These Broken Stars

Title: These Broken Stars
Author: Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner
Release Date: December 10th 2013

Publisher: Disney Hyperian
Pages: 374

Rating: ***

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.

** spoiler alert ** Unfortunately I didn't care for this book as much as I thought I would, illuminae was one of my favorite reads last year and still is one of my favorites and I also really enjoyed hunted by Megan spooner but where I did enjoy some aspects of this story I can't say I loved this story, I thought the romance seemed a little rushed, one minute she seems to hate tarver's guts then she is into him the next, I understand she put up a bit of a front to keep from liking anyone due to what happened to Simon but I still feel like it was a little inorganic. Also I felt like some things that happened were not explained enough and some of these random phenomenons should have been explained better in detail. I gave this book a 3 out of 5 stars because I did like some things but I wasn't in a hurry to pick it up when I woke up in the morning and when I had a moment of time it wasn't the first book I picked up. I did order the second and third book and plan on giving them a read in the future but as of right now I'm not loving this series. Also I did want to mention that it did feel a lot like the illuminae series in a sense because of the interview sections, the different perspectives in the other books and the big corporate scandal that is causing universal chaos. I felt like she already wrote this story. Though this story did come out before illuminae so really I'm liking illuminae a little less.

These Broken Stars
By Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
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