This Shattered World - Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
tl;dr - |✭✭✭✭✩| I can't lie. I was torn on this book before I started reading it. I so adored Tarver and Lilac, I didn't know how I'd feel about a second book being about characters I didn't know in a plot that I wasn't sure I cared too much about, especially when it sounded too much like Marie Lu's legend series. With that in mind, I must say I loved this book. It was so good, and so well done, and I absolutely loved it. I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Description Jubilee Chase is a military girl. Follows the letter of the law to a T. She doesn't goof off with the other soldiers, she doesn't mess around. She's a hard core soldier, not one to be trifled with. So when a new young recruit decides to chat her up in a bar, Jubilee decides to go along with it and put this new recruit in his place... until she realizes he's not a recruit, but one of the planet's local rebels. Their meeting at the bar changes everything, and their fates have now become irreversibly intertwined. Can they grow to trust each other and figure out what is going on with the planet, or will they get each other killed? 

So yeah. As I stated previously, I had some serious doubts about this book before I started it. It seemed too similar to Legend by Marie Lu, and that book was so well done. There could be no comparison, right? 


Boy was I wrong. This book was so good. This story carries on the mystery of the invisible voices, the energy that has been trapped from the first book. Jubilee is a tough soldier girl, a no nonsense type of girl who is all business and pretty much no play. Flynn, however, couldn't be more opposite. He's kind and wants the best for his family, his people, and his planet. He's part of a rebellion, but he doesn't want a full out war. He doesn't want more of his people dying, and more of his planet being ruined by a poor terraforming job. He's convinced theres more to the story than the government has let out, and he wants answers. 


I really liked how this book was written. It had such a good story to it, and while romance cropped up, it didn't take over the story like it did with the first book. This time around, it grew naturally and met resistance. And it was put second, as it should be in a time of war and uncertainty. It was so well done, really this entire book was just well done. I really enjoyed it, and would definitely recommend it to anyone who liked the first book.