My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Blood is essential in all of this. It must continue to spill. Many will die; many must die for us to succeed. —Melenia
FIVE DEATHS. I’ve never encountered characters with incredibly short life spans. I’m amazed by Morgan Rhodes’s audacity; she is really good at catching her readers off guard. However, I am quite bothered by this utter lack of mercy. Huhu.
It was very easy to read Rebel Spring because of its fast-paced plot and intriguing characters. The world of Mytica was enriched with more political intrigue, magic, and…human blood. Seriously, if I were given the chance to be a fictional character, I would avoid The Falling Kingdoms series like the plague! I value my life too much. xD Speaking of spilled blood, only heaven knows how much I loathed King Gaius. His bloodlust was insatiable! My hatred for him was so strong that it negatively affected my feelings for his children, Magnus and Lucia. Ugh. The Damora family was clearly in dire need of counseling.
Given the abundance of characters, it was only natural that romance would be finally highlighted in this novel. Man, there were so many potential OTPs! Among them, I liked Cleo and Magnus the most. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the budding relationship between Nic and…a particular character. Hush, hush. I do not want to spoil anyone. 😉
To sum up my thoughts and feels, Rebel Spring was such a shocking, delightful, and captivating read. I only wish that the author would tone down the urge to eliminate her dear characters. LOL.