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Seeds of Rebellion (Beyonders #2)

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The second epic installment of Brandon Mull’s #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy series!

After the cliffhanger ending of A World Without Heroes, Jason is back in the world he’s always known—yet for all his efforts to get home, he finds himself itching to return to Lyrian. Jason knows that the shocking truth he learned from Maldor is precious information that all of his f
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Published March 13th 2012 by Simon Schuster Audio (first published January 1st 2012)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Seeds of Rebellion (Beyonders, #2), brandon mull
عنوانها: بذرهای شورش؛ بذرهای قیام؛ نویسنده: براندون مول؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: چهارم ژوئن سال 2016 میلادی
عنوان: سه گانه ماورایی ها - کتاب 2 - بذرهای شورش؛ نویسنده: براندون مول؛ مترجم: سمانه امین پور؛ تهران، آذرباد، 1394، در 624 ص؛ شابک: 9786006225395؛ موضوع: داستانهای خیالی از براندون مول قرن 21 م
عنوان: سه گانه ماورایی ها - کتاب 2 - بذرهای قیام؛ نویسنده: براندون مول؛ مترجم: فرناز حائری؛ تهران، بهنام، 1394، در 562 ص؛ شابک: 9786007132128؛ موضوع: داستان
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Natalie
Mar 31, 2012 Natalie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
By the end I was almost ready to give this book five stars. The concluding chapter packed a powerful emotional punch.

I think what I love most about Brandon Mull's books is that it's easily believable. There is no wasted space on boring histories of the world, Lyrian just...is. It exists, Jason and Rachel are there, displacers, manglers, Edomic....it all seems perfectly natural. I felt like I understood the world perfectly. Sometimes fantasy series spend so much time trying to explain the world,
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Heather
Apr 22, 2012 Heather rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This world is so rich, so fun, and Brandon Mull's imagination is so vast that I kept thinking, "This book should be better."

And when I was reminded of the language of this book as I read "The Magic Treehouse" to my 4 year old, I decided that what Brandon Mull really has is an editing problem.

His editor for Fablehaven is not the same as for this series, and I just can't help but think that this is the main problem. The sentence structures are inconsistent, with language ranging from cluttered and
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Kristalia
Final rating: 4.75/5 stars

Since i have no template for my reviews over here, i will have to do this without it.

I always went pass these books in my bookstore. Both in my language and in english. I decided I wanted to read the english version more. I do not regret my decision. I loved both first and second book. I hope the third book will prove to be a satisfying conclusion. Then i am sure i will buy the whole set on my language for sure.

This book does not suffer from bridge book effect. It was
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Laura
May 30, 2012 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fantasy readers
Brandon Mull has created an amazing world, and some amazing races. I think that as far as fantasy worlds go, this is one of the best laid out and most imaginative. The different people and food descriptions are so detailed, I feel like I am there meeting them, eating the food, and saving the world.

So, why only three stars? I have been having a difficult time connecting with the characters. Something I loved about the Fablehaven series that Brandon Mull wrote was that the characters and world we
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Mary Grace Nakao
Full review found here: Three Blank Pages ;)

Brandon Mull has done it again! Just when I thought things couldn't get better after reading the first book, Mr. Mull did a finer job with this one. It was really exciting and really hard to put down. While I was reading it, I was torn between the decision of finishing the book and to literally force myself to put it down, for the fear of having it to end. But of course, my curiosity got a better hold of me so I ended up finishing it. IT WAS WORTH IT.
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Michelle Isenhoff
I’ve been waiting exactly a year for the second Beyonders book. I read A World Without Heroes at family camp last year. This year I checked out Seeds of Rebellion to read at camp once again. We leave today but, ahem, I finished the book last night. Drat! I did have a little trouble recalling details from the first book. People and places were mentioned that I couldn’t remember right away, but most of the time I figured them out through context. I fear I’ll have the same trouble next time; the fi ...more
Zahra Rhm
دنیای جادویی که نویسنده ساخته بود، جالب بود. موجودات جالب و جدید که توی کتابای دیگه مثل اونا رو ندیده بودم. مثل پیوندزن ها که اجزای بدن شون قابل جدا کردن بود، یا مردم دونه دار که با کاشته شدن دونه شون عمر مجدد میکردن و...
شخصیت ها هم جالب بودن. مخصوصا جیسون. نکته جالب اینه که جیسون هیچ نیروی جادویی یا خاصی نداره. (چیزی که توی داستان های فانتزی نوجوانانه خیلی پیش نمیاد.) اما میتونه مثل یک قهرمان رفتار کنه؛ دوستانش رو همراهی میکنه؛ بهشون انگیزه میده. جیسون وارد دنیای ماورایی شده که با میل خودش مجدد
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Steph
I really, really wanted to love this, but... I didn't :(

I was a huge fan of Brandon Mull's Fablehaven and enjoyed his first Beyonders novel. I was excited to check out his next book, and freaked out when I received this in the mail, my very first ARC :) . Unfortunately, the problems that started with the first book persisted through the second, and I found it difficult to finish.

My main issue was the character development, or lack of, I should say. The author seemed to skip over his characters t
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Cintya Larasinta
Jason kembali ke rumah, setelah kembali dari petualangannya di Lyrian. Tetapi mengetahui Rachel masih di Lyrian dan kemungkinan bahaya bagi Rachel, Jason segera saja ingin menyelamatkan Rachel dan kembali lagi ke Lyrian, Jason berhasil menyeberang kembali ke Lyrian dengan cara yang sama seperti sebelumnya terakhir kali - melalui mulut hippo. Sementara itu, Rachel sedang mengembangkan bakat magis (sihir), dan jelas dia memiliki lebih banyak potensi dari siapa pun. Jason Walker juga harus bertemu ...more
Mairéad (is roaming the Undying Lands)
{December 11th, 2014} FINALLY

“Do us all a favor and toss your mouth overboard.”

2.5 Stars not really that sorry.

When I finally finished reading this I was wheezing, I hadn't noticed I had held my breath as I just blasted through these pages like mad because it was just that painful of a read. How is this STILL flat? Already had low expecations set by the first book but this just maintained and dragged it into the we're-gotta-need-a-goddamn-miracle-here-boys-and-gals kind of pinch for me. I just
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Brenda
Mar 06, 2012 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, juvenile
One thing I really like about Brandon Mull is that his writing is so inventive and it feels different. He's got a crazy good imagination, and it shines through in his writing, especially in this series. There are none of the typical elves, dwarves, and wizards. There are fantasy races in this book that are completely different, and if I'm honest, so different I can't even picture them. But that's not a bad thing. It's great to read something new and fresh.

The writing is solid and there's a lot o
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Luann
Sep 11, 2012 Luann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow! I enjoyed this much more than I expected. I expected to enjoy it, but since it is the second (and middle book) in the trilogy, I didn't think it would be quite as exciting as it turned out to be.

Brandon Mull did a great job of reminding me about events from the first book without spending too much time rehashing the past. And I enjoyed the fact that the hippo was used again! :)

For those who have read book one in the series, you definitely need to read this! I look forward to book three.
Biondy
Melanjutkan petualangan dari "A World Without Heroes" (review di sini), Jason sekali lagi kembali ke Lyrian. Misinya kali ini adalah untuk membawa pesan tentang rahasia Maldor kepada sang Raja Buta, rahasia yang dapat mengubah seluruh alur pertentangan dengan Maldor.

Suka banget. Ceritanya masih tetap seru dan bikin betah untuk dibaca. Dalam 2 hari saja saya bisa menyelesaikan buku setebal 676 halaman ini.

Di buku ke-2 ini ada banyak perkembangan yang terjadi. Misi yang Jason dan Rachel jalani ber
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Fredrik
Harus jujur kukatakan kalau buku ini lebih inferior daripada buku pertama. :(

Meskipun pada dasarnya buku ini tetaplah sebuah karya yang solid, ceritanya seru, dan secara keseluruhannya tetap menarik, namun Beyonders #2 ini seperti kejebak ke dalam kerangka standar buku kedua sebuah trilogi.
Kehilangan magis dari buku pertama dan fungsi utamanya hanya untuk build-up momentum buku terakhir. :|

Seeds of Rebellion berkisah seperti judulnya, yakni tentang benih-benih pemberontakan yang tumbuh di Lyrian
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Furi Hanifah Zanuardi
Dec 18, 2016 Furi Hanifah Zanuardi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasi
SERUUUUUUU!!!!!
Annie Bennett
Nov 24, 2012 Annie Bennett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kevin Hiatt
Honestly, this is hard for me to write because I really, really want to like this series.. but I was really disappointed in this book, and I've been very disappointed in this series.

I want to like it very much and I occasionally find myself liking some parts of it, but overall it just isn't grabbing me. Some aspects of the world that Mull has created I enjoy, and it is imaginative in some ways, but overall the story is missing something. I don't care about the protagonist(s) at all, I like a cou
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Brian Zhou
Oct 25, 2012 Brian Zhou rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this book was very exciting and adventurous. Brandon Mull does a great job describing everything that is happening and keeping the action up so it seems like it is always the climax or rising action of the story. One of my favorite parts is when the heroes journey to Ebera, The Forgotten Kingdom. I like that part because it is really tense and full of action. Everytime I stopped reading this book, I wanted to keep reading again right away.

Brandon Mull also does a great job of writing it
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Lyssa
Jan 21, 2012 Lyssa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, childrens
Brandon Mull has really taken his writing to the next level with Seeds of Rebellion. I only wish someday he would write adult science fiction and not just kid's books. He is a fantastic world and species builder. I love the cast of characters in this series. They are an amazingly diverse group. My only critique is too many internal conversations and not enough relationship building between the group. There is just not enough talk between the two main characters, Jason and Rachel. Galloran is by ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
Well...book 2. This is a series of books that has a pretty good idea (one used before but one that if handled well is interesting). I didn't really care for the first volume. When I tried it again I thought it was a bit better than my, "initial impression".

Here the book picks up the story from the point the first ends. This book "mostly" held my interest...mostly. But there are areas where I was so bored with the book that I couldn't stand it. (view spoiler)
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Sydney Kirsch
I honestly don't know what to rate this. On the one hand, it was engaging (especially the first half), funny, and extremely creative. On the other, I was definitely more critical. Looking overall, I think I'd give it three and a half stars. That last quarter of the book left me pretty disturbed, raising an eyebrow about some of the deeper things. But then it was good ol' Jason in Lyrian again, which was grand.
Carly
Jun 19, 2012 Carly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I should have reread the 1st book to remember who all the characters were and what was going on. Still a great story. There were so many new (and old) characters and so much happening that there wasn't much time for Jason and Rachel to talk to each other. I missed their snarky banter.
Hadessephy
May 01, 2014 Hadessephy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, fantasy, mg
Another thrilling Brandon Mull novel and great follow up to the first. Such an imaginative world he has come up with. And he has a gift of writing an epic story that just flows perfectly and is a joy to read. I recommend this to fans of fantasy like LOTRs.
Bellaryn
May 31, 2016 Bellaryn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG
this book is epic!!!
just getting better and better from the first book
Huaijin Wang
Apr 15, 2015 Huaijin Wang rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good book
Christina Farley
My boys are obsessed with this series so I had to read them. Incredible world building! Great fantasy.
Karen Gammons
Apr 19, 2012 Karen Gammons rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was awesome! I can't believe I have to wait until next year to find out what happens in book 3. I recommend this book to everyone!
Samaneh
Mar 19, 2014 Samaneh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i cant wait for the next book! great Rebellion :D
Donna Weaver
Apr 17, 2017 Donna Weaver rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WHAT IT'S ABOUT
After the cliffhanger ending of A World Without Heroes, Jason is back in the world he’s always known—yet for all his efforts to get home, he finds himself itching to return to Lyrian. Jason knows that the shocking truth he learned from Maldor is precious information that all of his friends in Lyrian, including Rachel, need if they have any hope of surviving and defeating the evil emperor.

Meanwhile, Rachel and the others have discovered new enemies—as well as new abilities that cou
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Brandon Mull resides in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and three children. He spent two years living in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile where he learned Spanish and juggling. He once won a pudding eating contest in the park behind his grandma’s house, earning a gold medal. Brandon is the author of the New York Times bestselling Fablehaven series and The Candy S ...more
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“Jason glanced at the creature. It remained the same distance away as before, still as a statue.
"What do you want?" Jason asked.
No answer.
"Are you the thing that followed Tark? You should keep following him. He's the real mastermind. Shoo. Go hide."
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"Okay, how about you stand guard while I sleep. Keep the giants away. Sound good? All in favor, hold perfectly still. Fine, I guess we have a deal.”
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