Ahoy there me mateys!
these broken stars (Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner)
I wish I could remember which blogger talked about this novel so that I could thank them because I really enjoyed this young adult space adventure. But I suck. I will try to be better about remembering in the future.
The two main characters, Tarver and Lilac, are pretty cool. Well, Lilac kinda starts out as a snot. Though major improvement happens, and I like how she turns out by the end of the novel. Tarver, I pretty much liked from the very beginning.
The premise of the story is that the spaceship that two characters are on crashes into a planet. And they seem to be the only survivors. The relationship developing between the two characters was what kept me interested. Both characters have strengths and weaknesses and both characters are necessary to their survival.
However this story has multiple plot twists I did not see coming. Very enjoyable ones which I will not ruin for ye. Super fun though. I rather enjoyed all the discoveries made on this planet. While some seemed a little silly at first, I find meself ignoring the usual things that might annoy me and just enjoyed. I find I sometimes have a hard time not picking apart novels for flaws. This may have some but none come to me at the moment and I just don’t care.
Oh and the other two books in the trilogy are already out. Bonus!
The authors’ websites have this to say about the novel:
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.
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