I've really enjoyed all of Jody's YA novels in this series, and I was very excited to learn there would be a fifth installment. After the last book I was pretty confident that I knew who Isabelle would end up with (Sir Darien) so I was totally surprised that this book features Cole, an entirely new character as its leading man! I loved Cole, he was a great hero. I liked Isabelle in the last book so it was great to get inside her head and get to know her. Her character development from the beginning of the novel to the end was fabulous. I loved watching her learn to be courageous and heroic in her own unique way! Like all of Jody's books this one has a fabulous cast of secondary characters! One of my favorites was Cole's best friend Priest, I greatly admired and absolutely loved how he quoted scripture in casual conversations, I wanna have a faith like him when I grow up! Another thing I loved about this book was the message that kisses are something to save for the person you love and want to marry and not something to be given away lightly, this is a great message for teens and adults alike.
Overall, this was a great conclusion to this series! I really enjoyed reading A Worthy Rebel and I hope Jody writes more YA novels in the future, because I can't wait to read them!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.