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text 2017-07-16 04:03
Where I've Been
The Only Living Boy #5: "To Save a Shattered World" - David Gallaher

Heya BookLikes friends....

Since January, I've been working on The Only Living Boy Volume 5 -- the final volume in the series -- and that's pretty much where all of my days and nights have gone, but it's FINISHED and it feels awesome. 

If you'd like an uncorrected proof of any of the volumes in exchange for an honest review, please LIKE or COMMENT below. 

Thank you for the support! 

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review 2016-11-18 01:04
I really like this series!
This Shattered World - Amie Kaufman,Meagan Spooner

Mini Review:


This is the second book in the Starbound Series, the first which I read many years ago. It is linked to the first book in that it basically continues the story line of the mysterious Whispers and Leroux industries shady dealings with them. Lilac and Tarver from the first book also make and appearance and play a big role in the action. By the end of this book, more and more people in the galaxy are becoming aware of Lilac's father and the true nature of his organization and his ambitions, and the stakes with the Whispers are becoming higher. 


I don't want to give away spoilers....so I'll leave it at that, but both books follow a similar theme. They both have a Romeo and Juliet type romance. Two people from different walks of life, that are opposed to each other in some way...being forced together and having to work together despite all odds. This second book fits this theme, more than the first. Flynn and Jubilee are as opposite as they can be. Flynn the leader of a rebel group on the planet Avon, and Jubilee a soldier of the occupying force sent to the planet to keep the locals calm and fight the rebels. They hate each other just on principle. The night they meet Flynn goes to a local bar on the Base in order to find information on a mysterious complex he came across on the planet. One his people know nothing about, and he suspect the army might. He suspects it has something to do with the climate instability and other issues his planet has faced over the years that is preventing them from being added to the galactic counsel and into the developed world. That final step finally allowing his plant to get all the resources and support they need to survive. He happens upon Jubilee, an infamous Captain known and feared by all Rebels, and ends up kidnapping her for information....and it all goes downhill for the both of them from there.


But this was a good look at how conflict and war continues. Two groups get entrenched in fighting each other, and so set in their view of each other, that anyone who is up to no good...could use their hatred and distrust for each other to manipulate them however they want. Divide and conquer. Let the people spend all their time fighting each other, that they don’t see the real enemy. The mutual enemy. Flynn and Jubilee see who the enemy is, and they spend the rest of the book trying to convince everyone else to lay down their weapons and see it too.


This is a great SciFi series. Not heavy sci fi light enough for anyone to read, but still full of actions and tension...and of course and nice love story in the middle.

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review 2016-10-29 00:00
Half the World (Shattered Sea)
Half the World (Shattered Sea) - Joe Abercrombie 4.5 stars. Started off slow, but like the first of the series, had a good, solid ending.
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review 2016-09-09 18:46
Shattered World - Kate L. Mary


3-1/2 out of 5 stars. I am finally getting why people have a problem with Vivian. The world is ending, she could die any minute, but it's not a good time to tell the guy you love him! And Pot!! Calling her mom trash and then Axle asking if that meant he was trash too which she doesn't answer, when her last job was a stripper. Doesn't she see the dichotomy of that statement?

I'm not a fan of the cliffhanger ending. It doesn't make me stop reading a series but it is irritating. So, of course, to add to my irritation there is a cliffhanger. I have the next book in the series on my MP3 so I'll be listening to it in the near future. Otherwise, I probably would have taken a longer break finishing this series.

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review 2016-08-12 15:59
This Shattered World (Starbound #2) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
This Shattered World - Amie Kaufman,Meagan Spooner

Okay, I see where this is going now and I’m not really looking forward to it.

I read These Broken Stars around a year ago and I really enjoyed it at the time. Space traveling survival love story? Why not! Needless to say, I wasn’t really excited for the next two books—This Shattered World and Their Fractured Light—and I guess that’s evident because I pushed reading this book so far back.

The beginning of this story was decent enough, but by the time I reached the middle I was just getting plain exhausted. What were the authors trying to pull off here? I still don’t know. Although it was nice to see Lilac and Tarver again from These Broken Stars, I just wasn’t really feeling them as the same people. I’m not sure why.

Following along the characters of Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac was pretty interesting (you just have to look beyond the fact that technically, teenagers are doing all the world—sorry, I mean galaxy saving), and I’m glad their romance wasn’t pushed so much to the front.

I’m not really looking forward to the next book, Their Fractured Light, but since I figured I might as well read it to see what really happens, it probably won’t be so bad.

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