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These Divided Shores

(Stream Raiders #2)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  863 ratings  ·  154 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
Hardcover, 560 pages
Published August 27th 2019 by Balzer + Bray
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Shelby  P
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition boo. I’ll be patiently waiting for you.

That ending of the first book fucking destroyed me.


The Nerd Daily
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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

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
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
*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
Trisha  (The Tea Reader)
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Renee Godding
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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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
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!
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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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
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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!!
Clara ✨
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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

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  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Lia Reads
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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, Lu’s 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  ·  review of another edition
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 I’m not going to say anything about the plot, and if you’re here, you’ve most likely read book one, so I’m 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 bo
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 tha ...more
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
(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 R
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 leav ...more
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.
4,2 stars. Now this is how you end a duology. If anyone would ask me to describe this book, it would go like this: imagine everything that could ever go wrong and you will see it happen here. Honestly, so much shit went down that if I wouldn’t have glanced at the last pages of the book, I would have had a heart attack. I thought everyone was going to die.

As was the case with the first book, there was a lot of politics involved, war and innocent people being caught in the middle. I liked that we
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