Thursday, September 17, 2015

Book Shelf: Fractured Suns (Broken Skies #2) by Theresa Kay

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 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 people 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?

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Fractured Suns is the stellar sequel to Theresa Kay’s debut novel Broken Skies and is another fast paced, exciting and deeply addictive story. Highly emotional, entrancing and simply brilliant, Fractured Suns is impossible to put down!

After finding myself deeply impressed by Broken Skies, I was so excited to dive headfirst into Fractured Suns and I’m glad to say it doesn’t disappoint. Fractured Suns is pretty much as good as the first novel, if not better, and featured all the danger, adrenaline pumping excitement and romance I fell in love with the first time round.

Fractured Suns once more follows Jasmine “Jax” Mitchell, a haflbreed who has been to hell and back after the events of the last book. After rescuing her twin brother from the E’rikon, falling in love and bonding with Lir, losing Lir to his uncle and managing to escape the earths alien city with only just their lives, Jax has been hiding out in a cabin alongside her brother, Peter, Flint and her newly discovered grandfather. However when Lir’s cousin comes to take Jax to see him, the last thing she expects is to find herself in the middle of even more shocking dealings and discoveries that will change the way she feels, loves and sees the world forever. There’s war on the horizon and Jax isn’t sure which side she should be on……

My goodness, Fractured Suns was a really emotional novel to read, especially towards the end. I’m going to try to keep spoilers to a minimum, but I’m really emotionally drained after reading this incredible novel. Wonderfully written, Fractured Suns was fast paced, exciting and as driven as the first book. Theresa Kay really knows how to capture her audience and continues to develop her storyline and world sensationally from the opening chapter! 

I’m so incredibly in love with both Jax and Lir as characters. The incredible way Theresa Kay has written them simply blows me away. Jax to begin with is so incredibly complex. She’s a blend of fierce determination and strength and complete fragility. She’s traumatized and flawed and almost broken at times, but you can’t help but adore her. Kaye puts her through so many traumatic moments and forces Jax to ensure a lot of pain and loss, but she just keeps getting up and fighting. Honestly, Jax is just one of those honest to goodness well rounded, likable and awesome heroines!

With the first book told entirely through Jax’s eyes, it will no doubt thrill readers to learn that Theresa Kay writes Fractured Suns through both Jax and Lir’s POV’s. That’s right---we get to follow Lir in this instalment as well; something that helps enhance the reading experience with our young lovers separated and on different sides of the divide. Again, I love Lir pretty much as much as I love Jax and think he’s a terrific character. Plus, being able to see what he was going through while he and Jax are separated during the story allowed me as the reader to see what was going on on both sides, and not miss out on seeing Lir in the story, which is often the case when characters are separated the way they are in Fractured Souls yet the novel is told in only a single POV. 

As individuals they are wonderful, but as a couple, and as a whole, Jax and Lir really are on a whole new level. I love the way Theresa Kay developed their relationship in the first novel and the way she continues to sustain it, whilst also adding in conflicts that push them and force them to fight for what they have. Theirs will never be an easy relationship and plenty of outside forces have the potential to be a threat, but I honestly hope Jax and Lir managed to keep the intensity, passion and love they share. I’ll never tire of seeing them together and I have no doubt I’m always going to be as invested in their relationship as I am now. Jax and Lir are so beautiful and endearing and bring out so much good in the other it’s impossible not to support them one hundred percent.

From beginning to end, Fractured Suns was a sensational read. I soared, broke and then soared again. Thrilling all the way to its end, Fractured Suns see Jax experience a heartbreaking loss, even as she makes some shocking discoveries and finds someone she never thought she’d see again. 

Wonderfully written, paced and detailed, Fractured Suns is a worthy sequel and leaves me dying to get my hands on the next novel. I highly recommend this for fans of the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout or anyone who is looking for a good alien romance with the perfect hint of dystopian and sci-fi thrown in!

Source: Sent for review by the author (Thank you Theresa!)
Format: Kindle ebook
Buy it: Amazon
My Recommendation: This series is perfect for fans of the Luz series by Jennifer. L. Armentrout!
Cover: I think it's beautiful and goes perfectly with the cover for Broken Skies
Will I read sequel/continue with series: YES! I can't wait to read the next book. I NEED more Jax and Lir!

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