These Broken Stars

In YA Book Reviews on September 9, 2015 at 12:11 am


by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Science Fiction Dystopian/©2013/374 Pages/Starbound #1/Recommended for 7th Grade+

Publisher’s Blurb (Courtesy of Goodreads):

Luxury spaceliner 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 journey across the eerie deserted terrain for help. Everything changes when they uncover the truth.

The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.

My Thoughts:

I keep telling myself that I am not a science fiction fan, but books like this make me such a liar! The story pulled me in from the beginning with its structure of the alternating points of view of the two main characters, along with the transcript of a mysterious interrogator. The survival/adventure story was enough, but coupled with a whole new planet to explore and some pretty eerie phenomena occurring, there was another whole level of interest. I really liked the main characters, each with their own unique backstory, but I especially enjoyed the banter between them and how their relationship developed. I also appreciated how strong Lilac was at the beginning and how she became even stronger and more capable as the story progressed. All in all, an enjoyable read. Important side note: even though this is first in a trilogy, each is a stand alone book. A very satisfying ending, but no cliff hanger here.

My Rating: 4/5 Stars


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