Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
First book in the Starbound series
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 think I could fangirl about this book for the rest of my life. It was so amazing I don't even have words.
This tells the story of Lilac, the richest girl in the world. And Tarver, a war hero. They are forced together after their ship is yanked out of hyperspace. They find themselves on a new planet and must survive.
I didn't enjoy Lilac as much as Tarver but she was a great character. She had a very unique personality. She was a little stubborn at times. I liked seeing her grow up a little and at least try to be useful. Tarver was the most amazing character. He too was very unique. I loved his strength. I loved that he didn't baby Lilac but was still caring. Both characters changed and grew throughout the story. It was really cool seeing them grow stronger and grow closer. I loved that there was no insta love. In fact they hardly even liked each other for quite some time. They ended up having a really cute relationship. It was very complex.
I don't read sy fy a lot but when I do I enjoy it. I had really high expectations for this. It met them easily. The storyline was fantastic. It was very action packed and suspenseful. The world building was very well done. Some of those twists made me scream. I didn't see anything coming. Overall in case you can't already tell, I adored this story. It was perfect and I cannot wait for more.