Book Review Discussion: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Genre: YA SciFi
From: Bought with a gift card awhile back at Barnes and Noble.. .I think
Short Synopsis: We have Traver, who's a sort of war hero, who is flying home? (or somewhere) on this huge massive spaceship. As the book starts, he notices Lilac and is interested. What he doesn't know is that she is the daughter of the guy who owns the spaceship and practically the whole galaxy. She blows him off, for reasons, and then shortly after that they find they are in the same life "boat" (ship) while this the huge main air craft goes down and crashes. They are now marooned on a strange planet, trying to survive and get a signal to their people to come rescue them. They act like they can't stand each other, but of course, we know better. Also, there's some really strange stuff going down on this planet.
My Response: LOVED IT! I seriously could not put this one down. I was so into the romance, and these characters and the survival story ( I seem to be a sucker for those) and the weird scifi stuff going on that I just couldn't breathe and until it was all over. Sadly. It had to end and be over. (Though I understand there's more... is it a trilogy? I don't know! P.S. Yes, yes it is.) I loved the tension, the banter, the quirky characters and the setting. I loved it all. Perfect summertime book to get all caught up in!
Bottom Line: Romantic swoony science fiction. You can't get much better than that! This! THIS is the kind of book I want to figure out how to write! Sigh. Anyway, I'm pretty sure this one will end up on my end of the year favorites list.
Let's Talk About: Loving books. What do you do? How do you let all that emotion out? Do you instantly tweet? (I did.) Do you writing a gushing blog post? (I'm trying.) Do you tell people in your real life. (I think I did a little, but it was very subdued.) I seriously want to shout to the rooftops... "Have you read this book? If not, do it now!" (P.S. That is, only if you love romantic swoony science fiction survival stories! LOL!)
Finally. FINALLY a YA book that doesn't fall victim to all the annoying YA tropes. From Small Review
I was besotted with this novel from the first chapter itself. From Ivy Book Bindings
These Broken Stars is fast-paced, adventure filled book that you want to read ASAP. Set down and buckle yourself in, your in for a ride of a lifetime! From Books With Bite
For me this book was just perfection. It was everything I love in a book: space, new worlds, a bit of mystery, beautiful descriptions, and a really great love story. From Such a Novel Idea