These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars


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.



 My Thoughts


This book is every bit as earth-shattering as I’ve heard from others.


The dynamic between Lilac and Tarver is one of my favorites–yeah, I’m a sucker for the hate-to-love relationships. But theirs was especially hilarious in their opposition toward each other, and so heart wrenchingly beautiful in their love for each other.

Thank the stars it had the ending it did, because  the story was winding down and BAM! I was thrown into SHOCK because something horrific happened and I wanted to DIE. My heart felt like it was being twisted and warped and I just about burst into tears! This is a story I was more than emotionally invested in and the story ended with a smile on my face:)

The world-building in this book is out of this world! Sometimes I have a hard time imaging things in sci fi, but this was SO well done and I felt like this setting really exists. Bravo on your excellent work, ladies–I’m in love with this story and I can’t wait for the rest of this series!


 5/5 stars;)



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