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Title:
This shattered world : a Starbound novel
Author:
Kaufman, Amie, author.
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Edition:
First hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
Los Angeles : Hyperion, 2014.
Physical Description:
390 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Flynn, leader of the rebellion on Avon, captures Jubilee "Lee" Chase, captain of the forces sent to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but later saves her, and the two, caught between sides in a senseless war, flee together.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781423171034
Format :
Book

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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.


Author Notes

Amie Kaufman graduated with honors degrees in history, literature and law, and a master's degree in conflict resolution. She is a mediator and author of science fiction and fantasy for young adults. She is the co-author of the Starbound Trilogy and The Illuminae Files Trilogy. Illuminae was also the winner of the 2015 Aurealis Awards for Best Science Fiction Novel, the 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the year for older children (8 to 14 years), and the 2016 Gold Inky Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

The format's the same, the worlds are familiar, the authors identical, but the main characters are different in this second book in the Starbound trilogy. Instead of star-crossed lovers Lilac and Tarver, Lee and Flynn a ­soldier and a rebel are destined to be enemies on the cloud-shrouded, unfinished Avon. Flynn is convinced that something perhaps the wisps or the whispers is sabotaging his planet's progress. Lee is the captain sent to tamp down rebellion, keeping order regardless of the cost. Neither side is right, neither is wrong, but this sci-fi Romeo and Juliet are destined to fall in love in spite of the hatred and danger that surround them. Kaufman and Spooner have transitioned smoothly from These Broken Stars (2013) to this book, while reintroducing Lilac and Tarver at the perfect moment to meld the story lines. The authors' world building, their ability to combine unique and familiar themes, their talent for sustaining dual voices in the midst of romance and tension create a companion series that promises another world, another adventure, and, if we're lucky, another set of lovers, this time on Corinth.--Bradburn, Frances Copyright 2014 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-Lee is one of the most revered soldiers sent to Avon to prevent an uprising among colonists. Flynn happens to be one of the most rebellious of these colonists. The story begins when Flynn takes Lee captive with the intention of holding her for ransom, but when his fellow rebels decide more drastic measures must be taken, Flynn makes the choice to save Lee's life and change his life forever, turning this story into a classic Romeo and Juliet tale. Listeners who are expecting a continuation of These Broken Stars will initially be disappointed and thrown off by the fact that this story is not a straight sequel, but their confusion will be addressed halfway through when characters from the first installment appear. Narration by Callard Harris, Donnabella Mortel, and Lincoln Hoppe bring Lee, Flynn, and their world to life. VERDICT This audiobook will be a valuable addition to collections where science fiction mixed with romance is popular.-Betsy -Davison, Cortland, NY © Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.