This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman My rating: 4 of 5 stars This Shattered World felt like Romeo and Juliet in space. Let me start by saying I absolutely hate Romeo and Juliet. Thankfully, This Shattered World feels different enough with characters who are nearly as foolish that I managed to like this book. That…
For a while, I thought I was going to hate These Broken Stars. It reeled against everything I hoped and for a period made both characters rather annoying. In the end, I completely loved the book. It warped itself from being irritating to being so captivating that I couldn’t stand it. I literally could not put the book down at a certain point and plowed through the final 150 pages.
Tarver and Lilac were intriguing and had a lot of depth to their characters. Tarver more so than Lilac, but they both surprised me with how they plowed forward even with the odds staunchly against them.
These Broken Stars is a romance, but above anything else it is a story of survival. Tarver and Lilac are forced to survive and figure out what exactly they need to do to keep themselves going when the odds continually stack against them. As much as it seems that this story is about space, it’s not. It is however a book a that I really enjoyed, so much so that I can’t wait to dig into the companion story.