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...more
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Here are my major issues:
⚔️ The first two books read more like dystopian novels with a touc ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Nothing bothers me more in ...more
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? ...more
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 ...more
So here's why it didn't work for me (view spoiler)[ 1. Roselle gets a neural implant courtesy of Crow, so she's robotic-ish; 2. Wait, nevermind, Roselle is a goddess and her latent powers can o ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
"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"
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.
alternate worlds, clones, AI, gods.... was I smoking something while reading this???
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Secondborn (Book 1)
Traitor Born (Book 2)
Rebel Born (Book 3)
Author of the Premonition Series:
Inescapable (Book 1)
Intuition (Book 2)
Indebted (Book 3)
Incendiary (Book 4)
Iniquity (Book 5)
Author of the Kricket Series:
Under Different Stars (Book 1)
Sea of Stars (Book 2)
Darken the Stars (Book 3)
The Divided - A Science Fiction Romance short story, which is included in t ...more