These Divided Shores
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 ...more
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 ...more
tw: torture, child abuse, death & murder
i need abt three weeks to recover & then we can talk
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 ...more
*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
1. These Rebel Waves ★★★ ½What 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 ...more
2. These Divided Shores ★★★
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 ...more
“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 ...more
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!! ...more
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 ...more
⚔️ 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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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