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These Divided Shores

(Stream Raiders #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  651 ratings  ·  123 reviews
The thrilling sequel to These Rebel Wavesfull of deadly magic, double crosses, and a revolutionfrom 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 Elazars plan to retake the island has surpassed Lus darkest fears: hes holding her and his son, Ben, captive in
ebook, 560 pages
Published August 27th 2019 by Balzer + Bray
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Shelby  P
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing boo. Ill 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. Its an amazing read, and lucky you, you wont have long to wait to read the end if you start it now!

So, with that said, lets get into this review! The riveting conclusion to These Rebel Waves is here, and man is it going to leave a mark when youre finished with it. Theres a lot of
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
*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, Lus mother and an important
Trisha  (The Tea Reader)
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Review coming soon
Renee Godding
Nov 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: series, 2019-releases
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 didnt deliver on
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
Danna Olay
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vicki (vbooked)
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 ...more
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, arcs, 2019-reads
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 main
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!!
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.
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
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 wasnt 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
Samantha Fondriest
Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for an ARC of this novel. All opinions are, as always, my own.

These Divided Shores picks up a couple weeks after the previous novel; Lu and Ben are being held captive by their fathers and being forced to work on permanent magic. Vex believes Lu is dead and decides to stage a jail break to free Kari, Lus mother and an important political figure on Grace Loray. Vex, Kari, and a host of other syndicate leaders form a tenuous truce to try to rid their island
H. Taylor
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
First things first, I was so excited and thankful to receive a copy of this book from Harper Collins Australia in exchange for an honest review.

These Divided Shores is the follow up to These Rebel Waves, so Im not going to say anything about the plot, and if youre here, youve most likely read book one, so Im only going to do a quick recap of book ones plot: two countries at war, insidious religion, pirates, raiders and magic.

I loved this book! I actually liked it a lot more that the first book.
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
These Rebel Waves was one of my favourite books of last year so I was pretty excited for this sequel. And it mostly did not disappoint! The thing is: Part of what made me enjoy the first book so much was the fun adventure plot that takes us on a quest across this marvellous island. However, this was pretty much missing from this one. Understandably so, as the story has to continue and evolve - and evolve it did! I would go as far as saying this has similarities to Mockingbird. What I mean is ...more
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I love this duology so much. I won't get into too much detail to avoid spoilers since it just released but DAMN. This world is magical. I absolutely adore Lu, Vex, Ben and the whole crew. If you love stories of revolution and political intrigue with a touch of magic (and a heap of religious zealots), the Stream Raiders duology is for you. I love the exploration of humanity and what people will do to justify during war. The world building is incredible and fascinating, I never wanted to ...more
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(Disclaimer: I received this book from Edelweiss. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

TW: Torture, drug use

Sometimes I forget that sequels are coming, and having been absolutely swept away by These Rebel Waves, I forgot that we needed an amazing sequel. Until I saw it on Edelweiss and was like, "OMG YES, I knew I needed this!" And These Divided Shores is everything I wanted and more. These Divided Shores throws us straight into the fray. Picking up moments after These
I was absolutely not ready for this beastly book. I laughed, I cried (like, I cried a lot), and everything in between.

Sara's characters are so amazing and multifaceted, I definitely got more attached than I should have, hence the aforementioned crying.

I'm a little sad to leave this world but I'm really excited to see what this author has planned next.
J. Taylor
Far supresses the first book which I did love but this one was faultless.
Nov 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm pretty torn on what to rate this. I adored the first book so much. So I was extremely excited to finally get back with these characters and find out what happens. It took me way too long to remember everything from the first book when I started this. I feel like maybe I would've enjoyed this more if I had read it right after reading the first so everything would be fresh in my mind. That being said I did like this one. Overall the story was just okay and it was very much carried by my love ...more
Sep 18, 2019 rated it liked it
This book could've been 100 pages shorter and gotten the story across just as well. I started to get really irritated with the constant rehashing of narratives. I get it. Lu doesn't want to be a soldier anymore. Vex feels worthless. Ben is ashamed of "hiding". These points did not need to be iterated as many times as they were.

And then there were the repetitive plot points. I got so sick of all the arguing constantly going on because it was just the same arguments over and over. There was a
Aug 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-n-to-z
Actual rating: 3.5 stars

This was an action-packed and dramatic duology finale, but I didn't enjoy it as much as "These Rebel Waves" because of the following reasons:

1.) I wasn't emotionally invested in the characters. More than half the time, I found Vex and Lu too angsty to the point of being bratty and even whiny. Ben's the most likable one among the three in this book, but I wasn't a fan of his romance subplot because it seemed contrived. Also, it was not easy familiarizing myself with the
Sep 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Uhg. Okay. So. I had a hard time with this one. There were biiiiig lulls in the middle, probably the middle half that were really hard to get through. The first quarter was good, and the last quarter was good, but the middle just... dragged on so much so that this very nearly ended up a DNF. I wasn't sure going into it whether this was the last book (It is) so that may have contributed, but the pacing in this one just made it really hard to get through a good portion of it. For someone who ...more
All of Sara's books have been favourites of mine, and I was desperate to read These Divided Shores as soon as I had finished book 1, These Rebel Waves. Now that Lu and Ben have been captured, and Vex is ill and thinks they are dead, will our heroes be able to save the day? It seems as if Elazar is completely in control, and the power he has over the minds of those on the island can only be fought by Lu and Ben, who, unwittingly, are the reason Elazar has the power that he has. They have to stage ...more
**I voluntarily read and reviewed a review copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.**

I read These Rebel Waves about a year ago as an ARC and I was thrilled to also receive These Divided Shores, the second and final book in this duology from Blazer+Bray.

Unfortunately I didn't have time to reread These Rebel Waves before I picked this one up, and I'm afraid that definitely had an adverse impact on my reading experience; there is little to no rehashing about the events from book
How long was it gonna be until someone told me there was a title and cover for this sequel to These Rebel Waves?

And after that massive cliffhanger on the first book too!

I wanna see some major-league ass-kicking in this book, too. Reylo-grade ass-kicking. We all know Raasch can make it happen!

And guess what? Being Raasch, she delivers pretty well on this, the second half of her second series, and a pretty perfect piece of duology conclusion. All the lingering questions of These Rebel Waves are
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