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Traitor Born

Secondborn, Book 2
Narrated by: Kate Reinders
Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Rebel warrior Roselle St. Sismode returns in the second book of the epic Secondborn series by USA Today bestselling author Amy A. Bartol. 

In the Fates Republic... 

Firstborns reign supreme. 

Secondborns kneel in servitude. 

Thirdborns face death. 

And Census shadows them all. 

Secondborn Roselle St. Sismode was pressed into military service to battle the rebel uprising threatening the society that enslaves her. Now, powerful factions conspire to subvert the lines of succession, positioning Roselle to replace her mother as leader of the Republic's armed forces. But the woman who bore her would sooner see Roselle dead than let her usurp her firstborn brother's command. 

The deadly war of intrigue between her new masters and her ruthless family is but one conflict challenging Roselle. A soldier for the rebellion has drawn her into a rogue army's plot to overthrow the Republic and shatter its brutal caste system. Targeted by assassins and torn between allies, Roselle will have her loyalty, love, and honor tested in the greatest battle of - and for - her life. 

©2018 Amy A. Bartol (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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Boring

I am disappointed with this book.

Book 1, Secondborn was great. THIS seemed like filler before book 3. There was only the occasional action, and the rest was about the obvious love triangle and her being stuck in her rooms, basically on house arrest. Boring.

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Better than the first

The first book was good. This one was great! The suspense and ability to make the listener question was might happen next is amazing! The performance was excellent!!

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Really good

I enjoyed the first book and looked forward to this one. I wasn't disappointed. Good characters, amazing imaginary world and terrific narration.

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Amazing

Without getting into spoiler territory, I'm just going to say that this was an amazing addition to this series. My ONLY complaint..... I have to wait until 2019 for the next installment....after that ending!?! That's just brutal!

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eye rolling teen angst

What has to happen here is Roselle will bring down the current social system of the Fates and First and Second Borns and set up some more equitable society where all people can live and love and marry and have families. We knew that in the first book, even though Roselle claims here that she didn't.

But in order for all that to happen, we have to watch her nuzzle into the necks of at least 3 guys. She lurvs Hawthorn,and he gets to say things like, "I'm lost without you," but gee, how her pulse pounds when the other hotties get her alone. Little slut. Oh, there's some yawning action where she is always the best fighter and survives all sorts of hits.

But that's not all. If the ditzy, same-voice-for-everyone narration is correct to the writing, then the author doesn't understand English. Proof:
1. The breeze tussled his hair. (No, the breeze tousled his hair. Tussle means to wrestle, fight, struggle.)
2. The length of his hair hung to his shoulders. (That's just stupid. Length doesn't hang, hair hangs.)
3. I'm not so sure my mother perpetuated this crime. (It's perpetrated, you idiot.)

I can't stand it. There are so many well-written books out there where something really happens and the strong woman doesn't constantly melt into every bulging-biceps man. There are books where the language is used correctly and actually makes sense. This is not one of those books.

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can't stop

oh man, cliff hanger!! when does the next one come out?? such a great story

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She’s gotta be selling movie rights already!

What a fantastic read/listen. As sci-fi / dystopian series go this one’s at the pinnacle. I’m a 58-year-old male who has been enjoying this yet-to-be-completed series with my 34-year-old daughter during our commute to and from work. It is similar in many ways to Hunger Games and Divergent but the story and presenter of Second Born and Traitor Born eclipses them both. Amy Bartol is one amazingly creative storyteller!

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Action Packed

I love this series. Main character has spy feel. She plays her cards close to her chest and who can blame her. But she’s motivated by love and loyalty.

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major cliff hanger

Lots of excitement but also a lot of loss. Everyone has an agenda and conspiracy abounds.

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Excellent

Great story and narration. I’ve enjoyed this one very much. There must be another one coming!

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  • Nic
  • 03-06-19

Can't wait for more...

Love these books (Seconborn & Traitorborn) so much...I've read them on Kindle, bought the paperbacks and now Audible! Can't recommend them highly enough, the imagination, imagery and plot are astounding. So excited for the 3rd book Rebelborn!!

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  • Poppey
  • 07-03-18

Phew!

The twists and turns are coming fast and furiously now and it is difficult to put down. Although there are some inconsistencies, this second book has upped the pace - so many plots; so much going on. The only frustration is Roselle's apparent naivety. It is obvious that, apart from Hawthorn, Reykin is very much in love with her; and, of course, there is Saloway. Although he has an agenda, he obviously adores her. So, who will end up with Roselle and who will (I am sure) end up dead...... or worse? That is the question.

The only real downside to this trilogy is that (I have heard) it is going to be another year before the final audio book is released. Tooooo long. People tend to lose the thread when a long time elapses between chapters and the impetus is lost.

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  • nicola taylor
  • 06-02-18

love it!!!<br />

I love the whole series so far!
Well writen, imaginative, well round characters and great story archs, gripping from the first line. I can't wait for the next instalment.

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  • Shanice
  • 05-31-18

Brilliant

Love this series! It’s written so well. There’s so many plots and twists! Can not wait for the next one

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  • Claire Bryant
  • 04-18-18

hole on tight

omg the first book was good the second was fantastic i was on edge right up to the end i didnt expect that ending like.