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Darkbeast Rebellion (Darkbeast #2)

3.93  ·  Rating Details  ·  103 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Betrayal threatens everything Keara dreams of in this fast-paced, exciting sequel to Darkbeast.

Keara, her friend Goran, and the wily old actor, Taggart, are fleeing for their lives. They have all spared their darkbeasts, the creatures that take on their darker deeds and emotions and lift their spirits. But their actions defy the law, which dictates that all citizens must k
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry Books (first published September 1st 2013)
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Jim
Nov 05, 2013 Jim rated it really liked it
IN A WORLD where children are bound to magical darkbeasts, intelligent companion animals who are supposed to take their children’s sins and faults into themselves, Keara has defied tradition by refusing to ritually kill her darkbeast Caw. This makes her an outcast and a target for the Inquisitors.

We pick up where book one left off, with Keara, Goran, and Taggart on the run with their darkbeasts, searching for the darker community — others who have chosen to spare their darkbeasts and live in exi
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Marsha
The action gets considerably more perilous here in this sequel to Darkbeast. Keara gets some unexpected company on the road and the camaraderie is both heartening and frustrating. One of the irksome qualities about this is how her darkbeast, the gluttonous Caw, is always right. He’s a bit like a nagging conscience although he does know when to lecture Keara and when to back off. And as it turns out he’s not always right or at least all seeing.

The danger into which Keara and her friends blunder i
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Barbara
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Tessa Joy
Oct 27, 2015 Tessa Joy rated it really liked it
After escaping Lutecia with both their darkbeasts and their lives, Keara, Goran, and Taggart are traversing the snowy forests in search of a rumor. The rumor is that a colony of darkbeast supporters—aka darkers—is located somewhere in those woods. The three Travelers find the colony, but Caw, Keara’s darkbeast, is uneasy about the darkers. Caw’s fears are solidified when the colonists turn in Keara, Goran, and Taggart to the Inquisitors. The three are taken back to Lutecia to undergo the tortur ...more
Stevie Carroll
Oct 23, 2013 Stevie Carroll rated it really liked it
Previously reviewed on The Good the Bad and the Unread:

Having utterly loved the first book in this series, I deliberately didn’t reread it before picking this one up, in order to have a clear picture of how well the second stands alone. My advice: read the first book before moving on to this one, but read them both. Just don’t expect a romance – although the main character is growing up and has two very different boys paying her attention in the course of their adventures together.

The story open
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Deborah Blake
Oct 16, 2013 Deborah Blake rated it it was amazing
I read and loved the first book in this series, DARKBEAST. I was fascinated by the world the author created, which was so well drawn it seemed as real as ours. I loved meeting the young protagonist, Keara, and her darkbeast, the crow that was supposed to take all her sins for her. (And who had as much personality as any of the human characters.)

DARKBEAST REBELLION continues Keara's story as she flees with Caw and her new friend Goran and his grandfather Taggart, Travelers she met on the road aft
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SBC
Nov 25, 2013 SBC rated it it was ok
I'd hoped that this novel might develop some of the better parts of the last novel and clear up some things that didn't quite gel, but it didn't do this for me personally. I felt that some of the characters were just caricatures and some parts of the plot were illogical and unconvincing.

PLOT SPOILERS HERE

To me, it was unconvincing that their contact in the main city sends them on a wild goose chase around half the rest of the kingdom where they finally find the community of Darkers but this whol
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Julie Czerneda
Nov 26, 2013 Julie Czerneda rated it really liked it
Keara and her friends are on the run, never sure who to trust, yet determined to save the lives of their darkbeasts (animal companions who not only speak to them, but who can relieve the discomfort of dark emotions). As strongly written as book one, DARKBEAST Darkbeastthis is more about navigating a dangerous and complex world than it is about rebelling -- yet. The worldbuilding, always rich and original, continues to expand, giving us a greater appreciation of the problem facing the characters. ...more
Kathy Martin
Nov 16, 2013 Kathy Martin rated it really liked it
Keara, Goran and Taggart are on the run. Since none of them killed their darkbeasts at the age of twelve, they are breaking the law. They are being hunted by the Inquisitors who are determined to find these heretics and bring them to justice.

When the story begins, the trio is following rumors of a group of people called Darkers. She are traveling in the winter, in a deep forest, and they have run out of food. Luck has them locate a group of Darkers but something about them just doesn't seem righ
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Kristi
Jan 27, 2014 Kristi rated it liked it
This didn't quite live up to my expectations.

The title is quite the misnomer. There is hardly a rebellion to speak of. It would have been more adequately titled DARKBEAST DOOM or DARKBEAST DRUGERY.

I expected a rebellion, but is seems the author is just dragging things on to make this a trilogy. The ending is slightly more conclusive than the first book, but hardly the ending I was expecting.
Lori Schiele
This book was recommended to me, however, I didn't realize until I was partway through that this was actually the sequel to the book recommended, and this one didn't make much sense. I guess you have to read the first book first.
Samuel Lubell
Nov 23, 2013 Samuel Lubell rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ya
I really liked the first book in the series, Darkbeast (and gave copies to my nieces who loved it too) So I am disappointed that the sequel, although still a good book, is not as good as the first. In this book, Keara who refused to follow the law and kill her Caw, darkbeast companion, on her 12th birthday. Most of the book is devoted to the efforts of Keara and her companions to find darkers, others who have spared their darkbeasts. A major problem with the book is that Keara is more acted upon ...more
Rene' Riddle
Mar 27, 2014 Rene' Riddle rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this follow up to Darkbeast. Both books kept me interested, and I enjoyed the characters and the kind of world Morgan Keyes built. I really liked how each part of this book (and the first one as well) begins with one of Keara's memories that then introduces the theme of that part of the story. It ties everything in together really well while also showing the very human side of Keara but in a way that I sympathized with her. I could relate to all of the almost heartbreakingly and ...more
Elegale
Jan 10, 2016 Elegale rated it it was amazing
Finally, I've found the book! After two years...
It was a good book, I remember. But the ending was kinda 'whoop!'
Trinity
Oct 10, 2014 Trinity rated it it was amazing
LOVED IT EVEN MORE.
PWRL
Apr 07, 2014 PWRL marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2014-new
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Rachel
Feb 28, 2014 Rachel rated it liked it
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Robin
Nov 20, 2013 Robin rated it really liked it
enjoyed this one even more than Darkbeast -- maybe because I've gotten to know Keara and Goran and Caw and Taggart? Their search for others like them -- people who have spared their Darkbeast - in the land of Duodecia; not knowing who they can trust, captured by Inquisitors, meeting the Princeps, heir to the leader, in constant danger makes for an exciting tale.

Will there will be another one in the series?
Olivia
Sep 24, 2014 Olivia rated it it was amazing
Just as amazing as the first! I can't wait for the next in the series.
Angie (Bibliophile Support Group)
I would give it 3.5 stars, if I could. Struggled with the rating as it is very, very good - but just didn't hold my interest as consistently as I'd like...
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Morgan Keyes grew up in California, Texas, Georgia, and Minnesota, accompanied by parents, a brother, a dog, and a cat. Also, there were books. Lots and lots of books.

Morgan started to keep a journal for a second-grade English class and never really stopped. Journal entries turned into short stories, and short stories turned into novels. In between, there were an awful lot of haikus and cinquains.
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