Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Author: Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Series: Starbound #1
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: December 10, 2013
Format/Source: ARC/From Publisher, via BEA
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. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)
Disclaimer: I received this ARC from the publisher, via Book Expo America, in exchange for my honest review. (Thanks, Disney Hyperion!) I was not compensated in any other way for this review.