{Blog Tour} This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

December 17, 2014 Blog Tour, Book 11 ★★★★½

{Blog Tour} This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan SpoonerThis Shattered World by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Series: Starbound #2
Published by Disney-Hyperion on December 23rd, 2014
Source: Netgalley
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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.

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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. 

Dream Cast:

Dream Cast

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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As part of the giveaway, you can participate to one of the following prizes:

5 hardback copies of THIS SHATTERED WORLD

or a

Grand Prize consisting of

autographed copies of the first two books
— Starbound swag
a secret letter from Tarver to Lilac, which may be kept private by the recipient, or shared publicly on a blog, etc.
coffee with the authors at one of their upcoming US tour stops in January, OR a Skype chat!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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To visit the next stops on the tour, visit The Midnight Garden. There they have the initial post, plus dates of all the upcoming tour stops.

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I'm Marianne. Professional Fangirl, part-time Blogger. Full-time college student. GIFs are a natural part of my posts, so be warned. I LOVE reading, so definitely feel free to discuss books with me. Opinions are welcome.
  • Christina_Kit

    Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    I LOVE how there are politics in Shattered World! I loved the first book, but I did want to know what dynamics were at play and it’s awesome we get to see all the players.

    Love how the romance is effortless, how they actually see each other for who they really are – lovely quote!!

    And awesome casting!

    Lovely review 🙂

  • Man this series have the most beautiful cover. It’s just gorgeous! I skimmed your review since I haven’t read book 1 yet but so far, I’ve never met a reader who didn’t like it and your 4.5 rating of this book definitely shows that the sequel didn’t disappoint! And OMG, those raffle prizes are awesome O.o

    • I don’t fault you for skimming 😉 AMIR WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Haha but seriously you should definitely read these. They’re really nice 🙂

  • I loved These Broken Stars, and I can’t tell you how much am I waiting on my copy of This Shattered World to arrive. I’ve gotten an email saying it’s on it’s way today, so I really hope it comes soon! *fingers crossed*
    I’ve heard only good things about it, and I’m really glad this installment digs more into politics! I’m also very excited to see the romance between Jubilee & Flynn, I loved Tarver & Lilac!

    Great review Marianne!

  • So glad you loved this, Marianne! I adored These Broken Stars, and I just cannot wait for This Shattered World! I’m glad that the romance isn’t the main focus in the book, but that the two MCs still have awesome chemistry.

    *migrates to the US to join the giveaway*

  • AHHH! So glad you enjoyed this so much Marianne! 😀 I completely agree with everything you’ve said here. 😀 The romance and characterization here is absolutely top-notch, and I am so excited for the 3rd book! Thanks for sharing, and for the lovely giveaway too! 😉

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  • Omigosh, that quote! I can’t wait to get this book and read the slow romance and action. And the dream cast~ so pretty together. I’m so excited that all the reviews have been SO good, and how hard it is to decide which you liked best 😛