Falling Kingdoms

Falling Kingdoms In the three kingdoms of Mytica magic has long been forgotten And while hard won peace has reigned for centuries a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface As the rulers of each kingdom grapple f

  • Title: Falling Kingdoms
  • Author: Morgan Rhodes Michelle Rowen
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten And while hard won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, andIn the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten And while hard won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.The only outcome that s certain is that kingdoms will fall Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed It s the eve of war Choose your side.Princess Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.Rebel Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people s revolution centuries in the making.Sorceress Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.Heir Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realise that the heart can be lethal than the sword.

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    1. Falling Kingdoms crushed my heart but exceeded all my expectations. SO GOOD. If you love high fantasy, do yourself a favor and read this book.

    2. I can already tell that this is going to end up being one of my favorite series! Excellent cast of characters with a shocking and unexpected plot full of twists and turns. I can't wait to pick up the next book!

    3. While this series begs for comparisons to Game of Thrones, I would be lying if I told you that they have nothing in common.They do.Both worlds are merciless, bloodthirsty, complex, magical and truly addictive to the reader.Some might say that it lacks originality. I agree. How often in your life did you read about a princess wanting to escape a marriage, or a rebel who thought he could change the world, or a prince helplessly in love with the wrong girl, or magic lost but on the brink of being r [...]

    4. Perfect. I-read-it-in-one-sitting perfect.Even in the darkest and most cruel person, there is still a kernel of good. And within the most perfect champion,there is darkness.The question is,will one give in to the dark or the light?That is the most fascinating thing about Falling Kingdoms.The characters aren't pure good or pure evil (except Gaius,that hideous bastard),they make choices that lead them to one path or another,they fight hard their inner demons,they justify their actions based on the [...]

    5. This book is being hailed as "A Game of Thrones for young adults." I have only read the first twenty pages of A Game of Thrones & I can already tell you that is like comparing a stick figure drawing to a professional painting. Perhaps the barest framework of the two series can be compared, but anything more than that is a stretch.Falling Kingdoms follows a handful of young main characters spread out across three neighboring territories. Nearly all of them are prominent political figures: pri [...]

    6. I should have known there’d be trouble in paradise when I found out that Morgan Rhodes was a non de plume for Michelle Rowen, who wrote that terrible Dark Kiss novel that I couldn’t even finish.I buddy read Falling Kingdom with ItsJaneLindsey who was my beloved BookBuddyAthon Buddy. And I think both of us suffered greatly as we read it together.Falling Kingdoms is really Fantasy Lite with scarcely enough world building and concepts to skate by. If it asked me to witness it I’d be all like: [...]

    7. Oh dear. <--- Entire summary of my thoughts on this book.Buuuut lucky for YOU, I am willing to expand on my on dear with a list (yessss lists are life!) of reasons this book went hopelessly wrong for me. I picked it up because FANTASY, but honestly I felt it was shallow and boring and confusing. There were so. many. characters and I cared exactly ZLICH about all of them. Plus it was trying oh so hard to be the YA Game of Thrones and just Please don't. YA -- pls stop wishing to be Game of Thro [...]

    8. I only love my bed and Magnus, I'm sorry. My kink is being so thoroughly satisfied by a book I was so sure to hate. You guys don't even know the amount of hate/negative reviews I read for this book and then personally being told by many of my friends that I WAS GOING TO HATE THIS, BITCH HA. OKAY.Anyways, Falling Kingdoms is such a cliched, tropey filled fantasy book with so much insta love, incest, a predictable storyline and a whole entire love-fucking-PENTAGON, BUT I STILL LIKED THIS SO MUCH, [...]

    9. I heard that Magnus Damora might or might not be my future husband. *lol*Well, at least that's what reliable sources tell me. *raises eyebrow* So yeah, I think 2018 is the perfect year to find out! ;-PLet's see if I can get my fingers on him . erm this book real quick! XD

    10. Many people are raving about this series, but I couldn't get passionate about it. While reading Falling Kingdoms, I often got a gut feeling that something was off about the book but I had difficulty pinpointing the origin of that feeling. It was an instinctive reaction. I've mulled it over and will try to put the reason into words without sounding too harsh. I can't name specifics because it's been a few months since I finished this and I've been suppressing the memories.There are two kinds of a [...]

    11. SpoilersAwful. Just awful. The plot was crap — some young guy gets killed in one country and then that country starts a war with the murderer's country and then there's also a silly prophecy about a chosen one/Mary Sue/boring bitch. It all made for horrible reading.The world building was thin and unimaginative. Basically there were 3 countries: 1. Aurenos was sunny, fertile and lovely 2. Paelsia was poor, dry and depressing and 3. Limeros was cold and harsh. The people in Aurenos were spoilt l [...]

    12. See this review and more like it on my blog: bookbastion____________________________________This was not good.You know how sometimes the media latches onto trends - hint, they do this all the time - and suddenly when one specific type of story starts getting popular a whole bunch of knock offs with similar stories start appearing? I truly believe that this story would not have been published had Game of Thrones not become a smash hit the year before its initial publication. Or at the very least, [...]

    13. After a beginning I wasn't too sure about, Falling Kingdoms surprisingly became an extremely enjoyable - if somewhat unoriginal - story. Rhodes' world was a fascinating and exciting place that I am eager to explore more of in the sequel, her characters were complex individuals often torn between political and moral duty, and the tensions between the lands of this world (Limeros, Paelsia and Auranos) were highly convincing. My final opinion of this novel is such a turnaround from my first impress [...]

    14. “Magic will find those with pure hearts, even when all seems lost.”Let me start by saying it's really hard for me to review books i love, there is so much i want to say.I know a lot people dislike these books so i decided to read a few bad reviews before i started this. Turned out most people had similar issues; too many characters, confusing plot line, too many POVs. I read first few chapters like a textbook, paid attention to every little detail, tried to remember their names, and who belo [...]

    15. Do you like Game of Thrones and wish for a YA-version? Well, my friends, look no further:• Unexpected killings of significant characters?• Multiple POV’s (including possible villains) taking place in different kingdoms with royalty, assassins, and other worldly creatures/shifters• Heavy world-building• Feuding kingdoms• Even a brother-sister romance though that is a bit less Cersei-Jamie, a bit more Clary-Jace if you know what I mean=)Is this book perfect? Well, honestly, I wasn’t [...]

    16. Yay, now i'm only 18 books behind on my challenge, not 19. :)This book fell exactly where I expected it to, so 3 stars isn't a horrible rating! The main thing I loved about this is that it's different from any YA fantasy that i've ever read. The plot itself isn't really anything too special, but the scope of it all (following several characters/kingdoms instead of one main one) and the risks that the author is willing to take with characters (MANY deaths) kept me on my toes. The main downfall h [...]

    17. RE-READ: SEP 2015Note - old review below but my thoughts have not changedill loved it!****************************************************“Even paradise could become a prison if one had enough time to take notice of the walls.”After seeing quite a few negative things about Falling Kingdoms on i was hesitant to buy it. But eventually i did, because, like, what the hell? Just cause some people disliked it doesn't mean that i will too! And i am so glad i did. Why?Because it was a total winner [...]

    18. 3.5 starsI had no idea this book even existed until my librarian gently pointed me toward this series. And by gently, I mean she flapped in front of my face, and told me it was a great series. And by flapped it in front of my face, I mean she threatened to revoke my (PRECIOUS!) card unless I read it.She's shady.So I check it out, and the next thing you know I'm all involved in a prince with incestuous thoughts, a princess being forced to marry a drunk, a young man from a poor village who dreams [...]

    19. I am truly sorry, I am. I wanted this book to be spectacular, to amaze me with its epicness. I was ready to love it heart and soul! Alas, sadly -- and very much obviously thanks to those two ugly stars -- that did not happen. I'm going to rant now, so please excuse my shouty capitals whenever they appear. You see, my average rating is somewhere around 4.4/5 and seeing that I've read almost 500 titles that means I pretty much drop them 4 and 5 star ratings like they're hot. It doesn't bother me, [...]

    20. 2 StarsOverview: This series is often hailed the ‘Game of Thrones for YA' and because I haven’t read/watched GOT, I can’t comment on the comparison. I can tell you the similarities. They're both fantasy series involving a large cast of characters, murder, magic, and backstabbing. Also incest! Here, however, the overarching story focuses on the intersecting lives of Cleo, Jonas, and Magnus as war blossoms between their nations.Pros: There were several deaths I didn’t expect! Most didn't f [...]

    21. "Basically Game of Thrones for a younger audience" was my first reaction, but let me go back now and revise that to "Game of Thrones but better." This first book is average, but by the 4th book this series is just straight up awesome. I love all of the characters (even the incompetent ones) and the plot never, ever gets dull. In Game of Thrones I'm usually either skimming or else like

    22. Falling Kingdoms: 4.5 stars"Magic will find those with pure hearts, even when all seems lost.” This has become an instant new YA fantasy favourite!Why you need to pick it up now:• detailed characters with flaws (that you learn to accept) and vulnerabilities• twists and turns in every corner• lies, betrayal and shocking plot twists• unexpected love• that world-building• the fact that violence isn't sugar-coated• magical element that is pulled off amazingly• truly complex villain [...]

    23. Blog review @Scaredy Engines End of Line LibraryThere is a lot of drama and plot twists in this book. A lot. Which is what made it so enjoyable for me! :D First of all the characters and world were so richly developed I could not guess what was around the next corner. Like I've said in other reviews one of the most enjoyable aspects of a high fantasy novel is the world building and Myticas history was full of intrigue not to mention how I loved the stories from the past catching up and intertwin [...]

    24. Ouuu, I liked this bookspite a few things. RTCWhen I'm not: 1) Lazy as fuck2) SCHOOL 3) SCHOOL4) LIFE5) Yup, lazy as fuck again ;PAnyway, gimme the next book pls!**************************I went to the library toACTUALLYstudy and do my school work. Okay, I'm trying make it to places GUYS !!*cough* I should've thought about becoming a Doctor like holyyyyyyyy shit. The work load ISN'T A JOKEEEE. Please tell me how I walk inside and the first thing I see is a big ass book sale. Everything was being [...]

    25. I couldn't bring myself to give this higher than 3 stars because it's just not as good as some of my favourite fantasies, but it was still really good! The instalove was super cringeworthy and the writing was very simple and I dunno it's just not the best thing I've ever read.

    26. Updated: 3.27.16So, here's what happened. This book literally took me almost a whole month to finish which is one of the saddest things that has happened in my life. I remember picking this book up, never wanting to put it down and just finish it off right away and start the 2nd book. But nooooo. I had to start it, put it down, read more, put it down, and the process would just be repeated. Adding to that, I sometimes wasn't even able to pick it up and read 1 page which made everything more sad. [...]

    27. This marks the second book I've read of the Breathless Reads collection from PenguinTeen and so far, I have not been disappointed. And now, I'm making it my personal mission to check out the others in the collection. With Origin I had edge-of-my-seat suspense, but with Falling Kingdoms I had conspiracies, action, war blood. :DFalling Kingdoms follows the story of four young people from different kingdoms whose destinies become intertwined during the strain of peace between the lands. We have Cle [...]

    28. This is a re-read.4.5Shoutout to Caitlin for helping me decide on this rating after I finished an hour ago - which I just changed to a 5IS RE READ MADE ME LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH MORE THAN THE FIRST TIME BECAUSE DANG. AMAZING. Full review to come and I'll link my first review then.

    29. Unfortunately a book that failed to connect with me from start to finish.The writing is very much telling without much showing and I can only describe it as simple and plain. The prose is really "in your face" and inellegant and thus failed to draw me into the story. That it uses clearly modern phrases like "Grow a pair" or "having a crush on someone" doesn't really help with that issue. Alas that made for a quick read, as the prose offers no double meaning or something for the reader to think a [...]

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