TITLE: These Broken Stars
AUTHORS: Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
PUBLISHER: Disney Hyperion
PUBLICATION DATE: 12/10/2013
INSIDE COVER SUMMARY: 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.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: The first part of the book is pretty exciting. There's a lot of chaos and panic happening. Then, the next portion is a little slow moving, but we learn about the characters and we see their interaction with each other.
About 3/4ths of the way through the book, something happens that made me need to keep reading well past my bedtime.
There was quite a bit of hype around this book, and for me I think that hurt my feelings toward it. I was expecting something spectacular and I felt like that just wasn't there for me. Now, I did really enjoy this book, and I think the sequel will be extremely good.
CHARACTERS: I feel like there is a lot of good character development throughout the course of this book. I really like both Tarver and Lilac and I like the way they engage with each other.
COVER: One of my favorite covers ever. It is so gorgeous!
**I received a finished copy of this book from Amazon Vine for my honest review.