The Rebellion | Review

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Oh well. All I was asking was how your weekend was going so far because I do really want to know, so please tell me in the comments. I’ve written two blog posts- one will go on here, and the other will go on my design website, which you should go visit and follow – and I’ve done many loads of homework. 😉 Now onto the review!

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The Rebellion

by Livy Jarmusch



(taken from Goodreads)

 Something is brewing. Like the far off rumble of a train in the distance, a rebellion is stirring. A cry for change arises in the midst of a traditional monarchy, where King Addison has inherited the throne. Who are the underground troublemakers? What is stirring their defiant banner and demand for change? Find out in The Rebellion! (The Tales of Tarsurella #2)


Vanessa Bennett lands her dream job working at the Palace in Tarsurella. She struggles to balance everything on her plate: life in a new country, stressful deadlines, crabby co-workers, college classes at the local University, and blossoming feelings of romantic adoration toward her boss–King Addison. Keeping up with her To-Do list, while trying to earn respect in Addison’s male-dominated administration, presents its challenges. Nevertheless, she can’t help but fight a reoccurring thought and the excitement rising with it: is Addison interested in her?

Addison is adjusting to his new role as King. Rumors of a rebellious uprising among the youth in Tarsurella intensifies, as acts of violence and protest break out across the city. Addison is determined to uncover the hidden instigator who fearlessly blogs democracy-driven ideals with a secretive pen name. Will Addison discover and expose the fiery rebellion leader? Or will his efforts fail to stop the rebellious thoughts spreading like wildfire, causing a heartbreaking rift in his divided nation?


First of all- if you haven’t checked out my review of The Coronation (the first book in Tales of Tarsurella), go read it here. Second, I’m going to assume you’ve read The Coronation, because some of this will count as a spoiler. Hopefully not too large of one. 🙂 As always, though, the spoilers for The Rebellion are in white text.

I’ll try to make this list short and sweet (and not full of long ramblings) (and yes, I know, all of my reviews are different. ;P Some are organized, some ramble on endlessly, and some just have bullet points).

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  • SO MANY INTERESTING PLOT TWISTS that kept me so engaged in the book. I’m pretty sure I didn’t come up for a breather until I finished it. Or I read it in two sittings. Either one or two. I forgot. ;P
  • (spoiler! highlight white text) are Asher and Jane together?? or am I the only one painfully in the dark about this? because isn’t he like fourteen? Well, I do like Asher and Jane, so I wouldn’t mind if they do end up being together. *cough* tell me please.
  • I love Bridget! And Liam is fantastic… though this will become a slight con.
  • Addison on the plane at the end. AWWW. ❤ His disguise made me laugh too.
  • I appreciated the clean Christian romances so much– it’s so hard nowadays to find good contemporary Christian romance books (and the Tales of Tarsurella books are set in the palace! so princesses! and princes!), so I love that Livy is incorporating that into her books.
  • The writing is absolutely brilliant. I forgot if I mentioned this or not in my review of The Coronation, but it flows well and I just love the style of Livy’s writing. It’s one of my most favorite styles of writing I’ve ever read.

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  • (spoiler! highlight white text) Luke was the author behind Liberty Stone? What?! I liked him! 
  • Liam’s one of the more cliché guys – he’s kinda picture perfect – which I didn’t love.


Like mentioned… there’s romance, and there’s a good amount of it. However, everything is just as clean as it is in The Coronation, so completely appropriate for younger readers- though an older reader may want to read it to fully understand everything. 🙂

There are also threats toward the king, but it’s all appropriate and clean.


Amazing book! I think I liked The Coronation more just because it was the first time I was introduced to Livy’s brilliant writing style, so I enjoyed it more then. Both are equally good though- I know many people who like The Rebellion better. 😀 And I can’t wait to read The Wedding4.25 stars!

Recommended to 10+ for very minor violence and romance.

*I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Have you read any of Livy’s books? Regal Hearts, maybe? I have Episode 1 and I can’t wait to dig into it!

Any questions? Feel free to ask below in the comments!

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9 thoughts on “The Rebellion | Review

    1. You should!!! I absolutely love it- it’s definitely one of my favorite reads this year, and I’ve read , well, 125 books this year. 😉 SO GO CHECK IT OUT.

      I’m glad your weekend is going well! 😀 I have more loads of homework to do so… there’s that. I’m pretty happy with the way it’s going so far though. ^-^ Thanks for commenting, Isabel!

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  1. Okay, first off – I LOVE the pros and cons graphics!

    And great review! I’m seriously considering buying these . . . (let’s see if I can scrounge up enough money to do this. XD) (is scrounge even a word? *shrugs*)

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    1. Ahhh THANK YOU! I’m trying to up my game in blogging but I’m not sure if I’m doing it right. xP

      Thanks! 😀 Yup, scrounge is a word:

      seek to obtain (something, typically food or money) at the expense or through the generosity of others or by stealth.

      ;P Thanks for commenting, Nicole! *hugs*

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