Book 2 in the Starbound Trilogy
Genre: Young Adult Sci-fi
Summery from Goodreads
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.
Jubilee Chase is the Captain of the Military forces sent to stop the rebels on the planet of Avon. Flynn Cormac is the leader of said rebels. He wants to end this war with words and not violence. When Jubilee catches him on base spying. He kidnaps her. Never imagining that he would feel an attraction for her or her for him or what secrets Avon is really hiding and who is behind it all.
I love Jubilee. How she is a tough as nails,never gives up,is intelligent,can think on her feet,is beautiful but most of all a take no names solider. Flynn is a great hero. Strong but peaceful. I love how he was a peaceful rebel leader and thought that was a brave direction for the authors to go. In this book for most of it their are no good guys or bad guys. Just two groups of people trying to stay alive and fighting for their own reasons. Both which sometimes are hard to find fault with. Jubilee and Flynn both have a deep love for their people and I think that is one of things that draws them together. Your heart breaks for Jubilee and Flynn. They have had such horrible things happen to them. Both their pains are almost visible.
The last pages of this book moved me to tears. That speech at the end was one of the most moving tributes to the hope for humanity I have ever read.The Ending=Perfection. I am loving that this series has a different hero and heroine for each book but they are all intertwined together. Lilac and Tarver from These Broken Stars show up and loved seeing them again. This book is so action-packed and exciting. Sometimes it was hard to sit still with so many OMG moments and surprises. The Writing in this book was just as breathtakingly great as in book 1 and I can’t decide which book I love more. I can’t wait for the last book to come out in December.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Content Rating: PG-13
Happy Reading Y’All,
The Reading Rebel