Sev must decode her mother’s last words to find the cure to Sleeping Sickness before her enemies find it first in this stunning sequel to Last Star Burning, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike calls “a rich and timely tale.”
No one is safe, not with a horrifying new strain of Sleeping Sickness tearing through the population. After fleeing the City with her friends, Sev has one goal: to find the cure her mother developed and put an end to the epidemic once and for all.
But decoding her mother’s last words—to seek out “Port North”—is easier said than done.
Nobody she talks to has heard of Port North, and with only Tai-ge and June on her side, Sev fears Dr. Yang will find the cure first, and that he’ll use it to start a new world order under his rule.
With no leads, Sev is running out of options—until she discovers someone hiding in the cargo hold of her heli plane. Someone she thought was dead. Someone with maps that could point the way to Port North, if only she could read them.
Unfortunately, the one person Sev never wants to see again might be the one person who can help her find the cure.
About the Author
Caitlin Sangster grew up in Northern California, moved to XinJiang when she was eighteen, and has been fascinated with how much she doesn’t know about the world ever since. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Asian studies and is the person you avoid at parties because she will probably start talking about Shang dynasty oracle bones. Caitlin lives with her husband and four children in Utah. For more about Caitlin visit her at CaitlinSangster.com, on Twitter @CaitSangster, or Facebook.com/CaitlinSangsterAuthor.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.5 Stars SHATTER THE SUNS is another roller-coaster ride of emotions as these characters struggle to find a cure before those who seek power do. A story full of non-stop action, continuous danger, and characters with choices that will greatly impact their world. Recommended to those who enjoyed the first book and Dystopian and SciFi YA fans. "Maybe I have changed to fit into the places I've been standing." This series... Intense. That's what it is. This second book moved back and forth from somewhat intense to more intense and back again. I did get a little frustrated in the beginning with Sev. I thought she'd be a little more sure of herself and a little more quick in defending herself, but she's pretty shook up and kind of all over the place. I also got frustrated by all the mistrust and trust where there shouldn't have been. I still love Sev though, and June, and Howl. Oh, Howl. He's just plain awesome. I love all the banter and teasing between this group of characters. And the constant tension. There were also all these fabulous little nuggets of wisdom (I've included a few quotes from the finished copy with this review). Then there's quite a few twists and a slight cliffhanger, which means I'm dying for the next book. "You can't take back the worst things you've done unless the other person lets you." In the end, was it what I wished for? This was a great sequel if you're a fan of the first book and are ready to find out more about this world and what happens next. A page-turner that is definitely hard to put down, and a story I thoroughly enjoyed diving into. "Hope is something you fight for, Howl." He breathes again, deep. "I would do anything to have that kind of hope." Content: Quite a bit of violence. Source: I received a complimentary ARC through NetGalley, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.