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Split the Sun

(Inherit the Stars #2)

3.39  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  38 reviews
The Ruling Lord of the House of Galton is dead and the nation is divided. Kit Franks, a nobody escalated to infamy since her mother bombed the House capitol city, wishes she were dead, too. Then Mom-the-terrorist starts showing up on feeds and causing planet-wide blackouts and Kit becomes a target.
Kit's inundated with half-truths, betrayals, and the coded subtext in Mom's
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 6th 2016 by Running Press Kids
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Tessa Elwood No, it's just these two. The publishing house considered a trilogy initially, but the house has since been bought by another publisher. I can see more…moreNo, it's just these two. The publishing house considered a trilogy initially, but the house has since been bought by another publisher. I can see more story here, but I can see more story most places. It's a hazard of the job :) (less)

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Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Perseus Books Group, Running Press and NetGalley.)

This was a YA sci-fi story, but it wasn’t quite what I expected.

Kit was a bit of a mess in this book, she gave in to people, ran away from people, got dosed, hit, and was generally just all over the place, and it was hard to know what she was going to do next.

The storyline in this was about Kit, following her mother bombing somewhere, and having problems
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a free digital copy from the author/publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Split the Sun is the second book in Tessa Elwood's Inherit the Stars series but it follows a completely different character than those in Inherit the Stars, on a completely different planet. Kit Franks is the daughter of a terrorist - her mother blew up a lab, killing people and unleashing a virus on the power source for the district. Now Kit needs to deal with the hatred directed at her becau
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
"I told you to be careful, that they drink death like wine."

This was an okay sequel - full of interesting parts of the world and the people. I remember almost nothing from the first book, so I did my best to catch on quick. The grid and the Archives were interesting to learn about (I didn't remember them from before). However the enforcers and the controllers and the bleeders were all....confusing. I didn't understand the love story and just couldn't get behind him promising her to live every da
Jamie Coudeville
This was a weird read. I couldn't really connect to it. We got thrown right into the story without really knowing what was going on and that's how I felt through most of the story. Also, the MC's family really got on my nerves, but I guess that was intentional. ...more
rachel ☾
Dec 23, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I wish I had more to say about this book but it was terrible and completely forgettable. It’s been exactly one week since I read this book and I barely remember anything about it. The biggest distinguishing feature about this book was the nonsensical plotline. There was so much going on and none of it was elaborated on so I spent way too much of my time floundering, trying to piece together the key events. Honestly, this is the type of book that you just cannot write a recap for. Not because of ...more
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*Genre* YA, Science Fiction
*Rating* 3-3.5

*My Thoughts*

Split the Sun, by author Tessa Elwood, is the second installment in the author's Inherit the Stars series. Elwood's story is a young adult, science fiction romance that takes place in a galaxy far, far away. It is a galaxy that is ruled by three houses; Fang, Westlet, and Galton. This story focuses on the House of Galton, the largest of the houses. 18 year old Kreslyn "Kit" Franks, is the only daughter of Millie Oen, former
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I received a free ARC of this novel from the publisher for an honest review.

In Split the Sun, the second and final novel in the Inherit the Stars series, we are introduced to a new leading character, Kit. It has been a while since I read the first novel, Inherit the Stars, so I cannot say with full confidence that this novel does not link back to the original in any way other than the universe, but for me Split the Sun did not
Jul 11, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: skip
We killed all independent planets outside house borders by extracting fuel from their cores. And once we burn through all the garnered energy, where do we think the next batch will come from? Right now, planets on the Brink are rationed down to five hours of energy a day, while here we gawk at nonstop ad-screens and control the temperature outside.

House Galton has a rebellion on its hands: citizens from independent planets want revenge on Galton’s empire for destroying their planets to steal ene
Laurence R.
Aug 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: to-review
This is not what I was expecting. I liked the story, but I was hoping that it would be more about Inherit the Stars. I also feel like things were going too quickly sometimes because I had a hard time following the storyline.
Apr 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Not as good as the first book but still enjoyable.

I do wish Kit had been less impulsive and stupid some of the time.

Disclaimer: An advanced reader copy has been provided through Netgalley for reviewing purposes.
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Split The Sun mixes fast-paced and edgy drama, action, family, romance and one hell of a resilient character to create an addictive story.

Kit has achieved a status of notoriety thanks to her mother blowing up their planet's archive. Kit is left feeling both guilt and hopelessness, despite her ignorance about her mother's deadly plans, despite what the rest of the planet chooses to think about her. But it seems like no one will let Kit fade into the obscurity she craves - not the crowds who lay b
*An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

2.5 stars.

Granted, this is an ARC, so some things might change before publication, but that being said, this had a lot of issues. One of the biggest being that Inherit the Stars really needed more of a sequel than a companion novel, and this is very much a companion novel. I mean, it's set in the same universe and low-key mentions a couple big players from ITS but...that's it. Which might have been
Rosemary Standeven
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was hooked on this book from the first three sentences: “MY SANDAL’S INTENT ON DESTRUCTION. IT SLIDES OFF my foot and drops eighteen stories. Maybe it longs to be lethal, kill a pedestrian” – how could you not be smitten? The writing in this book is exceptional, and along with a great story line, it is not a book to be missed.
This is the second book in the series, but can be read as a standalone. I didn’t know about the first book before finishing this one, but now have to get hold of it, as
Saruuh Kelsey
I absolutely adored Inherit The Stars - the world, the characters, the romance, all of it. This book ... not nearly as much. I liked the romance. The story itself was part cool, part strange. I just didn't get why Kit was involved, why she cared at all. And it didn't make sense that she knew nothing about her mum's motive but also knew her secrets at the same time. I just couldn't figure Kit out. BUT I like that she's mean, and unlikeable, and brash. I like that in my ladies - we don't all have ...more
Apr 17, 2021 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I read 130 pages and skimmed the rest. I didn't like it. The characters were questionable and annoying, I didn't feel like there was any kind of plot or agency from Kit, everything just happened to her and she responded with utter teenage hormonal rage and angst. I didn't know what I was expecting since this was the second book in the series and I read it on a whim that maybe it'd be a continuation of the first, but it felt too discombobulated to make sense of, and wasn't interesting enough to r ...more
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. I actually thought this book was better than Elwood's debut, in terms of strength of plot, though no one could beat the slow build of Asa and Eagle's love arc, let's be honest. I felt this book could perhaps have been 30 or 40 pages longer to flesh out some worldbuilding and characters / side arcs, but I still really enjoyed it. I do hope Elwood ends up writing more books, despite the reception of these two. ...more
Yi Chen
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
I found this book on a bench in school and, I got attracted to the cover. At first, I thought that this book would be really interesting to read, but once I flipped through the first twenty pages; I lost interest.

As a young adult, I feel that this book could be better if the plot is organized. The chapters are not titled, so I get lost really easily.

The description of the futuristic world is really creative, but the plot and story development could be better.
Meghann Vdv
May 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: guilty-pleasure
I enjoyed the story that it could've been. ...more
Ginger Rogers
Dec 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: want-to-buy
Previewed would finish
Dec 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Received from NetGalley for review.

3.5 stars

‘History records, but stories ground us. Prove that these limitless terrors have a limit, that our universe holds something greater than darkness and stronger than fear.’

Split the Sun is set in the same universe as Inherit the Stars, this time on the planet of Galton, but the two stories don’t really cross over apart from that. It tells the story of eighteen-year-old Kit, who finds herself suffering from the repercussions of her mother’s actio
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It was nice to see the House of Galton and the interaction in how the government works. The House of Westlet & House of Fane were briefly mentioned. I am curious to see more books in the series to give more character interaction after the events in both books. It was well written and enjoyable
S.J. Higbee
Dec 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Yes, I managed to do it again - begin with the second book in the series… So has it impacted on my understanding and enjoyment of this fast-action, foot-to-the-floor adventure?
As it happens, this time around I’ve got away with it as Elwood has shifted the action and focus on a completely different protagonist to those featuring in her first book Inherit the Stars. This book is all about Kit, who has had a hard time of it – the only person in her life who saw fit to spend time and energy on her
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-- Want to know if the whole series is worth reading? Read my overall review of the whole series at seriesousbookreviews.com! Spoiler Free!

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. All opinions are my own and not influenced by my source.**

DNF'd at 33% (pg 95/290)

This book wasn't really what I was anticipating for the sequel. I was expecting a continuation of Asa and Eagle's story truthfully, not the introduction of a new character that I would have to reorient myself wit
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebooks, netgalley
I received a free copy of the book from the publisher via Netgalley.

I LOVED the first book in the series inherit the stars so I was super excited to receive a chance to read this one. I was disappointed to see that it wasn’t about Asa & Eagle from the first book but prepared to enjoy it nonetheless, based on how much fun the first one was.

Sadly I found it nowhere near as good. The story was somewhat boring and I didn’t like suicidal, doormat Kit as a heroine. Her decision to let her horrible fam
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have to admit, I'm rather fond of this series. It's unfortunate there won't be a book three because I think this world still has a lot to offer.

As with book one, my biggest frustration with this book was the complicated worldbuilding. There's both a political power structure and an almost endless supply of futuristic sci-fi technology that seems interesting, but it's not fleshed out nearly enough to be anything but confusing and therefore mildly annoying. It also didn't help that I remembered
May 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
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2.5 stars. After loving the first book, I was so excited when I got an arc for this. What a disappointment. It was difficult for me to follow the main character, she was all over the place. I understand that the author was probably trying to show the other side of the tracks (the first book starred a princess), but even with everything pitted against her, it was hard for me to like, understand, or connect with Kit. The last 15% of the story was its saving grace. I was also really disappointed th ...more
Toni House
Jun 02, 2016 rated it liked it
"Split the Sun" Scfi-YA novel, book 2 in and two book series. I was looking forward to reading this book. Once because of the cover and two because of the description of a young female heroin. Kit the main character did have a lot going on around her, with her mother being a terrorist and her father fighting against a drug lord and Kits own suicide attempts, the story seemed disjointed and clunky.

But, teens and young adults will still enjoy the book. Especially if they have read book one first.

Chelsea Radojcic-DiCicco
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh, my, goodness! Where do I begin? Did I love this story? Yes! I was captivated the entire time and enjoyed every complex moment. Wonderful! If I could give you more than five stars I would. Just so enjoyable. I read this in two days, unable to stop. If I had not been working one of those days, it would have been finished in one day. I loved the main character and very much enjoyed the surrounding characters as well. I don't want to give any spoilers but this is definitely a book I would recomm ...more
Jillian Kupronis
Not sure what this has to do with Inheirit the Stars, but it was not even close to being as good as the latter. I was not very interested in the characters or the story. Nothing really made sense and I didn't care about their stories. I loved book one and have been anticipating book two, I am sad it wasn't very good at all. I will keep an eye out for future books from this author because I loved the first book a lot. ...more
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Tessa Elwood is a Midwestern web-designer obsessed with stories, coffee, and running shoes. She writes YA sci-fi and is particularly fascinated by messy lives and complicated loyalties.

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