Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Review! These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Megan Spooner

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)About -
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.

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Review -
How to describe this book - An adventure, survival, syfy, love story.
It was okay, that is the main thought I had in my head after finishing this book. I went in to this expecting it to pull on my heart strings and leave me gasping for breath, that's what I took away from the reviews I had read of it and that's not what I got. Let me start off by saying this is a good book, it's not a bad book, I can't honestly think of one thing I hated about it, I can't think of one moment I stopped waiting to love it and starting feeling nothing for it. It just wasn't for me, I guess.

Likes -
  -The Characters - I loved both characters which just makes it all the more confusing as to why I didn't like this book! The romance was sweet and slow and I love that but when they finally did get together and when all these bad heart breaking things started happening I didn't really feel anything, my heart didn't break for these characters the way I wanted it to.
  -I liked that it was a kind of survival story, I'm a sucker for a survival story.
  - Beautiful writing.
  - Characters - Again I really did love the characters!

Dislikes -
  - My main "dislike" I guess would have to be that I didn't really feel invested in this book. I don't know why, the writing was good, I loved the characters, just something about the book, the pace, the plot, just made me feel disconnected and while I was excepting this book to pull my heart every which way and keep me on the edge of my seat it just didn't.
  -I guess I felt that the over all world in this book, with all the planets and the terraforming could have be explained a little more, you kinda have figure it all out for yourself and it's slightly confusing at times.
  -While I liked that it was a love story/survival novel/ adventure/sy-fy I also feel that it was trying to be too many things at once and so nothing got enough attention.

In conclussion - The writing was beautiful, the characters were well developed and likable, it was just missing that 'pulling on my heart strings' factor that I so love in a book and that I was expecting in this book. And at some point along the way I kinda just stopped caring about this book for the most part. I got disconnected and never really connected again even when we got to the most important parts.

I gave this book 4 stars because It's not that it's a bad book it's just that at some point along the way it lost something for me, but I don't think that will happen to most people, I think most people will probably really enjoy this book. I guess for me it was just that it took too long to get where it was going and I kinda lost interest. I will probably at some point pick up the next book when it comes out just to see what happens but it's not something that I have the overwhelming desire to read the minute it comes out.

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  1. I have been dying to read this book for a long time.

    1. You should totally read this! =)