#LoveOzYA Throwback Thursday (#9)

Throwback Thursday edition is our way of spreading the love of backlist Aussie books that you might have missed. We'll hopefully be posting a new book each week, and we'd love you to join us!

chiara's pick

Title: These Broken Stars (The Starbound Trilogy #1)
Author: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Released: December 1st 2013
Publisher: Allen and Unwin
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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.

why i chose it

Before any other reason: that cover! Which I know is a super shallow reason to want to read a novel BUT it is what inspired me to read this book in the first place, along with the fact that it was being promoted as a YA sci-fi version of Titanic.

Another reason to read this novel is Tarver. Half the book is from his perspective and I adore him. No other character in this trilogy came close to Tarver. He is just precious and incredibly lovable.

I read These Broken Stars in one day, with only small breaks in between sittings. It was that addictive. I was immersed in the story from page one, and I shipped the ship from the moment the two met. There is so much to enjoy about this book which is why it's my pick for this week's Throwback Thursday!

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