Published December 10, 2013 by Disney Hyperion
Source: ARC from publisher in exchange of an honest review.
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.
I am such a sucker for a beautiful cover. Look at that cover! It is absolutely gorgeous! I love the stars and the color of the girl’s dress! This is definitely a cover that stands out and yells “READ ME“! The hunky guy helps out a bit too!
I am not a big fan of sci-fi…..
But, I did enjoy this book. I had a hard time putting it down once I reached the “guts” of the story. But started to get wishy washy toward the end. We have a beautiful rich girl and a drop dead gorgeous war hero.
What else could you ask for? Except for them to get stranded…..alone….on a deserted planet! This makes for one hell of a journey.
The main characters were an interesting mix….
Lilac’s father was the richest man in the galaxy which made Lilac, the richest girl in the galaxy. There were a few times that Lilac really got on my nerves. She could be so cold and mean. The story did give an explanation at the end of why she was this way, but by then, I already disliked her:( Tarver was a young war hero and never felt like he belonged in the same class with all the rest of the elite. I really never did catch what he did that was so special that he was moved up in the ranks so quickly? But, he was hot with a capitol H! He is intrigued by Lilac at first and then totally turned off by her. It really is amazing that they didn’t just kill each other.
My favorite part of the book….
I enjoyed getting dual POVs from Lilac and Tarver. I usually enjoy the female perspective so much more but this book I found myself looking forward to hearing wheat Tarver had to say. Also, I loved the beginning of each chapter which was set up like an interrorgation with Tarver having to answer questions about their time spent on the mysterious planet.
“Major, to what extent did you act upon your feelings for Miss LaRoux?”
“How am I supposed to answer that question?”
I cannot say that I loved the ending. I am still not quite sure how I feel about it? It is wrapped up nicely that there were no loose ends but it literally is in the last few pages. I was getting a little nervous as I read and kept watching the pages getting fewer and fewer thinking that this story may have to continue. But, to my surprise, we did get an ending. I am not sure if there will be another book in this series. I have heard some say that there is but I have not received a definite on that yet. If it does continue, I will definitely read the next one. I cannot leave a story unfinished unless I have absolutely no interest in it. This one held my interest, I just felt it was okay, not great!
Here are some others that loved the book:
New Adult Addiction: 4.5 Stars
Fic Fare: 5 Stars