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Summary (via Goodreads):

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.

My Review:

The plot starts out a bit similarly to Titanic, but Tarver is a war hero and Lilac is the untouchable daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver and Lilac hate each other before the crash of the Icarus, and when the two of them manage to escape in a pod, they must learn to work together and survive.

This novel definitely did NOT have the annoying cheesy insta-love that Titanic had. The only similar factors were the characters' social standings and the crashing of a seemingly unbreakable ship. Other than that, I'd have to say that These Broken Stars was one hundred times better than Titanic.

First, I absolutely LOVED the characters. Although Lilac at first seemed to be a snobby, spoiled rich girl, I found that the more I got to know her, the more I could feel her struggles. It was simply how she was raised and taught to do. I found myself sympathizing with her, and cheering for her as she showed her badass sides. She isn't afraid to stand up for herself and talk back; and she certainly knows how to handle a survival situation quite well despite privileged life. Tarver was an instantly likable character. He knew how to handle himself, and he wasn't one of those emo guys who decide to mope around because they had a hard life. No. He knew his own worth, and he wasn't overly sappy either. Both characters matured throughout the book, and I love that.

Second, the romance. YES. This is the romance I've been looking for my whole life. The romance was som nicely developed it was easy to connect to- it was that realistic. As they explore the new planet, the learn more about each other, and learn to love each other. I don't even know how to explain the romance, it's too beautiful to put into words.

Anyway, I had no objections to this book whatsoever, and I couldn't find any flaws. I LOVED this book, and I will definitely re-read this again in the future.

Recommended to EVERYONE! :D

If this could get six chocolates, I would definitely give it that.

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