These Broken Stars – read by Kellie
By Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
These Broken Stars is the first of the Starbound trilogy; a trilogy with a difference. Each story is virtually a stand-alone story about new characters trying to survive in the same broken world.
This story is sci-fi meets dystopia; a love story in space with elements of mystery, survival and fighting for freedom. It has a little something for everyone. Lilac is, at first glance, a spoiled princess. Daughter of the richest man in the universe she has everything; or so it seems. Tarver has nothing, he has worked his way through the ranks; as a war hero he is invited to fancy parties and dinners but expected to know his place. When the space cruise ship they are on crashes Lilac and Tarver are the only survivors on a vast and mysterious planet. They must find a way to work together in order to survive.
As they get to know each other, and knowing that they can never be together back in the real world, they begin to wonder if staying on the strange planet with whispers following them might be their best, and only, option. But what are the whispers, why is the planet terra-formed yet doesn’t seem to have any signs that people have ever lived there, and what does Lilac’s father have to do with it all?
A great dystopian YA read, for those who love the genre. The mystery surrounding the whispers and the planet itself is really well developed, and the twists in the story make it a great read. The second book in the trilogy, This Shattered World, continues the story of the broken world with a new pair of central characters trying to survive. Lilac and Tarver make an appearance to tie the story lines together, which I really enjoyed. The third and final book will be released this year! Read the books before they start making the TV series based on the trilogy…
These Broken Stars and This Shattered World are available for borrowing from Lithgow Library now!