Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive — alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a cynical war hero. Both spaceliner across the eerie deserted terrain journey help. Everything changes when they uncover the truth. for
The Starbound Trilogy: Three
. Three love stories. One enemy. worlds
Title: These Broken Stars
Author: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Release date: December 10th, 2013
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, YA
When Helena offered me These Broken Stars for review on her blog, I jumped at the opportunity. So first, thank you, Helena, for allowing me the opportunity to read this utterly beautiful book!
To start off, I don’t read a whole ton of science fiction (unless you count dystopian as science fiction). Deep-space science fiction is a genre I have read little of. I mean, I’ve read Ender’s Game, Dune, and a few others, but it’s been a while since I’ve jumped back into this genre, particularly in the YA category.
I will tell you, I was a bit nervous, even though everyone around me told me how much I would totally adore this book.
But damn! I didn’t know how
. This book started off with a bang! Tarver was a hero that I could get on board with. He was real and so very male. right everyone was
I love how they made him out to be a warm-blooded boy with thoughts that can verge on the inappropriate. It just made his character more realistic to me. The only character I found a tad more flat than I hoped was Lilac LaRoux. I felt like she was lacking in some way. I don’t know how, but I felt like she didn’t really come into her own until a situation caused her to act on her own outside of Tarver’s instruction, which didn’t happen till halfway through the book.
Despite this small problem, their romance was killer! I LOVED it! Tarver and Lilac complemented each other in ways that at first I didn’t think were possible, but Lilac has a backbone made of pride and sterner stuff that made me love their relationship.
The ending took me a bit by surprise because I felt like the climax went from 0 to 60 in 6 seconds flat, but then everything began making more sense. At the risk of giving away too much, I will stop there, but know that this book is SOOOO worth reading.
It’s a book that I will reread just for kicks. I even bought it on audiobook. That’s how good this book was. Also, it’s phenomenal! The guy who reads Tarver’s POV is fantastic… and his voice.
! If you are as late to the game as I was, I would encourage you to hop on this book train real fast! You won’t regret it! Unf
I gave this book 5+ stars.
Thank you so much for reviewing “These Broken Stars” Amanda. I also loved and adored this book and it’s definitely a reread.
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