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Rebel Born

(Secondborn #3)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  4,503 ratings  ·  605 reviews

Roselle faces a mind-reeling showdown with the deep state agent controlling her psyche....

Roselle St. Sismode is many things: victim of a conspiracy, unwilling host of an ever-evolving mind algorithm, spy for a rebel army, and heir to the Fate of Swords. As a warrior, she’s also the anticipated main event at the Secondborn Trials. When the opening ceremonies er

Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published June 4th 2019 by 47North
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Danielle Zimmerman
I have no idea what I read. I mean, I know I read Rebel Born, but it didn't at all feel like the third (and final) installment of the Secondborn series that I came to really enjoy.

Though I was lukewarm on the first novel, Traitor Born really captured my attention as well as my heart. It took all of the concepts of the first book and really dove into them, giving us all a clearer view of the world Roselle lives in. Not only that, but it really got deep into its characters and made us care about t
Ashlee » Library In The Country

I love love loved this conclusion to the Secondborn trilogy! Amy is one of my favorite authors and this book wrapped up the story nice and tight in a way I feel will make everyone happy, no matter whose team you’re on. 😏

That said, the story went in a direction I never could have anticipated but was definitely on board with! Roselle is the strongest she’s ever been and she knows what and who she wants. The revelations in this were so cool and I could have read even more about Spe
May 28, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: age-new-adult
1.5/5 stars

Ok see this...This is what I was afraid of.

It seriously pains me to rate it this low, but I can't give it any higher rating.

So. Rebel Born. What the hell happened to this series?

This book is so different from what Secondborn started as. You could change the names of the characters and BAM new series. Character re-introductions were off-putting, especially those like Clifton. We get slightly more development in characters from Traitor Born, such as Reykin, but besides that... Meh? I f
I need more REYKIN, and I need him now!!

I will go down with this ship photo 416_zpsnaq0swi1.gif

Also, there finally better be some rockin' Reykin sexy times in this book, Amy.

Just Saying photo tumblr_inline_mifivb3KOI1qz4rgp.gif
#strangesummerreading No. 6 Rebel Born by Amy Bartol ☀️☀️ (2.5 Sunshines) The conclusion to this trilogy was sadly very disappointing. Bartol is a truly gifted writer. Her Premonition series is one of my all time favorite reads and series, and the first two books for the series were amazing--keep you up late at night amazing, but I just don't think she knew where she was going with this final installment.

Here are my major issues:
⚔️ The first two books read more like dystopian novels with a touc
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rebel Born is the final installment in the Secondborn series. This is not a standalone book, therefor you will want to start with book 1.

This final installment has a completely different vibe than book 1 or 2. You do get a glimpse of what's to come at the very end of book 2, but I didn't realize the story was going to change so much.

I'm not unhappy about it. I still read this in one sitting and ended up being very happy with the ending, but there is a small part of me that wished the author had
Jun 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: in-my-library
What did I just read?!

I would describe it as Hercules meets the Matrix, with alternate dimensions.

It pains me to rate this 1/5 - but Goodreads says 1 star is "did not like", and well, I didn't. The previous books explored power/control, the failings of a flawed class system, and rebellion in a world with moderately advanced tech. I was looking forward to seeing that world reborn, and seeing Roselle come into her own. This book didn't continue with any of that, and did not feel like a natural ex
Amanda Kratz
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
What the heck? What? This is the end of the secondborn series? Did I get the right book? What happened?

I feel like the characters have been plucked up out of their story and thrown into an entirely new world, with new factions, enemies, powers and rules. (Well that actually does happen). This book plot wise just takes such a trippy and unexpected turn and goes off down this weird rabbit hole of a matrix type of world. It is hard to follow and just weird and out of place. I hated it.

So I will ad
Jun 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
What in the name of hot messes was this?

The first two books in this series were wonderful explorations of power, caste, political struggle, and war. We even had a nice little love triangle whose resolution was easy to predict, but was still satisfying. Now, in book 3, rather than building on the momentum from those two books, we get some weird foray into myth, legend, high-level physics, and world building that simply doesn’t work. Even worse, the romance was simultaneously flat and absurd beca
Agent Crow has taken over the Virtues with his Black Zeroes and captured Roselle with the intent of turning her into one as well. He succeeds for a time, but Roselle's implant behaves differently than the rest, allowing her to defy his orders. Eventually, she escapes Crow's clutches to reunite with the rebel force and form a plan to take down Crow.

First, if you are going to read this book, you might want to go back and reread the 2nd book. I jumped right in and it was a mistake. We've been waiti
Elisa Glendenning
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
A long anticipated conclusion to the Second Born series, which did not disappoint. I couldn’t put it down.
At the end of Traitor Born, Roselle (the main character) was left in dire circumstances after a heart-rending cliffhanger. At the onset of Rebel Born, we discover that Roselle has been implanted with new technology by a pioneering technician. Forced to work with the sadistic Agent Crow and separated from her allies; Roselle has to find a way to escape from her nightmare existence, adapt to h
Mel (Epic Reading)
This conclusion to the three book series Secondborn lacks the intrigue, politics, and mystery of it's two predecessors. As the series progressed into book 2 it held most of these elements with a slight increase in the science fiction aspects of the story. But our lead gal remained the same and her narrative was very compelling. Unfortunately book 3, Rebel Born, by Bartol is a bit of a mess. It takes our fantasy world and adds too much technology, too quickly.

Pet Peeve
Nothing bothers me more in
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
Small bite review here.

I was so excited for this book as I am a fan of Roselle St Sismode through and through. She is the epitome of badass heroine!
I also adored the first two books and Amy left us on a huge cliffhanger with things having taken a turn for the worst!

Yet this story completely missed the mark with me.

Did I love Roselle? Absolutely! She is still a fantastic female character.
Did I get my favorite love interest? Yes and with a cherry on top as Amy has a huge imagination.
Was it boring?
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Storm Jarvis
Jun 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Felt like the conclusion to the story was very rushed. We were introduced to a whole new idea and then it ends with nothing? It skips ahead with no details of how they are doing anything. I would have like to see how they removed the anchors and how Reykin and Roselle's love grew. I would have loved to see into Crows mind as she took over him unlocking his memories, maybe he was a villain closer to Brennus only twisted by something deeper. Defnitely did not satisfy any questions I had, only made ...more
Aug 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Okay wow. I've never had such mixed feeling over a book before..especially when it comes to rating? I'm so torn. 90% of this book was a solid 4 stars...then that ending. Did I really read the end of a series? That was an end? What the hell.

I absolutely loved the way this book was going. The twist was weird and random and awesome I loved it. But then the end was rushed and it upsets me because in my opinion it ruins a whole damn series when the ending is rushed and there is all of that buildup o
Amanda Lee
Jun 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
What a disappointment

I Loved the other books in this series and couldn't wait for this final installment. This plot devolved into the matrix. I thought the originality of the first books were lost.
Made me wish I had never began the serie
Jun 20, 2019 rated it liked it
I want to rate this book higher, but I honestly just can't. I was frustrated throughout most of it. I mean seriously, I loved Secondborn and Traitor Born but this book just didn't match up with the first two...and I re-read the first two immediately before reading this, so the tone change was fairly harsh.

So here's why it didn't work for me (view spoiler)
I am so sad about this one. I LOVED the first 2 books and couldn't wait to get my hands on it. This final installment did a full 180 to full sci-fi mode and I was so confused at times. I still love the characters but it was so different from the previous books I couldn't get into it. ...more
Jordan Panther
Jun 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
Suuuuper disapointed with this 3rd & final book. If you didn't like how the Divergent series ended, you're not going to like this book either.
The first two books had an awesome storyline with consistent characters that fought for something bigger than themselves. Then the author decided to change the whole purpose of the characters in the 3rd book. The story took a super abrupt left turn, the characters were flat, & then wrapped up with an ending that felt rushed. I LOVED the first 2 books & am
Nicketa Fox
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had already pre-purchased this book, but I was lucky to get this book early from Netgalley and read it as an ARC.

It really took a detour from where the first and second books seemed to be leading it. It was a bit different. Enjoyable, but different. There were certain aspects and story lines that I didn’t seem to get as they weren’t really in keeping with the first and second books. Still super great and focused on the main characters and secondary characters. We also got answers for characte
Sep 29, 2019 rated it liked it
I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rebel Born was a book that I was so excited to dive into. It has been a while since I've read the previous books in this series but I honestly didn't care. Again, I was just so excited so I figured that hey - things might come back to me. Yeah, they didn't.. it was rough.

YET, I still enjoyed this one. It did start off a bit slow for me and I just kept waiting for it to get better. Unfortunately, it was just okay. Not going
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
I'm unsure what to say. (No worries, no spoilers.)

You wait a year for a new release conclusion to what was building to an amazingly detailed series... And then *splat*.

Everything came out of left field in this book. If she tried to build up to this sci-fi grand conclusion in the previous books, she was too subtle.

And just to note, the book was too short and felt rushed to just close it up as it was.

Comments stated by Roselle that things were "too difficult to explain" and "I just don't think
Alexys DeVaughn
Sep 24, 2019 rated it did not like it
Anyone wanna explain what the heck just happened because I have no idea...
This book took a huge turn from the other two, and sadly i cant say it was for the better. Amy has always been an author who's name I would give off when asked for my favorite authors, so i'm surprised at how disappointing the ending of this series proved to be. In the first two books there wasn't even a subtle hint to the gods being real...then BAM, they're everywhere and HEY!! shes one too. That really threw m
Jun 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
Just finished reading the book that i barely waited to hit the shelves(given how much i enjoyed the first two)..... and to be honest I'm heartbroken and sad.
I don't know what to say...mentally and emotionally i was left at the end of book 2.Like i was reading a completely different book from what was in the previous two.In the first two we have the idea of changing the status quo of treating humans(secondborns) like disposable things and fighting for a change and a new feature and all of a sudde
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I didn't expect the book to take the turn it did. It was intense, and things were never at rest. The fast pace matched what was happening, and the feeling of tension never left my shoulders until the end. It takes up where the last book left off. Honest truth, some of it was truly sad but necessary. It made the first two seem almost slow (which they weren't).

That said, I LOVED it. The tension, the horror of what was going on, and even the bittersweet part (I did get teary-eyed at a part). H
Christy LoveOfBooks
Jun 13, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: e-book, read-in-2019
I'm so damn happy to be done with this series, but mainly this book. The first two were irritating, but they had that addictive quality to them that made me need to keep reading. This one, though, was a struggle to get through. I was ready for Roselle to drown in tears. Seriously, the TEARS and SOBS ...

"Tears cloud my vision"
"I choke back my desire to sob"
"I hold back fresh tears"
"I bite my lip to keep from sobbing"
"Tears sting my eyes"
"blink, forcing back more tears"
"I swallow back tears"
Aug 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
What did I just read? Not since Fate of the Tearling have I been so blindsided and disappointed in the end of a trilogy (honorable mention goes to the Divergent Series). What started as a series about an overpopulated distopia and overthrowing a chaste system/government devolved into a sci-fi/matrix/ alternate universe whimper of a story. Complete with some deus ex machina brain implants. It's like she got bored of her current story and pitched a new series, only to have her publisher make her c ...more
Jina |  BookRampage
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2019
What a fucking whirlwind. How can you even review this book?! There’s just SO MUCH to cover. If you’re looking at this review and haven’t even read the first two books, WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE???

This book is Dystopian, Sci-Fi then went into the realm of Fantasy? I don’t know but holy tits does it work. Also, Reykinnnnnm, my bae, my boo forever.
Jun 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
I loved the first 2 books and eagerly awaited this third one only to be disappointed.... I am all up for evolving stories but this was a whole different story with nothing to 2 with the first 2 books :(
alternate worlds, clones, AI, gods.... was I smoking something while reading this???

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