Waiting on Wednesday #54: ‘Rebel Spring’ by Morgan Rhodes


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Rebel Spring

Falling Kingdoms #2

Morgan Rhodes

Publication Date:
December 3rd, 2013


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.

Good Reads


There’s no description yet, but I loved Falling Kingdoms so much that I can’t wait for this one to come out. Not sure if that’s the official cover, but it looks good! Definitely on my wishlist for this year.

What do you think about my pick for this week?


  1. amy lovell

    April 27, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    looks like a great read.

  2. Lisa Richards

    February 23, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Wow! New book for me. Thanks for the headsup, excuse me while I dash off to add to my wishlist.

  3. Tynga

    February 11, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    i CANT WAIT for that one. Loved the first book 🙂

  4. Jasmine Ryan

    February 9, 2013 at 5:36 AM

    Oh! But there is a description! Here it is:
    “Auranos has been conquered and the three kingdoms — Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia — are now unwillingly united as one country called Mytica. But alluring, dangerous magic still beckons, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the world…

    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 watches at the palace gates, a troop of rebels behind him, waiting for him to tell them how he plans to overtake King Gaius

    When Gaius announces that a road is to be built into the Forbidden Mountains, formally linking all of Mytica together, he sets off a chain of events that will forever change the face of this land. Because Gaius is not just burrowing into a pile of rock. He’s tunneling directly into the Watchers’ Sanctuary. And his actions will have cosmic consequences.”

    You can also find it here: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17239882-rebel-spring

    • Giselle

      February 9, 2013 at 11:23 PM

      AH thank you! When I posted this, there was no description 😀

  5. Martina Koleva

    February 7, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    I haven’t read Falling Kingdom and I’m not sure I will but I hope you enjoy reading this one when it comes out. Nice pick!
    Come check out my WOW post.

  6. Traci @ The Reading Geek

    February 7, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    Great pick! I have Falling Kingdoms on my shelf and definitely need to read it soon. I have heard so many great things about it. I didn’t know the cover for the sequel was out yet but I really like it!

  7. Ange/Libby Blog

    February 7, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Interesting…book 1 in this series has had reviews a bit all over the map! I’m not too sure about this series. I know Rachel is interested though! Happy reading!

    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

  8. Ikhlas

    February 6, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    That is a gorgeous cover! Loved the first one 😀

  9. Siobhán (@T_Bookalicious)

    February 6, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Never heard of this title before. Need to check it out! Love the cover.

    Feel free to check out Our WOW

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  10. Leeanna

    February 6, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    I have Falling Kingdoms out from library right now. It excites me to know there’s a sequel!

  11. Bonnie

    February 6, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    I really need to learn to stay on top of my series reads… book 2 already? I haven’t even read 1! Could be worse I suppose. 🙂 Great pick, will definitely be checking out this series.
    MyWoW Pick!

  12. Alyssa Susanna

    February 6, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Ooo, I haven’t read FALLING KINGDOMS yet, but I have to! I love this type of book, and, the covers are so great! REBEL SPRING – I love the title! YAY for sequels!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  13. Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

    February 6, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    I so need to pick up Falling Kingdoms!!

  14. Michael

    February 6, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    I haven’t read Falling Kingdoms yet but I am really need to start reading it soon. I can’t wait to dive into it. Thank you so much for sharing this one. I didn’t know they had a cover for it yet. It looks amazing. Thank for visiting my WoW. =]

  15. Bailey (IB Book Blogging)

    February 6, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Why have I not read Falling Kingdoms yet? I’ve heard nothing but good things about it!! And the covers are beyond gorgeous!!! Great pick. 🙂

  16. Tribute Books Mama

    February 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM

  17. Margie aka The Bumble Girl

    February 6, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Oh no, I haven’t read the first one yet! And it sounds like such a great series! Must try to get to it sometime this year 😉
    Thanks for sharing! Hope you get to enjoy it soon!!!

  18. Jen

    February 6, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    I have Falling Kingdoms sitting on my shelf, I can’t wait to read it. I love the covers.

  19. Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit

    February 6, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Heard SO much about Falling Kingdoms – it’s not really my thing, but people keep piquing my curiosity. Hope Rebel Spring is just as good.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW, Giselle!

  20. Lisa @ Lost in Literature

    February 6, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    I do like that cover!! I haven’t read Falling Kingdoms… but I’ve heard good things! Thanks for sharing!

  21. shane @ itching for books

    February 6, 2013 at 9:50 AM

  22. Bookworm1858

    February 6, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    This is the first I’ve seen of this cover but I really like how it matches the first.

  23. Em

    February 6, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    Loved Falling Kingdoms. I’m really excited for the sequel. I hadn’t seen the cover yet, but I love it.

    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
    My WOW

  24. Shelley @ Gizmos Reviews

    February 6, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    I haven’t read this series yet, but I really truly want to. Love the covers!


  25. Mandi Kaye

    February 6, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    I haven’t started this series yet, but the cover is definitely amazing. Great pick!

    ~Mandi Kaye | My WoW

  26. beth vixen

    February 6, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    I haven’t read the first one of this yet, but it sounds like an amazing series!
    Great pick!
    Beth @ YA Vixens
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    A Vixens Giveaway!

  27. Christy Maurer

    February 6, 2013 at 7:00 AM

    I didn’t read Falling Kingdoms but the cover of this is awesome! I’ll have to look for it! Here’s mine. http://christyscozycorners.blogspot.com/2013/02/waiting-on-wednesday-antigoddess-by.html

  28. Fi @ Bookish Outsider

    February 6, 2013 at 6:14 AM

    I’ve yet to read the first one but this one is on my wishlist, great choice!

    Here’s my WoW!

  29. Zenia

    February 6, 2013 at 6:00 AM

    I haven’t read this series, but I really like the cover of the book you have chosen for your WoW 🙂
    My WoW

  30. Mel@thedailyprophecy

    February 6, 2013 at 5:54 AM

    I didn’t know aobut the cover, how pretty <3 I'm going to read Falling Kingdoms somewhere this year and I can't wait.

    WoW Mel@thedailyprophecy.

  31. Melissa

    February 6, 2013 at 3:38 AM

    I haven’t read Falling Kingdoms but I’ve heard that it was actually quite good, so I may have to try and get my hands on it. I will say that the cover to Rebel Spring is quite beautiful. If they’re smart, this will be the final version.

    Melissa’s WoW @ Sweet Treats and Thrilling Tales

  32. Megan Nicole

    February 6, 2013 at 3:13 AM

    I haven’t had a chance to read Falling Kingdoms yet but my friend absolutely loves it! Great choice!

  33. Lindy Gomez

    February 6, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    I haven’t reading Falling Kingdoms yet, but most of the reviews on it have been excellent. I need to read it! I like the cover of Rebel Spring! Good WOW pick!

    Here’s my WOW:

  34. Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams

    February 6, 2013 at 2:14 AM

    I didn’t read ‘Falling Kingdoms’ yet, but I am definitively pushing it up my tbr – I heard only praise from all of my fantasy-loving friends. And cover for ‘Rebel Spring’ looks even more awesome. Can’t wait! Great pick! 🙂
    Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams
    Check out what I am waiting for this Wednesday…

  35. Sabina

    February 6, 2013 at 1:45 AM

    Awesome pick! I can’t wait for this either. I hope that is the official cover – I love it!

    My WoW

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  36. Lynn K.

    February 6, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    Eeeh how did I miss the cover reveal?? I can’t wait for this too! (even though I’ve yet to read book 1 :P)

  37. Cricket

    February 6, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    Oh, I love it. I must add to my list.
    My WoW

  38. Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic

    February 6, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    Ohhh I didn’t know it had a cover! How epic is that!? I’m also waiting for this one, I really liked Falling Kingdoms 😀

    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Check out what I’m waiting on!

  39. Ashley

    February 6, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Great choice! I can’t wait for this one either!! The end of Falling Kingdoms was pretty intense. I’m dying to read more.

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