It’s Tuesday! And I have a book to share with you! Want to talk about books with me? It’s been awhile. A long while. But I think—and I say this very cautiously—life may be slowing down the tiniest bit. And that’s all I need, just a tiny bit of slowing down. Enough to catch my breath. Whew!
How are you?? I’ve missed our chats! Popping in now and then is okay, but it’s not the same. I’m missing things…more things than usual.
Okay, down to business before I get carried away. Books! I read a book over the weekend I just have to tell you about. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner is a YA science fiction (have I mentioned that I love science fiction?) that gave my imagination a much-needed stretch.
These Broken Stars is told from the viewpoint of two characters, Tarver and Lilac. Tarver is a soldier and a war hero from a humble family who knows his place in society and prefers it to the insincerity he sees in the world of the wealthy. Lilac is the only daughter of a widowed businessman and unaccustomed to anything that doesn’t include expensive clothes and servants. They’re from two completely different worlds, but a terrible disaster soon sees them alone and struggling to survive on a planet that grows stranger and more unfamiliar the longer they’re on it.
Their communication is calamitous, they cannot get along, and they have no idea when—or if—rescue will ever come. But as pressure-filled situations often do, their isolation helps them grow individually and better understand one another. As some seriously weird things begin to happen, they find themselves caught in the middle of a powerful secret that will have them risking everything to set things right.
I loved this book because the setting was very creative and the characters were constantly developing. There’s sacrifice, courage, adventure, and a bit of romance. Although it’s part of a trilogy, it can be read as a stand-alone book. It’s a fast, fun, exciting read I would definitely recommend.
What are you reading at the moment?
sounds like fun. Trying to keep up so I can hit 52 in 52 with you 🙂 Currently reading book 4 in an apple orchard mystery series. Bitter Harvest or some such title. Next up is Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia. Good to shake things up a bit.
Good to hear from you. Hope all goes well enough in your world.
I’m behind on our 52 in 52, but I’ll catch up!! Princess sounds like a compelling read! You’ll have to let me know how it is. 🙂
I hope all is well up in the Winter Vortex!
You’re back! Hooray!! I’ve missed you! (Even though we had a twitter party not too long ago. But you know what I mean!)
This book sounds awesomesauce and is going on my list, as soon as I pull myself together and finish The Fault in Our Stars. True story, which I KNOW you will appreciate:
I was up north last weekend, doing my chalet bunny thing while the boy was doing his skiing thing, and I brought TFiOS with me. I was curled up reading by the fireplace, and didn’t even realize how much I was crying until a complete stranger came up to me and said, “I’m sorry, but I just have to ask: what are you reading and why are you doing that to yourself?!?”
Oh, Amb! I feel you! That book—there are NO words! It’s so beautiful. Finish it quickly. It’s like ripping of a band-aid.
I know you’ll love These Broken Stars and it will be far less emotionally taxing. Promise.
On a side note: curled up reading by the fireplace? That’s where my mind is on every cold day. I hope you had a blast!
Worth every single emotionally exhausting minute 😉