These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Release Date: December 10th 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.

What I thought:
This book is SO GOOD! I went into this without reading the summary. I thought that the cover was pretty and that it was probably some scifi-ish romance. There is romance, but it is definitely not the focal point of the story.

This story is all about doing whatever it takes to survive. It’s about trusting others and trusting yourself. There is also a lot of sci-fi goodness. Spaceships, crash landings, abandoned terraformed planets, mysterious whispers and visions. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. And a few times this book really shocked me. I was left staring open-mouthed at the page thinking, “Wait? What just happened? Did I read that right?”

This book was such a good read, though it kind of rips you apart. I was getting tired just reading about all of the crap that Tarver and Lilac were going through!

Rating: 4.5/5


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