Bartol’s Traitorborn Will Have You Hooked through the FINAL Page
Roselle St. Sismode is my new favorite book heroine
I’ll admit it. I know Amy Bartol has really caused mixed reviews on her previous series due to contemptuous endings. I also know many of you are holding out on reading this series for just that reason.
You should maybe rethink that strategy and grab Secondborn so you can get to Traitorborn.
One of the most intriguing things about Bartol books is that each series really has a completely different vibe than anything on the market. The last two, in particular, have been stellar new universes complete with far-reaching cultures and imaginative story arcs.
She certainly never leaves you bored.
Well, as it happens, Amy has me totally enthralled with her newest trove of loves surrounding Roselle. Depending on your preferred flavor, there’s bound to be someone for all of you. There’s definitely one (or two) for me.
At the end of Secondborn, we were left wondering what would become of Roselle and her friends. Would she end up with Hawthorne, the perceived love of her life? Would it be one of the many other suitors who fell deeply in love with her watching her grow up in the public eye as the child of the Sword?
Traitorborn takes us through the next phase of Roselle’s character arc as she works through life at the Halo palace – a very serious change from her experiences in the ranks in the Tree. As far as main characters go, it’s hard not to really connect with Roselle. She’s strong, smart and a survivor. She’s also fiercely loyal and lacks the silly wishy-washy thinking often attributed female characters in this age range.
It’s hard to say much without spoilers but I will tell you this book had me from the first page to last. The descriptions of life, the emotional journey of Roselle and the further development of the plot is perfectly-orchestrated. I am giving this book five stars because I cannot wait for Rebel Born. The rebellion is born, and I’m completely hooked.
I don’t think I can say anything beyond that to sell it, start reading Secondborn here:
If you were smart and got in early and have read Secondborn, grab your copy of Traitorborn here:
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