I received this book for free from NetGalley, requested from publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Disney-Hyperion on December 23rd, 2014
Genres: Action & Adventure, Aliens, Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Space, Young Adult
Source: NetGalley, requested from publisher
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.
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 These Broken Stars.
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 These Broken Stars.. 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!