Review: Falling Kingdoms

Dec •  26 •  2012

Title: Falling Kingdoms

Series: Falling Kingdoms # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Fantasy
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: December 11, 2012
Book: Edelweiss

“In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power–brutally transforming their subjects’ lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined:
Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.
Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country impoverished–and finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.
Lucia: A girl adopted at birth into a royal family discovers the truth about her past–and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.
Magnus: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, a firstborn son begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword…
The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?”

There are not many words to say how much I truly loved this book. From the prologue to the very end my soul was reaped and I went into this magical world filled with action, magic, death, and of course romance. This book is one that I could not tell someone how much they need to put down what they are reading and go pick up this book.

Morgan Rhodes did a marvelous job when crafting this world and I can honestly say that this book could easily be my all-time favorite of all time. The characters were fantastic, the suspense was stunning, and the moment when you notice you’re on your toes for over half the book is a feeling a reader should always want to feel. I bow in all possible ways to Ms. Rhodes for writing such a fantastic tale that I will be sure to be highly expecting whatever may come next. 
I give this 5 BITES!
My new genre is fantasy. Written beautifully, I could not put down this book!!! It’s so exciting to read! I really loved the plot. Told from different perspectives, the reader gets to see from all sides. Not to worry, cause it flows wonderfully from character to character. The author did a great job in linking each character to one another in some strange way. Watching everything unfold before my eyes was so entertaining.
The love interest has got to be my fave. There are a few going on but of course not without some drama. And it’s drama that will rock your socks off. I totally loved watching each person reveal secrets, get heart broken, fall in love, and of course watching every person use it against one another. 
Falling Kingdoms is awesome fantasy read. I stayed up late finishing a book that I thought would only read just a “few chapters.” Marvelous in every way possible, Falling Kingdoms is amazing!
I give it 5 BITES!
Happy Reading!

7 Comments

  1. Mariya
    Dec 26, 2012

    I love the cover and all I hear about this book is good things! I”ll definitely have to check it out! 🙂

  2. Amy
    Dec 26, 2012

    I’m not a huge fantasy book reader, but I do enjoy them when I get to them. I have heard so many awesome things about this book that I think this is one I definitely need to pick up.

    • Amy, fantasy is my new thing! I love reading these types of books and letting myself get lost in it. I hope you get a chance to read it.

  3. Maji Bookshelf
    Dec 26, 2012

    Wow for both of you girls to have loved it, that sounds great!! I dont read a lot of fantasy books either, but i will have to check this one out! lovely reviews ladies!
    – Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  4. I’ve heard some mixed things about this one, but BOTH of you guys loved it?! The fantasy aspect sounds really cool, and I cannot wait to read about the multiple POVs and the romance. It sounds great! Wonderful reviews, ladies! 🙂

  5. Candace
    Dec 28, 2012

    Fantasy is my favorite genre. I need to read a variety but I tend to love fantasy the most. I have read a lot of mixed reviews for this book so I was worried but since you both loved it I’m all sorts of excited again!