Friday, January 16, 2015

These Broken Stars - Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Author: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Synopsis from 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.

Five Line Book Review:
These Broken Stars was a good adventure of twist and turns, a new planet, and budding love, and I look forward to reading the remainder of The Starbound Triliogy.  At the start of the book I almost felt like I was back on a cruise ship with all the different decks, entertainment options; but I felt the book really took off once Lilac and Tarver landed on the unknown planet.  As for the characters, I really enjoyed Lilac and Tarver’s relationship, it was fun at the beginning with each of them trying to display uninterest and disdane, and then growing into fondness with obvious attraction into something more.  I did love Lilac and Tarver (who doesn't love star crossed lovers...literally), but I think the best aspects of this book were the world building and the story line/emotional roller coaster that the authors took you on.

Rated:  PG 
Genre: Young Adult
Rating:  3.5 Stars - While I did love the world building, the travel time/time between action seemed kind of lengthy

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