Luxury spaceliner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive – alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a cynical war hero. Both journey across the eerie deserted terrain for help. Everything changes when they uncover the truth.
The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.
I met Meagan Spooner at the end of 2014, and the cover of These Broken Stars is one that begs to be bought. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get the book signed by one of the authors. But, I’ll admit, it sat unread until the beginning of 2018. It’s a problem, I know, but I’d eventually get to it.
And I’m so thankful I did.
Audiobooks are a way for me to not just tackle but demolish the never-ending TBR that all book lovers know and love/hate. When the first word of this audiobook sounded through my car speakers, I was positively giddy. I could tell from word one that it was well produced, a crucial part of anyone who listens to audiobooks. Every second I enjoyed this book more and more. The narrators were chosen with such care, and their voices matched the characters perfectly.
If you’re a fan of Titanic, and you also love some sci-fi in your life, then you need this book. I had all the Jack and Rose vibes but better. I’ve never seen Titanic all the way through (don’t shoot), but I wanted to see this book until the end. First, you have the “spoiled” rich girl, who you learn is trapped in her life. Her choices on men centered around something dark that happened with her first love, and she struggles the entire story coming to terms with allowing herself to love again. Ultimately, stranded on a planet with no hopes of ever being rescued allowed her to let her guard down, but still. The horrors of what could await if she didn’t stand straighter and hold her feet firmly planted on the ground of reason, it could all come tumbling down – if they were ever found.
Next, you have a soldier that moved up in ranks by being on the field. Unlike most of the people he now lived his life around who earned their stars and bars through paperwork and other means, he earned his through battle. At only eighteen, he was an anomaly, but he knew what life threw at them from every angle. Easily, they sparked, but a cold encounter of self-preservation led to mutual distaste. But what’s one to do when stranded on a planet together, the only survivors of the crash of the biggest spaceship to ever been engineered? And no, they didn’t end up together because they were the only two, so don’t start thinking that.
Fate. Kismet. Divine intervention. Whatever you call it. They were together, and they had to depend on each other, Miss Lilac LaRoux and Major Tarver Merendson. It was survive or die, and fall in love or kill each other. Because with tension as tight as their, there really was no other choice. If you’re hesitant about starting this series, I say grab your bag and jump on the next shuttle out. It’s amazing and wonderful in terms of science fiction, young adult, and purely good writing.