Wednesday, 4 December 2013

AUSTRALIAN BLOG TOUR! These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars (Starbound #1)
Released: 1 December 2013
Genre: Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia
At the Other End:
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 to 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 in this place 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.

Amie Kaufman and Meagan SpoonerAuthor Bio:
Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner are longtime friends and sometime flatmates who have travelled the world (but not yet the galaxy), covering every continent between them. They are sure outer space is only a matter of time. Meagan, who is also the author of theSkylark trilogy, lives just outside Washington D.C. (though she considers herself an honorary Aussie), while Amie lives in Melbourne, Australia. Although they currently live apart, they are united by their love of space opera, road trips and second breakfasts.

Find Amie & Meagan

Amie Kaufman Twitter  |  Meagan Spooner Twitter  |  Amie Kaufman Website  |  Meagan Spooner Website  |  Starbound Series Website
Sum Up:
By far, my favorite book of 2013! Beautifully crafted, magnificently detailed and leaves you completely starstruck! (hehe like what I did there with starstruck)

Behind the 374 Pages
So I practically started this book on a Sunday (minus a few chapters the night before) and, let's just say that I stayed in bed all day reading this book. When I came up for air it was 5pm. If that doesn't give you some kind of clue at how good this book is, then read the book (which is a must) and see what kind of addiction captures you.

It is easy to get a first look at this world we are thrown into. It's space, so the general idea is there, and then we get a better look at the Icarus. Even though we know that this is one monster of a spaceship, we only need details of where Tarver and Lilac are. I can't help but fall for Tarver straight away when he sets his sights on the books at the start. And when we meet Lilac, we instantly understand who she is and get with her personality. She's the girl that we all want to be (and not just because of Tarver) and a fabulous kick-ass heroine. She stands up for what she believe's in and does anything and everything to protect the ones that she loves. Even though at the start, we don't realize how much she changes in the book until we look back. At the start, she isn't much of a heroine and more like the damsel in distress (but does show signs of her hero side), and then she flourishes when both Tarver and Lilac crash land at the mysterious planet.

While I was reading, I just though that this was your typical survival story: Boy and Girl crash land, they go searching for help and other survivors while fighting horrible beasts and finding love etc etc. But this completely turns around from that! Not that the starting survival story is boring, it's the complete opposite because this gets us more firmly in touch with Tarver and Lilac, with who they are and who they want to be. Then as soon as we feel like we are one with them, everything turns around. You don't know what to expect next and you find that you've crash landed in a whole other situation that you never thought possible. You cry (alot...... I completely balled my eyes out, making my boyfriend laugh at me while I'm completely torn from the events of this book) from this book, and you experience so many different emotions that you are stunned and shocked at the end that you just can't wait for the next.

This book was a complete surprise to me and it's fantastic in every way. For me there was no faults. It kept you guessing, and the secrets that continually pull you through this book and make you want to find out about them. Throughout the whole book, you feel like screaming because you just want Tarver and Lilac to kiss or do something!! You're screaming for romance, that when it comes you rejoice and angels come down from the 

Heaven's singing Hallelujah! (ok, not really but you get the picture).

Throughout the book, you equally connect with both Tarver and Lilac. I love how it's dual POV of them both, and that makes you connect with these two more. You get to see how they change and the imagery is so vivid that it's like you're experiencing this all with them.

This is my favorite book of 2013!If you haven't had a chance to read this book yet, you don't know what you're missing out on and need to read this! And if you're an Aussie like me, you can enter the giveaway below for a chance to win one of three Paperback copies of THESE BROKEN STARS, thanks to Allen & Unwin Australia.

Available from all good bookstores and online!

What's Next:
This Shattered World (Starbound #2)
Released: 2014
At the Other End:
Six months after the events of THESE BROKEN STARS, the second book in the trilogy follows a new pair of star-crossed lovers—one a rebel fighting for his home, the other a soldier, her mission to eradicate the rebellion—facing down a powerful darkness hidden in the wilderness of a newly terraformed world.

Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.

Now for a special surprise!



Thanks to Allen & Unwin Australia for providing giveaway copies!

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This novel was received for review via Allen & Unwin Australia. This review is entirely my own, no bribery or any deals have been made to sway this review or change my personal opinion of the novel.

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