on December 10th 2013
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Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Series: Starbound Trilogy #1
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 Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.
Oh. My. Freakin’. Gawd. This book was out of this world amazing! I’ve been blessed lately to read so many incredible books and this one stands out above. I know it is still early in 2016, but These Broken Stars is my favorite novel of the year thus far.
The beginning reminded me of a futuristic, sci-fi version of the movie Titanic. Instead of a massive ocean liner there’s a massive space liner, a starship, with many passengers aboard. Some are the elite rich while most are just average people and military personnel. The ship crashes into an unfamiliar planet, and only two people survive, a girl and a boy.
I am very particular when it comes to YA fantasy. I DNF quite a bit when I find the plot “too out there,” so for me to think the world building and the imaginative setting was spectacular, well I guess that means something. I felt like I was along for the survival adventure with the characters. I was hanging on every word. That attests to how well written the story was.
Let me tell ya something I was not expecting, THIS BOOK WAS CREEPY. It gave me the willies and shivers when I was reading in the dark laying in bed. I believe the audio narrators helped amp up the creep factor. Those two did incredible jobs bringing Lilac and Tarver to life as well as transporting the listener into the story.
I am looking forward to reading the rest of the Starbound trilogy and other novels by these authors. These Broken Stars gets my top recommendation – 5 stars.