I loved the first book and this was even better!
This book had so much action, suspense and mystery. It starts right where Resurrection left off and I actually went back and read the last few chapters of book one before I started this book because I read the ARC for Resurrection in January which was something like 70 books ago so I wasn’t sure I would remember what happened in the cliffhanger. I was kind of glad I did because it reminded me of how much I loved that first book.
Rebellion started up with action and intensity right off the bat and didn’t quit until the very end. We find out a lot more in this book about the family relationships of all the players involved. Especially Harlow’s parents. We already knew that Sinner (Saint’s evil father), the head of the Sainthood had once and still may be in love with Gianna, Harlow’s mother.
However, Gianna and Trey fell in love, got together and had Harlow, but somehow Trey ended up working for the Sainthood. Lo and the boys figure that it wasn’t by choice. They can’t figure why a guy who came along and took a Sinner’s girl right out from under his nose still lived to see another day. Though for some reason Sinner didn’t kill Trey until years later when he found out that Trey was betraying him.
In this book we also find out more about Galen’s family and Theo’s family. There are a bunch of gang wars going on between the Bulls, the Arrows and the Sainthood with the Bulls and the Arrows joined together against the Sainthood. Harlow keeps getting caught in the crossfire due to her relationships and miscommunications as well as some jealousy and other issues, but either way it seems that she is always the target of more than one group.
For some reason Sinner wants to make her life miserable as much as possible by threatening her at every turn and he gets his thrills by doing that. It’s even an extra bonus for him that it hurts his son Saint by doing it, since Saint doesn’t do very well at hiding his feelings when someone threatens his girl. Like I said, the action is non stop in this one.
The romance in this book is super steamy and it definitely is a reverse harem. Harlow is intimate with each of her boyfriends at separate times and sometimes with more than one of them at a time. Though they do show a lot of love and affection for each other as well as support when things are bad. They make a good team, especially since Lo had all of that training at the cabin that her father insisted on after her kidnapping.
Of course there was an awesome cliffhanger, but I am really starting to like good “cliffies” lately, even if I have to wait a while for the next book. I don’t know why, but I just do. I can’t wait though to find out what happens next.