Tuesday, June 14, 2016

*Review* This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman

Genre: YA/Science Fiction
Published: December 23, 2014
Pages: 390


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.


I read the first book in this series, it was pretty cool. So I put a hold on this book at my library shortly after I finished reading the first one earlier this year.

When I started it I was pretty interested, the whole forbidden love thing is pretty awesome.

Except I just couldn't get into it. I kept trying, and I'd actually fall asleep while reading. Which is not something I do, ever.

I think the biggest issue is that I've read the Romeo and Juliet in space theme at least twice this year already. So, I can't help but compare this to them... and this one falls flat.

I made it to about 60% through the book before I quit. So, I really tried. And I debated struggling through to finish the last parts... but it is due back at the library in 2 days, and I'm just not going to finish it before then. - Joood - Hooligan

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About the Author

Amie Kaufman is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Illuminae (with Jay Kristoff) and These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, and Their Fractured Light (with Meagan Spooner.) She writes science fiction and fantasy for teens, and her favourite procrastination techniques involve chocolate, baking, sailing, excellent books and TV, plotting and executing overseas travel, and napping. 

She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, their rescue dog, and her considerable library. She is represented by Tracey Adams of Adams Literary.

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