Wednesday 6 March 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on...hence the title. This week's pick is These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. Here's the synopsis:

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 BOOK has me excited.  Not only is the cover beautifully breathtaking (although it reminds me a little of Tempest by Julie Cross) but the synopsis has me practically wetting myself.  It sounds a little like Titanic in space and my God, I can't wait to read it.  Beth Revis (author of Across the Universe) loved it and if it's good enough for her, I know it's good enough for me.  I'm jumping on the pre-order bandwagon as soon as it comes up on Amazon.  We've got a bit of a wait for this one I'm afraid as it's not published until November/December 2013 with no news YET of a UK release.  


  1. OMG this book sounds AMAZING and the cover is just...*sighs*
    Thank you for drawing attention to this book.

    To do list
    Pre order These Broken Stars-DONE

    1. Isn't it? I LOVE IT!!! And you're welcome!!

  2. I am so excited that sci-fi seems to be coming back to YA-this book looks amazing!

    1. So am I!!!! And I agree, that this book looks amazing :)