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This Shattered World

(Starbound #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  20,119 ratings  ·  2,912 reviews
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
Hardcover, 394 pages
Published December 23rd 2014 by Disney-Hyperion
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Javeria Yes, they do make an appearance. I got really excited when they came again, did not expect that to happen at all. However, they are there only tempora…moreYes, they do make an appearance. I got really excited when they came again, did not expect that to happen at all. However, they are there only temporary. (less)
Rachel Najera Lilac and Tarver do make a small appearance in the book. While I'm not sure why it's not based on them in the second book, I think it's because the tw…moreLilac and Tarver do make a small appearance in the book. While I'm not sure why it's not based on them in the second book, I think it's because the two new characters set up a different story with more action. The main thing is that they're also suspicious of LaRoux Industries like Tarver and Lilac and they're trying to uncover what LRI is hiding. (less)

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Dec 13, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: on-my-nightstand
Where are my Lilac and Tarver? I.WANT.MORE!
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, science-fiction, owned
Romeo and Juliet in space like c'monnnn! This is a scifi I can get on board with. Didn't enjoy this quite as much as These Broken Stars but only by the teeniest fraction. It was still amazing!
Rachel Patrick
Nov 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review (and others) can be seen in all its proper formatting glory on my blog Beauty and the Bookshelf.

Or 3.5 stars...but probably 4 stars.

Note: You might be okay reading This Shattered World without reading the first book in the Starbound trilogy, These Broken Stars. You may understand things for the most part, but you'll see spoilers for the first book, which is why I'd recommend reading it first. This review shouldn't be spoilery, but I'll be mentioning some minor things from These Broke
Caz (littlebookowl)
Jun 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
4.5!!! An epic sequel, I absolutely loved it! Expect a review soon :)
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
At first I wasn't sure I was going to like this book. I was thinking it was okay but I am also sick today on my birthday as some of you know and was dozing in and out so that could be it too.

For some reason I was thinking this was going to be a book about the people that were on the planet from the first book. The people that were there before Tarver and Lilac crashed. Noooo, it took me over half the book to figure out that wasn't it at all.

Jubilee (Lee) is a Captain on planet Avon <-- I can't
Wendy Darling
Smart, sexy scifi. Just wait until you guys meet Jubilee Chase! I have a serious girl crush on her.
Serena (The Book Comedian)
Dec 29, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: reviews
WAIT WAIT that's it?




GAHHARRRWURBLEEFOIEJ *indistinguishable noises* *froths at mouth*


*These Broken Stars Review:

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All the stars beyond the clouded skies of Avon!
That’s how many this series deserves.

This story is the definition of “beautiful”!

I loved the characters, the plot, the turnarounds, the ties to “These Broken Stars” (both characters from the first book, squee!) – it was, simply put, alluring and edge-gripping and absolutely perfect!

THIS SHATTERED WOLRD does not give you time to think about it, you just dive into it and stop breathing until you reach the last page. But trust me, you will feel li
Faye, la Patata
This book is the reason why I love the universe and space opera; there is just something about countless stars, planets, and moons that is absolutely romantic to me. The opportunities to get to know other worlds and situations while still retaining the things that make us human (and by that I mean the cultures and values we hold dear here on Earth) is definitely an interesting mix... because it's so different while still so familiar.

I mean, can you picture it? Mankind progressing so far technolo
Aj the Ravenous Reader

The Starbound Trilogy is The Illuminae Files’ more subtle, a bit more refined big sister. I could definitely see a pattern here. This Shattered World takes place in the same world as that of These Broken Stars, virtually the same setting and nearly the same plot (although I still very much prefer that of the first book) except this time, the characters are different. This is basically the same with Gemina and Illuminae.

I admit, I’m a little disappointed which was exactly how I felt when I learn
Dec 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, dystopia, sci-fi
Fingers crossed for a Lilac and Tarver cameo!
Reynita ★ The Night Reader ★
Rounded down to 4,5 stars

this is the second book of Starbound series.
This storry tells us about a girl ( Jubilee chase) and a guy ( Flynn Cormac). Who shouldn't have supposed to fall in love.

Jubilee is captain of forces sent to Avon to crush rebellious collonist, she doesn't have parents anymore because they both died when she was a kid.
She's a fearless girl and she's an expert at fight

Flynn Cormac is a rebel, the one who made him like this is her sister's death.
he had a sister but she was execu
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, well, well, colour me surprised. This trilogy just chucked a Days of Blood & Starlight and went straight in for the raw, gore and desperation of war. Love story, this was not. We’re in deeper, darker terrain now. And I loved it.

The thing, for those who’ve yet to read These Broken Stars, that you must know with the first book in this trilogy is that it was a love story; tragic, desperate and bounded by socioeconomic barriers, it was the tale of two most unalike souls being brought toge
I have a giveaway on the blog to win one paperback of This Shattered World!

One day I plan to kidnap Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner so they can come and write books for me to read for the rest of my life.

Let me tell you now: this is not a sequel to These Broken Stars. That's right, This Shattered World is a companion novel set in the same world in which we follow two seemingly dissimilar main leads, Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac. Jubilee is the perfect soldier and she knows it: strong, resilie
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi, ya, 1-2-stars-read

As far as star-crossed lovers romance goes, this book is amazing. But (and I can't believe I'm saying it) the romance itself wasn't strong enough to suck me into the story. I wanted more world-building, more politics and more background info about characters. It was all touched lightly while romantic tension took the lead. And in my humble opinion, story suffered because of it. Simply said, This Shattered World lacks the epicness and high-stakes plotline that I would expect from sci-fi novel. Al
Kat (Lost in Neverland)
May 13, 2014 marked it as to-read

The people in these Starbound covers really need to get a gravity stabilizer, because jeez, twisting your arms around like that cannot be healthy.

*narrows eyes* Wait a second...


Is the guy in the cover the same one from These Broken Stars cover...only flipped around and with different clothes?

Shannon (kitchandpages)
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Another star-bound adventure and two new protagonists to fall in love with! Jubilee was great, Flynn too. I think I enjoyed it almost as much as These Broken Stars. This book is what you THOUGHT the first book was going to be when picking it up and looking at the cover, if that makes ANY sense. I know These Broken Stars ended up being more of a survival story more than a space adventure and before it came out, the hype it was getting made it seem more like a spaceship/outerspace type of book. Th ...more
Lindsay Cummings
glad this was my first book of 2015 :) it was super fun, and while I didn't love it as much as Book 1, I still really really enjoyed it. great characters, and Flynn is just adorable. can't wait for the 3rd book!! I wonder who the next star-crossed couple will be...and of course, hoping to see Tarver and Lilac again. They were adorable in this 2nd installment, even though we didn't get to see them much! ...more
Roshni Ajmal
Mar 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: to-review
Book I love you !
Maggie ☘
*3.75/5 stars*

I honestly have no idea how to rate this book. It's between 3-4 stars.

While this story was very enjoyable and fast paced read, it wasn't quite as good as These Broken Stars. I also felt a bit disconnected from the story and its characters at times (I missed the wit and laugh out loud humor that was between the duo in book one) - Though, I loved how Jubilee was such a tough, kickass gal and I 1000% admired her! The ship in These Broken Stars definitely remains my favourite from the
Apr 14, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2014-releases
So, I just finished THESE BROKEN STARS, and I want more. NEED more. Like I need air.

I'm sad it's not Lilac and Tarver, but I really liked that the first book was a complete story. It was so nice finish a book without a cliffhanger. But I'm also sad at the same time, because we're not getting another Larver (Tilac? Liver? Yeah, I don't know their couple name) story. But I'm happy at the same time.

But yeah, the sadness is still there.


Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 5 Stars

My Opinion Of This Book: My, oh, my this book was beautiful.


Buddy read this with one of my best friends on here, Ginny, and we both LOVED this book to bits.

Writing a sequel as great as the first is super hard, but Amie & Meagan totally nailed it. I really can't praise this series enough, they're just such gorgeous books.

Captain Chase (Jubilee): Darn is Captain Chase one of the strongest female leads. Instantly, I
Kat Kennedy
Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I don't think you're ready for this jelly. ...more
Sarah DiMento
Dec 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, pretty-covers, sci-fi
Very different than the first book... Review to come
prag ♻
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: prose-excellence
This Shattered World by Megan Spooner and Amie Kaufman was brilliant. It had an excellent premise, a strong storyline and pleasant romance. The only thing that came in the way of that fifth star was the predictability.

Flynn and Jubilee are sort of like Lilac and Tarver, only here, unlike the latter, they focus more on saving their planet than kissing each other. The plot continues from the first book in this series, and we get closer to defeating LaRoux (Yay!). We also see the lovestruck couple
kirstin ✿
Nov 15, 2013 marked it as to-read
Rebel Boy + Soldier Girl; reminds me of Day & June.
Can't wait for this. The summary sounds like my type of thing.

Update: 06/24/14
Okay, I'm still excited about this. Because you know, I love star-crossed lovers, but somehow the blurb sounds ... generic? And I'm not a fan of the cover.
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Starbound series and although it was not quite as good as the first it was still excellent. It was certainly all action from the first page to the last and the romance took second place most of the time. Nevertheless Lee and Flynn made a delightful couple despite all the obstacles in their way. I very much enjoyed the brief visit into the story from Lilac and Tarver and hope it means that all four of our heroes might make it into book 3. Altogether a very successfu ...more
⭐Anny⭐ (Book Princess)
I LOVED this when I first read it in 2017 and so I thought I could read it again, and what should I say? I loved it just as much. Definitely my favorite in the Starbound trilogy!
The writing style and pacing is amazing, super fast, just as I like it. There's so much action, you don't get a moment to take a breath. There is space, fighting, alien lifeforms, rebels, hopes and dreams and a conspiracy bigger than you would've thought at the beginning of this triloy.

And the CHARACTERS. Oh I love them.
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was pretty skeptical going into this but equally excited because I LOVED THESE BROKEN STARS SO MUCH. I was scared my expectations and the second book curse would just make this disappointing, BUT this was the complete opposite for me! Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner have done it again you guys! THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING. The plot/conflict was fleshed out even more from the first book. We find out so much more about the mystery of the first book and LaRoux Industries and the authors weave the new c ...more
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: australian-author, sf, 2019, ya
Although the action in this middle book of this trilogy follows the events of the first book, it's set on a completely different planet with two different main characters. However, the connection between the events become apparent by the end of the book and promise to continue into the final novel of the trilogy.

On the planet Avon, terraforming is taking much longer than it should and the local colonists, forced to live in primitive conditions, believe something is holding it back. Some of them
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Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult fiction. Her multi-award winning work is slated for publication in over 30 countries, and is in development for film and TV. Raised in Australia and occasionally Ireland, Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and daughter, their rescue dog, ...more

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