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Friday, August 29, 2014

REVIEW: Ragesong:Uprising by JR Simmons

Title: Ragesong: Uprising
Series: Ragesong #2
Author:  JR Simmons
Published Date: June 20, 2014
Publisher: Magic Unleashed
Format: ebook
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9781939993465
Genre: fantasy
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon

Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis: Exiled Fermician king Klyle, now free from the clutches of the Dread King Brael, works ceaselessly with Changelings Joraus and Swyf to resist to the evil spreading through his kingdom. Though the seeds of rebellion stir faintly in the hearts of his people, fear of the Dread King makes recruiting difficult. Not knowing where else to turn, Klyle wonders if children of legend who once rescued him from his mountain prison might be the key to saving his kingdom.
Three years after rescuing Klyle, Jake and Sam can’t forget their wondrous and frightening journey. Fully aware they might be summoned back at a moment's notice, the two friends work diligently to prepare. When the Changelings come calling, the teenagers are whisked away once more to the beautiful and dangerous Fermicia. Their connection with Ragesong has grown more powerful than ever, but will it be enough to take on the might of the Dread King and his powerful new apprentice?

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book is a followup to Ragesong:Awakening and starts 3 years after Awakening ends. Sam and Jake are still friends, although as hormones will do, they are fighting feelings for one another. This helped provide most of the romantic tension in the story.
The author did a great job of writing so that I was transported back to Fermicia along with Jake and Sam. I liked how Sam and Jake were seperate entities, which allowed Sam to grow into her own character instead of constantly being the tag along. I loved watching Sam grow into her own during this book. The additional characters only added to the story instead of overwhelming the reader with more names to keep in mind.
The only negative that I found in this book was that it seemed to take longer to take off and grab my attention.

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