Monday, December 2, 2013

Review: These Broken Stars

These Broken Stars
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen had an attraction from the start, but she was an heiress and he was just a major in the military. There was no way to encourage a romance until the unspeakable happens. The luxury spaceliner they are on is pulled out of hyperspace and they end up in the same escape pod. Lilac is the only daughter of the man who owns the spaceliner, and Tarver will do anything it takes to send out a distress call. He believes his life is tied to hers because they must want to come for her. This unexpected team will need to overcome many obstacles in an attempt to survive on this abandoned world.

These Broken Stars is a science fiction love story that will pull in readers from the start. The alternating point of view enhanced the flow of the story and will cause the reader to push through over and over. I found myself saying that I would take a break soon, but then I just needed to know more. Kaufman’s writing was wonderful and I enjoyed the way she weaved in back story to enrich the main storyline. This book is listed as the first book in The Starbound Trilogy and if the other two worlds and love stories are like this, they will be devoured. The book stands well on its own and will entice readers to pick up other space travel young adult novels.

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