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These Divided Shores

(Stream Raiders #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  1,613 ratings  ·  255 reviews
The thrilling sequel to These Rebel Waves—full of deadly magic, double crosses, and a revolution—from Sara Raasch, the bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes series.

As a child, she committed unforgivable acts to free Grace Loray from King Elazar of Argrid. Now Elazar’s plan to retake the island has surpassed Lu’s darkest fears: he’s holding her and his son, Ben, captive
ebook, 576 pages
Published August 27th 2019 by Balzer + Bray
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Shelby P
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing boo. I’ll be patiently waiting for you.

Mar 14, 2019 marked it as to-read
That ending of the first book fucking destroyed me.


The Nerd Daily
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice

Before I start, this is a review of the second and final book in the Stream Raiders duology, so please read the first book before you continue. It’s an amazing read, and lucky you, you won’t have long to wait to read the end if you start it now!

So, with that said, let’s get into this review! The riveting conclusion to These Rebel Waves is here, and man is it going to leave a mark when you’re finished with it. There’s a lot of pr
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well! I’m surprised at how much I enjoyed this book and how much I adored these characters. I’m so happy Ben, Gunner, Vex and Lu got those happy endings.
anna (½ of readsrainbow)
rep: gay mc, bi li, wlw side characters, poc cast
tw: torture, child abuse, death & murder

i need abt three weeks to recover & then we can talk
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it

These Divided Shores was such an entertaining book. I am so happy that it didn't fall to the second book syndrome! I was also really surprised by the secrets that came out in this one. Like holy crap.. Tom is a sneaky son of a bitch.

In it, we still get the lovable characters from the previous book. Even though I just read the first book yesterday, it didn't seem like time really jumped while diving into this one. Yes, there are still hints of war and betrayal. Yet, I was there for the romance as
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5-4


These Divided Shores is the second and final book author Sara Raasch's These Rebel Waves duology. The story picks up a couple weeks after These Rebel Waves. Adeluna "Lu" Andreu and Crown Prince of Argrid, Ben are being held captive by their respective fathers and being forced to work on permanent magic. Devereaux "Vex" Bell believes Lu is dead and decides to stage a jail break to free Kari, Lu’s mother and an important politic
Nov 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’m still surprised this duology isn’t more popular. With witty dialogue at its peak, Stream Raiders brings a shocking but effective mix of magic and religion.

Lu gave up her innocence for revolution, and it was all for naught. Now she and Ben have become King Elazar’s pawns, forced to make a weapon that will turn his army into an indestructible force. If she wants to save Ben and the rest of Grace Loray, she’ll have to become the soldier she never wanted to be. Prince Ben has a greater task to
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Renee Godding
Nov 09, 2019 rated it liked it
3/5 stars

These Divided Shores is the second and final book in the Stream Raiders Duology, and after how much I enjoyed the first book, I was excited to see how the story would continue. Unfortunately, I was left a little disappointed. A similar thing happened to me when reading Sara Raasch first series Snow Like Ashes: I loved the ideas, loved the worldbuilding, lore and the promise of everything to come, particularly in the first book. Then the later books in the series just didn’t deliver on
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Apr 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a great ending to the duology!
I've grown to care for Lu, Vex, and Ben and I loved seeing them come together to fight the King and save Grace Loray. The magic in this was so interesting and I would've loved even more. The different clans of raiders weren't as prominent I thought which was too bad. Maybe a spin off story someday about the Tuncians or other clans?
By far my favorite part were the romances. Lu and Vex are perfect together. They've both had awful childhoods but have overcome and
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOD THAT WAS SO MUCH!!!!!!! Holy Shit ok!!!!! WOW!!!!! First off, that was a brutal but PHENOMENAL way to end this duology!!!!!! Second off, the way she wrote the characters trying to Deal with all of the trauma they endured? FANTASTIC!!!!! I love All of the main characters so so SO much!!!! God Everything about this was just SO GOOD!!!!! I have So Many FEELINGS and I am Drowning in them. Send help XD But seriously, I ADORE Sara Raasch's writing and all of the ...more
Mac (bookshelfpalace)
This was a great finale! So many of the questions I had from the first book were answered through shocking reveals throughout the book and I would be lying if I said I saw any of the reveals coming. I loved going on this journey with Vex, Lou, and Ben and I’m exited to read more from Sarah Raasch in the future!
Isabel Lieshoff
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
New favorite series. Highlight of 2020 ❤️😭
Kal ★ Reader Voracious
1. These Rebel Waves ★★★ ½
2. These Divided Shores ★★★
What a wild ride the Stream Raiders duology was. I'm not going to lie: I was hoping that this installment would bring some piratey seafaring adventures, but unfortunately, that's not the story this duology is telling. (15/10 would read a spinoff adventure with Teo the raider, though!) If you enjoy complex political revolutionary stories filled with political intrigue, colonization, oppression, war, disillusionment, and religious fervor then th
Danna Olay
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Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much with its painful and equally happy parts all that is what made this book so great. All of what what happens in this book it took awhile but it finally did get to a happy ending there was so much pain and grief in between the bits of happiness. I loved the characters even more i this finale I loved the romance that finally got somewhere between each couple I loved Vex and Lu together and I especially loved Ben and Gunnar together they just mesh so well together. I really ...more
Jan 27, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You know, it's weird. Patrons at work kept asking me if I liked this book and I kept going 'ehhhhhh' mostly because describing the book would take entirely too long for a library checkout.

But I liked it. I really did. I think the whole magic system was refreshing and new and fascinating. I found the whole cast of characters to be relatable in a way and real. They all have weaknesses that were thoroughly explored (and exploited) and that was what made them enjoyable to me. The plot was somewhat c
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
My favourite thing about this book was the adventure pacing, it begins where the first book left off and things progress as you expect them to progress. Even though it felt very predictable, at all points, the fun of it kept me hooked. There were things that I was hoping for more of (Ben and Gunnar) and things that I was hoping for less of (plot device kid) but I really enjoyed this duology. Fantasy, pirates, adventure, banter and drama; it's not amazing and I think it'll fade in my mind quite q ...more
Aug 31, 2020 rated it liked it
Not as Good as the first book but still okay! I’m really glad there is only a duology because I don’t think I would be able to read another book in this series
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-reads, arcs, fantasy
Magic, medicine, religion and war stand side by side as the final pieces move into place to determine the fate of Grace Loray.

“The Divided Shores” follows our favorite band of rebels after the events of book 1 where hatred is breeding violence at the hand of the King and Lu is forced to come to the truth about her father. As the tides of the war change allies must be forged in the strangest of places and as each island falls the fate of Grace Loray will be revealed.

I really love all of the mai
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All I can say about this book is that I pre-ordered it last September and I was not very patiently waiting for it to come out, and boy, it did not disappoint!!

I loved this duology and am actually heartbroken that the story is over - I just want to spend more time with Lu, Vex, Ben and Gunnar (let's be real, especially Vex)!

A 5/5 🌟 read!!
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was ok
A copy of this novel was provided for review.

Even though I wasn’t the biggest fan of These Rebel Waves, the ending of the book had me keen to dive into the sequel. The stakes were higher, the characters were more interesting, and the relationships were building. So when I requested These Divided Shores I was actually excited to get reading. Alas, the story fell into the same pattern as the first, with the majority of the book plodding along with slow plot execution and far too much back and fort
Clara ✨
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasia-ya, lgbtqiap
This is my third read for the Medieval-A-Thon, created by Holly. It fills the following prompt:
⚔️ To get a pair of daggers as my weapon: to start or finish a duology.

She wanted to get out. She wanted to go home. She wanted to be alone on this island with only the people she loved. She wanted peace

We begin where the first book left off, so I felt like our beloved main characters were doomed! I really cared about them, because we get to learn more about each one as the story progresses. But I feel

Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars: this wasnt bad but it wasnt good either.. i am glad i finished the duology and know what happens to vex but it was just a whirlwind of too many syndicates and complicated history and politics, it was hard to follow but that could be because of the audiobook
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was more of a 3.5 for me. Could be my frame of mind right now but it just didn't grab me like the first one did. ...more
Hira Chaudhary
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WAY TO ABSOLUTELY DESTROY ME, SARA RAASCH. But also, thank you. That was amazing and incredible and I absolutely loved every single second of it. This was such a grand sequel and fulfilled all my desires and also killed me and also made me cry and also made me so incredibly happy.

It destroyed me how completely broken all my children were in this one. How Vex thought Lu was dead and how Lu was so shattered over her father's betrayal and how Ben wanted to do the right thing. It kills me how Vex wa
Leen Gilis
Jan 02, 2022 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, even more than the first one. And I think this duology is a little underrated. This book had such a great world building and strong characters which were very inspiring. It was also an exciting read because of a lot of action. And the ending... I LOVED IT!
Lia Reads
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fairy-loot
Love love loved this book!

This book had me holding my breath in suspense, tearing up (actually full on crying) in some scenes, made my cheeks hot with some steamy scenes, and heart racing in the battle scenes. And magic? Even if it wasn’t much, I just loved everything in this book.

I loved all the characters. And there were many more in this book. Sometimes it was hard to keep up with them all. But it definitely felt more involved. They are at war the entire book, so there are many interested act
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Sara Raasch has known she was destined for bookish things since the age of five, when her friends had a lemonade stand and she tagged along to sell her hand-drawn picture books too. Not much has changed since then — her friends still cock concerned eyebrows when she attempts to draw things and her enthusiasm for the written word still drives her to extreme measures. Her debut YA fantasy, SNOW LIKE ...more

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