Between Burning Worlds

Between Burning Worlds

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 m...

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Title:Between Burning Worlds
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Between Burning Worlds Reviews

  • Christy

    I absolutely adored Sky Without Stars, full of twists, characters that stay with you, and a world so full of visualization that you can picture it when you shut your eyes. So to say I was exciting for Between Burning Worlds is an understatement!

    While Chatine was the focus in Sky Without Stars, Marcellus is the star here. Having rebelled from his family and now aligned the Vangarde, Marcellus is faced with pulling the rose colored glasses off and looking at the world of Laterre with clear eyes.

    I absolutely adored Sky Without Stars, full of twists, characters that stay with you, and a world so full of visualization that you can picture it when you shut your eyes. So to say I was exciting for Between Burning Worlds is an understatement!

    While Chatine was the focus in Sky Without Stars, Marcellus is the star here. Having rebelled from his family and now aligned the Vangarde, Marcellus is faced with pulling the rose colored glasses off and looking at the world of Laterre with clear eyes. And holy shit, is it going to go down in this book! Chatine is left mining while imprisoned, which doesn’t dampen her snark or resolve. Alouette finds her world turned upside down and holds the world in her hands. In this story, we also meet the charismatic Etienne and now my ships are all a damn mess.

    A gritty, distinct world ripe for revolution, Laterre is home to warring bodies fighting for the same ending. On one side, you have the Vangarde, open to more peaceful means should their leader be freed. A nice sentiment that the Red Scar deeply disagrees with, as evidenced by their bombings. As an outsider looking in, it’s hard to pick a side. Is peaceful opposition an option when someone has murdered the prince? Are bombings going to unite the people or scare them into the arms of the government promising upward mobility?

    Some of the standout moments in this story involve a monarch chess piece, a stiletto heel, and a twitchy finger. It was constant twists and turns through the story, world, and character building and I just DO NOT UNDERSTAND how Jess and Jo have managed to create a universe that I so desperately need to turn into a series (no one movie is going to do it here).

    Somehow Jess and Jo make 688 pages (or nearly 24 hours, if you’re an audio reader like me) breeze by and leave you begging for more like you’re living in the frets. I can’t wait to see where Alouette takes this story (especially after her big reveal)!

  • Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐

    4.5 um hahahahah. Holy shit. Rtc

    The beginning of this book started off for me, pretty similarly to the first. There was a lot of information that I had to remember again and people to get to know all over again. I remember at one point thinking “man this is another one of those long books that might not need to be so long. It’ll probably only be a 4.” And like the first book, the last 25%, maybe even 50% delivered enough excitement, intrigue, and emotions that bumped that rating up for me.

    The st

    4.5 um hahahahah. Holy shit. Rtc

    The beginning of this book started off for me, pretty similarly to the first. There was a lot of information that I had to remember again and people to get to know all over again. I remember at one point thinking “man this is another one of those long books that might not need to be so long. It’ll probably only be a 4.” And like the first book, the last 25%, maybe even 50% delivered enough excitement, intrigue, and emotions that bumped that rating up for me.

    The stakes in this book are obviously a lot higher than in the first. Marcellus has agreed to secretly work with the Vanguard, Alouette is trying desperately to find out who her mother was and how her life came to be what it was in the Refuge, and Chatine is initially stuck serving her prison sentence on Bastille.

    Things kind of go to shit for all of them at least once during this book but somehow, most of those situations end up working themselves out and they find themselves together, working towards the same cause. We get to see one of the other worlds and meet some great new characters along the way (I HAVE A NEW SHIP THAT BETTER SAIL IN BOOK THREE).

    The one thing in this book that bothered me that my mind has been at war with itself on is Marcellus. There were a LOT of instances where his weakness pissed me off. And then I would get pissed off that that pissed me off because since when does every main male character in a young adult book have to be strong/brave/reckless. They don’t! I mean, even though Marcellus has been being groomed to take command by his dickhead grandfather for basically most of his life, it seems like he hesitates a LOT in this book. His grandfather is constantly besting him (but I mean…why wouldn’t he?! He’s old and ruthless and again, is a major dickhead who has been at it for YEARS) and belittling him, and it isn’t until the end of this book that we see Marcellus have a good stick-it-to-him moment. Basically, he’s just a normal, young, REALISTIC guy and I need to learn to let go of him not having some insane hero-complex. On the flip side of that though, was Alouette and Chatine. Holy moly did I like Alouette a million times better in this book. And let's face it, Chatine was always my favorite anyway. But these ladies kicked major ass here and were so brave and had great character development. I was so genuinely happy and impressed. And the few new bits of new information we learned about their pasts!! AHHHH. Like let’s just say this book leaves us on a major cliffhanger and I don’t know how to deal. Very highly recommend!

  • Rachel (Royal_Reading_Company)

    So I guess there will be a third book even though there isn’t a hint of it on goodreads! What a wild ride with so many twists and turns!

    CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS BOOK! The cover is gorgeous. The blurb sounds super exciting. I just hope we get this in the early part of 2020, because I'm gonna miss my little babies so much!! I need to know what happens.

  • USOM

    I adore the world building of Brody and Rendell because it takes the issues I love from Les Miserables and adds all these SF elements. It is such a work of talent and craftsmanship to be able to balance this intricate storyline, world building, and multiple POV. Between Burning Worlds is an epic sequel to what is turning into one of my favorite SF series. Also can we just give a

    I adore the world building of Brody and Rendell because it takes the issues I love from Les Miserables and adds all these SF elements. It is such a work of talent and craftsmanship to be able to balance this intricate storyline, world building, and multiple POV. Between Burning Worlds is an epic sequel to what is turning into one of my favorite SF series. Also can we just give a whole extra star to this book because there's a recap of EVERY character in the beginning? I want this in every major series.

    Part of what made me love this series from Sky Without Stars was the epic world building. I am a huge SFF fan and so I appreciate deeply when world building is done right. A key aspect of the world building which was explored deeper in this book was the nature of cyborgs as we meet people who choose, and didn't chose, to undergo this procedure - and what it means for them afterwards. Having a multiple POV novel allows Brody and Rendell to expose readers to so many aspects of the world, but also the differing perspectives that exist within it.

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  • Tiffany Elaine Conn

    Honestly, where do I even begin? This book is a complete

    , and I feel like I’m cheating on my favorite book by saying this may very well be the most brilliant thing I’ve ever read.

    The first book was fun enough, following similarly to Les Misérables, but in space. But book 2 took its own twist and formed its own story in a

    new way.

    It was original, captivating, jaw-dropping, and full of twists and chapters that ended with me on the edge of my seat.

    If you don’t

    this

    Honestly, where do I even begin? This book is a complete

    , and I feel like I’m cheating on my favorite book by saying this may very well be the most brilliant thing I’ve ever read.

    The first book was fun enough, following similarly to Les Misérables, but in space. But book 2 took its own twist and formed its own story in a

    new way.

    It was original, captivating, jaw-dropping, and full of twists and chapters that ended with me on the edge of my seat.

    If you don’t

    this book, you’re wrong. If you haven’t read it yet,

    You won’t regret it!

  • Bryn

    The first book in this series had me positively gushing (and I don't gush). But this sequel just has me in awe.

    Brilliant, utterly epic, heart-pounding, totally original and yet filled with references and inspiration from the classic Les Mis. I can't recommend this highly enough.

    One thing I do want to point out that pleased me so much were the relationships. YA=kissing, physical gawking … oh, and as a 30 something adult I'm also supposed to expect these hormonal children are going to save the w

    The first book in this series had me positively gushing (and I don't gush). But this sequel just has me in awe.

    Brilliant, utterly epic, heart-pounding, totally original and yet filled with references and inspiration from the classic Les Mis. I can't recommend this highly enough.

    One thing I do want to point out that pleased me so much were the relationships. YA=kissing, physical gawking … oh, and as a 30 something adult I'm also supposed to expect these hormonal children are going to save the world … uh huh. No. But not here. The focus is on the adventure, seeing people as people, not sex objects. This method allowed the characters' actual personalities and thought processes to come out so much more powerfully. The reading experience felt real, not like a controlled session of story-telling. Seriously, authors, let your characters have other emotions and engagements besides sensual ones. You might be shocked how much richer your stories are. *tips my fedora to these ladies here*

  • Andreajanel

    The publisher and Netgalley provided me with an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.

    The first book in this series, Sky Without Stars, was one of my top reads last year. The richly imagined world, premised upon one of my favorite works of classical literature, was firmly entrenched as one of the most vivid and lyrical re-tellings I have ever read. I was beyond excited when I heard about the sequel, and have already pre-ordered my hardcover edition.

    Between Burning Worlds evokes al

    The publisher and Netgalley provided me with an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.

    The first book in this series, Sky Without Stars, was one of my top reads last year. The richly imagined world, premised upon one of my favorite works of classical literature, was firmly entrenched as one of the most vivid and lyrical re-tellings I have ever read. I was beyond excited when I heard about the sequel, and have already pre-ordered my hardcover edition.

    Between Burning Worlds evokes all of the magical suspense of SWOS. It builds on the complex characters of Marcellus, Alouette and Chatine as they are thrust into new adventures and dire situations. I was enthralled by the political machinations that underpinned the actions of the General. I was entranced by the brief promise of freedom Chatine experiences. I fervently turned the pages to find out if Marcellus and Alouette can orchestrate a coup.

    Chatine will forever be my favorite because of her gutsy, angsty, obstinate spirit. Her banishment and imprisonment strengthen her rather than diminishing her. Secrets from her past set her upon a quest that consumes her. Marcellus is forever changed by the acts of treachery he witnesses from his grandfather. He is determined to carve a better world out of the hopelessness of Laterre. Alouette makes discoveries about her history and purpose that alter her trajectory and her sense of self.

    We meet a whole cast of new characters - including the handsome, enigmatic Etienne. He helps orchestrate Chatine's escape and introduces her to a world full of possibility and opportunity. What awaits Chatine is knowledge that will undermine all of the assumptions she has made about her family and her life. Alouette and Marcellus make a desperate gambit to escape the clutches of the general, that ends in anarchy, and rebellion.

    I cannot wait for the next installment.

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    This second book was amaze balls!! It helped get me through the tornado devastation! The authors nailed this one!! One of the best second books I’ve read! I loved the new characters and well, everything!

    Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

    This second book was amaze balls!! It helped get me through the tornado devastation! The authors nailed this one!! One of the best second books I’ve read! I loved the new characters and well, everything!

    Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

  • Diana

    Vid review available May, 1st, 2020

    Vid review available May, 1st, 2020

  • Mila

    I guess I shouldn't have picked up the sequel because it's not like I enjoyed the first book that much. But here we are. I honestly thought this book was alright, it was definitely way too long and described too many things that didn't have any real purpose for the story. I still liked Chatine and couldn't care about the two other cardboard pieces that were parading as the other two main characters. I guess this series could've been better with more character development and some editing and cou

    I guess I shouldn't have picked up the sequel because it's not like I enjoyed the first book that much. But here we are. I honestly thought this book was alright, it was definitely way too long and described too many things that didn't have any real purpose for the story. I still liked Chatine and couldn't care about the two other cardboard pieces that were parading as the other two main characters. I guess this series could've been better with more character development and some editing and could probably become better later but at this point, I don't care either way so I'm staying away from the next book.

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