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.
- Amazing world building. I was so impressed with the ship and then the planet, plus how the world works now. It was so interesting.
- The creepiness of the planet was intense. Lilac thinks she is going crazy because she is hearing whispers, so reminded me of Lost and the Others. (It did help that my husband was downstairs watching Lost, so I kept hearing that creepy noise from the show)
- I really liked both MC, Lilac and Tarver. This was written from each of their POVs and the First Person did not bother me as much in this book. When First Person is really well done, it turns out amazing.
- The book twisted and turned in ways I didn’t see coming. I actually enjoyed how it ended, really opening up for the rest of the series. I am intrigued to see where this series is going to go.
- I always love the throw back to old traditions in the future, it was 1900s in the future. Really interesting to put the traditionalism of the upper class with the newness of space.
- I wanted to know more about the planet. I am sure we will learn more in the second book, but they eluded to so much at the end of These Broken Stars and within the interview in-between chapters that I really wanted more information.
- I am a little surprised that we did not learn more
about the other people killed since we were slightly told about the
decreased from one Pod. I am not sure how to say this without spoiling,
but when you read I think you will see what I mean.