Sunday, 19 January 2014

Starbound #1 These Broken Stars

A love story in times of space travel. Presenting Starbound #1 These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Megan Spooner.

Here is the summary of the book:

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.

A tale of the space age. This is sci-fi, with a big survival focus in there, and a big classic romance with the dazzling and eye-catching cover setting things off perfectly. Literally.... Jaw-droppingly swoonworthy..... A gripping and recommended debut to the Starbound series.

Lilac & Tarver. Find themselves stranded on an unknown planet by Icarus, the luxury space liner destroyed killing everyone on board. Started out as hating each other's presence but slowly seeing and assimilating the benefits of co-operation on a strange planet as they want to be rescued. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man of the galaxy and Tarver is the decorated war hero, quite the tabloid and holovid fodder but not of a high social ranking. But these two creatures at odds grudgingly join hands to face the unknown and somehow fall truly and irrevocably in love with each other.... *squeals*

One of the major points to this story is the gradual character development that takes place throughout the book. You see them squabbling for control, be wary of each other, but slowly coming to an understanding, a shared load of pooled talent needed to comb the planet and hope for rescue. And that planet sure has its share of mysteries too, the strange inhabitants of the planet.

'These Broken Stars' is a journey like no other. I truly enjoyed Lilac and Tarver and their sizzling chemistry. The romance between them does take time to build up making it an even more of an interesting journey. It is circumstances that got them together and pitted on an unknown planet and it is these circumstances that give them the strength to battle all the twist and turns thrown their way as they become much stronger and much more in love than when they first began......

"A captivating and enticing sci-fi survival tale helped together be the love story of the millenia"
Genre :      Young Adult, Sci-fi, Romance, ,Dystopia

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Release Date: 10th December, 2013

My Copy: publisher and netgalley

Rate:              5/5 (It was Amazing)

Buy:           Amazon | Book Depository 


  1. I am glad you loved this one and thought it was amazing. I think the cover is fabulous and have it on my list to read. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I read this one and liked it too. At first, I had trouble liking Lilac's character, but as the story progressed, I began to like you said, good gradual character development.. I can't wait to read the next one in the series.



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