Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms #2)

16000044Rebel Spring. Morgan Rhodes. Young Adult/High Fantasy. 2013. 401 pages. 5 stars. [Source: eBook]

“But even the coldest hate can shift into something warmer if given enough time, just as an ugly caterpillar can turn into a beautiful butterfly.”

Note: There are no spoilers in this review for any book in the series except for the synopsis provided in the start.

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 series is taking over my life. I started reading Rebel Spring while I was travelling, and this book kept popping into my head. My body might have been in Europe for vacation, but my mind was definitely in Mytica (the setting for the books).

In this book, everything that has been set up in Falling Kingdoms got bigger and better. The plot becomes more intricate, the characters mature and develop, and the world is explored some more. This series is going places.

I really don’t want to spoil you all because this series is very good. Each book gets better and better. If you are feeling a bit iffy after reading Falling Kingdoms, and you’re not particularly sure that you want to continue on (though I didn’t find myself in that situation), I highly recommend picking this installment up. I like it even better than Falling Kingdoms because the world was already built and set up. All you get is action, adventure, and a tiny bit of romance.

I rate this book

I wasn't able to function after this.
I wasn’t able to function after this.


I immediately started this book after Book 1 because the plot was so beautiful that I couldn’t stay away! It took me a little longer to finish this one compared to Book 1 and Book 3. I read Rebel Springs at a leisurely pace since there was more planning in the characters’ parts than actual execution. Nonetheless, it was still packed with amazing plot twists.

The plot twists. I have no words. They were unexpected and so abundant. Out of the 3 published books of this series, this book contains my favorite one so far. I wanna say more but I don’t want to spoil you guys please just pick up this book read this series. Everyone needs to read this series. I want to have “READ THE FALLING KINGDOMS SERIES” printed on a shirt in big fonts. I will wear it wherever I go. I want to rate this book 10/5 stars. My life/5 stars.

Kyra’s advice to me before reading this book was to not let myself get attached to the characters. I could only pass that advice down to anyone who wishes to read this series. Do. Not. Get. Attached. To anyone. Ever. Not just in books but in real life. 

After I finished this book at 6am in the morning I swear this gif is the most accurate representation of my reading aftermath.


I had to start the third book immediately or else I would have exploded from feelings. Sad to say, I can’t talk about this book any further in fear of spoilers.

Rebel Spring has been added to our Recommendations Page AND to my 10/10 book list! Highly recommended. I love this book. I love it so much.

4 Replies to “Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms #2)”

  1. I’m afraid for some characters in book four, I got attached and I’m too far gone now! And where can I get those shirts? I’d totally wear them haha

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