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No Plain Rebel

(No Ordinary Star #2)

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A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix a the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do.
A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive.
A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement o
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212 pages
Published July 16th 2016
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M.C.
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you know that No Plain Rebel now officially has a pub day: July 16th.



I can't wait to share the second part of the No Ordinary Star series with you, and I hope you will follow Felix and Astra in their struggles and adventures towards finding themselves... and other things.


Thank you for your enthusiasm and support, you all rock.




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Yesha- Books Teacup and Reviews
*** Note: I received review copy of this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review. I’m really grateful to be part of NOS street team ***

This whole series is going to be in my cover love list. Those colors used in the cover are so beautiful. ❤ And so is this book. The book started where the first one ended.

Beauty of this series is that in each installment it gives new questions and those are answered in the next one. I had a questions in the first part of No Ordinary Star- How Felix
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Hope
Jan 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
"It's ten heartbeats until midnight", and oh, how this book had my heart beating!

No Plain Rebel is the incredible second installment in M.C. Frank's No Ordinary Star series. We rejoin Felix and Astra on their journey to discovering themselves, and eachother, in the dystopian One World.

- Spoilers ahead -

One reason why No Plain Rebel is so readable is the growing love between Felix and Astra. It's confusing, delicate and realistic, and only now do they begin to realise that their desire to be aro
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J
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I think i'm going to cry now! M.C Frank please release the third book like right now! I don't think I'll survive the wait ;(
Folks this book was a roller coaster!
it couldn't have been more better than this. All the questions I had are answered here and guys you need to read this its got more twists than a rope braid! dang it! and lemme assure you they'll leave you out of breath.
And my babies Felix and Astra I love you guys so much <3 the feels are so strong {FelStra, AstRix I don't know really
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Sheila Goicea
*Review for book 1 in series: No Ordinary Star

I received this copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!
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☆Stephanie☆
Title: No Plain Rebel (No Ordinary Star #2)
Author: M.C. Frank
Publisher: M.C. Frank, 2016 (July 16)
Genre: YA Dystopian, Science Fiction

**I received a free copy for review in exchange for an honest opinion**

My Review:

I have been reading M.C. Frank books for awhile now, and though I enjoyed Lose Me, I am partial to her science fiction books. Not only are her covers gorgeous, but the characters are real and flawed and beautiful. Though I’m not a contemporary reader, I read her book Lose Me and love
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Darque  Dreamer
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-reads
No Plain Rebel immerses you further in to the dream world of No Ordinary Star. It is deeply emotional, elegantly thought provoking, and will have your heart pumping! This stunning installment in the series will have you re-evaluating what you know of futuristic science fiction and fantasies of utopia.

The Plot: Picking up where No Ordinary Star left off, Felix and Astra begin to uncover the deepest secrets held in the Clockmaster's hidden library. In turn, they begin to uncover more secrets about
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Tracy (The Pages In-Between)
I give this book a solid 4 out of 5 stars.

Another stunning cover, another exciting read, they just keep getting better and better. I am so excited to see how this story ends, and I love that it is written in installments. The hype that it builds is fascinating, and definitely draws you in! I love these characters! I can't say much as it's part two of the series, and I do not want to spoil it for anyone, but this book has definitely gotten its hold on me! You guys need to check out these books. T
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Luana
Aug 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Genre: Young Adult, Science-Fiction, Dystopian

I was sent a copy by the wonderful M.c Frank herself for an honest review.

No Plain Rebel is the second installment in the No Ordinary Star series so this review might contain a couple of spoilers for the first book.

The story picks up where the last book left off, with Felix reading the story of the tin soldier to Astra. This book was definitely a great read and quite informative in the sense that it provided a better explanation of the world and th
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Alina
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In the world where no one sleeps, the tin soldier has finally woken up.
The match girl disappears, but not from tin soldier's head.
The Library reveals the truth he's not ready for.
But what choice does he have?
The year 2525 is coming, and no one is ready for what it's gonna bring.

"No Plain Rebel" is the second book of the "No Ordinary Star" trilogy. While the first one felt more like an introduction and left the reader with a lot of questions, much more happens in this one and many questions get
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Paige Green
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 5/5

Genre: YA Dystopian/Fantasy

Recommended Age: 16+ (very mature and depressing scenes. Some triggering scenes.)

Favorite Quote: “Power will always pollute things.”

BOOK 2 in the NO ORDINARY STAR series A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix a the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do. A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive. A library waits for the
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Kendall • thegeekyyogi
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
“Silence is not peace.”

No Plain Rebel is part two, the sequel, to the book No Ordinary Star by M.C. Frank (if you need a refresher on that book go here). NPR picks up right where NOS left off, which is good since we were left on a considerable cliff hanger, and dives right back into the somewhat terrifying world that Felix and Astra live in. Inspired by Rad Bradbury tales, M.C. has written a saga that will make you think, it will make you have fear for what the future can hold and make you quest
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 Amelia
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi, dystopia, 2016
The second installment in the No Ordinary Star trilogy was, well, interesting XD Finally, there's some progress in the story, we learn more about why the world is the way it is and we find out more about the characters' backstory. But that's about it - I felt absolutely nothing for the characters, the whole thing felt so...bland and flat...like I was reading a report on these events? Ikd, can't explain it. And yet...I wanted to know how it ends + it's so short + I've already put the final book o ...more
Izabella (Pages Full of Stars)
Second book syndrome? Not in this case! No Plain Rebel picks up right when No Ordinary Star left us and it's truly engaging and action-packed. In this part of the series, we learn a lot more about the dystopian world created by M.C. Frank and the conflict gets more and more twisted. I also loved that it had even a bigger Christmas feel :) The last few chapters especially kept me at the edge of my seat and I can't wait to pick up No Vain Loss! ...more
Alina
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the world where no one sleeps, the tin soldier has finally woken up.
The match girl disappears, but not from tin soldier's head.
The Library reveals the truth he's not ready for.
But what choice does he have?
The year 2525 is coming, and no one is ready for what it's gonna bring.

"No Plain Rebel" is the second book of the "No Ordinary Star" trilogy. While the first one felt more like an introduction and left the reader with a lot of questions, much more happens in this one and many questions get
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Layla ライラ
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
* Received an ARC from the author in exchange for honest review.

I have to admit it, this book made everything went so great that made it more better than the first book!
Everything is going on great series of events, and I see Frank's writing been developed perfectly. Her writing isn't that great top of perfection but she is so good, she makes you attached to the story and makes you hungry for more. I honestly think each book of this series deserve to be bigger and not short because there are so
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Janella
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Original post is in my blog -> my link text

Warning: This review might contain some spoilers...

I received and ARC copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.


Before we go on to my review. I might change a little bit in the way I format my reviews. Still trying to improve my style in my blog so please bare with me.


So let's get on to it.



He doesn’t miss the lies, the blind obedience.

He doesn’t miss being a Drone.

He doesn’t miss the Box.

For a Sci-Fi book there wasn't much of action in t

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Jena
Sep 26, 2017 rated it liked it
“I only recently discovered that what we have here is no more peace than death. Silence is not peace.”

No Plain Rebel picks up right where No Ordinary Star left off. Felix and Astra in the cabin at the North Pole, trying to unravel the mystery the Clockmaster left in their hands.

We get more information in the second installment, answering questions of both Felix and Astra’s past. They uncover diaries and letters left to Felix from the Clockmaster, that he prepared in the event of his death. These
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Mridula Gupta
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Read the full review @ https://ecstaticyetchaotic.wordpress....
Astra and Felix, two amazing characters, both equally strong (one mentally and the other, physically) and smart. Dreamers and survivors, both are a part of a plan- a grand celebration. No plain Rebel is the sequel to the dystopian novel No Ordinary Star. The journey continues as Astra and Felix find a hidden treasure in the basement of the clock master’s house. And by treasure I mean Books, Games, Music, Frozen food etc., practicing
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Queen Mery
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to be provided with a copy if No Plain Rebel by the amazing author!! Thank you so much M.C. Frank!!


No Plain Rebel was an amazing continuation to the first novel. It is so full of adventure, romance and twist and turns in every single moment you don’t want to put it down!! In the first book we saw how the whole world worked and the how our two main characters came to be in the same place at the same time in order for their adventure to begin!! Now Felix and Astra (have I told y
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S.E. Anderson
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's ten heartbeats to midnight - my favorite line of so many fantastic lines in this gem of a novel. It's incredibly short: I started it as my plane taxied out of Tampa airport, and finished it before we began our descent into Baltimore. But I definitely needed that time before landing to reflect on what I just read.

While the first book read more like a love letter to humanity, the second feels like it has more like a manifesto. It has gusto, ambition, and drive: just like its main characters,
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Casey Carlisle
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: science-fiction
I was really hoping the story would go somewhere after a ‘meh’ feeling from reading ‘No Ordinary Star.’ There is no doubt that M.C. Frank has a talent for writing, but why she released this trilogy in tiny instalments that aren’t resolved sections is beyond me. It tainted the whole experience.

Jumping around with perspectives of Felix and Astra, in different parts of the timeline, made it difficult to connect with the characters. I loved the descriptions of first time experiences. The alien-ness
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Cap
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dystopian
What to say about this book? Well, one thing is for sure: I absolutely love the writing of M.C. Frank. It captivates me and keeps me wanting to read more and more. And this book was no exception! I was thoroughly enjoying it and got hit with some plot twists and then just couldn't put the book down! I love how there are many small childhood fairytales intertwined within this story, like The Steadfast Tin Soldier and Little Match Girl, which tend to describe characteristics of the two main charac ...more
Joselyn  Moreno Burke
I received this book for an honest review.

OMG I need so more of this story, it's just so cool and it keeps you on the edge trying to tie all the dots to see the larger picture.

Felix is growing so much and in this book he made me so proud, at last he is sort of fighting back and he is in love how cute.

Astra too looks like she is growing more closer to him, however she seems to have still this will to fight for justice no matter what, a thrilling book with an excelent plot.
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Nora Grace ♌️
Jul 07, 2017 rated it liked it
**2.5 stars**
"Power will always pollute things. The word's entropy will always increase- and man carries the source of pollution within himself. He carries the seed of redemption as well, but it's not as simple as you'd think to find it. It's certainly not as simple to redeem as it seems to be to destroy."

No Plain Rebel is the second installment in the No Ordinary Star teen sci-fi series about love, loss, and morality. The stakes are higher in NPR than in the first, because Felix now understands
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Shannon Butler
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When I came to the Amazon page for No Plain Rebel, A Court of Wings and Ruin gets recommended, and for good reason! I was a huge fan of the ACOTAR series, and I think the No Ordinary Star series may be my next favorite. No Plain Rebel continues the story of Felix and Astra, and was one of the best sequels I think I’ve ever read. Frank builds on the first book in a great way, and the continuity is perfect.
World building is something that I have trouble with as a writer myself, and I think Frank
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Clare
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5/5 stars.

No Plain Rebel is the second book in the sci-fi/dystopian 'No Ordinary Star' series; and it picks up where the first book finishes. I found that the first book- No Ordinary Star was more of an introductory book, and it left me with lots of questions. However, in No Ordinary Rebel, most of my questions were answered; and I loved seeing more of Felix's and Astra's back stories.

I found this book very very gripping, and definitely struggled to put it down. I will be eagerly waiting for
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Olivia Chambers
Jul 20, 2017 rated it liked it
I personally don't like this book as well as the first. I felt like it was missing something.
I was going through a reading slump so that's one reason why it took me so long to read it but also I couldn't seem to get into the story.
I did like the old clockmaker's house tho! :D and Astra's personality is really fun and I like how she's really passionate about the things she loves.
Overall kinda disappointing BUT the adventure is really good and I really like how Felix grows as a person. So I'd give
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Stephanie
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thank you to M. C. Frank for sending an e-copy of No Plain Rebel for me to read and review! All thoughts and opinions are my own :) Also, this is the second instalment in this trilogy, so if you haven’t already, you should read No Ordinary Star first (check out my review here).
I forgot how amazing M. C. Frank’s writing is, but when I started reading this novel, I remembered how much I adored her writing and her plot. The prologue was immediately captivating, and I was ready to devour the story b
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Nada Hosny
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-challenge
in the first book, Felix( tin soldier ) finds himself in a library with a girl ( match girl); on a mission to build a clock, he knows nothing about, that will save the world; with so little time left, so little knowledge about this clock and about how will it even save the world. He didn't even know that the world needs to be saved!
in this ( marvelous/amazing/mind blowing) book, Felix begins to discover the truth about his cold world, and the lies he has been fed and didn't even think twice befo
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