This Shattered World

This Shattered World[Reading] ➼ This Shattered World By Amie Kaufman – The second installment in the epic Starbound trilogy introduces a new pair of star crossed lovers on two sides of a bloody warJubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have metLee is captain of the The second installment in the epic Starbound trilogy introduces a new pair of star crossed lovers on two sides of a bloody warJubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac This Shattered MOBI :¼ should never have metLee 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 insurgentsRebellion 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 rebellionDesperate 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. Where are my Lilac and Tarver? IWANTMORE 45Romeo and Juliet in space like c'monnnn This is a scifi I can get on board with Didn't enjoy this uite as much as These Broken Stars but only by the teeniest fraction It was still amazing This review and others can be seen in all its proper formatting glory on my blog Beauty and the BookshelfOr 35 starsbut probably 4 stars Note You might be okay reading This Shattered World without reading the first book in the Starbound trilogy These Broken Stars You may understand things for the most part but you'll see spoilers for the first book which is why I'd recommend reading it first This review shouldn't be spoilery but I'll be mentioning some minor things from These Broken Stars so be wary After reading These Broken Stars late last year I was eager to see where the series would bring readers next What I didn't know at the time was that the Starbound trilogy is composed of companion novels; in other words each book would be about different characters I like many other people was disappointed; I wanted from Lilac and Tarver And while I am still a little bummed there's not from Lilac and Tarver though there is a bit of them in a novella I am not however disappointed with these new charactersThis Shattered World is not like These Broken Stars While the first book really only had two characters the seuel expands into a whole new setting myriad people included Welcome to Avon a newer planet that's terraforming isn't changing is filled with military personnel who can be overcome by something called the Fury and has pushed its natives to live out in the swamps While there's a ceasefire between the military who basically took over the planet the rebels call them trodaires and the Fianna the rebelsnatives it's a fragile egg shell close to falling over a wall and not being able to be put back together again But when Fianna Flynn Cormac whose executed sister was a leader of a huge rebellion ten years ago gets onto the military base and decides to kidnap Captain Jubilee Chase so she can answer some uestions enemies become frenemies become maybe something else and things on Avon changeIt's hard to review this and not make comparisons to These Broken Stars While I think I liked that book and characters I mean come on Lilac and Tarver started it all I'd say I liked This Shattered World's story and I definitely liked Flynn and Jubileee The names in this series are A and when we learn the names of the characters in the third book I'm probably going to have to go buy six living things of some species and name them after these characters This Broken Stars was romancey and full of a serious slow burn romance and really packed on the feels This Shattered World on the contrary is crueler and harsher with a definite romance this is after all the Starbound trilogy but there's than that This has some serious inner world building showing us what certain things are doing to not two people stuck on a random planet but to a bunch of people living on one that's actually inhabited It's not what I expected but I like how the books compare and contrast and who knows what the hell Kaufman and Spooner are cooking up for the final novel NO COOL NAMED MAIN CHARACTERS ARE ALLOWED TO DIEBeing almost four hundred pages This Shattered World could be considered a lengthier novel but it doesn't read like one These Broken Stars had some slow spots but this lacked those; things kept happening to keep the story flowing Or maybe I just kept waiting for something to happen because I was expecting it and oh my gosh why don't characters just do what I tell them to? This books read fast and is engrossing and it rarely if ever bores It's got a lot of action whether it's physical or some meticulous planning It has two likeable POVs that do not ever annoy Flynn and Jubilee both have their strengths and weaknesses and differences but they have one very important thing in common they care for their people and they have a strong desire to protect them And also that they are totally meant to be together ship ship ship Jubilee's pretty much a pure badass and a fighter while Flynn fights with words and is of a subtle badass who's searching for peace Badass Badass Badass Power Couple just sayingI really liked this book and this is yet another review inaccurately show that I know I wouldn't say it was shattering but it was good I'm a fan of the setting and plot and how we got to see a whole new world in this Starbound world Though I still don't know if I fully get what was happening in those bits between each chapter The characters were strong the villains vile and the storyline filled with bits and pieces and some not nice things And the story goes fast When I had twenty percent left I had no idea how on earth the book was going to end No idea It's not very predictable which is a bonus I knew what I wanted to happen and I had some inklings elsewhere but for the most part I had no idea what was going to happen as the story progressed And when the book ended I didn't want it to because I wanted This Shattered World was a nice insight into the Starbound trilogy and I'm looking forward to seeing what Kaufman and Spooner whip up next If you read the acknowledgements you'll see where the series is going next I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review and that in no way sways my opinion of the book112413IT'S NOT LILAC AND TARVER?That is very upsettingVery 45 An epic seuel I absolutely loved it Expect a review soon At first I wasn't sure I was going to like this book I was thinking it was okay but I am also sick today on my birthday as some of you know and was dozing in and out so that could be it too For some reason I was thinking this was going to be a book about the people that were on the planet from the first book The people that were there before Tarver and Lilac crashed Noooo it took me over half the book to figure out that wasn't it at all Jubilee Lee is a Captain on planet Avon I can't stop thinking about beauty products Lee is there with a crew to try to get rebel colonists under control Avon is a terraformed planet apparently there are a bunch of them Flynn is one of the rebels and he captures Lee with luck because she is bad to the bone and most men and women are afraid of her But they talk and he finds out some things that Lee didn't even know about and he keeps talking about a building that he has seen that isn't there these books will mess with your mind Lee and Flynn try to think of some ways they can get a ceasefire once and for all and get things right with all of the people But there are reasons other than what's going on going on don't you love my reviews DTHEN awhile later Tarver and Lilac come into the picture I was so happy and that is when I figured some things out You know like it being another planet and some other stuff that I'm not telling you So far I have enjoyed the first two books And I'm loving all of the book covers I did love the first book a lot than this one though I hope I love the last book and that it's even better than this oneMY BLOG Melissa Martin's Reading List Smart sexy scifi Just wait until you guys meet Jubilee Chase I have a serious girl crush on her WAIT WAIT waitso that's it? I AM SO NOT READY FOR LILAC AND TARVER'S STORY TO ENDNO WONDER THERE WAS NO CLIFFHANGER NOOOOOOOO NOOO NOOOOOGAHHARRRWURBLEEFOIEJ indistinguishable noises froths at mouth These Broken Stars Review follow for reviews All the stars beyond the clouded skies of Avon That’s how many this series deserves This story is the definition of “beautiful”I loved the characters the plot the turnarounds the ties to “These Broken Stars” both characters from the first book suee – it was simply put alluring and edge gripping and absolutely perfectTHIS SHATTERED WOLRD does not give you time to think about it you just dive into it and stop breathing until you reach the last page But trust me you will feel like you’ve reached that one way too soon I for one could never have enough of this story“These Broken Stars” and “This Shattered World” are very similar and in the same time completely different You can feel them as part of the same series and the writing is just as wonderful as before it flows just as effortlessly but they give completely different vibes and the settling here is uite the opposite from the first bookThe characters are in their world surrounded by their people interacting with them and feeling somehow secure inside their territories but there is the same amount of struggle to survive to find the truth to find a way out togetherThe intrigue is just as good as before only this time the action kicks from the very beginning and there are very few ‘slow’ moments So make sure to take a deep breath because there won’t be time for anotherThe romance is sweet and realistic Yes there is some amount of attraction from the very beginning who would complain about that? but the actual feelings come into focus gradually at a very slow pace they start trusting each other they become allies they both struggle with what is right or wrong and in the end they give in to their feelings There is as much character development as there is action Both perfectly well doneFlynn is witty and caring Jubilee aka Lee is strong and determined He wants peace and freedom for his people she needs to keep order and to seek revenge They are from different worlds just the way Tarver and Lilac were from opposite sides of this senseless war still they are perfect for each other Flynn usually tries a peaceful approach and uses violence only when it’s needed or if there’s no other way which is a little ironic considering how they met Lee is that kind of person that punches you in the face first and asks uestions laterThe title is also perfect Avon is a shattered word that needs mending a world split in two that needs someone from each side to put it back togetherConclusionsI loved this tory and I adore this series Hope you will as well when it comes out Now I’ll go re read the first book again Happy midnight reading Read the full review here ARC received from the publisher Blog EN | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Bloglovin' | Blog RO Fingers crossed for a Lilac and Tarver cameo This book is the reason why I love the universe and space opera; there is just something about countless stars planets and moons that is absolutely romantic to me The opportunities to get to know other worlds and situations while still retaining the things that make us human and by that I mean the cultures and values we hold dear here on Earth is definitely an interesting mix because it's so different while still so familiarI mean can you picture it? Mankind progressing so far technology wise that we've conuered the stars and the galaxy; that our stories now go beyond that blue dot we call home; that our humanity and the things that make us us get to meet and understand and learn from creatures and entities that are unimaginable This Shattered World definitely made me feel that and damn was it awesomeSome may see this book as a romance between star crossed lovers or an action full of guns a blazin' between two sides who are at extreme odds with each other While I recognize these genres mixing themselves beautifully here I see this book mainly as an intimate peek to what truly defines humanity I'm tempted to write an extensive essay about all the things that make me feel that way but that would mean writing a passionate 25 page document and I doubt anyone has the time for that But I'll try to talk about les feels as briefly and as concise as I canReading this book was a beautiful experience The writing was simply magical and it captured the plights of both sides of the war splendidly weaving into words the inner feelings and emotions of the individuals who have been continuously fighting for causes they absolutely believe in It broke my heart to see so many people suffering in this book not only the rebels who have been forced to hide in their own planet but also the soldiers who were only following orders from authorities who only have their own interests at heart and not of the people who live in it and risk their lives everydayEven though this is set in an extraterrestrial planet I loved how these voices mirrored the ones suffering in real life making me sympathetic to those who are fighting day after day just to survive I can't even imagine it having to face death and grief everywhere you go as the characters in this book did I felt that the emotional turmoil Jubilee Lee Chase and Flynn Cormac went through here were realistically done as they were frustrated and agonised over the fact that people kept suffering and there seemingly having no end to a pointless war to the point that I also felt the sadness and torment being stirred inside me too I really owe my being emotionally involved to the writing It was vivid and full of honesty and rawness that effectively transports the reader into the bookBut the best part in this book for me will always be that scene with the otherworldly being It opened to me a perspective that was so life changing and existential This is what I like about this book a lot Yes in many ways it relates to us a story that mimic how we humans have fought for centuries and millenias but it also goes beyond in a sense that we also get to think about what humanity means as a whole in the grand scheme of things in the bigger picture of the universe It really made me appreciate myself and our kind a lot and you all know how much faith in mankind I lose everyday because of the fucked up shit we do and are capable of doingIt's like looking at the sky and singling out a star Individually each star is uniue Each star is in a place of its own giving out light that is both lethal and life giving You can single out each star in a sky and find something interesting in every one of them But start looking at the sky as a whole see the stars as a whole and what you will find is an enchanting picture of all the stars twinkling together And it's such a mind blowingly beautiful imagery that when I finished this scene I actually cried Either I'm sentimental and sensitive as fuck or I'm becoming crazy for possibly overanalyzing a seemingly deep sceneAll I'm saying is humankind I hate you and I love you at the same time I'm horrified that I'm stuck with you and have to be associated with all the atrocities and awful things we have done and can do and will do but at the same time I'm glad to be in this universe with you altogether because you make me me and I'm here today because of the fights we as a whole have fought for our own survivalSEE I AM BECOMING CRAZYOf course I'm not going to end this review without at least commenting on the romance I didn't really make this a priority because while I admit Flynn has stolen my heart oh how I wish I were Jubilee the romance took a backseat in this one for me as I focused a lot on the messages and meanings this book wanted to sendI loved the romance as it was slow paced and that was really cool I loved how their scenes were nicely interweaved with the main storyline and how they found themselves and each other through the things they went through and experienced together It made their feelings natural; the butterflies in their stomachs and their urges to touch each other even justified because hello why would I want to hug or kiss someone who I barely know and who tried to killkidnap me? I loved how their feelings for each other were so obvious to the reader but they themselves took time to realize itBut if I had to complain about something it would be the fact that side characters kept on telling the main characters that they were fallin for each other This one pissed me off a lot I was confused on how people outside the relationship would know Person A has fallen in love with Person B even before Person A has realized his feelings You've fallen for her You know that he has fallen in love with you right?  WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU SAY THAT JUST STOP IT LET THEM REALIZE THAT FOR EACH OTHER And seriously it's already so obvious to the reader that it's useless to keep telling us that As if the continuous confused feelings and emotions they kept having were not enoughBut aside from that this book was perfect It made me excited and sad and tormented It made me think about our space in the universe and how it would be wonderful if we could teach the human spirit and what makes us human to creatures and entities that no doubt exist out there somewhere I can't wait for the third book now I have a feeling it will be about Sofia Haha