Between Burning Worlds

Featured
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
534 0
Between Burning Worlds
Author(s)
Co-Authors / Illustrators
Publisher
Age Range
12+
Release Date
March 24, 2020
ISBN
978-1534410664
Buy This Book
      

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 traitor. A prisoner. A fugitive. Wanted by the Regime. Destined to save the planet. Laterre is on the brink of war. The Third Estate are rioting against the injustices of a corrupt system. The Patriarche, reeling from the murder of his only heir, makes brutal attempts to quash the unrest, while a new militant faction launches a series of deadly attacks. And three outlaws find themselves pulled into the fray... Marcellus is now a traitor to his planet, willing to do anything to stop his grandfather from seizing control of Laterre, even if it means joining the Vangarde, a rebel group back from the dead. Chatine is a prisoner on Bastille. Desperate to survive the harsh conditions of the moon, she becomes embroiled in the Vangarde’s dangerous attempt to free their infamous leader. Alouette is a fugitive who has been lied to her entire life. Searching for the truth about her mysterious past, she soon finds herself hunted by the Regime for reasons she’s only beginning to understand. But when Laterre is threatened by the emergence of a deadly new weapon, these three renegades must risk everything, traveling to the far reaches of the System Divine and into the white hot center of a planet ready to ignite.

Editor reviews

1 reviews

Between Burning Worlds
(Updated: April 09, 2020)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
What worked: This is the second novel in the Systems Divide series. Between Burning Worlds starts right off where the first book ended. Readers are taken on a futuristic trip through a world that's a twist on the classic novel Les Miserables.

First off, I was totally engaged! Loved how the writers are able to create this awesome futuristic world with characters that are endearing and totally likeable.

The world building is amazing and has a Cinder feel going for it. Cyborgs are ones that have their humanity turned off and are the perfect individual. Readers though get to see a behind the scenes on a couple of the cyborgs.

There's romance, action, mystery, and enchantment throughout the pages. We see Chatine in the human slave prison on the prison moon of Bastille. She still struggles with her feelings for Marcellus, the grandson of General Bonnefacon. He's trying to find the strength to stand up to his abusive grandfather, especially when he finds out the truth of his father's death and part in the rebel group Vangarde.

The images of Laterre and the caste system are shown in rich, vivid details. The Second Estate are those who benefit from the cruel harshness of The Third Estate. And there's even an electronic guillotine that has the same grisly results as the one in our 18th century France.

One huge thing in this novel has to be the journey of Alouette "Little Lark" (Madeline). After the Sisters of the Refuge teach her the 'truth' about her history and that they are in fact part of the rebel group Vangarde, Alouette flees and searches for her birth mother. What she encounters is far more than she could even imagine. She goes to a blood brothel(where young girls sell the nutrients of their blood to the rich) and ends up unleashing a hidden part of herself. This part will help with the coming rebellion back on Laterre. She helps Marcellus intercede a message that lands them in Albion and a horrific plan that involves the Third Estate back on Laterre.

Readers also are introduced to Etienne, a 'Defecteur' who shuns the cruel Patriarche and his rule. There's also a hint of a possible romance. Cerise, a Vangarde sympathizer and hacker. Gabriel, a criminal who has links to Chatine's past. Her own criminal parents make a visit too.

Captivating futuristic twist on Les Miserables meets Cinder in an outer space adventure that keeps you wanting to know more. And omg on that cliffhanger ending that literally sizzles. Can't wait for the next book in this amazing series.
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.
Already have an account? or Create an account
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

A Sprinkle of Spirits (Love Sugar Magic, #2)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Leonora Logroño has finally been introduced to her family’s bakery...
The Order of Time
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
“If you’re into secret societies, time-travel, dangerous artifacts, deadly assassins,...
Thomas Edison
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Learn about the life of Thomas Edison in this early...
Pete the Cat: 5-Minute Bedtime Stories: Includes 12 Cozy Stories!
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Join Pete the Cat for 12 groovy, cozy stories perfect...
Sabina: In the Eye of the Storm
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
As in Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl" and...
Literally: Amazing Words and Where They Come From
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A stunning non-fiction picture book about the origins of the...
Ty's Travels: All Aboard!
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Join Ty on his imaginative adventures in Ty's Travels: All...
Cuddle Close, Little Koala
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
A reassuring bedtime story about the special bond between a...
We Are Together
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
The power of love and friendship is celebrated in this...
Rage and Ruin (The Harbinger, #2)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Half-angel Trinity and her bonded gargoyle protector, Zayne, have been...
Diamond City (Diamond City, #1)
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
"A thrilling adventure, through a vibrant city as alive as...
Shadow of the Batgirl
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Cassandra Cain, teenage assassin, isn't exactly Batgirl material...yet. Will she...
Of Ice and Shadows
 
3.7
 
0.0 (0)
The long-awaited sequel to Of Fire and Stars—in which Mare...
Agnes at the End of the World
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Handmaid's Tale meets Wilder Girls in this genre-defying novel...
My Love is All Around
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Mommy Bear shows Baby Bear how love is all around...
I'm not a Mouse!
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Olivia really doesn't like her nickname - mostly because it...

Latest Member Reviews

Thomas Edison: Lighting the Way
 
5.0
"'Thomas Edison: Lighting the Way,' an I Can Read book by Lori Haskins Houran, illustrated by Gustavo Mazali, is a..."
Literally: Amazing Words and Where They Come From
 
5.0
"'Literally: Amazing Words and Where They Come From' by Patrick Skipworth, illustrated by Nicholas Stevenson, is a creative book that..."
Personalized Notebook Doodles Adorable Pets Coloring Book
 
5.0
"ADORABLE PETS is full of quotes and pictures about animals. As the title suggests, the pictures are so cute and..."
The Speed of Starlight: An Exploration of Physics, Sound, Light, and Space
 
5.0
"Seriously, this book is huge and gorgeous on a creative level, and a treasure trove of knowledge on an academic..."
1,000 Facts About Ancient Egypt
 
5.0
"1,000 Facts about Ancient Egypt is a National Geographic KIDS book chock full of amazing facts about one of the..."
Flower Power: The Magic of Nature's Healers
 
5.0
"Flower Power is a truly stunning book. The large-scale pages look like paintings (I kind of want to frame them!)..."
Ready, Set, Go!: Sports of All Sorts
 
4.3
"READY, SET, GO!: SPORTS OF ALL SORTS is a fun trip through different sports. The book features rhyming phrases about..."
More than Marmalade: Michael Bond and the Story of Paddington Bear
 
5.0
"More than Marmalade is such a PRECIOUS book. It’s rare that I read a book in one sitting nowadays (due..."
Action Presidents #1: George Washington!
 
4.0
"That story about chopping down the cherry tree that has been trotted out a million times and made into thousands..."
The Ocean in Your Bathtub
 
4.0
"THE OCEAN IN YOUR BATHTUB is an informative picture book about how we interact with the ocean, often without realizing..."
Nelson Mandela
 
5.0
"NELSON MANDELA is a biographical picture book about Nelson Mandela. The book features a poem to describe the basics of..."
Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey
 
5.0
"NONSENSE! THE CURIOUS STORY OF EDWARD GOREY is a fantastic biography in the form of poetry and images that are..."
I (Heart) Art: The Work We Love from The Metropolitan Museum of Art
 
4.7
"This beautiful little book highlights famous artwork from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Categorized into themes of..."
Rescuing the Declaration of Independence: How We Almost Lost the Words That Built America
 
5.0
"RESCUING THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE takes place during the War of 1812. In 1814, the British invade Washington. James Monroe,..."
Baby Paleontologist (Baby Scientist)
 
5.0
"BABY PALEONTOLOGIST teaches about the different things a paleontologist does. It explains how they dig for fossils and how each..."
Thump Goes the Rabbit: How Animals Communicate (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
 
5.0
"THUMP GOES THE RABBIT teaches about the different ways animals communicate besides just their voice. For example, rabbits thump their..."
Doggy Defenders: Stella the Search Dog
 
5.0
"Do you have an inquisitive child who loves animals? If you answered yes, then they will love this book! Doggy..."
Doggy Defenders: Tiger the Police Dog
 
5.0
"Do you have a child interested in being a policeman? Then they will love this book! In the new series..."
Doggy Defenders: Willow the Therapy Dog
 
5.0
"Can a dog provide therapy? What kind of therapy? Find the answers to these questions and more in National Geographic..."
Doggy Defenders: Dolley the Fire Dog
 
5.0
"Is your child interested in being a firefighter? Do they love dogs? Then this book is for them! Doggy Defenders..."