Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Series: Starbound #2
Published by Disney-Hyperion on December 23rd, 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 planet's rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents.Flynn is leading the rebellion against the powerful conglomerate that rules Avon. These corporations terraform uninhabitable planets across the universe and recruit colonists with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon.Desperate for any advantage, 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, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape together.The stunning second novel in the Starbound trilogy is an unforgettable story of love and forgiveness in a world torn apart by war.
Squeeeeee. I loved this book.
This book was another great installment in the Starbound trilogy. While it doesn’t concentrate on Tarver & Lilac from TBS, it concentrates on Jubilee & Flynn, a soldier and a rebel.
What made this book so much different than the first one, is the fact that it didn’t only revolve around the two main characters. In this book, Jubilee and Flynn are facing some very powerful enemies and together they must figure out what to do before their planet suffers the consequences.
I loved the way this book was structured. It is told in both Jubilee and Flynn’s voices, and I loved it. I loved their voices and the fact that they were so distinct. The pacing is steady and fascinating; told in a way that you gradually feel more and more invested into the story.
In this book, politics and strategies are much more prominent, which leads to it playing with our minds and deciding who to trust and who not to trust.
The romance is absolutely adorable and very low key. Flynn and Jubilee have a way of “clicking” that seemed so effortless. Where Tarver and Lilac had to overcome their differences, Flynn and Jubilee had to remind themselves constantly that they were supposed to be enemies.
“This boy, the only one who believes I’m not what they say I am, what I believed I was: a solider without a soul, a girl with no heart to break. He’s the only one who’s proved me wrong.”
I loved the fact that it wasn’t the main focus of the book; that the planet Avon and what was going on there was more important.
The ending was really intense and frankly beautiful. The way everything clicked and made sense at the end? It was awesome. There were no loose ends, and there was a wonderful resolution.
I really really enjoyed this book, I’m not sure which one is my favorite: These Broken Stars or This Shattered World; one thing’s for sure: I cannot wait for the last book in the trilogy.
In the kickoff post of the tour, The Midnight Garden gives us their opinion the characters. While I think that Darren Criss is the perfect Flynn, I kept imagining Candace Patton (from The Flash) as Jubilee. I think she’s really cool and looks like a badass soldier 😉
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