Title: Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms, #2)
Author: Morgan Rhodes, Michelle Rowen
Published: December 3rd 2013
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.
When it comes to fantasy series, I’ve noticed a pattern. If the first book is amazing, the book to follow is going to be a let down by, almost, default. However, that was so not the case of the Falling Kingdoms series. I don’t think I’ve ever found a fantasy series that had a good second book, much less one that actually showed up the first book.
In short, I’m officially addicted to this series and all of these characters are literally my babies.
Actually, I take that back. Both Jonas and Cleo still annoy the shit out of me and with what happened in this book between those two, I’m even more annoyed.
You can highlight this little gap below here to read the spoiler of what I’m talking about. I’m trying to make sure that I keep these spoiler free. So if you don’t want to see the spoiler, don’t highlight it and just see my feelings in the gif.
Are you serious? They kissed? They kissed? What do you mean?
What. Do. You. Mean.
That is not how I felt about this book. Not in the least!
I really loved this book, I really did. I’m pretty sure I’m just going to always be annoyed with Cleo and Jonas because I’m pretty sure I’m supposed to like them, so by default I really don’t in the least.. I can’t help it. I like to go against what I’m supposed to do, especially in books. So naturally, I’m in love with Magnus and he’s my baby.
He actually reminds me a lot of Klaus from The Originals, the TV show not the books since I haven’t read those yet, and that is one of my biggest crushes in fiction. So obviously, I love him.
Evil, tortured, hot guy?
The writing, once again, was amazing. The plot development and character development continue to amaze me, and I can’t wait to get into the next book! (Which I’ve totally already started and I’m nearly half way through…. I’m addicted.)
I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!