Between Burning Worlds by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell

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Book: Between Burning Worlds

 

Author: Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell

 

Book Series: System Divine Book 2

 

Rating: 4/5

 

Publication Date: March 24, 2020

 

Genre: YA Sci-Fi

 

Recommended Age: 16+ (violence, gore, death, rape alluded to)

 

Publisher: Simon Pulse

 

Pages: 688

 

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Synopsis: A thief.
An officer.
A guardian.
All from different backgrounds, but sharing one same destiny…

The planet Laterre is in turmoil. A new militant revolutionary group has emerged calling themselves “The Red Scar” and claiming responsibility for a spate of recent bombings. The infamous rebels known as the Vangarde believe that in order to bring about a peaceful revolution, their charismatic leader, Citizen Rousseau must be freed from prison right away. Otherwise the bloodshed will only escalate.

Soon Marcellus, Chatine, and Alouette all find themselves pulled into battle with extreme consequences.

Marcellus is determined to uncover his corrupt grandfather’s plan to seize Laterre—even if that means joining the Vangarde.

Aloutte, trying to unearth the truth about her past, becomes a captive of Marcellus’s grandfather, the general.

Chatine, who is serving time on Bastille, hopes to escape the brutal and horrifying reality of the prison moon.

But the failed attempt to break Citizen Rousseau out of prison launches Aloutte, Chatine, and Marecellus into the middle of a dangerous war for control of Laterre. And in the midst of it all is the legend of a secret and dangerous weapon that could mean complete and absolute power to any that wields it.

 

Review: I liked this book more than the first! The character development is excellent, the ships are flying, and the world building was divine! I loved the action scenes too, they were better laid out in this one. The book is also very well written, it doesn’t feel like two authors writing one book.

 

However, the pacing and plot are both still so slow. I still feel like there are unnecessary events in the book that make this book much longer than needed.

 

Verdict: A great sequel! Can’t wait for the next!

BOOK INFORMATION

Between Burning Worlds (System Divine #2)

by Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Release Date: 24th March, 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings, Science Fiction, Dystopia

 

Synopsis:

 

Les Misérables meets The Lunar Chronicles in the out-of-this-world sequel to Sky Without Stars that’s an “explosion of emotion, intrigue, romance, and revolution” (Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series).

 

A thief.

An officer.

A guardian.

All from different backgrounds, but sharing one same destiny…

 

The planet Laterre is in turmoil. A new militant revolutionary group has emerged calling themselves “The Red Scar” and claiming responsibility for a spate of recent bombings. The infamous rebels known as the Vangarde believe that in order to bring about a peaceful revolution, their charismatic leader, Citizen Rousseau must be freed from prison right away. Otherwise the bloodshed will only escalate.

 

Soon Marcellus, Chatine, and Alouette all find themselves pulled into battle with extreme consequences.

 

Marcellus is determined to uncover his corrupt grandfather’s plan to seize Laterre—even if that means joining the Vangarde.

 

Aloutte, trying to unearth the truth about her past, becomes a captive of Marcellus’s grandfather, the general.

 

Chatine, who is serving time on Bastille, hopes to escape the brutal and horrifying reality of the prison moon.

 

But the failed attempt to break Citizen Rousseau out of prison launches Aloutte, Chatine, and Marecellus into the middle of a dangerous war for control of Laterre. And in the midst of it all is the legend of a secret and dangerous weapon that could mean complete and absolute power to any that wields it.

 

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36238055-between-burning-worlds

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2sSR5Jo

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/between-burning-worlds-jessica-brody/1132188898#/

iTunes: https://books.apple.com/us/book/between-burning-worlds/id1469947893

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Between-Burning-Worlds-Jessica-Brody/9781534410664?ref=grid-view&qid=1578575637035&sr=1-1

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/between-burning-worlds

Google Books: https://books.google.es/books/about/Between_Burning_Worlds.html?id=maOeDwAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y

JESSICA AUTHOR

AUTHOR INFORMATION

JESSICA BRODY

Jessica Brody knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer. She started self “publishing” her own books when she was seven years old, binding the pages together with cardboard, wallpaper samples, and electrical tape.

After graduating from Smith College in 2001 where she double majored in Economics and French and minored in Japanese, Jessica later went on to work for MGM Studios as a Manager of Acquisitions and Business Development. In May of 2005, Jessica quit her job to follow her dream of becoming a published author.

Since then, Jessica has sold over twelve novels for teens, tweens, and adults including 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, The Karma Club, My Life Undecided, and the three books in the Unremembered trilogy, the first of which is currently in development as a major motion picture by the producers of The Vampire Academy, Zero Dark Thirty, Life of Pi, and Slumdog Millionaire. In 2016, she will release two new contemporary novels, A Week of Mondays (August) and Boys of Summer (April), and in 2017, her debut middle grade novel entitled, Addie Bell’s Shortcut to Growing Up, will hit bookstore shelves.

Jessica also writes books for the Descendants: “School of Secrets” series, based on the hit Disney Channel Original movie, Descendants!

Jessica’s books are published and translated in over twenty foreign countries. She currently splits her time between California and Colorado.

JOANNA AUTHOR

JOANNE RENDELL

Joanne Rendell is the author of four novels and holds a PhD in English Literature. She teaches fiction writing to teens and kids, as well as online writing classes at Udemy.com and Lynda.com. Joanne is a board member for the youth Shakespeare company, New Genesis Productions. With her husband and son, she divides her time between New York City and New Paltz, New York

 

AUTHOR LINKS

JESSICA BRODY

Website: https://www.jessicabrody.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1164465.Jessica_Brody

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jessicabrody

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JessicaBrodyFans/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessicabrody/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jessicabrody1

Tumblr: http://jessicabrody.tumblr.com/

 

JOANNE RENDELL

Website: https://joannerendell.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1211367.Joanne_Rendell

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joannerendell

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joannerendellauthor/

 

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