This Shattered World is the second book in the Starbound Trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner.
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. His sister died in the original uprising against the powerful corporate conglomerate that rules Avon with an iron fist. These corporations make their fortune by terraforming uninhabitable planets across the universe and recruiting colonists to make the 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 against the military occupying his home, 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 base together, caught between two sides in a senseless war.
A perfect second book in the Starbound Trilogy where we meet two more protagonists that seem like they will never be on the same side. I loved returning to the same galaxy as These Broken Stars but to a different planet we only heard mentioned.
Avon is an uninhabitable planet that is full of rebellion and our two protagonists are on different sides. We meet Jubilee a soldier who was is sent to crush the rebellion on Avon and Flynn who is one of the rebellion leaders.
Jubilee and Flynn seem to compliment each other and when they work together they are an unstoppable force. I love the build up in their relationship as the learn to trust and eventually fall for one another.
The descriptions in the book had me completely imagining not only the base, the swamps and the rebel hideouts but the environment and each other the people Flynn and Jubilee interacted with.
I would definitely recommend this book and give it 4.5 stars.