These Divided Shores (Stream Raiders, #2) by Sara Raasch

These Divided Shores (Stream Raiders, #2)

The thrilling sequel to These Rebel Waves—full of deadly magic, double crosses, and a revolution—from Sara Raasch, the bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes series.As a child, she committed unforgivable acts to free Grace Loray from King Elazar of Argrid. Now Elazar’s plan to retake the island has surpassed Lu’s darkest fears: he’s holding her and his son, Ben, captive in an endlessly shifting prison, forcing them to make a weapon t...

Details These Divided Shores (Stream Raiders, #2)

TitleThese Divided Shores (Stream Raiders, #2)
Release DateAug 27th, 2019
PublisherBalzer + Bray
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews These Divided Shores (Stream Raiders, #2)

  • The Nerd Daily
    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFeliceBefore I start, this is a review of the second and final book in the Stream Raiders duology, so please read the first book before you continue. It’s an amazing read, and lucky you, you won’t have long to wait to read the end if you start it now!So, with that said, let’s get into this review! The riveting conclusion to These Rebel Waves is here, and man is it going to leave ...
  • Shelley
    *Source* Publisher*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy*Rating* 3.5-4*Thoughts*These Divided Shores is the second and final book author Sara Raasch's These Rebel Waves duology. The story picks up a couple weeks after These Rebel Waves. Adeluna "Lu" Andreu and Crown Prince of Argrid, Ben are being held captive by their respective fathers and being forced to work on permanent magic. Devereaux "Vex" Bell believes Lu is dead and decides to stage a jail break ...
  • Kal ★ Reader Voracious
    1. These Rebel Waves ★★★ 2. These Divided Shores ★★★What a wild ride the Stream Raiders duology was. I'm not going to lie: I was hoping that this installment would bring some piratey seafaring adventures, but unfortunately, that's not the story this duology is telling. (15/10 would read a spinoff adventure with Teo the raider, though!) If you enjoy complex political revolutionary stories filled with political intrigue, colonization, o...
  • Jackie
    Magic, medicine, religion and war stand side by side as the final pieces move into place to determine the fate of Grace Loray. “The Divided Shores” follows our favorite band of rebels after the events of book 1 where hatred is breeding violence at the hand of the King and Lu is forced to come to the truth about her father. As the tides of the war change allies must be forged in the strangest of places and as each island falls the fate of Grac...
  • Nikki
    Wow. I love this duology so much. I won't get into too much detail to avoid spoilers since it just released but DAMN. This world is magical. I absolutely adore Lu, Vex, Ben and the whole crew. If you love stories of revolution and political intrigue with a touch of magic (and a heap of religious zealots), the Stream Raiders duology is for you. I love the exploration of humanity and what people will do to justify during war. The world building is ...
  • Courtney
    I was absolutely not ready for this beastly book. I laughed, I cried (like, I cried a lot), and everything in between. Sara's characters are so amazing and multifaceted, I definitely got more attached than I should have, hence the aforementioned crying.I'm a little sad to leave this world but I'm really excited to see what this author has planned next.
  • USOM
    (Disclaimer: I received this book from Edelweiss. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)TW: Torture, drug useSometimes I forget that sequels are coming, and having been absolutely swept away by These Rebel Waves, I forgot that we needed an amazing sequel. Until I saw it on Edelweiss and was like, "OMG YES, I knew I needed this!" And These Divided Shores is everything I wanted and more. These Divided Shores throws us straig...
  • J. Taylor
    Far supresses the first book which I did love but this one was faultless.
  • Rebecca
    All I can say about this book is that I pre-ordered it last September and I was not very patiently waiting for it to come out, and boy, it did not disappoint!! I loved this duology and am actually heartbroken that the story is over - I just want to spend more time with Lu, Vex, Ben and Gunnar (let's be real, especially Vex)!A 5/5 🌟 read!!
  • Samantha Fondriest
    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for an ARC of this novel. All opinions are, as always, my own.These Divided Shores picks up a couple weeks after the previous novel; Lu and Ben are being held captive by their fathers and being forced to work on permanent magic. Vex believes Lu is dead and decides to stage a jail break to free Kari, Lu’s mother and an important political figure on Grace Loray. Vex, Kari, and a host of other syndicate lea...
  • Di
    **I voluntarily read and reviewed a review copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.**I read These Rebel Waves about a year ago as an ARC and I was thrilled to also receive These Divided Shores, the second and final book in this duology from Blazer+Bray. Unfortunately I didn't have time to reread These Rebel Waves before I picked this one up, and I'm afraid that definitely had an adverse impact on my reading experience; there is li...
  • Saruuh Kelsey
    I can't believe this series is over! I only figured out it was a duology at 95% in. This is honestly one of my favourite series ever (and since I didn't really like Ice Like Fire, that's majorly surprising.) I'm already in withdrawals.I would genuinely read another two books, just of Ben and Gunnar redeeming Argrid and Lu, Vex, Nayeli, and Cansu sorting out Grace Loray. I'm gonna miss these characters so much. And the world full of botanical magi...
  • Hira Chaudhary
    WAY TO ABSOLUTELY DESTROY ME, SARA RAASCH. But also, thank you. That was amazing and incredible and I absolutely loved every single second of it. This was such a grand sequel and fulfilled all my desires and also killed me and also made me cry and also made me so incredibly happy.It destroyed me how completely broken all my children were in this one. How Vex thought Lu was dead and how Lu was so shattered over her father's betrayal and how Ben wa...
  • Dani Amaya
    E-galley provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and quotations are based off an uncorrected proof ----------- "It will not be a war at all, in fact - it will be a lesson on the blessings that come with obedience" So I think I rounded up. In reality, the book is more of a 1.7. It's not the worst book I've ever read. I just feel like I had a bad time reading it. And this time, it wasn't even my faul...
  • Amy A
    3.5 Originally posted at Vampire Book ClubIt’s been two weeks since King Elazar of Argrid’s forces have stormed the shores of Grace Loray with the intention of controlling the island once more. His presence has caused a division between the free people and the raider syndicates. While trying to form a cohesive stand against King Elazar, Devereaux “Vex” Bell is still reeling from his cousin Ben’s capture and Lu’s death. All he can thin...
  • Sophie
    I immediately fell in love with These Rebel Waves when I started reading it last year, and after that ending I couldn't wait to read the sequel. These Divided Shores, second and last book of the series, left the same impression with me. Once I started reading, I couldn't stop, I still want to keep reading it even though it's over. This one is definitely darker than book one because while they were mostly trying to avoid another war, in These Divi...
  • Ruthsic
    2.5 starsWarnings: torture, child abuse, suicide, massacre, gun violenceRep: gay main character, WoC main character, chronic illness, queer and PoC secondary charactersWith how much I liked the previous book, I was excited going into this book. Ben and Lu are Elazar's captives, and Vex thinks the latter is dead and is trying to free the former. Along with other Raider syndicates and with the help of Kari, he is trying to free Ben, while also hidi...
  • Jewel
    Actual rating: 3.5 starsThis was an action-packed and dramatic duology finale, but I didn't enjoy it as much as "These Rebel Waves" because of the following reasons:1.) I wasn't emotionally invested in the characters. More than half the time, I found Vex and Lu too angsty to the point of being bratty and even whiny. Ben's the most likable one among the three in this book, but I wasn't a fan of his romance subplot because it seemed contrived. Also...
  • Amy Braun
    A fitting ending to a duology that I really enjoyed with characters I will genuinely miss. I really loved this book's take on magic and it's complex characters. The story focused a little more on character drama, as everyone, no matter how relevant they were to the story, was faced with at least one difficult choice that ultimately changed them. The action was still solid and nail-biting, thanks to Raasch's quick, in-the-moment writing. The chara...
  • Lauren
    3.5This book could've been 100 pages shorter and gotten the story across just as well. I started to get really irritated with the constant rehashing of narratives. I get it. Lu doesn't want to be a soldier anymore. Vex feels worthless. Ben is ashamed of "hiding". These points did not need to be iterated as many times as they were. And then there were the repetitive plot points. I got so sick of all the arguing constantly going on because it was j...
  • Sabrina
    Diving back into Grace Loray after book one, These Rebel Waves, left me with a mean cliffhanger and I will admit that cliffhanger was worth it after finishing These Divided Shores. I will admit that I wished I re-read These Rebel Waves before reading the sequel. As I was reading I was remembering more and more, but I know there were a couple of things that I was blanking on and wished I remembered better. But hey, I did remember the mean cliffhan...
  • Katya
    Uhg. Okay. So. I had a hard time with this one. There were biiiiig lulls in the middle, probably the middle half that were really hard to get through. The first quarter was good, and the last quarter was good, but the middle just... dragged on so much so that this very nearly ended up a DNF. I wasn't sure going into it whether this was the last book (It is) so that may have contributed, but the pacing in this one just made it really hard to get t...
  • Amy Aislin
    I loved this final instalment in Sara Raasch's Stream Raiders duology! It picks up almost right from where book one left off, and is action-packed from beginning to end. Although I have to say, some of my favourite scenes were the quiet moments between characters that showed their growth and state of mind.I wanted to smack Lu out of her fugue for 2/3 of the book, to tell her start thinking big picture instead of just revenge, but overall I'm supe...
  • DeAnna
    These books have been amazing! The ending was perfect and I hope it stays a duology, there is no reason to continue.My favorite part is hands down the relationships. I feel that these books, at the core, were about relationships and the responsibilities one has to both themselves and other people. There were beautiful examples of the family you are born to (Lu and Kari), and the family you choose (Vex and Nayeli and Edda), and of course romantic ...
  • Shilo Quetchenbach
    There are so many things I love about this book. It was everything I wanted from a sequel to These Rebel Waves: Lies. Betrayal. Magic. More lies. Twists and turns and a slippery slope of a magical arms race. Love. So much love - for each other, for the island of Grace Loray, for its potential and promise. I listened to nine hours of the audiobook in one day, while stuck in bed with a migraine, and it swept me away and made me forget the pain.I cr...
  • Samantha Bee
    4.5 Stars—Firstly I just have to say I loved this series. It was fun, the characters were likeable, the villains realistic in their motives—sometimes a little too realistic—and the magic system was fantastic. But I'll also say the beginning of this one dragged a bit, missing some of the charm of the first book, which is why the -.5 a star. Otherwise, a thoroughly enjoyable series. A satisfying ending. And further confirmation that I'll be p...
  • Carly
    4.5Honestly this series was amazing. I absolutely loved these characters, my children Vex, Lu, Ben, and Gunnar deserve all the happiness. And Nayeli. And Cansu. And literally almost all the characters. One thing I loved about this book was Ben and Lu’s friendship, you don’t really see a lot of platonic relationships between boys and girls like that. Anyways I’m emotional that this series is over but I couldn’t have asked for a better endi...
  • donna
    Thank you Harper Collins for the free copy via edelweiss. I fell in love with Lu and Vex in the first book. They were not enough to save this one. I felt it was too drawn out and too depressing. There were some interesting reveals but i kept waiting for it to be over and for them to get a happy ending.