These Broken Stars

Author: Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner


Amazon Description:

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.

***Non Spoiler Review***

Lilac is the daughter of the richest and most successful man in the…Galaxy? Perhaps, Galaxy. I am not sure of the scope of the “world” this is in. Nevertheless, she is basically royalty. The spaceship she is on crashes and she escapes with a man well below her station. The two are forced to work together to survive. (I love forced love interest)

The two must find a way off the planet and back into safety, but will their time spent together damn the man trying to save her? Will her father shoot him…laser beam him for just the thought of them traveling alone together? Who knows?!

I liked this premise, we’ve got the whole forbidden love thing which works. Then there’s the new planet they are on, which means a whole new world the author can create. Things were bright going into this novel and they only dimmed slightly while reading. Overall, I enjoyed this and finished it quickly. It’s not on any of my top lists, but it was entertaining and transported me to another life for a few hours, and that is after all, what we read for.

If you like science fiction, YA, romance, adventure or just a fun novel it’s a fun read. The cover is super pretty.  Enjoy!

***Spoilers Ahead***

I really liked this novel. It was a totally different fashion than the dystopian YA usually is. There was a lot of wilderness wandering, but it wasn’t the desert and they had water at least.

I almost was turned off by the creepiness of the hearing ghost “voices” thing. I don’t like creepy. Same type of thing originally turned me off to Throne of Glass. I decided to only read during the day so I wouldn’t wig out, and it all turned out alright…sort of.

The last quarter of the book was a bit of a trip. Once the couple decided to accept that they had feelings for each other they were suddenly tumbling naked in caves. It was rushed and awkward, then not explained very well.

It only got weirder from there. There were deaths and aliens, and resurrections and sort of another death but it ended up being a rebirth. That was all in about one chapter. Personally, I would’ve drawn that whole sub plot out through the whole novel, or honestly, they could’ve taken that whole part out, and I wouldn’t have noticed or missed it.

I have some negative feelings about the resurrection thing, but I think they’re logistical. For example, I am weirded out by her body being two different bodies. Yeah, the more I think about it, that last part felt rushed and weird. Ugh, yeah two body thing is creeping up now…

I have high hopes for the next book in the series. It’s on it’s way to my house now, and I am excited. Especially now that the weird stuff is behind us. I hope.

***Update: Next book arrived and it’s about other people. IDK what to do.


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