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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Shannon Heck
    OkayThis book was not as good as the first. I couldn't put my finger on it at first but I think the problem is a two book series for an epic sweeping fantasy is not enough. Sure there was tons of action but I love relationship building and I thought that was all rushed and unrealistic. This book was a let down.
  • Lola
    Holy sh*t I flew through this book. I loved it so much. I loved the romances and so much happened but it wasn't overwhelming. I love the ending. It was perfect. Be warned though there is alot of violence and death and talk of torture. This was a great ending for this duology.
  • Abby
    The politics are still a bit hard to follow and the character development for Lu seemed not well explained or shown. And Teo's storyline was a bit too convenient. But I still like the characters, Vex, especially, so still good.
  • Katrina
    A bit disappointed. Definitely not as strong as the first book - it felt like 95% of the book was needless dialogue. Too much tell and not enough show. I had such high hopes. 😢
  • Taylor Sanders
    I loved this ending and Devereux Bell just made my list of book boyfriend. Adeluna made my list of badass females and they both just made my list of favorite couples. Because Man I loved this.
  • Erika
    This was my favorite read of the year so far!RTC
  • Joanna Goodrich
    Benat and Gunnar 4ever
  • Alexa
    I absolutely adored the relationship between Ben & Lu. So precious.
  • Story Eater
    These Divided Shores is basically a SciFi novel about rebellion and insurgency with magical plants in place of technology and frigates, schooners, and steam-powered ships instead of space ships. It is, at heart, a recycled story of oppression of group of “less powerful” people by a tyrannical, rich, powerful leader or power. For the sake of this novel, the “power” looks remarkably like the Catholic Church, complete with a pope-like eminen...