These Broken Stars
By Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Publication date: Dec. 10, 2013
Disney Hyperion, 384 pages
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.
— Goodreads.com description
I loved this book. Like, LOVED. These Broken Stars is the best sci-fi book I’ve read in ages.
The start of the book reminded me of Titanic: A big fancy ship. An underdog boy and a rich girl. Stolen glances. Flirting. BUT IN OUTER SPACE.
Yeah, guys, Titanic in outer space. Does that not just blow your mind? I was a bit giddy as I read.
Anyway, then the ship crashes and it’s another one of my favorite things: A survival story! Meagan Spooner knows I love this because that was my favorite part of her book Skylark. There’s something about survival stories and how romance buds when two people are struggling to get by and only have each other to relay on and OMG I can’t even.
These Broken Stars is a magical story that you’re going to fall in love with. I think it’s going to be one of my favorites of 2013, and will be one of yours, too, if you’re into sci-fi. Read it and let me know if you feel the same!
PS: I hear there are companion novels to come! That is sooooo For Darkness Shows the Stars and I am PUMPED.