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Storm the Earth

(Shatter the Sky #2)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  80 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Maren and her girlfriend Kaia set out to rescue Sev and free the dragons from the corrupt emperor in the explosive finale to the journey that began with the thrilling Shatter the Sky.

Let them burn.

Maren’s world was shattered when her girlfriend, Kaia, was abducted by the Aurati. After a daring rescue, they’ve finally been reunited, but Maren's life is still in pieces: Kaia
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published October 13th 2020 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Lex Kent
Oct 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars. This was better than I expected. After reading book one a few days ago, I was concerned that I might have some trouble with this read. I do my best to always keep an open mind so I read this book tonight with fingers crossed. I’m happy to say that not only was it better than I expected, but it was also more fun and exciting than book one was. But, and unfortunately there is a but, some of my worries did in fact come true. It was a pretty big disappointment because had some things gon ...more
Apr 15, 2020 marked it as to-read

*spoilers for Shatter the Sky*

I've said in my review for Shatter the Sky that it disappointed me mainly because I was expecting it to have an established romance and instead we have the MC falling for someone else on her journey to save her gf. I would rather see Maren working on her relationship with Kaia than throwing another love interest into the mix (and possibly into the relationship, if "heartmates" means anything). This cover is stunning, though. I didn't know that this series wo
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
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charlotte, (½ of readsrainbow)

Rep: bi mc, wlw li, nonbinary character

CWs: torture, gore, violence

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• the plot is so repetitive it's like. sev tries to defy emperor. fails. maren and kaia a
Oct 05, 2020 rated it did not like it
Oh wow. I did not like that.

1.5 stars, but I only give 1 stars to books I don't finish. I skimmed a fair bit, but I did still want to know the ending. And just... Ugh.

I liked the dragons. Everything else...?

The alternating chapters didn't work for me. Especially when I didn't care much for the other character dually narrating in this book 2. I feel we got way sidetracked from the cool premise promised for the first book of "girl steals dragon to rescue her girlfriend". I didn't care for new cha
Oct 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

Tw: torture

While Shatter the Sky seemed to be centered around Maren's quest for Kaia, Storm the Earth is about evolution. Because, what always fascinated me in stories, was what happens when they're reunited? We hear the stories about how they fall into each others arms and reconcile. But is that all there is? I flat out adored how Storm the Earth delves deeply into this question. Do
Mar 20, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021
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I have a hard time retaining details from books after I read them--I mostly remember sort of a feeling/sense of "Oh I liked it" or "It made me feel sad" or whatever and maybe a few key moments. So when I'm reading series books with a pause in between I either need to re-read the series (big time commitment!) or read a helpful wiki summary (my usual go-to). Unfortch Shatter the Sky didn't develop the kind of devoted fandom who would make a wiki for this so I came up pretty dry looking for a good ...more
When I read the first book of the series, I loved it content-wise but wasn't as awed by the writing and couldn't put a finger on what irked me. The problem becomes more clear to me with this part two: There's something unemotional about the writing style that tells more than shows and this shows especially in the romantic moments where I feel absolutely no chemistry with either love interest. If the book intends to point out why Maren x Kaia don't work out - which is annoying enough, I can't be ...more
Meaghan - H&WR
Oct 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
DISCLAIMER: I received an eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


When we left off in Shatter the Sky, everything turned on its head.

In the first book, Maren learned that the Aurati that kidnapped her girlfriend relied on the great dragon Naava to supply their prophecies, and that without her, they are little but false prophets. More than that, Maren learned it would be her power, her connections to the dragons that could save Zefed and Ilvera from the cru
Stevie Harrington
Apr 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Kayla Burton
Mar 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved Shatter the Sky and I loved Storm the Earth! Maren is again on a journey, this time with more confidence in herself, and interesting companions. Way more dragons in this book!

Minor spoiler, but I thought this book would include some polyamory. I guess the publishing world isn’t there quite yet.
Rating: 4 Stars ★★★★
Storm The Earth is a wonderful conclusion to Well's Shatter The Sky duology! With political intrigue, additional layers to the world building, character depth, and DRAGONS, this is quiet YA fantasy well worth reading!

Shatter The Sky follows Maren, a girl from a quiet mountain nation whose girlfriend gets taken by Aurati, seers of the empire. So, she devises a plan to rescue her and learns she'll need to steal a dragon.

Now that Maren and Kaia are reunited with the great d
Mar 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars

Trigger warnings: torture, death/murder, hate crimes
Content warning: racism, colonialism, (dragon) slavery

It's been about 2 years since I read Shatter the Sky, but the sequel reignited my love for this duology. It's not perfect, but damn was it a good dragon story!

Beware however that this book starts right after Shatter the Sky ends - and I do mean, RIGHT after - and there are little reminders of what happened previously. It's best if you go in having fresh memories of the first book.

Norr M
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this sequel, and I was glad that the author didn't feel the need to drag the storyline out into a trilogy because the plot line really felt quite complete.

Like the first book, this one too is action packed & I read it in one sitting. The romantic triangle Maren is caught in to me is less important than the relationship she develops with the dragons, and I really love that--Wells is clearly allowing Maren to grow into her own person who actualizes, accepts & celebrates the fact
Cecilia Rodriguez
Nov 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
Maren has managed to rescue Kaia and free Naava, the mother of dragons.
At the same time Sev is being held prisoner by the Emperor of Zefed.
There are some elements that are similar to George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones.
Mar 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Good sequel! It had enough character development to keep me interested, plus of course very exciting plot developments. I appreciated the way the romances developed a lot, though I was also really annoyed at Maren a few times for not listening.
Feb 03, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2021-rc
I am glad it didn't go the way I expected ...more
Nov 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great conclusion to a great series.
Feb 01, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: did-not-finish, sf-f
It's the dreaded scourge of YA SF/F novels: the alternating 1st-person POV chapter structure. Aieeee!!

I can't even. DNF.
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An incredible sequel and an incredible duology. "Shatter the Sky" and "Storm the Earth" will be a staple of young adult sections for years to come. ...more
Apr 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The author did a great job. If you have some great stories like this one, you can publish it on Novel Star, just submit your story to or
Jun 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
A great follow-up to Shatter the Sky that wrapped the story up in a satisfying way.
Nia Dragin
Aug 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally reviewed on Cyn's Workshop

What an incredible sequel. Storm the Earth is the second novel in Wells Shatter the Sky
duology, and it is as amazing as the first.

Riveting Story
The story is possibly the best part of the series. For fans of dragon lovers, this is sure to satisfy because it has so many. There are times when the dragon-human bond is reminiscent of the Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini, but Storm the Earth stands on its own.

The novel continues the journey of Maren, picki
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Rebecca Kim Wells is the author of Shatter the Sky, Storm the Earth, and Briar Girls (forthcoming in Fall 2021). When not writing, reading, or talking about writing or reading, she sells books at a fiercely independent bookstore in Massachusetts. She can also be found drinking tea, singing along to musicals, or playing soccer. (Usually not all at once.) If she were a hobbit, she would undoubtedly ...more

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