These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

These Broken StarsPublished: December 10th 2013 by Disney Hyperion

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Dystopia, Science Fiction, Paranormal, Space

Pages: Hardcover, 374 pages

Goodreads: 3.94

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 first in a sweeping science fiction trilogy, These Broken Stars is a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds.

My review:

Spoilers for These Broken Stars and the Divergent series at the end. It is marked and you will not stumble upon it unknowingly

I loved this book, and I think everything about it is great. Really, it’s just so amazing. There is some teenage drama, and the beginning is a little cloudy, but that didn’t take away from the idea of this book, and oh gosh, I just cant tell you how good it was!

I give this book ★★★★★  because it was fantastic.

Really, just read the book, despite what the Goodreads ratings say.

P.S. I didn’t know it was written by two authors until I was about to post this.

*Beware, the rest of this review contains spoilers for These Broken Stars and the Divergent Trilogy!*




I should have learned four years ago, with the last book in the Divergent series, that when the author chooses to write the book in two different veiwpoints, only two different view points, that something bad (meaning one of the characters are going to die) is going to happen.

Allegiant ripped me to shreds at the end, and it didn’t help that I read that scene 30 seconds before I left for school. I remember spending the rest of that day in a type of stupor.

And this book affected me exactly the same, only I was at work. If I wasn’t, I’m 95% sure that I would have been in tears.

Other than that very eventful ending. I loved the book. I actually don’t understand why it has less than 4 stars on Goodreads! I really loved every part of this book. I really can’t think of one thing I hate except that I want to know of what happened at the end! Yes, there are two more books, and no, I haven’t read them yet, but still!

Really, just read the book, despite what the Goodreads ratings say.


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