Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

these broken starsThese Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Series: Starbound #1
Published by: Disney Hyperion on December 10th 2013
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 374
Source: ARC from a friend

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My Rating: 5 stars2

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.

Lilac is one of the most beautiful girls in the world. She’s rich and her father helped build the Icarus. Tarver is a war hero. One day, the Icarus is pulled out hyperspace and falls to the closest planet leaving Tarver and Lilac to be the only survivors. They are miles and miles away from where the Icarus crashed and have to find their way to the ship so rescuers can come.

They both have to work together in this unknown planet and make it to the Icarus before one or both dies. As time goes on, they start to wonder if maybe crashing into this unknown planet, that maybe it was for the better?

my thoughts 2

I believe this is my first science fiction based book. It was a little hard to get into at first, but it really took off after 50 pages! This is my most anticipated book of 2013 hands down. My friend Lexie from YouTube sent me her ARC copy as a Christmas present and I was BEYOND excited to read this book.

There’s many plot twists and one I was definitely NOT expecting AT ALL. It almost got to the point where I put the book down because I was so frustrated with what happened. I kept messaging people I knew that had read it and liked it and asked if it got better. It did. Thank gosh.

I was honestly nervous about my feelings about this book after that happened.. But, it ended AMAZINGLY!

I LOVED Lilac and Tarver’s relationship to no end! I really enjoyed their characters very much. I’ll definitely be adding Tarver to my long list of fictional boyfriends and Lilac to my list of bad@$$ characters.

I will be definitely buying a hardcover copy of this book in the future. If your contemplating this book, I say pick it up. I haven’t read a science fiction book before this, but it was such a great book! It has that dystopian feel to it, so if your a fan of dystopian books like Divergent and The Hunger Games, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this book!

favorite quotes

“Pretty’s not the right word. She’s a knockout.”


“Major, to what extent did you act upon your feelings for Miss LaRoux?”


“Excuse me?”

“How am I supposed to answer that question?”


“For a moment the image before us is frozen: our world, our lives, reduced to a handful broken stars half lost in uncharted space. Then it’s gone, the view swallowed by the hyperspace winds streaming past, blue-green auroras wiping the after-images away.

Until all that’s left is us”

8 thoughts on “Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

  1. GOSH I really, really want to buy this book and read it :( As in, pronto! Tarver sounds like such a cool and swoon-worthy character, and Lilac sounds like such a bad-ass heroine too (because she is, isn’t she? XD) Anyway, this was an amazing review Brianna, thanks for sharing! :D

    • I’m glad you liked my review! I love hearing that about my reviews! :) And yes, those 2 things about Tarver and Lilac are VERY true! This book was so amazing and I’m considering buying it in hardcover! Happy reading!

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