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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Secondborn by Amy A. Bartol

Firstborns rule society. Secondborns are the property of the government. Thirdborns are not tolerated. Long live the Fates Republic.

On Transition Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude. Roselle St. Sismode’s eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations: she’s to become a soldier for the Fate of Swords military arm of the Republic during the bloodiest rebellion in history, and her elite firstborn mother is happy to see her go.

Televised since her early childhood, Roselle’s privileged upbringing has earned her the resentment of her secondborn peers. Now her decision to spare an enemy on the battlefield marks her as a traitor to the state.

But Roselle finds an ally—and more—in fellow secondborn conscript Hawthorne Trugrave. As the consequences of her actions ripple throughout the Fates Republic, can Roselle create a destiny of her own? Or will her Fate override everything she fights for—even love? @goodreads

This book was my Kindle First pick for July. I picked a good one this time =)


This is actually the first book I have read from this author. I do know she has some other popular books out there that I plan on reading at some point.

This book is about Roselle. She a second born. Her brother, Gabriel and is the first born. The first born are the popular and special ones. And even though Gabriel would have liked to be in the military so to speak, it's Roselle that has to go and she is fine with this as she has been training since she was a child. All she knows is that she is supposed to protect first borns. Seems like a crock to me.

And their mother! She is one of the most horrible people on the planet. They way she treats Roselle, I can't even. And Roselle's family is one of the elite people so Roselle has to constantly watch her back when she's sent to be a fighter.

I really loved Roselle's character. She is so tough, yeah she has some moments where she breaks down but that just means she's human. She doesn't put up with anything, from anyone and she gets into trouble that way, as you can imagine.

I also love Hawthorne, he helps Roselle out as much as he can and they form a bond. Actually, Hawthorne has been watching Roselle since she was little. Yeah, when you're a second born you get watched by the whole world through a live feed. Uh, no. That's sick people! Well, she did have some privacy moments, bathroom etc.

And of course there are more evil people, the one I loath the most and hope someone kills him is Agent Crow. If you read the book you will know what I mean.

Roselle also has an awesome crew she is a part of and she does whatever it takes to keep some of them safe.

Overall it was a really good book and I think just from this first one (or I'm hoping) the rest of the series/trilogy is going to be good.




  1. I can't wait to read this, it ticks all my boxes. Fantastic review!

    1. Thank you so much, Olivia =) I hope you love it!

  2. Sounds like a good read. Glad it's just a book because I'm the second born.

  3. Sounds like a good read. Glad it's just a book because I'm the second born.