|Annie Kaufman|| Meagan Spooner
Longtime friends and co-authors Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner return to their Starbound universe science fiction romance trilogy with This Shattered World. Corporate captain Jubilee “Lee” Chase has a personal as well as professional dedication to crushing the rebellious colonists of planet Avon before outright war breaks out again after a decade. Rebel Flynn Cormac, driven by the loss of his sister to the corporation’s tactics, takes “Lee” prisoner, seeking vital information about a secret facility. When they question the war as a whole, they place themselves in conflict with former allies on both sides. With its fully developed worlds and complex characters, Amie and Meagan’s series will appeal to young adult and adult SF readers.
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. His sister died in the original uprising against the powerful corporate conglomerate that rules Avon with an iron fist. These corporations make their fortune by terraforming uninhabitable planets across the universe and recruiting colonists to make the 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 against the military occupying his home, 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 base together, caught between two sides in a senseless war. The stunning second novel in the Starbound trilogy is an unforgettable story of love and forgiveness in a world torn apart by war.
About the Authors
Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner are longtime friends and sometime flatmates who have traveled the world (but not yet the galaxy), covering every continent between them. They are sure outer space is only a matter of time. Meagan, who is also the author of the Skylark trilogy, currently lives just outside DC, while Amie lives in Melbourne, Australia. Although they currently live apart, they are united by their love of space opera, road trips, and second breakfasts. You can find them on Twitter at @AmieKaufman and @MeaganSpooner.