Traitor Born (Secondborn, #2) by Amy A. Bartol

Traitor Born (Secondborn, #2)

In the Fates Republic, Firstborns reign supreme. Secondborns kneel in servitude. Thirdborns face death. And Census shadows them all.Secondborn Roselle St. Sismode was pressed into military service to battle the rebel uprising threatening the society that enslaves her. Now, powerful factions conspire to subvert the lines of succession, positioning Roselle to replace her mother as leader of the Republic’s armed forces. But the woman who bore her ...

Details Traitor Born (Secondborn, #2)

TitleTraitor Born (Secondborn, #2)
Release DateApr 17th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Young Adult, Romance

Reviews Traitor Born (Secondborn, #2)

  •  ⚔ Sh3lly ⚔
    RELEASE DAY! So good. :)Secondborn: ★★★★★LURVED IT! This is due to be released on April 17, 2018. I received a digital copy from Netgalley and publisher/author to read and review. Thank you!I am totally hooked on this world and all the characters. This is one of the few series that a love triangle works for me, although it's more of a love rectangle? I am totally TEAM REYKIN! Hawthorne who? I do love Clifton too and I really hopes he do...
  • Rae
    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewYAYY! NetGalley FINALLY approved me for an ARC! :)I really enjoyed the first book Secondborn so I'm really excited to read this one!!AHHHHH Amy Bartol, why do you torture me with these endings like this!!! I think the author should be dubbed The Queen Cliffhanger, because here I am again sitting all broken hearted just wishing I had some feeling of conclusion bu...
  • Ashlee » Library In The Country
    5 GLORIOUS STARS - I read this book in December and STILL cannot stop thinking about it. I am not kidding when I say it's my favorite 2018 release so far, nor can I wait any longer to share my thoughts with you. ”I believe dawn is the violent overthrow of night. But night is always still there - just on the periphery - waiting ... and at the end of the day, it comes to claim us all.” Be still, my beating heart. This sequel was everything I ha...
  • Sophie
    5 Roselle Superhero starsARC received in exchange of an honest reviewThis book is not out yet and I already need Rebel Born who will be released in 2019!!!!Why, why do I do this to myself? Request books from series not finished yet when I know chances are high that I will love them???Traitor Born is packed with actions, twists you never see coming, hot warrior males and a superheroine.If you don't like badass heroines fighting like super heroes a...
  • R.K. Gold
    This is probably a 2.5/5 too but it was better than the first so I rounded up instead of rounding down. As I mentioned in one of my updates I feel awkward reviewing books like this because I know I couldn't do any better, and I also know I'm not the target demographic. Still, it was free on KU and the plot has been compelling enough to keep me engaged.This review will contain spoilers so stop reading now if that bothers you.I'll start with the th...
  • Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
    ***** 5 #TeamReykin Stars *****Cannot be read as a standalone.I really wish book 3 was available.... RIGHT NOW!I inhaled this in one day. Traitor Born was better than the first book. How is that even possible!?!?War between different groups, deadly assassins, and traitors everywhere.And let's not forget about 3 wonderful guys in love with Roselle. I know who my favorite is!!!
  • She Always Reads
    I struggled with rating this between 4 stars and 3 stars. I thought I finally settled on 4 stars, but then got to talking about the book and realized there was just too much that didn't connect with me but at the same time, 3 stars didn’t seem right either because I still enjoyed the book and still look for to the next installment. So that’s how I landed at 3 1/2 stars.This is book two of what I believe is set to be a trilogy, but who knows a...
  • Mindy Lou's Book Review
    What a fantastic read! The world building in this series is amazing. It's very creative but also a lot to learn and keep up with. This is part of a trilogy so you do need to read book 1 first. This picks right up where book 2 left off. What draws me to this series is Roselle. She is a secondborn. This society only values the firstborn children and they are born into wealth and power. There are two reasons secondborn children are allowed to live. ...
  • Christa
    Wow this was a fun sequel! This one picks up where we left off. Roselle has been taken away from her ally Clifton to the Virtue Bowie’s palace. She is in charge of training his spoiled heir Grisholm. There a lot of action, violence, and plotting in this one. The world building is excellent as alway. I’ve read a lot of Amy Bartol’s books and her world building is alway incredible. The glossary at the end is also helpful. It’s hard to give ...
  • Imogen Kathleen
    3.5 STARSOkay, but I really really really need the next book to get released RIGHT NOW because holy shitfuck that ending. RTC
  • Rebecca Wash
    *I received an ARC from 47 North via Netgalley*Why??? Why did it have to end like that? Ok, so cliffhangers like that are really the sweetest torture. I loved this one so much more than book 1. In book 2 so much happens. And can I shout my love for Reykin? So much love for him and for so many reasons. Roselle had so much to deal with and I felt everything she felt. I loved this book so much! I seriously wish I had book 3 right now! Oh! And the te...
  • Dirty Dayna
    309 pages4 Traitor Stars This book picks up exactly where book 1 ends. this is not a standalone by any measure and I would recommend a reread of book 1 to recall all of our players. This book is a great dystopia for the YA genre in my opinion and it has aspects from the Hunger Games/Divergent that people enjoy. This book is not YA in its entirely with the deaths, murders, wrong doings etc that occur but more so the characters and low romance vibe...
  • Wanderlust
    What a series! I only wish my kindle unlimited hadn't recommended it to me with so long to wait for the next book. The author is amazing, I loved the story so far, I cannot wait to read more and I definitely will have a book hangover from this series...
  • Lena (The Printed Girl)
    *ARC in exchange for an honest review*Review of Secondborn (Secondborn #1)I enjoyed this book so much more than the first one! I still felt like it had some major flaws but overall it was much more enjoyable than the first book. If you are like me, and you had serious doubts after reading Secondborn, I advise you to give this one a try. It's so much better.I need to be honest and adres the things that still weren't okay for me. I'm going to try a...
  • Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
    Well, that was a doozy. Even more so than the first book, and not just because this cliffhanger was even more evil than the last. It's kind of taken a turn for the crazy, what with all the political machinations and ever-changing alliances, but I'm so invested in the outcome now, especially with what transpires in this sequel, that Bartol could have robots taking over the world and I'd still be here for it. Oh, wait. :P Anyway...if you've read pr...
  • Amber
    TEAM REYKIN!!!!!!I need more REYKIN. I mean, no one is as delicious as my perfect poopsie Kyon…but then again, who is??
  • Megan
    And she did it again. Every. Single. Time. Amy Bartol is one of my all-time favorite authors. Her books are my go-to comfort reading. When I’m in a reading rut, when I need a pick-me-up, when I need that perfect sexual tension, her books are the ones I pick up. Something about her style, her world-building, the romance... perfection. And Traitor Born is no exception. Let me put your mind at ease, Bartol didn’t just avoid the dreaded second bo...
  • Amanda Kratz
    I really love this series. I shouldn’t, it has so many elements that annoy me and here I am grinning like a fool plowing through it in no time at all. I can’t help myself I like it.Again the entire bases for book is ridiculous (1st borns privileged and 2nd borns slaves and not allowed to have kids) although in the sneak peek of the 3rd they did try to finally justify why the world is the way it is. Just ignore the concept and take it at face ...
  • Zuzana899
    5 brilliant starsYesterday I received this ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. And I had only 4 hours of sleep because of it. I just couldn’t put it down.A few days ago I read the first installment /4 stars from me/, so I was truly excited to read the second book so soon. And it was even better than the first book! Honestly, what I loved the most was the romance. From the first book it was clear that the autho...
  • Shelley
    *Source* NetGalley*Genre* Young Adult, Dystopian*Rating* 4.0*Thoughts*Traitor Born is the second installment in author Amy A. Bartol's Secondborn series. The story picks up where Secondborn left off. Protagonist Roselle St. Sismode has found herself in a situation that most likely would make others skittish and run for the hills. She's become a pawn in a political game that has seen Rose become the person of the moment. The Gates of Dawn wants he...
  • Camila Rodriguez
    AGAIN AMY WHY???? This one was soooooo good and of-fucking-course the next book doesn’t come out until 2 0 1 9.😭😭😭 Fuck. Why am I crying?I already have my own theories of how this series will end. Knowing the authors style my heart will be shattered BUT ROSELLE AND REYKIN BETTER END UP TOGETHER.Also, Team Reykin all the way. Allllll theeee way. So glad he admitted he loved her. Now for the third book they better get married or somethin...
  • Jen: Reads Past Her Bedtime
    I received this copy from the 47North via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review - seriously thank you, as I'm not always approved so you made my week!!! #Netgalley #TraitorBornWhere do I even start with this marvelous and magical world that Amy A. Bartol has created... I mean who thinks of this stuff - floating tree military bases, air elevators, machanized domestic robots... it's all so cool!!The second book starts right where we left off i...
  • Tangled N Books
    It's fascinating that she has three overprotective admirers loving her, comforting her, being her rock. I love that she has people to lean on during her weak moments. Her heart continues to tear into pieces as she loses time to save her brother, her friends. She's starting to show some PTSD and anxiety when she can't handle certain situations. She's thrusted from hand to hand as players come into the scene. Many want to get a hold of her, seeking...
  • Nildene
    May I start by saying that, for the record, I don't recommend starting this series from the second book. You most definitely do need to read the first before starting this, to get a better feel for the background of the story and the characters as well.I was not one of the more aware readers when picking this up, but decided to dive straight in anyway. And despite the fact that I did this, by the end of the book, I had fully decided that I would ...
  • Sanam
    I’m about have book withdrawals right now. I NEED to know what happens to Roselle, most importantly WHO does she choose?? This book continues right where the first left off and finished with another cliffhanger. It’s completely epic! Roselle is in such a political upheaval, which is the major plot. I’m all about her love interests: Hawthorne, Clifton, Reykin, and I think even the villain, Crow, seems really into Roselle as well. I always au...
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    I received a copy of Traitor Born from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Traitor Born is the second novel in the Secondborn trilogy by Amy A. Bartol. I’ve been anxious to get my hands on this novel ever since I ended the first one. Bartol has a way of writing that keeps you on the edge of your seat, and craving to learn what is going to happen next. This is a dystopian novel; where society demands that every firstborn has two...
  • Ali
    Well, okay....Let me start by saying I liked Traitor Born more than I liked Secondborn. The pace was better, the action better, more death and mayhem. More Reykin. I had a huge issue though. It's an issue that didn't really become an issue until the VERY tail end of this book. Then the more I pondered it, the bigger the problem became for me. I'm not opposed to love triangles. Hell, I even expect them in young adult titles. Honestly, I even love ...
  • Dee/ bookworm
    I finished Secondborn and immediately started this one, I loved the first book! And you never know how the second book in a series is going to be. Some series the first book rocks and the others suck. Other series how you feel about the second book depends on what happens in the third. Some are stand alone(ish), others can still be awesome. Drum roll please....This book is awesome as well!!There is a love triangle introduced that I wasn't really ...
  • Jana LaPelle
    Treacherously Terrific…Amy Bartol presents yet another thrilling tale in the second book of the Secondborn Series. Traitor Born delivers a powerful punch as Roselle’s story picks up where it left off in this Sci-Fi dystopian fantasy. As per usual, Amy has a way of pulling the reader into a strange new world, her imagery through her words delivers a story that runs like a movie reel within your mind. Roselle finds herself caught between extrem...