These Broken Stars

These Broken Stars

Book - 2013 | 1st ed.
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"Two star-crossed lovers must fight for survival when they crash land on a seemingly uninhabited planet"--
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781423171027
Branch Call Number: KAUFM
Characteristics: 374 p.
Additional Contributors: Spooner, Meagan

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SpruceMoose7
Dec 24, 2020

From the first chapter, this book had me hooked. At one point I thought it was over, but then it took you on a whole other outcome. Found Amie Kaufman while looking for something to read. Love this trilogy and can not wait to listen to her next books! :)

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SpruceMoose7
Nov 21, 2020

Loved that there were different voices for each character! Sucked me in and got lost away in their world. Felt I was there with them. Can not wait for the next book! 🥰

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green_ant_2572
Feb 02, 2020

original and fascinating. It's a really unique idea and I love how all 3 books in this trilogy have the same idea and are united as one story, just broken apart in 3 smaller books. They also alternate perspectives and in this book, I like how we saw things from Lilac's perspective, not just the bias from Tarver's from seeing Lilac as the spoiled rich girl. There's a lot of good characterization and character development in this novel, though I think I like it better than the other two novels.

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Futuregohangurl
Nov 18, 2019

a good book. now i am going to read book 2 of this trilogy

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7626dee
Sep 09, 2019

A different method of storytelling. Characters very slow to develop rapport, author needs to take an outward bound course, team bonding in a survival situation happens very rapidly or someone dies. Never tells us what caused the disaster have to assume there will be a follow-on book.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 12, 2019

Just could not dig in, and I love a good teen sci-fi romance

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BowToTheBookworm
Jan 07, 2019

This book was absolutely incredible. Kept me up far past midnight several times, I could NOT put it down. Everything was interesting: the love, setting, unfolding mystery, the abandoned planet. Just wow. My only gripe with it is the ending, which seemed a little TOO trippy and slightly unnecessary. But other than that, I definitely say read this!

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WoodneathReads
Oct 14, 2018

Told from the alternating viewpoints of Tarver and Lucy, this is a survival story, a romance, and a dystopian sci-fi novel all wrapped up in one. I loved it! The crash-landing on an abandoned planet (where something *strange* is going on) reminded me strongly of the TV show LOST. The pacing sucked me in from the first chapter, and by the end I was flipping pages frantically to get to the end and make sure "my" characters were going to be OK. Please note: I usually get bored with space books. And dystopian/futuristic societies. So I'm doubly impressed that the authors never lost my attention with this one. They also set up an overarching conspiracy that manages to sustain the next two books in the series, both of which follow different sets of characters. Broken Stars is still my favorite, because I love Tarver and Lucy, but I recommend reading the other two as well! --Rachel (See more of my picks by following WoodneathRachel)

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WoodneathRachel
Aug 12, 2018

Told from the alternating viewpoints of Tarver and Lucy, this is a survival story, a romance, and a dystopian sci-fi novel all wrapped up in one. I loved it! The crash-landing on an abandoned planet (where something *strange* is going on) reminded me strongly of the TV show LOST. The pacing sucked me in from the first chapter, and by the end I was flipping pages frantically to get to the end and make sure "my" characters were going to be OK.
Please note: I usually get bored with space books. And dystopian/futuristic societies. So I'm doubly impressed that the authors never lost my attention with this one. They also set up an overarching conspiracy that manages to sustain the next two books in the series, both of which follow different sets of characters. Broken Stars is still my favorite, because I love Tarver and Lucy, but I recommend reading the other two as well!

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Ranelle22
Dec 30, 2017

Took a bit to get into the book but in the end not a bad read .

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black_pony_62
Oct 08, 2016

black_pony_62 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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livieb17
Aug 18, 2015

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brianna_c
Jun 25, 2015

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livieb17
Aug 18, 2015

"But just now, as we wait for the engines to kick in, all of that is far away. For a moment the image before us is frozen: our world, our lives, reduced to a handful of broken stars half lost in uncharted space. Then it
s gone, the view swallowed by the hyperspace winds streaming away. Until all that's left is us."
Page: 374

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livieb17
Aug 18, 2015

"This is a wilderness waiting to swallow me; I'd barely make a dent trying to fight it. There are no rules for me to learn, no points to be scored, no bluffs to be called. This is a hell I've never imagined. And I think I'm going to die here."
Page: 108

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LibraryK8 Jan 31, 2014

The Icarus is the largest and most technologically advanced ship in the universe. Traveling across space in hyper-drive, the ship is transporting valuable cargo, Lilac LaRoux, daughter of the richest man in the universe...in fact her father built the ship. Tarver Merendsen is a young war hero, recently elevated to the rank of Major. An unlikely pair, the two are thrown together when the Icarus is violently pulled out of hyper-drive ripping the ship to pieces. The two barely have time to get to an escape pod before the ship is destroyed and Lilac and Tarver, the only survivors, crash land on an abandoned terraformed planet.

Survival dictates that Lilac and Tarver work together to get to the wreckage of the Icarus and send out a distress signal. But the two couldn't be more different, and working together is harder than it seems. But as they cross the foreign landscape, they learn to depend on each other, and trust in each other's strengths. By the time they reach the Icarus and discover they were the only ones to survive the crash, they aren't so sure they want to be rescued and go back to their lives as a wealthy heiress and army major.

The tale is woven with alternating chapters from Lilac and Tarver's perspectives. In between are chapters where Tarver is being interrogated about the crash...hinting at a hidden mystery underneath the tale.

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fiferboy
Nov 08, 2014

Sexual Content: Unprotected sex - The sexual scenes are not graphic at all but it bothers me alot that they give no thought to protection from disease or pregnancy.

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