Author: Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
Publication Date: December 2014
Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two
Synopsis can be found here.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Jubilee Chase, solider extrodinarre, is on planet Avon. She is revered, respected, trained and taken from her base by a handsome rebel who ust wants information, and is going about it i in the wrong sort of way. Flynn Cormac wants to keep the cease fire, but others in his tribe have other plans. When he kidnaps Jubilee, he wants her to tell him about th secret base he saw. Why is it there? What are they doing? But the truth is stranger than either of them could imagine.
I think it might have been in my top three of most anticipated books for this year. I loved These Broken Stars, book one and went all fangirl when I was able to finally grab a copy of this book. Jubilee and Flynn are not like Lilac and Tarver, in a good way. They have very different backgrounds. Lee is strong, cold, machinelike almost. She’s the best and brightest Captain on the planet and knows it. Flynn is resourceful, brave and sometimes shortsighted, thinking dangerously.
This installment is not like the first in the series and really it shouldn’t be. This book is about conflict, conflict between these two characters who should not like each other, help each other, trust each other. Conflict between these two opposing sides, and not even realizing that the big bad is hiding in the shadows. The planet is at war, even though there is a ceasefire. The innerworkings of Flynn’s family is at war, struggles for control and unrest are tipping over. There is a bit of romance in the book, but it’s in the background. I found this sequel to be more action packed with fun world development.
Every chapter is interspersed with small snippets of dreams? memories? that the reader won’t figure out until the end. While I understand the need for these, there were so many of them and it really took me out of the organic flow of the story. Also, because there is so much action, like I said there is a little romance but not a lot. Jubilee and Flynn’s relationship is just beginning, trying to bloom through the cloudy war of their people.
Overall, This Shattered World is a great sequel in this trilogy. It furthers the plot, and explains some of the things that were left open in the first book. It gives us new characters to see grow and find themselves and yes, Tarver and Lilac may make a brief appearance! So that was fun. I think anyone who enjoyed the first book will like this second one. And like me, wait anxiously for the thrilling conclusion!
Rating 7 Would Recommend