Tuesday, 23 December 2014

This Shattered World (Starbound #2) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Disney-Hyperion and NetGalley.
This Shattered World (Starbound, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
The second installment in the epic Starbound trilogy introduces a new pair of star-crossed lovers on two sides of a bloody war.

Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met.

Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents.

Rebellion is in Flynn's blood. Terraforming corporations make their fortune by recruiting colonists to make the inhospitable planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion.

Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelentingly war, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape the rebel base together, caught between two sides of a senseless war.

  This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman

My rating: 4.38 of 5 stars

This Shattered World (Starbound, #2)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Disney-Hyperion and NetGalley.)

This was such a good sequel!

The characters in this were really good; both Flynn and Jubilee were used to fighting for what they wanted, but they hadn’t lost what made them human either. I admired both of them for the way they fought for what they thought was right, and for how their own feelings and desires came second. I also loved that we got to see Tarver and Lilac again! Eeek! So exciting!
(Oh, and for anyone who’s wondering, I do think that Jubilee is a lot easier to like than Lilac was.)

The storyline in this was very different to that of ‘These Broken Stars’, and even though it wasn’t necessarily the sort of book I would normally pick up, I really enjoyed it. This book was more about war, and battles between two opposing sides. I found it a little amusing that Jubilee nicknamed Flynn ‘Romeo’, because this pair really were a Romeo and Juliet!

There wasn’t a great deal of romance in this book, but I did enjoy what there was. This book instead focused more on the action and mystery, and that was enough to keep me happy. I also loved the way this story developed, and the way it came together with the story from ‘These Broken Stars’ to give us more insight into just what LaRoux had been up to!

The ending to this was good, and we got an end to Flynn and Jubilee’s story, whilst the overall story of LaRoux Industries is still not finished. Looking forward to book 3 now!
8.75 out of 10

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