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Rebel Born

Secondborn, Book 3
Narrated by: Kate Reinders
Series: Secondborn, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
4 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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Roselle faces a mind-reeling showdown with the deep state agent controlling her psyche in the Wall Street Journal bestselling conclusion to the Secondborn series.

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?

©2019 Amy A. Bartol (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Hmm

Let me first say Amy Bartol is an amazing writer in fact she wrote my all time favorite series, and I have loved every book in this series so far but this one didn’t fit at least for me it went in such a strange convoluted direction that I just couldn’t connect with it. I do love who Roselle ended up with well the main one so there is that but the rest really wasn’t what I expected at all. It does sound like there might be another book so I have hope for another great book in this series.

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UMM.......

I loved the 1st and 2nd book, but THIS book :'(. It had nothing to do with the other books. maybe if she would have eased us into the plot of this 3rd book, it would have been better, unfortunately it was a completely different story. She's a great author, i was just a little disappointed.

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Disappointed

Overall I loved the story line. However after 3 books I'm disappointed in how quickly it came to an end.

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What the heck was that?

I want to start off my saying, I love Amy Bartol. Her Kricket Series is one of my all-time favorites that I’ve read multiple times.
However, I did not enjoy the final book to the Secondborn series. I almost DNFed it, but continued on because of my love for Amy.

I’m not even sure how to write this review, because I’m not sure what the heck I just read.

This diverges SO much from the first two books that it doesn’t even feel like the same story. The characters don’t act consistent with their past selves in books one and two. There are huge elements that are vital to the story that are brand-spanking new and confusing as hell. These elements should have been woven or teased throughout the first two books if they were going to be such a huge deal in the final one. All of a sudden, in a world of high technology, we have alternate dimensions, ancient gods, dragon-creatures and people coming back from the dead.

We also don’t get a true resolution to the major problem that the characters are trying to solve. Spectrum and Crowe (and their invincibility) were hyped up SO much, and then with a single emotionally-charged thought Roselle “wins”? I don’t accept that as a resolution. It feels way to easy for a problem that is way too complex.

I also did not enjoy the resolution to the love arc. Once again, it felt too easy. There was so heartache, no real reason why any of the three love interests won or lost in the “battle” for Roselle’s heart. I don’t even feel like there was a battle. One person just wins, a second person also wins (see alternative universe mentioned above), and the third—we never get a final resolution. I feel a little cheated all the way around.

I love Amy, her imagination and her writing style. I can tell she put a lot of hard work into this series. Unfortunately with this last book, the series wasn’t for me.

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Wow!!

Wow...where to begin....
Completely threw me for a loop in a direction I didn’t see coming. Wow. The world building is just out of this world in this series. If your looking for something different with great characters check this series out!
Narrator is amazing.

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Not what I was expecting!

Rebel Born is the final installment in the Secondborn series. This is not a standalone book, therefor you will want to start with book 1.

This final installment has a completely different vibe than book 1 or 2. You do get a glimpse of what's to come at the very end of book 2, but I didn't realize the story was going to change so much.

I'm not unhappy about it. I still read this in one sitting and ended up being very happy with the ending, but there is a small part of me that wished the author had not changed things so drastically. I would have loved to see how Roselle would have conquered without all the "extra" that was in this book. It's the only reason this is a 4 star instead of a 5 star for me.

I still really enjoyed this series and can see myself coming back to visit this series for a re-read