Monday, 7 April 2014

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

    Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: HYPERION (23 Jan 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423171027
  • It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone. 

    Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help. 

    Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

    Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.


    A timeless love story, THESE BROKEN STARS sets into motion a sweeping science fiction series of companion novels. The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.
Cover: Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful YA covers out there.  It was what initially drew me to this book.  The colours are so vibrant.  Love it.

This was a bit of a disappointment.  I was hoping for an epic sci-fi/romance.  I had to force myself to keep reading.  The last 100 pages picked up and I was really into it.  But, getting to that point was a struggle.  I just didn't feel much happened.  
I liked that it was dual point of view, but I really didn't like Lilac's character.  At all.
Tarver...he was much more likable.
The book is mostly Tarver and Lilac walking through wilderness after the huge spaceship The Icarus (think Titanic in space) crashed, leaving them as the sole survivors.
Some twists and turns in there, but for the most part it was just dull.
2/5 stars.

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