This Shattered World
by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Series: Starbound #2
Publication Date: 23 December, 2014
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.
What I wouldn’t do to get my hands on a copy of This Shattered World! After the awesomeness (and heartbreak) that was These Broken Stars, my expectations for this sequel’s definitely high. I’m pretty sure I won’t be disappointedly though, plus I can’t say I don’t have a soft spot for star-crossed lovers. ;)
Which book are you waiting on this week?
8 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (#39)”
I haven’t read the first book in this series, because the premise didn’t appeal to me at all. This one sounds so good, though, and since the books are loosely linked together (or so I have understood), I’ll probably read this first and go back to read the first one if I like it.
The first one was amazing! I might suggest you still read the first one first because it has a lot of world building and might help you understand this second one better, despite not involving the same characters. :)
Awesome pick! I still need to start the first book. Love the cover and blurb.
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Shane @ Itching for Books
You should definitely read the first book! It was spectacular (and it had a gorgeous cover too).
I am a little disappointed it doesn’t follow Lilac and Tarver but still, can’t wait for it. :)
Kirsty @ StudioReads
My feelings exactly! I thought Lilac and Tarver’s story could’ve lasted at least another book because the ending of These Broken Stars had been a little too open ended.
I’ve heard good things about These Broken Stars, definitely on my tbr! I hope you enjoy the sequel just as much as the first :)
Here’s my WoW
Thanks! You should definitely read it soon too, you won’t regret it!