Saturday, September 24, 2016
Rebel Springs Review
The road to power... is paved with blood and magic.
Cleo 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 allowed her father to capture the kingdoms.
Jonas watched at the palace gates a troop of rebels behind him, waiting for him to tell them how he plans to overtake King Gaius.
After a bloody siege, Auranos has been defeated, its young queen orphaned and dethroned. The three kingdoms—Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia—are now unwillingly united as one country called Mytica. But the allure of ancient, dangerous magic beckons still, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the whole world over...
At the heart of the fray are four brave young people grappling for that magic and the power it promises. For Cleo, the magic would enable her to reclaim her royal seat. In Jonas's hands, it frees his nation, and in Lucia's, it fulfills the ancient prophecy of her destiny. And if the magic were Magnus's, he would finally prove his worth in the eyes of his cruel and scheming father, King Gaius, who rules Mytica with a punishing hand.
When Gaius begins to build a road into the Forbidden Mountains to physically link all of Mytica, he sparks a long-smoking fire in the hearts of the people that will forever change the face of this land. For Gaius's road is paved with blood, and its construction will have cosmic consequences.
This book man, I was feeling all the emotions really listening to it. I mean I was my own character, making remarks and feeling the need to drive sword up the king's arse.
There isn't even a love triangle, I don't even know what kind of romance and shit is starting to form and it is starting to confuse me. All I know is that Cleo and Jonas belong together, and Magnus can't stop it.
Cleo is growing so much as a character and I can't wait to see where she ends up by the end of the series. And the god damn king killed her friend! I was freaking out over that. I just couldn't stop thinking about it.
Jonas is also letting himself let go of the angry towards Cleo and is starting to think much more logically. Things are definitely going to hit the fan in the next book.
Magnus, is still my less favourite protagonist. He just gets under my skin and doesn't understand what is going on beyond his problems.
Lucia and Cleo are gonna be pretty close in the next book I think, or enemies, I have no idea anymore.
5 out of 5 stars