The Spirit Rebellion (Eli Monpress Book 2)
by Rachel Aaron
Eli Monpress is brilliant. He's incorrigible. And he's a thief.
He's also still at large, which drives Miranda Lyonette crazy. While she's been kicked out of the Spirit Court, Eli's had plenty of time to plan his next adventure. But now the tables have turned, because Miranda has a new job -- and an opportunity to capture a certain thief.
Things are about to get exciting for Eli. He's picked a winner for his newest heist. His target: the Duke of Gaol's famous "thief-proof" citadel. Eli knows Gaol is a trap, but what's life without challenges? Except the Duke is one of the wealthiest men in the world, a wizard who rules his duchy with an iron fist, and an obsessive perfectionist with only one hobby: Eli.
It seems that everyone is hunting for Eli Monpress.
Things are just as exciting the second time around when it comes to Eli Monpress. Things are a little bit more involved when it comes to the political side of the spirit court, but it doesn't put a damper on the action that happens. If anything it makes things more interesting as you get to see the inner workings of everything and get a slightly better understanding of why Miranda is the way she is.
You also get a little more of a glimpse into Eli's past. Though it isn't everything you get a better understanding of his connection with The White Lady and what his roots are. You also get to see a different side of Nico and Joesph this time as well. Things aren't what they seem with the two of them, and I'm really looking forward to learning more about them.
I like how everything was handled in this book, and how things where a lot harder for Eli to handle this time around. Not that he had it easy the last book, but he really has to think on his feet. I really enjoyed seeing a different side of Eli as well, were he stood up for the things he believes in instead of taking the easy way out.
The world is just as different, I still can't get over the way the different spirits are portrayed. How each and everyone has a distinct personality, that in and of itself is what has made me really enjoy these books. Rachel had to put a lot of thought into everything and her hard work really paid off.
Would I recommend this book? Oh yeah. If you are looking for a new and exciting read these books are the ones to pick up. I'm off to continue reading the third one now.