Series: Starbound #2
on December 23rd 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Romance
Format: eARC, Audiobook
Source: Netgalley, Purchased
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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.
So when I found out that the second book in the Starbound trilogy was NOT about Lilac and Tarver, I was upset. Because I loved them so much! And I was so upset to find out that I would not be going on adventures with them. But then I found out that it was a companion series meaning that they would still be in the story just not the main focus of the second one. I felt a bit better. And then I read This Shattered World and I fell in love all over again!
Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner know what they’re doing! This series is just so perfectly woven together! It in a way reminds me of how The Lunar Chronicles is set up with introducing a new fairy tale with each book but all the characters have the same goal… That’s kind of how the Starbound trilogy is like. Each book focuses on a different set of characters but the original characters are there and they all have the same goal… bring down La Roux Industries.
Now, I’m not going to lie. One of my favorite parts of the book was when Lilac and Tarver showed up. But I did fall in love with (Jubi)Lee and Flynn. I loved them more than I thought I would and I am so happy for that!
I don’t really know what more to say without giving things away. But if you haven’t yet read this series, do so now! Especially if you’re into space, sci-fi, and romance. This is a great series and I love it so much! I cannot wait to see how Amie and Meagan finish off the series with Their Fractured Light which comes out this December!! (December 1st, 2015). <3