Warning: This review may contain spoilers “Amazing. Unique. I couldn’t put it down!” Let me just start with WOW! Just. WOW! I can’t help but gush about this book. I had initially heard a lot of good things about it and I decided to give it a go. Little did I know that I would immediately be sucked into a weird and different world. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner is the first book in the Starbound Trilogy. The story, set in the future where space travel is possible, focuses on the struggle and growth of two amazing characters: […]
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“An edge-of-the-seat alien adventure” Shades of Earth picks up right after the second book, A Million Suns ends with more than half of the Godspeed population boarding the escape shuttle so they can finally land on Centauri-Earth. Naturally, things go wrong when they land with a few of the people dead, and a pterodactyl-like gigantic bird attacks Elder. Both Amy and Elder think that the ship was intentionally knocked off course and both decide not to explore the new world as yet. Amy, in her rush and excitement, had already started de-frosting the Earth-born military personnel who, when they wake up, is […]
The sequel to Across the Universe, A Million Suns starts three months after Amy Martin woke up from being frozen the Cryo level. At this point, they have gotten rid of Phydus and stopped Orion from killing off all the frozen military personnel on Godspeed. Naturally, chaos ensues as the shipborns slowly “wake up” from the influence of Phydus. It is also at this time that Amy is given a wi-com by Doc which was made by Orion. Amy finds out that Orion had been leaving her clues as to the secret to Godspeed. While Elder tries to pacify the shipborns and to prevent a […]
First off, I would like to say that I love the cover. This was one of the books from the bookstore that I had to stop and read the blurb just because of the cover. This book is also a good example of the cliche, “do not judge a book by it’s cover.”
That being said, I enjoyed the story. I thought it read like it was written for a younger YA audience, but what the heck, it was OK. It is a unique take of the genre Utopia/Dystopia. I hessitate to call it dystopia since the setting does not happen on Earth and the themes tend to lean toward Utopian.