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)
ISBN9780062471550
Author
Release DateAug 27th, 2019
PublisherBalzer + Bray
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Adventure, Pirates, Young Adult Fantasy
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Reviews These Divided Shores (Stream Raiders, #2)

  • Shelby P
    2018-08-19
    Vex...my boo. I’ll be patiently waiting for you. Vex...my boo. I’ll be patiently waiting for you.
  • The Nerd Daily
    2019-08-26
    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 ...
  • anna (½ of readsrainbow)
    2020-01-29
    rep: gay mc, bi li, wlw side characters, poc casttw: torture, child abuse, death & murderi need abt three weeks to recover & then we can talk rep: gay mc, bi li, wlw side characters, poc casttw: torture, child abuse, death & murderi need abt three weeks to recover & then we can talk
  • Alaina
    2020-04-16
    These Divided Shores was such an entertaining book. I am so happy that it didn't fall to the second book syndrome! I was also really surprised by the secrets that came out in this one. Like holy crap.. Tom is a sneaky son of a bitch.In it, we still get the lovable characters from the previous book. Even though I just read the first book yesterday, it didn't seem like time really jumped while diving into this one. Yes, there are still hints of war...
  • Shelley
    2019-08-10
    *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 ...
  • Trisha (The Tea Reader)
    2020-01-26
    Review coming soon
  • Renee Godding
    2019-11-09
    3/5 stars These Divided Shores is the second and final book in the Stream Raiders Duology, and after how much I enjoyed the first book, I was excited to see how the story would continue. Unfortunately, I was left a little disappointed. A similar thing happened to me when reading Sara Raasch first series Snow Like Ashes: I loved the ideas, loved the worldbuilding, lore and the promise of everything to come, particularly in the first book. Then the...
  • ❀ Crystal ✿ -
    2020-04-27
    4.5 StarsMy first experience with this author was the Snow like Ashes series and while I enjoyed the series, in all honesty this one blows it out of the park. For a duet it packs a powerful punch and the adventure is high from start to finish. The MCs were all strong young adults on the cusp of adulthood. All unwillingly living in a world not of their making, dealing with the fallout left to them from previous generations and their parents. Lu ou...
  • Aly
    2020-04-17
    What a great ending to the duology!I've grown to care for Lu, Vex, and Ben and I loved seeing them come together to fight the King and save Grace Loray. The magic in this was so interesting and I would've loved even more. The different clans of raiders weren't as prominent I thought which was too bad. Maybe a spin off story someday about the Tuncians or other clans? By far my favorite part were the romances. Lu and Vex are perfect together. They'...
  • Kal ★ Reader Voracious
    2019-08-24
    1. These Rebel Waves ★★★ ½2. 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,...
  • Danna Olay
    2020-02-28
    Maddening. Impassioned. Jubilant. I say again, as I have said on These Rebel Waves : WOW. What a wild ride. I AM SO FREAKING INCREDIBLY SHOOK. But honestly, this book is about synergy, resilience, and redemption. From the moment I opened the book, I felt the wave of tension wafting from its pages, and it never seemed to die down until the end, keeping me on my toes and reading from behind my fingers.These Divided Shores completely upped the gam...
  • vicki
    2020-02-20
    My favourite thing about this book was the adventure pacing, it begins where the first book left off and things progress as you expect them to progress. Even though it felt very predictable, at all points, the fun of it kept me hooked. There were things that I was hoping for more of (Ben and Gunnar) and things that I was hoping for less of (plot device kid) but I really enjoyed this duology. Fantasy, pirates, adventure, banter and drama; it's not...
  • Jackie
    2019-02-11
    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...
  • Rebecca
    2019-09-16
    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!!
  • Clara ✨
    2020-05-14
    This is my third read for the Medieval-A-Thon, created by Holly. It fills the following prompt:⚔️ To get a pair of daggers as my weapon: to start or finish a duology.She wanted to get out. She wanted to go home. She wanted to be alone on this island with only the people she loved. She wanted peaceWe begin where the first book left off, so I felt like our beloved main characters were doomed! I really cared about them, because we get to learn m...
  • leonie
    2019-11-19
    2.5 stars: this wasnt bad but it wasnt good either.. i am glad i finished the duology and know what happens to vex but it was just a whirlwind of too many syndicates and complicated history and politics, it was hard to follow but that could be because of the audiobook
  • Blythe
    2020-03-18
    This was more of a 3.5 for me. Could be my frame of mind right now but it just didn't grab me like the first one did.
  • Hira Chaudhary
    2019-09-07
    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...
  • Milia
    2020-02-07
    Love love loved this book!This book had me holding my breath in suspense, tearing up (actually full on crying) in some scenes, made my cheeks hot with some steamy scenes, and heart racing in the battle scenes. And magic? Even if it wasn’t much, I just loved everything in this book.I loved all the characters. And there were many more in this book. Sometimes it was hard to keep up with them all. But it definitely felt more involved. They are at w...
  • Samantha Fondriest
    2019-04-08
    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...
  • H. Taylor
    2019-10-05
    First things first, I was so excited and thankful to receive a copy of this book from Harper Collins Australia in exchange for an honest review.These Divided Shores is the follow up to These Rebel Waves, so I’m not going to say anything about the plot, and if you’re here, you’ve most likely read book one, so I’m only going to do a quick recap of book ones plot: two countries at war, insidious religion, pirates, raiders and magic.I loved t...
  • Alissa
    2019-09-30
    These Rebel Waves was one of my favourite books of last year so I was pretty excited for this sequel. And it mostly did not disappoint! The thing is: Part of what made me enjoy the first book so much was the fun adventure plot that takes us on a quest across this marvellous island. However, this was pretty much missing from this one. Understandably so, as the story has to continue and evolve - and evolve it did! I would go as far as saying this h...
  • USOM
    2019-07-31
    (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...
  • Nikki
    2019-09-01
    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
    2019-09-10
    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.
  • J. Taylor
    2019-09-17
    Far supresses the first book which I did love but this one was faultless.
  • Amber
    2019-11-14
    I'm pretty torn on what to rate this. I adored the first book so much. So I was extremely excited to finally get back with these characters and find out what happens. It took me way too long to remember everything from the first book when I started this. I feel like maybe I would've enjoyed this more if I had read it right after reading the first so everything would be fresh in my mind. That being said I did like this one. Overall the story was j...
  • Lauren
    2019-09-18
    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...
  • Katya
    2019-09-04
    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...