Book review: These Broken Stars – by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Genre: Science Fiction / Fantasy

Page Count: 374 pages

Publication Date: December 2013


Goodreads summary:

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.


My thoughts: 13138635

Alright, so I admit, I wasn’t sure what to expect from These Broken Stars. I hadn’t read any reviews or checked it’s rating on Goodreads… I downloaded the audiobook from my local library’s app based purely on the cover and the blurb.


Even though the style of writing was beautiful, the story itself was – for lack of a better word – boring!

Not much happened in the story. A huge chunk of it was spent describing what the two main characters were thinking.


Talk about boring!

The plot drags at a snail’s pace. Which just adds to the “boringness” of it all (I honestly don’t know how I managed to finish this book without DNF-ing it).

The story is set in a whole new planet, which is a great opportunity to build a fantastic world. Sadly there was very little world-building in this book.

I’m really sorry to say that These Broken Stars was a rather disappointing book.

BUT this is just my personal opinion. I’m sure someone, somewhere would have given it more than 2.5 stars.

Have YOU ever read this book? What did you think of it?




6 thoughts on “Book review: These Broken Stars – by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

  1. Emily | Rose Read says:

    Too bad you didn’t like it! I loved it for the exact reasons you didn’t, haha. I went in expecting it to be just another plot-based YA adventure, but when it wasn’t, I was sooooo pleasantly surprised! I was so deeply engrossed in the characters and I wish more YA did that. The other two books in the trilogy are much more plot-based and action-packed, if you want to read on.

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  2. Briana says:

    I’ve been thinking about reading this one for a while but just haven’t gotten around to it. I’ve seen mixed reviews, so I’m not sure whether I would enjoy it or not.

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