Monday, January 13, 2014

These Broken Stars review

Lilac and Tarver could not be more different. The daughter of an incredibly rich and powerful man -- literally the richest in the universe -- Lilac is privileged beyond any measure. She longs for real relationships and friendships, yet with her father constantly watching, most people are afraid to approach her. 

Tarver is a war hero. He's famous, but considered low on the totem pole socially and he knows it. Though he finds Lilac beautiful, it's quickly made apparent that he would never have a chance with her. 

Then the ship crashes. 

Well, technically the ship doesn't crash YET, but as the impending crash becomes more obvious, Lilac and Tarver are launched into space, landing on unfamiliar territory and forced to attempt survival with only each other as company. What happens is actually quite beautiful. 

Books with spaceships aren't typically my first choice of reading material, but after hearing all the buzz about this book and chatting with some of my most trusted blogger friends, I decided to give it a try anyway. So glad I did. 

The plot was nicely paced and the characters, despite their "typical" love story were not at all typical. It felt like a fresh take on a YA love story and I really appreciated that. Lilac was annoying, but understandably so, and Tarver was just swoon-worthy. 

I'm definitely looking forward to the next one by this writing duo! Oooh and the cover -- so pretty!

Thanks to Disney-Hyperion for the review copy. 

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