I was not a huge fan of this book, see reasons why below.
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.
Okay so I don’t even know where to start. First & foremost I had been following this book for quite a while, it’s a new book it came out in December & I was actually close to pre-ordering it & I’m glad I didn’t. I was drawn to this book because of the absolutely beautiful cover, & because I’m obsessed with space & the synopsis intrigued me. But all that being said I wasn’t a huge fan. They were literally in space for maybe a chapter or two & then they crash land on a planet, you’re loosely introduced to the characters, & there’s no world building at all, none whatsoever. So I really didn’t like that at all. & then for literally half the book nothing happens they’re just wandering around on this planet. It’s pretty unexciting & the characters I found pretty annoying there was instalove, they talked for like a minute & our male lead was all of a sudden drawn to her, overall I didn’t enjoy this book & I’m not a fan & won’t be continuing with this series. It really wasn’t worth the time in my opinion. I wouldn’t recommend this book unless you feel like the content below is alright with you.
Violence *** (A space ship crash lands onto a planet, there’s a lot of panic when that happens, a giant tiger type animal goes after Lilac & Tarver ends up killing it, they find a ship with 5 dead passengers on it, & later on they find the Icarus & about 50,000 people died on the ship, there’s also a scene where Lilac falls into a part of the ship where there are dead people, & they describe it as a rotting meat locker)
Drugs/Alcohol * (Mention of people drinking, & Tarver asking Lilac if he could buy her a drink)
Inappropriate Language *** (1 b**ch, 7 d**n, 5 d**ned, 2 G**d**ned, 27 h*ll, 12 G*d, 1G*dd**nit)
Sexual Content **** (Mention of a side character spending more nights in someone else’s room than her own, another side character mentions that Tarver is delicious & then asks if Lilac noticed how well he filled out his uniform, & continuing to say he’s not for you, but maybe I should look up his cabin number. Tarver mentioned how he’d pause to admire some women showing off their unlimited sleep ware budgets, Tarver’s character describes how there’s a tempting view down the front of Lilac’s dress, but he can practically hear her snapping at him like she had before, there’s quite a lot of kissing, & there’s a scene that implies a sexual encounter, then after mentioning how a fire makes it easier to sleep without clothes, Lilac mentions how when Tarver kisses her a certain way it usually leads to him taking a piece of her clothing off, Tarver thinks to himself how if Lilac wanted to distract him she could just take her shirt off, & there’s mention of how they’re bed was scattered around due to the night before)
Magic/Spells ** (There’s these whisperings that keep talking to Lilac at first & then showing her visions, it then ends up passing onto Tarver as well, we then realize later on in the book that they are Energy Beings that have been trapped between earth & their planet so they can’t come to them in proper form)
My Overall Score:
Happy Reading :)