BOOK REVIEW: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman

Title: These Broken Stars
Author: Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Sci-fi
Rating: 5/5 stars ★★★★★

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“For a moment the image before us is frozen: our world, our lives, reduced to a handful broken stars half lost in uncharted space. Then it’s gone, the view swallowed by the hyperspace winds streaming past, blue-green auroras wiping the after-images away.

Until all that’s left is us”

BACK COVER BLURB:

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.

A timeless love story, These Broken Stars sets into motion a sweeping science fiction series of companion novels. The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.

MY REVIEW:

5 of 5 stars to These Broken Starsby Amie Kaufmanand Meagan Spooner

★★★★★

It is no secret to avid readers that a beautiful cover doesn’t constitute a beautiful story. Well, brace yourself folks for I have just found myself a book with a cover art so beautiful and mystical with an even more fascinating story.

There is nothing more magical that reading a genre so new to you and find yourself enjoying it immensely. Why haven’t I read sci-fi books before? That was what came to mind. I thought sci-fi books can only offer me Star Wars weirdness but this book took me by surprise. It’s filled with awesome adventure in an amazing new world that I can’t get enough. Many times I had to consult the internet for some jargons I couldn’t quite understand.

Lilac and Tarver are both wonderful characters. I couldn’t even fault them for anything. They are both so smart and talented. I love that in their journey, they absolutely need each other in order to live because they have different and essential survival techniques not present in the other. Tarver is trained to withstand harsh conditions as he is from the military. Lilac may be a privileged one and not accustomed to any physical hardship at all but her wealth of knowledge about engineering and technology helped a lot. They didn’t get along at first but that’s where the fun is. Tarver likes teasing Lilac and seeing her suffer a little from their misfortune. It was cute, to say the least. 🙂

The whole talk about the galaxies, the universe, the planets, it was fascinating! Learning about potential change in culture in the future is awesome and then finding out that they dress much like to the Victorian era (such a backward concept!), it was cool and original. Discovering a new world is always fun and refreshing especially after reading so much dystopia that is so Hunger Games-esque.

All in all, this book is fabulous. It’s become a favorite of mine!


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