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Monday, May 5, 2014

Review THESE BROKEN STARS by AMIE KAUFMAN & MEAGAN SPOONER @MeaganSpooner @AmieKaufman @DisneyHyperion

Book Description

 December 10, 2013

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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My Thoughts


Lilac lives a life of privilege as the daughter of the richest man in the universe.  She sets style, starts trends and has everything she wants or needs.  Setting off on a solo trip aboard her father's latest space ship, the Icarius.  On the same flight is Tarver, the newest military hero and his acts of bravery are posted everywhere.  In a cute meet, Lilac drops her glove when Tarver just happens to walk by.  Tarver knows nothing about society or gossip, so he honestly doesn't know who Lilac is.  When the flight is pulled out of hyperspace, Tarver realizes he only has one chance to save his life and finds Lilac and the pair make it to an escape pod. Lilac has a working knowledge of technology and she is able to rewire the pod and they successfully launch away from the ship.  Unfortunately, the pod crashes onto an uninhabited planet.  They survive and try to make their way to the crash site of the mother ship.  

Told in alternating voices, each character moves the plot along as the pair fall in love and make it through the wilderness alone.  Strange things start to happen to them when Lilac starts having visions and hearing voices that warn her about dangers.  This is a serious page turner and although this is story that been told before, the way the words are put together make everything unique.  Lilac starts out as sort of a simpering, spoiled mess but finds her strength, while Tarver, loses a bit of his military hard edge.  Over all, this book is worth the hype and quickly became one of my favorites so far of this year.  LOVE.  


  1. I am listening to this audiobook and I am finding it hard to it through. Maybe I should just grab the book and read it :/

  2. I have never had very good luck with audio books - they are too slow for me.

  3. I enjoyed this one as well though I'm not to keen on it becoming a companion series as opposed to having a direct sequel. I'll probably still read them though.

  4. Kristin -- I just read the description of This Shattered World, and I didn't realize that it wasn't going to be about Lilac and Tarver. SIGH -- I was really hoping for their story to be continued but I guess it was pretty complete at the end. Maybe they guest a bit in the next one.

  5. I've heard such good stuff about this one. Glad it was good.



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