Rebel Spring - YA Review by Simon DS.

Reader: Simon DS.
Age: 13
Title: Rebel Spring
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Razorbill
Pub Date: 12/03/13
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: This story overall had very good stylistic elements. The characters were all complex and three dimensional, changing and evolving over the course of the story. The plot was exhilarating and ripe with conflict and magic, keeping me glued to the book. The dialogue was very well done, because it was filled with political intrigue and veiled threats and counter threats.
Memorable or Forgettable:  This book is one of the best fantasy books I have read, because when I read it, it feels like time stops around me. Kind of like floating underwater in the middle of a pool, it is just me and the book. Also, the author very adept with making you feel the emotions of the characters in the book (grief, anger).
Cover: This cover (like the first book) was awesome. There is really no other way to put it. It totally jumped out at me, taking all of my attention. Whoever designed it also had a really good sense of lighting and color.
Age Range: 12 through 17
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Annotation: Auranos has been taken, and the King of Blood rules over all. He lies to the citizens of Auranos, enslaves those of Palesia, and anyone who speaks up gets their head on a stake.

tags: fantasy / high fantasy / magic / epic fantasy / paranormal / witches / romance / adventure / ya lit

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