(Review-YA) These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Kaufman, Amie, and Meagan Spooner. These Broken Stars. , 2013. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1423171218 Formats available: hardcover, paperback, ebook, audiobook. Paperback $9.63. Kindle $3.99.

Info 684 Genre: Sci-Fi

These Broken Stars

Lilac, daughter of the richest man in the galaxy, and Tarvar, common born soldier, come from different worlds and should never have met. But, escaping a crashing space craft, they end up stranded on a deserted planet with only each other to depend on. As they learn to help each other survive, and feel the pull of attraction, they are also realizing the planet might not be as deserted as they originally thought. There is mystery and danger on this planet, and the cause of it all hits close to home for one of them. This one takes star crossed lovers to a whole new level.


Themes include: Survival, death, romance, love, family, corruption, extra-terrestrial life.

My Thoughts: This is a new favorite for me. I don’t usually read space sci-fi so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I absolutely fell in love with this book, these characters, and this world. Everything is beautiful from the cover on through. Both characters are easy to adore and the story has suspense, mystery, romance, and gut-wrenching emotion. This story is told from the perspectives of the male and female lead and has a little something for everyone. I truly cannot recommend this story enough. Seriously, trust me, go read it!

This one is probably best enjoyed by slightly more mature young adult readers!

Liked it? Loved it? Gotta have more of it?
The next book in the Starbound Series is This Shattered World

If this is your kind of story, I’d personally recommend:

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  • Locate These Broken Stars at your local library through Worldcat.org
  • These Broken Stars was optioned for television. There hasn’t been more info on this since the original press release, but you can read about it here.
  • Check out an interview with both Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner at Presenting Lenore.
  • If you liked These Broken Stars, you might find something else you like here, on Goodreads.com
  • The Starbound Series also has its own dedicated website.

About the Authors: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner are the authors of the Starbound Series. Their style is a bit unique, because the books are told from the dual perspectives of both main characters. Amie writes all the chapters that are narrated by one character, while Meagan writes all the chapters narrated by the other character. Both authors have books they write individually as well.

Citation & Credits
Book cover images: Courtesy of Amazon.com
Book Talk: Kelsey Bogan. 2015. All rights reserved.
“Amie Kaufman.” Amie Kaufman. Web 13 July 2015.
“Meagan Spooner.” Meagan Spooner. Web 13 July 2015.


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