Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Teaser Tuesday # 158 ~ These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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These Broken Stars
(Starbound #1)
Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner  

First - The Blurb:

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 to 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 in this place 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.

Second - The Tease:

Tease 1
I want to surge up against her, tangle my fingers through her hair, pull her down to meet me - and for a moment I find myself reaching for her, unable to resist. How long have I been wanting to touch her like this? A charge runs from her fingertips and into my skin, and all my careful self-control starts crashing down as I feel the heat of her near me. I want to lose myself in her, let this moment take me over completely.

Tease 2
"You're you," he repeats, his eyes full of grief. "You're the same girl who crashed on this planet with me, who I dragged through forests and over mountains, who climbed through a shipwreck full of bodies to save my life. You're the same girl I loved, and I love you now."

I don't normally read sci-fi books, but after reading so many great things about this series, I just had to give it a try. And I wasn't disappointed. Amie and Meagan have done a great job creating the story. Filled with mystery and intrigue, it keeps you guessing at the turn of every page.

Although there are only two characters for the most part, Tarver and Lilac, both of whom I liked, there is no point at which the story is boring or looses your interest. So much happens to them, and watching them change and grow from their experience is totally captivating.

Of course, for me, there also needs to be romance. I'm happy to say, it wasn't lacking. Sure, it took a while for Tarver and Lilac to admit to their growing feelings for each other, but the tension before hand was just as entertaining as the romance itself.

If you have been considering reading These Broken Stars, I suggest you do what I did, and give it a try.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?
If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below.


  1. I don't usually read sci-fi either, but I want to read. I like reading different genres and exploring ideas and writing styles. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one.

    Very powerful tease! So much love! :)

    Here's my TT http://between-my-lines.blogspot.gr/2015/09/teaser-tuesday-4-police.html

    Athina @ Between my Lines

  2. Ooh nice teasers!! And great review! I was debating about this one myself. At first I thought no. Totally not for me. But then there are just soooo many amazing reviews for it. Maybe I'll check the library to see if they have it!

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  3. I have this one and haven't read it yet. Now I remember why I wanted it so bad. Wonderful review and an enticing teaser:)

    Here's my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/09/15/teaser-tuesdays-129-floral-depravity/

  4. Glad you took a chance and loved it Marilyn. Those teasers are sweet!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  5. The second teaser is so freaking sweet! The first quote is kinda hot- the wanting is always what gets me.

    My Teaser

  6. Oh, great teasers, Marilyn. I'm thrilled this worked for you. And you've made me even more eager to dive into the series. *sigh*

  7. After your teasers I may need to give this series another shot.

  8. Touch. Desire to touch. Love that in a story.