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.
We start off at a party worth of Gatsby among the stars. The dresses, the lights the spaceship with the doomed name: everything. Our man of the hour, Tarver, is surveying the room and talking up the rich folks who just love a good rags to riches story. When the space ship crashes all bets are off and the daughter of the richest man in the universe and the boy who is a recent war hero are stuck with each other.
For the most part I understood what was going on, it was just near the end that I thought everything was going south. The way the two main characters interacted with each other drove me a tad bit insane.
Through the book, I gradually became disconnected with the characters and I don’t know why. In the beginning, they felt whole but by the end, I honestly was so confused that they felt non-existent. Not good.
I wanted to love it: the lights, the alien voices, the strange experiments and the crash landing but ti was all just too much for my teenage mind to handle.
In the end I liked it to a certain degree, and at that certain degree I wanted to pull my hair out.
Also, Lilac really, really reminded me of