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Shatter the Suns

(Last Star Burning #2)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  134 ratings  ·  33 reviews
No one is safe, not with a horrifying new strain of Sleeping Sickness tearing through the population. After fleeing the City with her friends, Sev has one goal: to find the cure her mother developed and put an end to the epidemic once and for all. But decoding her mother’s last words—to seek out “Port North”—is easier said than done.

Nobody she talks to has heard of Port No
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published December 4th 2018 by Simon Pulse
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Dec 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Shatter the Suns by Caitlin Sangster is the second book in the Last Star Burning series. The Last Star Burning series is a young adult science fiction/dystopian fantasy read that continues over from book to book with Shatter the Suns picking up right after the first book left off so it is best to read the series in order.

In the first book readers were introduced to Sev who was branded as a traitor and criminal when she was only eight years old, her only crime being her mother’s daughter. Sev’s m
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No one is safe, not with the new strain of Sleeping Sickness tearing through the population. After fleeing the City with her friends, Sev has one goal: to find the cure her mother developed and put an end to the epidemic once and for all. But finding “Port North” is easier said than done. With only Tai-ge and June on her side, Sev fears Dr. Yang will find the cure first, and that he’ll use it to start a new world order under his rule. Unfortuna
Dec 19, 2018 rated it liked it
*Source* Library
*Genre* Young Adult / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
*Rating* 3.5


Shatter the Suns is the second installment in author Caitlin Sangster's Last Star Burning series. The Last Star Burning series is a young adult science fiction/dystopian fantasy read featuring Jiang Sevvy (Sev). The story picks up right where Last Star Burning left off. In the first book, readers were introduced to Sev who was branded a traitor and criminal when she was only eight years old. Her only crime
Cindy ✩☽♔
Feb 14, 2018 marked it as to-read
I love coming back to a book page and finding that it now has a cover and synopsis =D

And it doesn't seem like a lot of my friends on here read the first book, I personally liked it and am interested to see where this all goes.

Also this: until she discovers someone hiding in the cargo hold of her heli plane. Someone she thought was dead. Someone with maps that could point the way to Port North, if only she could read them.

Unfortunately, the one person Sev never wants to see again might be the o
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
Dear god, I don't even know what to say.

Full review at Write, Read, Repeat

Maybe hallelujah I finally reached the end of a book that felt like it was 2000 pages long? I can't remember the last time it took me 3 weeks to finish a book I was consistently reading, but good grief was this the book that never ends. It wasn't a bad book at all, but looking back I should have DNF'ed at 50%. I wouldn't have missed a thing.

Let me be clear, I'm gutted that I couldn't get behind this book. The f
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Full of heart-pounding action and adventure, this book was reminiscent of the novels I read during the boom of the YA dystopian genre, yet it still felt new, original, and absolutely unputdownable.

It was fascinating to watch Sev struggle to decide who to trust in this broken world full of political deception and corruption, and Caitlin's writing kept me guessing through each twist and turn of this intricately-plotted story. I'm so excited to find out what happens to this extraordinary cast of ch
Angelica Oler
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The sign of any good book is wanting to read it again. A great series is wanting to reread the first book so the newest book can be read consecutively. Caitlyn has delivered the makings of a great series with the second book of this series.
A perfect balance between detailed description and fuel for the imagination is beautifully presented in Shatter the Suns. Leaving my imagination fully enveloped while wondering if the author has actually been and seen the places and things she’s describing.
Allisa White
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fascinating sequel that is more character-driven than plot-driven. As before, I loved the characters, and I can't wait to read the finale. ...more
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
4.5 Stars

SHATTER THE SUNS is another roller-coaster ride of emotions as these characters struggle to find a cure before those who seek power do. A story full of non-stop action, continuous danger, and characters with choices that will greatly impact their world. Recommended to those who enjoyed the first book and Dystopian and SciFi YA fans.

"Maybe I have changed to fit into the places I've been standing."

This series... Intense. That's what it is. This second book moved back and forth from somewh
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Caitlin Sangster does it again! I'm dying to know!!!! Argh! Having to wait for the next book to come out, torture! I love the imagery and imagination and the surprises throughout the entire book/series thus far. Often, as I am reading, I am wondering how in the world Sangster comes up with what she does! So clever! I can't wait for the third, like, literally. Hurry up!!!! ...more
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a pretty long book, but I read it in two days. I could not put it down! I loved that the action was almost non-stop. I also liked that I was surprised a couple of times. I was suspicious of a lot of characters and their choices, but only really surprised a couple of times, which was pretty fun. I like feeling like I know the characters well enough to predict what they will do, but also being surprised a little, so it isn't too predictable. I also did not see the ending coming, especially ...more
Story Eater
Oct 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-2018
I stumbled upon Shatter the Suns while perusing NetGalley, not realizing that it was a sequel, so I moseyed on over to the local library and checked out Last Star Burning (Spoiler: it was awesome).

While I flew through the first book, with no regard to the already sleep-deprived state I was in, its sequel seems to drag on at a snail’s pace; and I just could not keep my concentration long enough to finish more than 20 or so pages at one time.

What made the preceding novel in the series so engross
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I had the chance to read an advance copy of this book, prior to it's release which is set for Nov 2018. Shatter The Suns lives up to its prequel, Last Star Burning, in every way!

Like its predecessor, Shatter the Suns has a captivating and action-filled storyline, with a satisfying story arc which remains coherent and well crafted even in the midst of a very fast moving plot. There continue to be action scenes in abundance, with some violence -- but not too graphic -- and a good deal of comic rel
Mar 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Okay so I FINALLY finished this book 😫
Lemme start by saying with the world in a pandemic..
This book wasn’t entirely the book I was looking to read. But I started it before the pandemic was wide spread so I had to finish it. And I just have to say this book unfortunately was not NEARLY as strong as the first..

In my own personal opinion I felt like we were kind of going in circles. I was glad to see more character development with Sev and Howl and June. But Taige sucks!

They left in the copte
Katlynmae Chatfield
Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hmmmm... Well I picked up the second book! Once again the first 80 pages were kind of slow but then the book really picked up! I was actually excited. Howl shows back up and Sev is furious. They lock him in a closet and Sev and Tai-ge plan on leaving him there for the gores. Part of her feels bad but she also knows he deserves it. Although Howl ends up freeing himself and finding his way back to Sev. Lots of crazy things happen after that, with Tai-ge getting captured and Sev having to try to tr ...more
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shatter the Suns is book 2 of a trilogy by Caitlin Sangster. The first book pulled me in due to the cover alone and the story left me anxious for the next installment of this story. Shatter the Suns left my mouth open at the end and wanting Book 3 NOW!!! It was PERFECTION!!!! We are back with Sev, continuing the search and the riddle her mother left her in regards to the cure. You’ll be surprised with whose back, and big betrayal #2. I actually really like Sev. She wants to help people. She trus ...more
Samantha Hastings
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book swallowed me whole... in its immersive world building and twisty plot lines.

What I loved: 🖤🖤🖤
1. The romance is complicated and feels “earned”.
2. The book is told from Sev’s point of view, so you’re never sure about the other characters motivations or the depth of their loyalty.
3. Sleeping Sickness is an engineered disease that it used as a bioweapon. I loved the parallels with the Sleeping Beauty fairytale.
4. Xuan is a new character in this book and his humor perfectly offsets the ser
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not quite as good as the first. It was a little harder to get into, but still great! Sev was a little whinier, but considering the circumstances, I didn't mind. Though it's a couple hundred pages longer than the last one, I still managed to finish in a day. Albeit, I finished at 2:30 am, but still, I finished it. The endin though!!! I hate it so much I can't believe I'll have to wait a year or so for the next one! Can it just be out already? Not cool!!!
Still, a good amount of death and violence
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the E-arc copy of this novel!
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Sev and her crew are back for book two of the trilogy. Sev now faces a race to beat Dr. Yang to Port North for the cure, but stopping the epidemic is just part of her new challenges. Sangster delivers a action filled second novel that gives your favorite characters a lot to face. I can say that this is not a "filler" book by no means. Shatter the Suns is a full on trilogy with
Karlene Browning
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a great second book in a series, and I look forward to the next one. The characters were interesting and strong—and you really didn't know who to trust through the entire story, which put you right in the place of the main character.

A caution to parents: It's pretty violent. We're dealing with an oppressive government that kills anyone who opposes them, and factions that are living in hiding and fighting for their lives.

I give this 4 1/2 stars and recommend it to older teens and adult
Season Giles
Feb 08, 2020 rated it liked it
I do like the story (at least what I’m following—it’s a super complicated and complex plot) but this book clocked in at over 500 pages, which seemed unnecessary. I knocked off a full star just because of how poorly the book is edited. SO MANY errors. Still though, I like the characters (mostly) and will continue reading to find out how everything sorts itself out.
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Amazing! Really blown away! The romance is slow burning and not just handed to you. Great writing, realistic points of views and feeling among the characters. I’m in love with series and really hope it has a happy ending!
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
A gorish display of claustrophobic redundancy and interim.
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved it Caitlin! Derek read it too. He loved all the detail. I love how you weave the sleeping beauty book in throughout. Can't wait for the next. ...more
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
An excellent 2nd book in a trilogy. It never seemed like filler before the finale. And all the conversations I wanted the characters to have happened pretty quickly. It felt fast-paced.
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good follow up to book one. This book ends with a terrible symmetry and I am looking forward to book three to see how things resolve.
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was ok
Dropped at p118
May 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Good Story, lots of twists and turns. But the author has stretched the story unnecessary and there is a lot of unnecessary & lengthy descriptions
3.5 stars
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
A fun and exciting sequel to Last Star Burning. Surprisingly, I enjoyed Shatter the Suns (StS) more than LSB because it was less predictable. It was interesting to delve deeper into the Sev's world and beyond. The story was even more intense and action-packed than the original, with many unexpected twists. I really enjoyed the character development of old faves and meeting new characters and finding out more secrets about everyone. StS begins slowly but really picks up after a few chapters and s ...more
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Caitlin Sangster is the author of the Last Star Burning Trilogy and SHE WHO RIDES THE STORM, set to be published in fall 2021.

She grew up in the back woods of California and would rather go hiking, running, swimming, or general outdoorsing than just about anything else. If there aren’t any mountains, it doesn’t count as a real place. At eighteen, she moved to XinJiang, and at twenty-one it was Tai

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Last Star Burning (3 books)
  • Last Star Burning (Last Star Burning #1)
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