Sunday, September 8, 2013

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

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. The first in a sweeping science fiction trilogy, These Broken Stars is a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds. (from Goodreads)

Flo's Review
Book Nerd Confession Time: I sometimes judge books by their covers. I totally did with this book. Honestly, I never read the description. I had no idea what it was about. But I have been absolutely dying to read it ever since I first saw it because of the cover. I mean, look at it:

I've fallen in Cover Love!
I was lucky enough to get an ARC from Netgalley. This is ironic since Netgalley ARCs don't have the covers! Go figure!

These Broken Stars was...interesting. I am not 100% sure where to put it. I am not usually a science fiction reader, so there were times that the technicalities involved with space and hyperspace confused me. And the end kind of confused me as well. I actually had to go back and re-read it to make sure I was understanding it correctly. 

But these characters are fantastic. I enjoyed being inside Tarver's head, and I enjoyed being inside Lilac's head. I really enjoyed them together. The story flowed really well and was a fast and easy read.

So if you're a fan or science fiction or YA love stories or both, These Broken Stars is worth a read. I'd recommend getting a hard copy of the book, though, so you can look at the cover! Isn't it pretty?!


  1. This is on my To Read list but your review makes me want to read it even more! Great job!

    1. Awesome! You'll have to let me know what you think :)