The governor has disbanded the Colonial Assembly, removing the last shred of representative government from American shores. The Rebel Mechanics and their magister allies can’t let the Empire get away with that. The time has come to act.
But to truly start turning the wheels of revolution, they need popular support f ...more
(instead of the 1770's) the rebels (now in the Steampunk Era) have machines (can you say underground railroads & airships, among many others!) whereas the Brits have magic (guess why the rebellion failed in 1776?)! Yes, that series!
Our intrepid governess Verity Newton (can anyone say Jane Austen! ...more
The third book in the Rebels series picks up soon after the second book with Vertiy continuing to work with both the rebel magisters and the rebel mechanics. Lord Henry is in hiding after escaping prison. Meanwhile, the revolution is building. I like Verity and how strong she is, she is taking risks by working as a spy as well as writing political pieces under an alias. I like her interactions with the children she is governess for. I really like her interactions with Lord Henry and how ...more
Rebels Rising was just as strong as the previous installments. I daresay it had more of its elements than its predecessors- the espionage, historical references, action, and romance. There was one particular revelation that I didn't see coming and the longer I thought about it, I was surprised I didn't connect the dots earlier. Thankfully, I got to see as much of Henry as I did in the first and second book.😅
I don't understand why so few readers have read these books. Maybe it's the amount of publicity it's/>I ...more
The action in this one is well paced, and I feel more comfortable with the balance between revolution and romance. There is a somewhat obvious reveal regarding Verity’s past, and while it’s good to have it confirmed, the reactions are somewhat heavy handed because of i ...more
I have stopped reading "Rebel Rising" for the time being. It has simply become too boring. The heroine (I can't even remember here name at the moment) is too cautious, proper, and yes, BORING. Thus, the novel has become boring. There is too little action. How can there be a revolution when the main protagonists are so cautious and their actions are too timid. I was expecting more excitement in this installment. Alas, there is very little.
As the rebel movement comes to a climax, we learn more about all of the characters and their motivations: the children's Aunt E, Flora, the rebels, and we learn more about Verity's past.
There's a ...more
Verity, in her role of reporter Liberty Jones, has brought public scorn and suspicion onto the head of the Colonial government, bringing the Rebel Mechanics and the Rebel Magisters to the point where if they work together, they might be able to have the backing to free themselves from England’s rule. Henry is still on the run, but he may have to risk com ...more
Rebels Rising is the third story of the Rebel Mechanics series by Shanna Swendson where the original American Revolution went very differently because the English armies and upperclass had magic.
By now we have already met the Rebel Mechanics and the Rebel Magister ...more
And this is silly but I was disappointed in the cover of the book. I loved the covers of the the first two in the series and wish they would have con ...more
I did like the story, it was interesting enough that I wanted to keep reading but I wasn’t hooked like other books.
The romance is just meh but I do like Henry and Verity.
It’s a clean read and a light hearted one so I’ll keep reading this series.
Fortunately I found out from the author's website that there is a 'Rebels 4' to come. Phew!
Anyway, I love this series a lot and highly recommend it.
A little girl learned to amuse herself by making up stories in her head. She turned everyday activities into exciting adventures, and she made up new adventures for characters from her favorite movies, TV shows and books. Then one day she realized that if she wrote down those stories, she'd have a book! But that was crazy, she thought. Real people don't become novel ...more