Monday, September 18, 2017

Review: Rebel Rising

Title: Rebel Rising
Author: Amanda J Clay
Release Date: September 18, 2017

A princess with nothing left to lose is a dangerous thing.

Princess Elyra Ballantyne has lost everything important to her—her father, her position, her freedom, and the one she loves. As rebellion festers beneath the city walls, and corruption spreads throughout the palace, she’s left with two choices: accept Minister General Pantone’s rule or rise up, learn to fight, and take back her country.

Rebel Rising is the second book in the top-selling Rebel Song series.
It must be a testament to my enjoyment of the first book in this series, because I read it about two years ago, and I still remembered most of what happened.

I was eagerly awaiting the release of Rebel Rising, and if you've read Rebel Song, you will probably know why. The ending was pretty evil. So I was super excited to get an arc. Oftentimes when I read the next installment so much later, I feel disappointed and no longer really care about the series. But this didn't happen at all. From the first page to the last, I absolutely loved the story.

We begin with Elyra working through her forced engagement to Markus. It's clear that he loves her, but we know that she doesn't love him. Slowly, she works to try to thwart Pantone at every angle, but Pantone keeps pulling more and more stunts as the Regent of Arelanda. He brings death and destruction pretty much wherever he goes.

Both Elyra and Rogan had immense character growth in Rebel Rising. It was great to see them working apart, together, whatever. Just to see them going toward the similar goal of getting Pantone off the throne. 

Action-packed and filled with tension (and some brooding), I am really excited to read the final installment when it comes out. Here's to hoping she doesn't make us wait another two years!

Characters: 5 stars
Plot: 4 stars
Writing: 5 stars
World: 5 stars
Feels: 4 stars

4.5 stars

Note: I received an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review, and that in no way sways my opinion of this book.

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