Isabelle is simply not a rebel.
Her sister, Olivia, is. But Olivia left the castle to begin a life of her own. Now it's just Izzy. Just Izzy to make an advantageous match and save her people. Just Izzy to discover the truth about her intended, Sir Thomas.
And just Izzy to save her people from him.
As Olivia battled her strength in the preceding book, Izzy battles her weakness. She wants to be like her brave older sister, but she's not. That being said, Izzy's weaknesses are never portrayed as obnoxious and annoying, so bravo. I love how she wrote the journey of Izzy learning to be comfortable in her own skin and use her weaknesses as strength.
This book continued the trend of some odd recap paragraphs (as in, "here, let's summarize what's happened the past week--oops, I forgot we were in a battle"). Maybe this is because it's more of a novella length and didn't have the word count of a full book?
Subtle threads of mystery were woven in so very well--when I found the answer, I could look back and go, "How did I not see that? It makes perfect sense." (Unlike some mysteries I've read where the answer has nothing to do with the rest of the book, or there were no clues leading up to it.)
And Thomas. I have not been that angry with a Noble Knights villain since the first book in the series, An Uncertain Choice.
A Worthy Rebel is a worthy read. Maybe even a worthy re-read.
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