These Broken Stars – Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

Hello bookish friends,

Another day, another review…


Luxury spaceliner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive – alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a cynical war hero. Both journey across the eerie deserted terrain for help. Everything changes when they uncover the truth.


I really enjoyed this book as it reminded me a little of how illuminae is structured. However, I don’t think I will be carrying on with this series. Even though the premise was really interesting and I enjoyed the content of the book itself, I do not feel invested enough in the characters to commit to another book in the series at this moment. It may be because I listened to the Audiobook so the experience may be different but I just don’t feel connected to the book in the same way some other people may be.

I really enjoyed the audiobook and the library is a great way to get free audiobooks if you don’t mind waiting for them! This is what I did to acquire and read this book. I’ve been listening to a lot of audiobooks recently as I have travel and a lot of university work to do. It really helps me get through it all. I would urge anyone to check out their local library and see if they have an affiliation with overdrive or any other online sharing platform for ebooks and audiobooks.

This book only got a 4-star rating from me, I can’t say anything is inherently wrong with this book as it was a great read. However, there was a lot of cliche language throughout the book that made me cringe a little. This is probably again because I listened to it rather than read it so some words and phrases would be emphasised more than others.

I did really enjoy the ending as it added a unique twist to the book and it made me slightly interested to move onto the next one. Although I do have many more books on my tbr that I need to read first.

The characters were good and they had some character development, but it was mainly typical of a YA romance, the plot was very well thought out though. When I first picked this audiobook up I really liked the cover, however, as I was listening to it I ended up hating how the cover looked. It might be because people on covers have had their moment to shine and I think it looks awkward on a YA book now. I would have prefered a simple design. I know a lot of people will probably disagree with my thoughts on the cover but that’s how I feel.

As always, happy reading xxx

Korie xx



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