don’t really like her at all.
The Plot: The plot is amazing and the Watchers’ goal is very scary.
The World Building: We learn more about the other continents and that Mytica is actually really small. I can’t wait to learn more about the world as a whole.
The Stereotypical Tropes: The Chosen One, Prophecy Child, No One is Safe
The Favorite Character: Cleo
Buy it, Borrow it, Or Bin it: Buy It


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