Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (16): These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1) by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner

Happy Wednesday... thank god we're almost to Friday. It's been one of those weeks! As most of you know, this weekly meme is hosted by Breaking the Spine to showcase those books that havent' been released and you can't wait to get your hands on them!

This week I'm featuring a book I've had my eye on for a while... and I have to keep my eyes on it until December! What a wait.

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1) by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner

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 into 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 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.

The first in a sweeping science fiction trilogy, These Broken Stars is a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds.

This books sounds like Romeo and Juliet meets Star Wars.. meaning it's my kind of story! It's so hard to find books centering around space travel that are actually well written and interesting. I've got high hopes for this one and I'm hoping I'm not setting myself up for disappointment. What do you guys think??

What are you waiting on?


  1. This book sounds so amazing. I also featured it as my WOW a few weeks ago :) The cover is gorgeous, too. Amazing pick!

  2. This looks great. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  3. I just saw this on your Goodreads, and I gasped at that cover. So beautiful! The premise sounds kind of "been there" but if the characters are interesting, it should be a hit. I'll probably buy it just so it can look pretty on my shelf :)

  4. This one sounds so great, and I have an ARC! Yay!!! I just love the cover, and that it takes place on another planet. Very cool.

    YA Sisterhood

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

  5. Hehe, I get that Romeo & Juliet fell too! I love books set in space and that cover is GORGEOUS!! If I landed on a strange planet i would be freaking out O_O but if it's with a hot guy...i'm not complaining ;) Great WoW pick Alley! New follower and <3 the blog design :D

    -Lisseth @Read-A-holicZ [My WoW]

  6. It does kinda seem like Romeo and Juliet with a Star Wars twist!

  7. This cover is just so pretty! I can't get over how much I love it!