Reader: Emily T.
Age: 18
Title: Falling Kingdoms
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Razorbill
Pub Date: 12/2012
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: Falling Kingdoms is a thrilling and oddly enthralling novel. Centered around three kingdoms, the novel focuses on the royal families of each kingdom and the people they influence. Magic is important to the people, the life of everything depends on a flow of magic that has been disappearing for the past 100 years. Princess fight for the safety of their family, princes fall in love, peasants fight for change and a species of mystical beings watches events unfold from the eyes of a hawk. Although Rhodes uses magic as a tool to tie the kingdoms together, she leaves many questions unanswered and adds a few twists to the plot that make it more enjoyable.
Memorable or Forgettable: Even though Falling Kingdoms is told from several points of view, it adds to the story as well as gives a more developed view of their kingdoms and the motivations behind each character.
Cover: Good cover, attractive,although it fits poorly with the contents. Yes, there is murder and war, but there isn't an assassin as the main character. The cover image is misleading to the plot of novel.
Age Range: 14-17
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 3P Some teen appeal

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