Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Shelf Control No. 1: Falling Kingdoms, by Morgan Rhodes

Welcome to Shelf Control!

This wonderful book meme is hosted by Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies! It features books that are sitting right on our shelves or e-readers, that we want to read, but have just not gotten to as yet.
For the guidelines, just click HERE!

Here's my pick for this week!

Falling Kingdoms
(Falling Kingdoms, Book 1)
Hardcover,412 pages
December 11, 2012
Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction

In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.

As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed... and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.
The only outcome that's certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?

It's the eve of war.... Choose your side.

Princess: Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.Rebel: Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people's revolution centuries in the making.Sorceress: Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.Heir: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword....

How I Got It
I believe I got it in a B&N bookstore.

When I Got It
I don't quite remember; it might have been sometime in 2013 or 2014.

Why I Want To Read It
There was a LOT of hype associated with this novel before it came out. In fact, I featured it in one of my "Waiting On Wednesday" posts. I ADORE YA fantasy, so I REALLY wanted to grab this one! And, sadly, it's been sitting on my shelves for much TOO long now.....The rest of the books in the series are supposed to be just as great as the first, from what I've read. I'd like to get this one under my belt before the end of this year!

What do you think of this book?
Have you read it, and if so, 
did you like it?
Please leave a comment and 
let me know!


  1. I haven't read it, but I'd quite like to. I'm pretty sure I don't already own it, so in the interests of shelf control I'll probably end up putting off reading it for a few more years and then get it from a library... lol.

  2. Hi, there!

    Oh, you're so funny!! Lol. Yes, I think that would probably be the best thing for you to do, especially if your shelves are as overflowing as mine! : )

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! :)

  3. I'm right there with you on this one. I think I own the first two and haven't started it yet. Funny though, I have read the first one of the companion series. I really liked it so I figure I will like this one as well. Maybe we will both get to it soon!

    1. Hi, Barb!

      YAY!!! I'm so glad you like this book, too! Yes, I do hope to get to it soon, as this book has really been on my mind lately. But then, so many other books are ALSO on my mind! Sigh..... "So many books, so little time." Frank Zappa put it VERY well!

      I know we'll both enjoy this book!!

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! :)

  4. I haven't read this one, but I love that cover, and it sounds intriguing. I don't read as much traditional fantasy as I used to, unfortunately. It's not for lack of wanting to. Just so many other books that I want to read too. Thank you for sharing!


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