These Broken Stars By Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner (Book Review)

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Series: Starbound #1
Genre: Young Adult | SciFi | Romance | Fantasy
Length: 374 pages
Published November 11th 2014 by Disney-Hyperion (first published December 10th 2013)
Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository
Borrowed from my library

Luxury spaceliner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive – alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a cynical war hero. Both journey across the eerie deserted terrain for help. Everything changes when they uncover the truth.

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I’ve never been a huge reader, within the sci-fi genre but this book had been on my tbr for a while. Thanks to seeing it on Hailey In Bookland’s BookTube channel. I thought the cover was pretty…yes I am shallow but luckily I also enjoyed the story.

I enjoyed the writing style how the POV alternated giving us a better idea of what was going on, in both Lilac’s head and Tarver’s head. Whilst there’s a romance sub plot, it didn’t take over the main plot of them trying to figure out how to get off the planet.

It would’ve been so easy for Lilac to be a damsel in distress and the romantic sub plot take over, yet it didn’t which I loved, it certainly kept me on the edge waiting for any cute moments between them both.

Overall the pacing was good, at times it could be slow mostly at the beginning, when you’re waiting for things to happen. For me this story was more character driven then world driven which suited me fine, as I tend to prefer character driven stories over world driven stories.

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Have you read this book? What were your thoughts on it? I wasn’t overly fussed about continuing the series straight away, then I found out the other books follow two other sets of characters. So that’s me sold.



5 thoughts on “These Broken Stars By Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner (Book Review)

  1. Ooooh, I like the sound of this! Plots where the characters are the only two left alive and have to work together to survive are always fun, and a sci-fi setting for that sounds awesome. I’m glad it doesn’t sound like Lilac isn’t just a helpless damsel in distress. This is going on my TBR list 😀

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