Firstborns rule society Secondborns are the property of the government Thirdborns are not tolerated Long live the Fates Republic.On Transition Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude Roselle St Sismode s eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations she s to become a soldier for the Fate of Swords military armFirstborns rule society Secondborns are the property of the government Thirdborns are not tolerated Long live the Fates Republic.On Transition Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude Roselle St Sismode s eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations she s to become a soldier for the Fate of Swords military arm of the Republic during the bloodiest rebellion in history, and her elite firstborn mother is happy to see her go.Televised since her early childhood, Roselle s privileged upbringing has earned her the resentment of her secondborn peers Now her decision to spare an enemy on the battlefield marks her as a traitor to the state.But Roselle finds an ally and in fellow secondborn conscript Hawthorne Trugrave As the consequences of her actions ripple throughout the Fates Republic, can Roselle create a destiny of her own Or will her Fate override everything she fights for even love
Secondborn Firstborns rule society Secondborns are the property of the government Thirdborns are not tolerated Long live the Fates Republic On Transition Day the second child in every family is taken by the gov
The challenge with writing this review is trying to organize my many many notes into something coherent I picked up Secondborn because I like to check out the occasional buzz book on This one has been popping up all over my feed and seems to have pretty good reviews plus I m auto approved on netgalley, which didn t hurt But the I read, the worse it seemed to get.Don t get me wrong, I feel like Bartol has the potential to write a book I d really enjoy Parts of the story were compelling and there [...]
This book was my Kindle First pick for July I picked a good one this time SOME SPOILERS This is actually the first book I have read from this author I do know she has some other popular books out there that I plan on reading at some point This book is about Roselle She a second born Her brother, Gabriel and is the first born The first born are the popular and special ones And even though Gabriel would have liked to be in the military so to speak, it s Roselle that has to go and she is fine with [...]
Review also found at the Dust Off Your MacHalo Blog.Nine Fates of the Republic rule The Fate of Virtues, Fate of Swords, Fate of Stars, Fate of Atoms, Fate of Suns, Fate of Diamonds, Fate of Moons, Fate of Seas, and Fate of Stones.The Virtues rule over all Swords military and might Stars technology Atoms medical Diamonds entertainment and journalism Stones service oriented I m not sure that the book goes into what the others specialize in This book focuses mainly on the Swords.The Fates are rule [...]
4.5 stars Loved it Secondborn is set in a dystopian world where there are only two tiers of society the firstborns who rule and the secondborns who serve the firstborns Thirdborns are forbidden I was entertained and spellbound from the first page and there were enough surprises and twists to keep it unpredictable and intriguing The romance was sweet, though it did not dominate the story, which was focused on Roselle trying to survive being a secondborn and seeking a way to improve the lives of [...]
I had to reread this before I started book two and it was even better the second time Secondborn is a dystopian where parents give their second born child to the government Because of this, importance is given to the firstborn child while the second born child is neglected Our main character Roselle is a second born Her mother is the Clarity leader of her Fate caste system Due to her mother s high ranking, Roselle is a very famous second born She has been a media darling from an early age There [...]
5 solid starsI had forgotten how much I love Amy s books It s been a long time since I ve read one of her stories but now I m already on the ARC of Traitor Born as I can t stop any I have to thank Michelle Chen as she recommended this book when I was busy with the Bests of 2017 challenge I looked into it and the blurb plus the gorgeous cover had me immediately buying the book.What is it about It s not PNR or Fantasy but it s happening in another time or context where Firstborns have it all while [...]
I loved the Kricket series, so I had high hopes for this book that it ultimately did not live up to But because I m an eternal book optimist, I may still read the next one In summary, it read somewhat like a rough draft of a book than the finished product THE GOOD The main thing it had going in its favor is that while I was reading, I was engaged I cared what was happening, and the plot had its merits I liked that Roselle was tactical and strong, even if she cried a little much for my tasteE BA [...]
Kindle First pick for the month of July So since this was a freebie, I decided to go ahead and give it a go I really had a hard time in the beginning getting into the book, it seemed like there were so many different terms, and characters and places and descriptions just thrown at you and it was really difficult to keep up with it all I kept finding myself going back and rereading entire chapters just to understand what I had read, which got really frustrating But then lo and behold once I got a [...]
I loved this This was a great start to a new Dystopia series and I had a really hard time putting this down I listened to the audible version and have nothing but good things to say about the narrator I am limited to when I can listen and if I had the time, I would have listened straight through to the end I m a fan of this kind of series and I especially love a female warrior I really liked Roselle s character The unfairness to her situation and all Second Born situations makes you root hard fo [...]
Familiar storyI read this via Kindle First Reads.I found Secondborn very like other popular dystopian books about teenage girls almost to the point of not finishing the book Select people get all the privileges, and the rest are basically slaves in need of a savior hero.Naturally, our protagonist is blessed with incredible fighting skills, she is reluctant tho fill the hero position, and she doesn t have any choice.Neither, apparently, does she have any choice but to fall madly in lust with the [...]
Kindle First book I was so proud when I saw Amy s book on there This is a unique dystopian I liked it, but some parts seemed drawn out Looking back at other Amy Bartol series, she usually starts out a little slow to build up to the juicy part so I bet book 2 and 3 will be awesome I will definitely continue the series and I can t wait for the next to come out
DNF 50%I have tried repeatedly with this book, returning to it to read a bit and unfortunately I cannot cope with the slow pace and lack of connection with the MC I have been bored to this point I truly am disappointed considering my love of the kricket series I have decided that rather than continue to labour, DNF it is with a rather heavy heart.
dnf 20%The main character has a personality of a goldfish.
Fast paced Mysterious Heart pounding Romantic Bartol takes all of these attributes and weaves them together with a delicious sci fi dystopian that produces Roselle, a secondborn child whose life no longer belongs to herself in a world where firstborns are revered Conscripted into the military by her ruling mother, Roselle quickly learns that there is a power struggle afoot within the Fates hierarchy and that she just might be one of the pawns at the center of it Rather than stand back and allow [...]
MANY THANKS TO 47NORTH FOR PROVIDING ME WITH THIS REVIEW COPY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEWFINAL RATING 4.25 Now I know that it was only a fantasy I ll never be one of them I ll always be just a secondborn, a shadow, soon to fade from their lives.Secondborn is a pleasant surprise When I requested this book on Netgalley, I thought the synopsis sounded great, ratings on were high, so what could go wrong, right Despite the intriguing synopsis, I wasn t expecting much from this book I was hoping [...]
Everyone Roselle no.Roselle Roselle yes.
I have read everything I can by Amy Bartol Her Premonition Series is my go to series whenever I have book issues I love the worlds she creates I love how she develops tension in her characters relationships I love her strong female characters I thought the story was interesting with the caste system and how they used their secondborn children as slaves I really enjoyed the sci fi dystopian feel it had going on There are plenty of twist and turns to keep you interested Mrs Bartol is known for her [...]
Read early through prime Honestly I was a bit concerned through the first 25% of the story due to the similarities to The Hunger Games and the devotion to world building I kept on reading and am so happy I did World building is a part of every PNR Fantasy Dystopian story, personally I tend to get impatient with it especially when a great story is looming in the background Due to the brilliance of Amy Bartol I fell head over hills with her world and the story of Secondborn I have so many unanswer [...]
I really enjoyed this book It felt a bit like hunger games at times and I have a feeling the next one really will , but still there was lots of action, good political manipulation, a touch of romance although seriously everyone is in love with her and we have at least 3 potential love interests and I see the good bad of all 3 Okay but first let me address the big white elephant in the room and talk about the general concept So in this story families are limited to 2 kids that s it the first born [...]
This is a frustrating 4 stars for me because it should be 5 Secondborn is a wonderful dystopian teen novel that belongs alongside Divergent, Hunger Games and the Maze Runner up until it shatters itself for no good reason Amy A Bartol does a really good job of setting up her dystopian society though a poor job of explaining why society is that way but I can overlook this miss and helping us to understand the hierarchy of firstborn, secondborn and god forbid third or less born She illustrates imag [...]
4.5 Stars Never, ever trust the pack Although Roselle is from a powerful family, she has no rights because she isn t the firstborn child Everything is chosen for her Her mentor trains her from a young age so that she could fight in the military Her clothes are selected to obtain a certain reaction from the citizens Even her speeches are prepared for her When Roselle finally leaves her unloving family for the military, she makes new friends and also new enemies Her life gets pulled apart as she c [...]
4.5 starsThere are two things wrong with Amy Bartol s books 1 They end 2 There is a finite amount of them She always creates such rich worlds and characters, and they always leave you wanting , , Just be forewarned that you will experience a book hangover immediately after finishing this one I can t wait for the next book in this series so excited to see where Roselle s story will lead next
4 Fates of the Republic Stars I love this new spin on a Dystopia world It is like the author took all the different dystopias Game of thrones, Red Queen, Divergent and the Hunger Games and creating a world that has a bit of all of those in one story This story is about Roselle St Sismode who is a secondborn she is sent away to serve as is her duty as a secondborn and leaves behind the only family she has ever known Dune who isn t biologically family Roselle has been video tapped for the world to [...]
I L.O.V.E.D this book It might not be for everyone, but Amy Bartol s The Premonition series is one of my favorites because of how she writes and she carried her wonderful writing into this book.The story building is so great even reading the glossary at the ending shows you how invested and creative Amy is as a writer I got major Hunger Games vibes from this book but it was original enough to not make me care The main character Roselle was a strong female lead who finds herself in interesting li [...]
Young Adult Dystopian Science Fiction Who d have thought it I tend to like books that stand on their own I want to be able to read a series out of order without it mattering I want resolution I hate open endings and cliffhangers There are a few reasons this book should annoy me but it s saved by likeable characters.
Secondborn offers many unique takes on the realms separated by factions trope, with interesting worldbuilding through the relationships between firstborn and secondborn and the hierarchy that separates them.The pacing here is terrible We get detailed fight scenes of Roselle besting foes in various forms of combat, but get two pages of exposition telling us what happened in a year Exposition about the weirdest things come at the most bizarre times Is directly after a terrorist attack and leaving [...]
Source NetGalley Genre Fiction Science Fiction Action Adventure Rating 4.0 My Thoughts Secondborn is the first installment in author Amy A Bartol s Secondborn series 18 year old Roselle St Sismode lives in a world where first born children are given every opportunity to succeed where second born children are sold to the government to do what they want and where third born children are hunted down and killed by a group known as Censor s For Roselle, everything she s ever done has been under the s [...]
Fascinating and utterly brilliant from beginning to end I loved Roselle s passion and survival techniques She was so cunning and resourceful I could never comprehend why a mother could ever be so callous towards her daughter I was saddened for her existence being a Secondborn Always having to look over her shoulder and not knowing who she could truly trust Honestly I m so torn between Team Hawthorn or Team Clifton This story was gripping and had so many tear your heart out moments Loved every pa [...]
There is just something about a book by Amy A Bartol They re just so fun and entertaining and always leave me wanting I loved her KRICKET series and I m still hoping there s another book forthcoming, but I may have enjoyed this book even It was so engaging I loved the world despite being a dystopian, which I kinda swore off for the longest and the characters were so intriguing I can t wait to read , but in the meantime, I m definitely going to check out her PREMONITION series.
4.25 Reread on 12 21 17 I still love this Let me start by saying that Amy is the author of one of my favorite series the Kricket Series and I find that I really enjoy her writing and storytelling Naturally, I was really looking forward to picking this book up when it was released Needless to say, it did not disappoint The story is fast paced and had several crucial plot twists that I did not see coming but really enjoyed The characters are relatable, realistic, lovable and even a little hate abl [...]