The Rebellion by Olivia Lynn Jarmusch – Review

Posted May 11, 2018 by Phyllis Helton in Blog Tours, Book Reviews, Giveaways /

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The Rebellion by Olivia Lynn Jarmusch - Review

The Rebellion by Olivia Lynn Jarmusch – Review

The Rebellion (Tales of Tarsurella #2)

by Olivia Lynn Jarmusch

Series: Tales of Tarsurella #2
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Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date May 8, 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Action/Adventure, Clean Romance, Christian Fiction
Main Character Ages: 15-18, 18-24
Written for: High School/Young Adult
Pages: 346


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?

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

Also in this series: The Coronation,

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The royal Tarsullan family is back together after the tragic events of the Coronation. Though things are back to a new normal, there is still so much turmoil. Fear and mistrust attempt to get the upper hand in their lives, causing rifts in relationships.

I was glad to meet some new characters in this story, though equally glad that all my favorites from The Coronation have returned. I was so pleased to see that the experiences of the first book have changed Asher for the better. He has matured and is now caring towards his family and others and has a more accurate view of himself.

Vanessa is now working at the palace to help with the homeless situation. She faces some incredible opposition and accusations from those who have served the Crown for years. Though she does make a rash decision, she mostly holds tight to her faith in the Lord.

Author Livy Jarmusch’s The Rebellion is the second book in the Tales of Tarsurella series and is every bit as compelling as the first. Although details from the first book are recapped here, I recommend reading them in order.



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About Olivia Lynn Jarmusch

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.

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