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Between Burning Worlds: System Divine, Book 2

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Action-packed, exciting sequel heads to new moon and planet.

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This epic sci-fi series sequel keeps the excitement, adventure, and action coming while even the quieter moments remain compelling thanks to the three strong, well-developed protagonists. The unique world and imaginative tech continue to expand as Marcellus, Chatine, and Alouette make new friends and alliances while traveling to new and fully realized locations, including a moon and another planet. Not easy to do over the course of a whopping 680+ pages, but co-authors Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell manage to pull it off.

Parallels with Victor Hugo's Les Misérables are still here, but they're a bit looser and farther apart now as classic sci-fi elements like cloaking technology and space travel come to the forefront. Violence is a bit more frequent and intense, but with little gore. Teens will relate to the three main characters as they work through feeling betrayed by everything they knew before, learn how to navigate a quickly changing world, and figure out which battles are worth fighting and why.

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