These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Book 1 in the Starbound Trilogy
Genre: Young Adult Sci-fi
Summery from Goodreads
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.
The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.
Tarver is a war hero from the wrong side of the tracks so to speak. He hates being a hero and doesn’t see himself as one. His superiors are having him hang out with richie rich of society who treat him like he is a show dog. Lilac LaRoux is the daughter of the richest man in the whole Galaxy. He dotes on her is overprotective and controlling to the max. They meet while traveling on the Icarus Lilac’s father’s ship. Tarver doesn’t know or at least recognize Lilac when he talks to her. They enjoyed their talk but Lilac knows what happens to men who get too close to her. She cuts him down before it’s too late. But when the Icarus crashes and they end up in the same escape pod. They must ban together to survive when the pod crashes on an unknown planet.
This book was like a cross between the movie Titanic,the T.V.show Lost,and the YA series Under the Never Sky. It doesn’t sound like it would work but it does. Just Beautifully. I love Tarver. He is so down to earth and wants to be liked for him and not his medals. He also isn’t cocky about them. He is also a survivor and knows to what to say to Lilac to help her survive. Lilac was so much more then a spoiled little rich girl. she is headstrong,intelligent,and imprisoned by her father to have to say horrible things to keep people from getting close. Tarver and Lilac’s relationship reminds me of Perry and Aria’s from Under the Never Sky series. I loved how their relationship was slow and built from respect and friendship to love. I loved them together and think they are just what the other needs. I love the growth both characters made. They were not the same people they were at the beginning of the book as at the end.
I was captivated at page 1. The writing just sucks you in and leaves you breathless. The plot just makes you want to keep reading. You want to know what the heck is going on. Why is this planet so different? These authors have both made my auto-buy list. I loved how complex the world and characters were. This book has it all star-crossed lovers,adventure,action,survival,mystery,out of this world to die for amazing writing,characters you love and one you just hate.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Content Rating: PG-13
Happy Reading Y’All,
The Reading Rebel