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Rebel Spring

(Falling Kingdoms #2)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  29,654 ratings  ·  3,644 reviews
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 allowe
Hardcover, 401 pages
Published December 3rd 2013 by Razorbill (first published November 27th 2013)
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Sarilisa I feel that a lot more happens with the characters and with the story itself in the second book. In fact, imo if you havent read the first book, you c…moreI feel that a lot more happens with the characters and with the story itself in the second book. In fact, imo if you havent read the first book, you can definitely start off the series with the second without missing any essential details. And as Kay mentioned, the romance is ridiculous. But if you are able to look past that (takes some effort), then you should be fine.(less)

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Sasha Alsberg
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This series is phenomenal, Rebel Spring was a fantastic 2nd book in this series!
5/5 stars!
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Re read on audio to finish out the series 😊💕 Still enjoy it!




As in the first book, I hate King Gaius and Aron! All I wanted to happen to them was a beheading!

There are so many things I couldn't stand about the both of them, but here is a little taste of King Gaius.

With unexpected speed, he took hold of her head with both hands and twisted sharply. The girl's neck broke
Emily May
Dec 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy, 2015
2 1/2 stars.

I'm honestly not sure if this rating is generous or harsh. I'll let you be the judge.

On the one hand, I couldn't stop myself from coming back to this series after reading Falling Kingdoms. Rhodes is an extremely compelling writer. Every scene is crafted in such a way that you're on the edge of your seat, hanging on the author's every word. It's a case of excellent dramatic timing - dragging the scene out with a perfect amount of tension before dropping a dramatic revelation or conclu
Bentley ★
May 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
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Falling Kingdoms 1: ★★✩✩✩

Incredible. It's somehow even worse than the first one.

I'm a patient person but this series tests the limits of that patience in a big way. If I hadn't been reading this as part of a Fantasy League group, I probably would have DNF'ed it. There's simply not enough of value in this discount Game of Thrones to make the journey worth it, and it boggles my mind that it's seen as much success in the YA community as
Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
May 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-star, year-2017

I mean... what???

*coughs* I'm sorry I'm literally just at a loss for words at this moment...

Just kidding, here are some very disappointed & bitter words for you.

So... by some feat of horrible linguistic gymnastics, this book is actually worse than Falling Kingdoms, which I also gave a 1 star.

I see people say all the time "I would give this book negative stars if I could." Well, this is it for me folks. This is the book I would give negative stars to if I had that capability.

I honestly ca


This is a Great Series and I would like the next book to be shoved down my throat, thank u.

Okay but real talk, this series is bad and there's insta love everywhere but it's actually Good and read it because there's pain an
The Burning Rose (Jess)
2020 update: 5/5 stars. Perfect... just perfect. Review to come.

2017 review: That was so fucking good. Starting the 3rd book now. (Let's hope there will be lots of scenes of Magnus and Cleo.).
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Do you know the feeling when after finishing a good book,it takes some time and considerable effort to adapt to reality again,to make sense of your surroundings and comprehend the sentences that form in the lips of the people around you?When your mind is clouded and refuses to operate and the only thing that matters is to go back in this book,go back where your soul lies?
Rebel Spring is one of those books.After I finished it,I could hear people moving and talking,I recognized the need to study,b
Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
1 Star


I wasn't a huge fan of the first book. (2/5 stars)

I found the writing cluttered and the dialogue stilted. The plotting sketchy at best, and the character’s inherently unlikable.

But I enjoyed reading it in a fun fantasy league, and thought there was potential. I was really hopeful this book would be a bit better.


It got worse, guys. Just so much worse.



I’ve got nothing.




I present to you, quite possibly the worst line I’ve ever read: (As a euph
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-owned-read
Alright, I am officially addicted.
L A i N E Y
Jan 15, 2017 added it
Shelves: fantasy, ya
Not to sound insensitive but...

I hope hope (view spoiler)'s coma will be a long and, if at all possible, unending one.
Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms
4.75 Golden Stars

May the last book of 2019 be a Five-Star!

6th best of 2019

I don't lie if I say I wanted to give it 4 stars until the last 10-15 chapters as I was back in the mood for this world again; all those events! It totally deserved 5 in the end.
it was definitely better than the first book, the characters met & their stories crossed; so many excitements & sarcasm! I laughed a lot & smirked a lot by their wits.

the whole plot was interesting & exciting, the way I like, the end was fantastic,

“Sometimes, to regain sanity,
one had to acknowledge and embrace the madness.”

I really enjoyed this after putting down countless books. This one brought me back from my slump! There were some things that frustrated me but it was still highly entertaining.

Let's see...
Lucia did nothing.
Cleo did nothing.
Lysandra did nothing.
Nic did nothing.
Watchers did nothing.

Jonas, i wish he didn't do anything! He needs to sit down and find a new job or something. This one isn't working out for him very wel
Mar 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Anne by: Danielle Long
Well, I'm back for Round 2 of this series that my Pushy Librarian is making me read!
If you don't have a Pushy Librarian of your own, I highly recommend you get one. Mine is very sweet once you get to know her...


The first book, Falling Kingdoms, was a total bloodbath. Main characters that I thought would make it to the end of the series weren't any safer than the minor characters who barely had time to say OUCH! before someone killed them off. So, I was kinda expecting the same thing to happen in

Pardon my French but HOLY FUCK! What was that? Do you seriously call that an ending???

I need to know what happens, I need the third book like air. I NEED IT. NOW!

After careful consideration, I think I liked Rebel Spring better than the FK, however some things just didn't convince me at all, hence 4 stars instead of 5. Fortunately pour vous et pour moi, it's the kind of things one can easily overcome by wearing supe
3.5 The road to power... is paved with blood and magic. ★'s

“I believe we make our own destinies, every last one of us.”

I hate that i'm having to say this, but I didn't like "Rebel Spring" quite as much as as I did Falling Kingdoms... and sadly i'm not as excited as I originally was for this series :( I had such high hopes going into the second book and I was let down. I really hope Gathering Darkness will be able to restore my hopes in this series! One of the things I really didn't like is th
Nov 21, 2016 rated it liked it
I expected way more from this book but I still loved it a lot mostly because i know that this series is going to be great. Before I get into the actual review here’s my reactions and feelings towards characters,
(edit before gathering darkness)
Me falling for Magnus in this book:
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Me looking at the situations Cleo is in:
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Me with Lucia towards the end:
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ILY Jonas, but me whenever I saw his plans:
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Whenever Aron, the douchiest most annoying character to ever exist came into scenes:
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Feb 15, 2016 rated it liked it
❝Evil is a choice one makes, not a natural state of being.❞

I'm not gonna take my time on this one and this review will be a lot shorter than most reviews. I'm just gonna get to the point: Rebel Spring was a lot more boring than Falling Kingdoms. Fallings Kingdoms was actually not boring and I actually gave it a rating of 4.5 stars simply because I am not a fan of incest so that kind of dragged it a little tiny bit. But other than that, I found Morgan's writing phenomenal and I loved the high
Rachel Reads Ravenously
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Rachel Reads Ravenously by: Jasmine
4.5 stars!

“Evil is a choice one makes, not a natural state of being.”

So I don't usually do this, but this review is going to be told mostly in gifs. To be more specific, Mean Girls gifs. AWWWW YEAAAHHHHH!!!!!

Me while reading this series:

After the events of the previous book, three kingdoms have become one under the rule of the tyrant King Gaius. The land has transformed into one where no one is safe and survival is not easy. The king has become crazy with the notion that magic will further
Ahmed  Ejaz
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, full-lengths
From the previous book, I had learned the lesson not to love characters too much. That lesson really helped me. Because there were very unexpected deaths I didn't want to happen.
But along this fact, there were addition of characters too.

Remember my complaint about the characters in the previous book that I didn't like them? This book was essential in that regard. I am beginning to like Jonas and Magnus. For now I like Jonas more than Magnus. But Magnus is improving impressively. I am liking th
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

Sometimes, to regain sanity, one had to acknowledge and embrace the madness.

This week is dreadfully busy for me so I find I won’t have much time to review what I read…..which makes me extremely sad for my beautiful boy, Magnus. I just want him to be happy, poor tortured thing. But I WILL say this:

Since I read the first book in February, every time I think of picking up the second, Magnus is all I see. He is all I think about. He is what I missed the most. And now, here in this book,
Helena of Eretz ✰
Re-read, part two, with Alison!

THAT’S HOW YOU END IT?!!! My only saving grace is that I took so long to get to this sequel that all six instalments of this series are already released.

Ok wow. So this was a roller coaster of emotions. Honestly, I saw the ratings for this and was quite worried ... what are you lot smoking? This was amazing! I was on the edge of my seat, SO WORRIED for my babies.

Cleo is an amazingly brave protagonist. I love her so much. I feel so bad for her, considering everyth
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a reread because I have no chill and I just MISS THIS WORLD SO SO MUCH! Plus I need more Magnus Damora in my life.


Look, I know I said I was going to write a full review of this. But, I'm a liar. This series is incredible. Even though this is my least favourite of the series, it's still an incredible book. I just love everything about this world and t
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books, favorites, 2018
Right, strap yourselves in, here comes one of my most eloquent, detailed, intricate, complex reviews ever. Pronto?

*takes a deeeep breath*


Lindsay Cummings
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
even better than book 1!!
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015
EDIT - I feel like a lot of people are confused and want my thoughts as to why I rated this so poorly, so here it goes! I feel like the writing is very simple and nothing special, there has been instalove in both books I've read so far, I was honestly bored and felt like not a lot happened except for unnecessary character deaths which served no purpose except for being used for shock value, it wasn't memorable at all - I just finished it the other day and I can't even remember what happ
May 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, fantasy
2 stars

The one redeeming quality of this book is the Super Sexy Scottish accent the narrator gives Magnus.

Otherwise, I am sad to say I actually paid for this.

There are so many things wrong with this book....everything from the themes (exploitation of sexual assault and harrassment) to the meat and bones of the book (terribly written dialogue, horrible character arcs). Is it possible that this book is even worse than the first one? Yes, yes it is.

I don't think I've ever read such terrible dialo
Aug 16, 2016 rated it liked it
2.5/5 stars

I have a feeling this series just isn't for me. It has a lot of potential and elements that could be amazing but just don't follow through.
The audiobook narrator is fantastic and part of the reason I stuck with this, but the story just hasn't been compelling enough to grip me and keep me wanting more. (It probably didn't help that I read a torch against the night while listening to this audiobook because torch was AMAZING)
For the most part I really enjoy the characters and the fact th
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*yells for the next 10 years* THAT WAS JUST INCREDIBLE.

I lowkey stared at my laptop screen for a long while before I actually started typing out my review. I was too shook to write a review for book one and I'm also shook about this one, but I feel the need to write one. Excuse me, it will basically consist of me yelling. Also, fair warning: it'll suck. Enjoy.


Second: *stares for another 4782 hours at the laptop screen beca

-I enjoyed Rebel Spring more than the first book, which I absolutely hated, I only read this for completion's sake. This was still mostly a rubbish book but it did at least have some entertaining moments.

-What's what: Evul King Gaius conquered Auranos/Paelasia. He now wants to gain ultimate power and immortality and do other cliched evul things. Naturally, a bunch of sexy teenagers have to stop him.

-There were too many cliched romances. Every character seemed to fall in love with anyone
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Morgan Rhodes lives in Ontario, Canada. As a child, she always wanted to be a princess -- the kind that knows how to wield a sharp sword to help save both kingdoms and princes from fire-breathing dragons and dark wizards. Instead, she became a writer, which is just as good and much less dangerous. Along with writing, Morgan enjoys photography, travel, reality TV, and is an extremely picky, yet vor ...more

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