Monday, August 12, 2013

Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner's "These Broken Stars"

I LOVE THIS BOOK. I got a digital ARC from NetGalley and I am so happy I did! To me, this book is Star Trek meets Gilligan's Island meets Titanic. That sounds weird, but it's just awesome.

From 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.

The first in a sweeping science fiction trilogy, These Broken Stars is a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds.

The authors do a great job of describing the world these characters live in - "The sounds of air filters and the garden shifting from roses to daffodils on the left, mechanical click of its holographic projectors." The characters are really well developed 

Other quotes:

"I get exactly ten heartbeats to live in this perfect moment..."

"But who names a starship the Icarus? What kind of man possesses that much hubris, that he dares it to fall?"

The book comes out on December 10th. Add it to your holiday wishlist! 

I have the perfect song for this. I think.

This is Bastille (Dan, Kyle, Woody, and Will) and they're amazing. And adorable! 

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