“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that are being eagerly anticipated.
This Shattered World (Starbound #2) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Goodreads – December 23rd 2014 by Disney-Hyperion
The second installment in the epic Starbound trilogy introduces a new pair of star-crossed lovers on two sides of a bloody war.
Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met.
Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet’s rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents.
Rebellion is in Flynn’s blood. Terraforming corporations make their fortune by recruiting colonists to make the inhospitable planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion.
Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelentingly war, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape the rebel base together, caught between two sides of a senseless war.
WORDS cannot EXPRESS how DESPERATELY I want this book. I practically start hyperventilating just thinking about it. *hand flails* Anyhow, This Shattered World is the follow-up to the amazing These Broken Stars which I read and adored last year. (That’s right, a whole YEAR ago. Why must I be tortured so??) The book completely changed my mind about YA Science Fiction and made me a die-hard fan of the authors.
In short, go pick up These Broken Stars so that you can join me in the agony that is waiting for This Shattered World!