Series: Falling Kingdoms #1
Author: Morgan Rhodes
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, 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 realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword.... -Goodreads
Review: I'm a huge fan of Morgan Rhode's adult series (funny vampire series by Michelle Rowen) so I was excited to read this. Overall, I enjoyed this book. It's the first in a fantasy series so we were introduced to the world and cast of characters. It started slow but I was quickly sucked into the story. Cleo evolved from a character I couldn't stand at the beginning to someone I was rooting for at the end. I wasn't happy with the 'insta-love' between some characters, but that seems par for the course with YA these days.
I will definitely read the next in the series and I have high hopes.