Book Review | The Rebellion | Blog Tour


Hey everyone!  Today it’s my stop for The Rebellion Blog Tour!  The Rebellion is book #2 in the Tales of Tarsurella series by Livy Jarmusch.  In honor of it’s release next Tuesday, I’m sharing my spoiler-free review of the book!  Also, just in case you’re curious, you can check out my review for book #1, The Coronation, by clicking here.

TheRebellionCoverTitle: The Rebellion (Tales of Tarsurella #2) by Livy Jarmusch

Pages: 345

Genres: YA, Christian, Contemporary

Published by: Self-published (May 8th, 2018)


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?

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What I Thought

*I received eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.  A huge thank you to the author!*

After reading The Coronation earlier this year, I was so excited to read the sequel and not only that, but be a part of the launch team.  If you read my review for The Coronation, you’ll know I loved it, and I’m so happy to say that The Rebellion did not disappoint, either!

As always, my favorite thing about Livy Jarmusch’s books are the characters!  Her characters are always so well-written and memorable, and it’s no different for The Rebellion.  I loved getting to know the royal family even more in this book.  There’s so much character growth for everyone in this novel, and as I was reading it, I honestly felt like a proud mother/sister/friend to some of these characters, and some of the choices they made.  Everyone has grown up, emotionally, so much in book 2.  I want to keep things spoiler free, but I just want to say, I especially felt this way about Bridget and Asher.  There was SO much character growth; I loved it!

Aside from all the characters I grew to love from book 1, this book also features several new characters as well!  I loved getting to know them, and every single one of them really added something to the story and made it what it was.  I’m so excited to see what happens next for them and their families in book three!

The actual plot of The Rebellion was just so intriguing, too!  I didn’t want to ever stop reading this book.  There were so many plot twists and surprises this time around, I even audibly gasped while reading it at times.  That’s all I’m going to say about that!

Also, like all of her books, Livy Jarmusch always puts her faith and values at the forefront of her books, and I always appreciate that.  There’s no fowl language or inappropriate content.  The romance in this book so clean, but still so sweet and so romantic!  The Tales of Tarsurella series is such a perfect example that you can have intense, action-packed and romance-filled books, without including edgy or sometimes questionable content.

Overall, The Rebellion makes a great addition to The Tales of Tarsurella! There’s so much action, romance, and adventure. I’m so excited for book 3! Book 2 isn’t even technically out until Tuesday, and the wait for The Wedding (#3) is already killing me!!  I would definitely recommend this book, and the entire series, to anyone looking for well-written, faith-filled YA – especially if you love royalty stories!

4 and half stars 2

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Livy Jarmusch is a twenty-something author, singer, and songwriter. She enjoys crafting YA fiction that is pure, lovely, inspirational, and of course, entertaining! When she’s not writing, you can usually find her playing guitar, blogging, drinking peppermint tea, connecting with new friends, planning her next trip to Disney, or pinning images of Europe and Golden Retriever Puppies. Come connect at!


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tour schedule


The fun has just begun!

The blog tour for The Rebellion is going on throughout the entire month of May!  Be sure to check out the rest of the stops of the tour for giveaways, interviews, reviews, and more!

May 1st – Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen
Treasure Hunt, Author Interview & Book Giveaway

Plottinger Twist
Book Giveaway

May 2nd – Spoonful of Surprises 
Treasure Hunt

Lelia’s Bookshelf 

May 3rd – Writings from a God Girl 
Treasure Hunt

Victoria’s Book Nook
Author Interview & Giveaway

The Calico Books
Book Review

May 4th – GirlZ 4 Christ 

May 5th – Riley Aline
Book Review

Left Handed Typist 

May 6th – Taylor Bennett
Interview with Princess Chasity

May 7th – Novels Dragons and Wardrobe Doors
Book Review

Letters from Annie 
Realm Explorers (Learn about Tarsurella!)

Books for Christian Girls
Book Review

May 8th – THE REBELLION RELEASE! *PARTY DAY!* Fun on http://www.livylynnblog.comInstagram

May 9th – A Day in the Life
Book Review

Musings of a Creative Spirit

May 10th – The Pen of the Writer 
Treasure Hunt, Author Interview & Giveaway

Ashley Bogner 
Author Interview

May 11th – Among The Reads
Review & Giveaway

Authoring Arrowheads
Review & Author Interview

May 12th – Audrey Caylin 
Author Interview

Belrose Cottage 

May 13th – Isabella Morganthal
Interview with Jane Akerly

May 14th – Once Upon an Ordinary 
Author Interview

Goodness Revolt 
Author Interview

May 15th – I’m Going On an Adventure
Author Interview

SKG FUN Magazine 
Interview with Jane Akerly

May 16th – Kaylee’s Kind of Writes 
Treasure Hunt & Book Review

May 17th – Liv K. Fisher 
Author Interview

May 18th – Inspired by Mandy 
Author Interview

May 19th – Cup of Thoughts Blog 
Treasure Hunt

Ruffles and Grace
Author Interview & Giveaway

May 20th – Kara Swanson
Treasure Hunt & Giveaway

The Peculiar Messenger

May 21st – The Different Girl 
Book Review

Gabriella Slade 
Book Review, Character Interview & Giveaway

May 22nd – Among the Reads 
Treasure Hunt & Interview with Prince Asher

Salt and Light Blog
Review & Giveaway

May 23rd – Jannette Fuller
Treasure Hunt

True and Pure 
Book Review

May 24th – Unicorn Quester 
Author Interview

The Artful Author 
Author Interview

May 25th – The Library in My Room
Book Review

May 26th – Read a Good Book with Me
Review & Author Interview

Adventure Awaits
Author Interview

May 27th – Hot Chocolate Confessions
Treasure Hunt, Book Review & Interview with Princess Bridget

May 28th – Harder Family Adventures
Author Interview

Word Play (For Writers and Readers)

May 29th – Uniquely Marie
Author Interview

May 30th – Christ is Write 

Purely By Faith 
Book Review

May 31st – Stories by Firefly
Book Review

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6 Comments on “Book Review | The Rebellion | Blog Tour

  1. I’ve never heard of these books. I know someone who’d love these I think!
    Thanks for a great review.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thanks so much for being part of the Tour, Theresa! ❤ Your review was the first official one I've read for The Rebellion! So excited to hear that you enjoyed it!

    Liked by 1 person

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