Goodreads Monday – November 4, 2019

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! It’s that easy, and I like easy 🙂

Basically I pulled up my “Want to Read” list on Goodreads, sorted it by number, and asked Siri to pick a random number from the approx 800 on the list. She chose 344, and that gave us today’s feature!


Secondborn by Amy A Bartol

SecondbornFirstborns 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?


~ Thoughts ~

I don’t recall adding this to my list, but just seeing the glorious cover leaves me with no surprises as to why it ended up there! The description sounds intriguing and it has a solid 3.98/5 stars rating on Goodreads, with 17988 ratings and 1400 reviews! I just may need to bump this further up the list and get it a little more on my radar!


Have you read this book? If so, tell me your thoughts in the comments below!

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