June 14, 2019

3.5*Review: REBEL BORN by Amy A Bartol

Title: Rebel Born

Author: Amy A Bartol

Source: eARC from NETGALLEY


Roselle faces a mind-reeling showdown with the deep state agent controlling her psyche....
Roselle St. Sismode is many things: victim of a conspiracy, unwilling host of an ever-evolving mind algorithm, spy for a rebel army, and heir to the Fate of Swords. As a warrior, she’s also the anticipated main event at the Secondborn Trials. When the opening ceremonies erupt in chaos, Roselle is abducted by a sadistic agent with a diabolical plan: transform Roselle into a mind-controlled assassin to topple society. But a rogue scientist has implanted Roselle with a genius technology that is far more powerful. It renders her untouchable. Faster... Stronger... And maybe immortal!
With her enhanced abilities come the highest stakes yet, as Roselle confronts shifting realities at every turn as well as her own mother’s stunning betrayal. Racing against time with a determined resistance group, can Roselle overthrow the forces of destruction and reclaim the most valuable of commodities - her humanity?

My take...
I was pretty disappointed with the end to this series. Rebel Born was that one book I couldn’t wait to get my hands on. Only once I started reading it I felt lost and unsure about where it was going. After flying through the other 2, I found I didn’t want to rush back to it and felt no urgency in reading it. I may have even skimmed. 

It was good. I enjoyed it. Even though I wasn’t crazy-crazy for it, I was entertained by it. And of course, Bartol’s writing was on point. I did like who Roselle ended up with. But I wasn’t in love with the story and the ending wasn’t what it was building up to be. 


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