Title: Fractured Suns
Genre: YA Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Romance
Date Published: September 18, 2015
We came in peace. Lie.
We had no role in the Collapse. Lie.
I have always been honest. Lie.
I never lied to her. Truth.
Reunited with her brother, and surrounded by Flint, Peter and her new-found grandfather, Jax Mitchell has still never felt more alone. The choice to follow Rym back to the city to find answers and see Lir is an easy one, but their reunion is cut short and Jax is forced to leave Lir behind. She finds herself traveling with some unexpected companions and heading back toward a place she’d hoped to never see again.
After being imprisoned—and tortured—on the orders of his uncle, Lir hasn’t seen daylight or linked to anyone in weeks. After a lifetime of connection, the pain and loneliness is almost too much to bear. Elated that Jax actually came, Lir finds renewed hope and the strength to continue fighting his uncle's influence over the E'rikon, even when things look hopeless and Lir’s been branded a traitor by the very people he’s trying to save.
While Jax and Lir fight separate battles, their missions have more in common than they realize. It’s a race against time to stop men driven only by greed and power. But the ones they trust the most might be the very people working against them—and "family" doesn't mean what it used to. Will they recognize their friends from their enemies in time to save the people they love, or will they lose each other in the process?
I was so excited when this book became available to me because of how the first book ended. Lir is still my favorite, but we see a difference in him in this book, probably because of what happens to him at the hands of his uncle.
Jax's grandfather, Jastren, isn't someone I liked, even as he was introduced in Broken Skies. He has his own agenda, and we discover what part of it is in this book. He's pretty much despicable and a hateful character. I'm sad that he manages to spread his evil, and I'm hoping that is reversed in book 3.
Jax is a whirlwind of emotions and actions, more so than even in the first book. She's impulsive and doesn't always think things through, which has negative consequences and less than favorable situations. But, without that flaw, she wouldn't be Jax.
I absolutely bawled my eyes out at a certain part of this book because I liked the character and then bam! out of nowhere that character is gone. Just when I had really gotten attached to the character, they are ripped away from the readers! What kind of cruelty is this?!
The only flaw for this book that I can come up with is that maybe we should have been allowed to let certain events sink in before moving on to the next plot point. To me, it seemed to lack a certain spark that the first book had, but maybe that's just me. I genuinely did enjoy this book, and that's why it gets 4 Platypires!