Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Liberty Falls Down

these broken starsTitle: These Broken Stars

Author: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Series: Starbound #1

Genre: YA Sci-Fi

Summary (from Goodreads)

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.


I still don’t read enough YA sci-fi. I don’t really know why, especially when what’s out there is as good as this was.

At it’s heart, this was a romance between two people who couldn’t be together – separated by social standing, personal traumas and misunderstandings. But there were some pretty neat sci-fi concepts decorating the old ‘star-crossed lovers’ trope.

The concept of the Icarus – a ship that has always existed in the vacuum of…

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