Title: These Broken Stars
Authors: Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
Release Date: 10th December 2013
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
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Quick Review: 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.
Detailed Review: This book was completely new to me. The writing style, the characters, the setting- which was in hyperspace, seemed foreign to me.
But strangely, I still liked it. Loved it even. I think it's the setting itself that intrigued me and also the story. The storyline seemed simple, with a rich girl who was the daughter of the owner of a spaceship falling in love with a war hero, which is basically like the high school equivalent of popular girl falling in love with a musically talented guy. BUT... Yeah I know it's alot of buts BUT this book guarantees that I must use this connective.
The circumstances which the duo were cast into were very interesting. VERY, very interesting. They're stranded on a planet after crashing on it and find it to be uninhabited by anybody other than them.
And the people whose whispers belong to. It starts with the whispers, then the hallucinations. At first, only Lilac hears and sees them. Then Tarver.
I liked this love story because of its naturality and loved to see how the circumstances shaped their relationship. The love wasn't the typical love at first sight, but it took time to develop.
The characters were great too. Lilac may be slightly proud and stubborn, but I think it's these traits that helped her survive on the planet with Tarver. She's got some hidden talents too. Tarver may seem hard on the outside, but he's a caring and kind person on the inside. When you put these two together, there's bound to be some sparks flying. *wink*
There were some very interesting developments and twists that's bound to provoke these reactions:
Staring into blank space with your mouth open
And the ending was nice. It's not the type that you would cry your heart out over, but nonetheless it's still a great ending.
I just wished that I would still get to see Tarver and Lilac in the second book. *goes off to cry in a corner*
P.S. These Broken Stars are going to be made into a TV show!!! I'm so excited for it's release!!!
Brief Review: I honestly think both the authors did a great job with the story and the characters. It's impossible to say how many times this book had me almost in tears. Oh THE TWISTS!!! If you're looking for science fiction with romance and mystery in it, These Broken Stars is my pick!
My Rating: 4.5/5 Really Liked It!
This quote reminds me so much about These Broken Stars,
It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions.---William Shakespeare