This Shattered World: A Starbound Novel by Amie KaufmanThis Shattered World: A Starbound Novel by Amie Kaufman

This Shattered World: A Starbound Novel

byAmie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

Hardcover | December 23, 2014

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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. His sister died in the original uprising against the powerful corporate conglomerate that rules Avon with an iron fist. These corporations make their fortune by terraforming uninhabitable planets across the universe and recruiting colonists to make the 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 against the military occupying his home, 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 base together, caught between two sides in a senseless war. The stunning second novel in the Starbound trilogy is an unforgettable story of love and forgiveness in a world torn apart by war.
Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner are longtime friends and sometime flatmates who have traveled the world (but not yet the galaxy), covering every continent between them. They are sure outer space is only a matter of time. Meagan, who is also the author of theSKYLARKtrilogy, currently lives just outside DC, while Amie lives in Melbourne,...
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Title:This Shattered World: A Starbound NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.3 × 6.5 × 1.25 inPublished:December 23, 2014Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423171039

ISBN - 13:9781423171034

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok this is such a great book! I loved the plot, storyline, and everything in between!
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Book! Eeeeeeep! This book was amazing! I liked it even more than the first one. Flynn and Jubilee are both great, strong characters who know how to kick butt (though they have different methods of doing so). Also, they are so swoon worthy together. I love how Jubilee calls Flynn 'Romeo' :) The sub characters where involved enough in the story to make you care about them and the things that happened to them. I really liked Sofia, that girl has sass. It was nice that Lilac and Tarver made an appearance in this book (though there could have been more Lilac and there could have been more Lilac and Tarver together, like in the same room). I can't wait to read the next book!
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing read I don't understand. I LOVED "These Broken Stars", which was the first novel in this trilogy. I enjoyed it so much I remember staying up until 4am to finish it. This sequel had the total opposite effect. In the beginning of the novel, I thought maybe I just had to give it time. But no, from start to finish, I liked little in this book. Let me just get started on the amount of names each character had. I'm all for nicknames but when one character is being referred to as Romeo/Flynn/Cormac and another is Jubilee/Lee/Captain Chase, it's a little out of control. The romance. Unlike the previous novel, I really didn't like how the romance developed between the characters. It felt forced and I just didn't get it or enjoy it for the majority of the novel. The overall story. I have to give the novel credit in the fact that it started quick without really any introduction. No time was wasted before action started happening. But unfortunately, I felt the story was dull, plain, and uninteresting. That surprised me because there was a lot of action throughout but I just couldn't get interested and the novel was not keeping my attention. I'm really disappointed in this sequel but I'm going to hold out hope and read the finale of this trilogy: "Their Fractured Light". I am just so surprised because the original novel was AMAZING. I could even deal with a new pair being introduced. But the characters in this novel were flat and dull. Fingers crossed the last novel will be the savior in this trilogy!
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I didn't like the characters in this book. The plot was decent. I hope the new characters would be more interesting.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic This book was different from it's predecessor in many ways; whereas These Broken Stars was slower, more emotional, with gut-wrenching relationships and slow development, This Shattered World toned down on the slow-burning, soul-encompassing emotion, but made up for it with nonstop action and suspense. Nothing can beat Lilac and Tarver for intense relationships (and when they showed up it pretty much guaranteed this five stars) so I wasn't surprised to find Lee and Flynn lacking quite that amount of drama and intensity. Don't get me wrong, there is plenty of both, but it took a bit of a backseat to the plot, which I felt was a smart move. Overall, I really, really liked it and I cannot wait for the next one!
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good read. A new and refreshing series that leaves you guessing. Can't wait until the next installment to find out what happens.
Date published: 2015-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Such a good sequel! If there's one thing I love about science fiction reads, it has to be the author's imagination of what our world or what other worlds and planets would look and feel like. This is no exception..We're on another planet, and I have never felt that much isolation as I have from <em>These Broken Stars</em>. We have a strong heroine, and one who is a person of colour nonetheless. THANK YOU for showing it on the beautiful covers too. I love when authors combine a strong character and even show her weaknesses and vulnerabilities. No one is perfect, and Jubilee sure isn't, but she's likable and unique. Rising in the ranks of the military, she is all precision, as good as any soldier would be. Then there's Flynn, who isn't a damsel in distress, but he is a rebel and a leader in his own ways, so the pair strongly matches. Though I didn't exactly like the instant love they had, I still enjoyed the story and its characters immensely. It's the same formula, star-crossed lovers who are on opposite ends of the social stratosphere, and they fall in love. Don't get me wrong though, the romance is just a sub-plot, and the war that brews between the military and the rebels screams so much gut wrenching decisions for both our main characters. We have the same mystery that is still plaguing the people of Avon. And just like before, we are privy to bits and pieces, we still don't know what kind of danger everyone is. My questions just keep piling up. LaRoux is behind it or are they? I'm still so confused and I want and need answers. This addition moved the story past <em>These Broken Stars</em>.. I loved seeing more of the other planets and their civilians.. Overall, I highly recommend this if you're looking for a mystery that will not disappoint! Another great addition to the trilogy and can't wait to read what happens on Corinth!
Date published: 2015-01-01

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR THESE BROKEN STARS

"The authors begin with star-crossed lovers and a crash-landing survival story but add excitingly original material to these tropes to create a wonderful tale that should appeal to both teen and adult readers."-School Library Journal