Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner | Book & Audiobook Review

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Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner | Book & Audiobook ReviewTheir Fractured Light written by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
Publisher Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: December 1st 2015
Series: Starbound,
Pages: 432
Narrated by Kim Mai Guest, MacLeod Andrews
Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
ISBN: 1423171047
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Flame Rating: one-flame
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A year ago, Flynn Cormac and Jubilee Chase made the now infamous Avon Broadcast, calling on the galaxy to witness for their planet, and protect them from destruction. Some say Flynn’s a madman, others whisper about conspiracies. Nobody knows the truth. A year before that, Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux were rescued from a terrible shipwreck—now, they live a public life in front of the cameras, and a secret life away from the world’s gaze.
Now, in the center of the universe on the planet of Corinth, all four are about to collide with two new players, who will bring the fight against LaRoux Industries to a head. Gideon Marchant is an eighteen-year-old computer hacker—a whiz kid and an urban warrior. He’ll climb, abseil and worm his way past the best security measures to pull off onsite hacks that others don’t dare touch.
Sofia Quinn has a killer smile, and by the time you’re done noticing it, she’s got you offering up your wallet, your car, and anything else she desires. She holds LaRoux Industries responsible for the mysterious death of her father and is out for revenge at any cost.
When a LaRoux Industries security breach interrupts Gideon and Sofia’s separate attempts to infiltrate their headquarters, they’re forced to work together to escape. Each of them has their own reason for wanting to take down LaRoux Industries, and neither trusts the other. But working together might be the best chance they have to expose the secrets LRI is so desperate to hide.

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I was soooo excited when the last book of the Starbound series came out!  I mean THIS series really started my love for all things YA: These Broken Stars and This Shattered World blew me away and I expected to be blown away by the series finale.

Didn’t you like the book at all?

Don’t get me wrong, I actually liked the Their Fractured Light, I just wasn’t blown away by it.  It’s hard to admit that one of your favorite series didn’t blow you away, and I am a little sad by this.  I do have my reasons for not enjoying it as I had hoped I would.  Maybe it’s the fact that I keep comparing Sofia and Gideon to Lilac and Tarver!  I know I shouldn’t but I could not help myself!

What about the feels?

That’s just it!  I did not get any feels at all from Gideon and Sofia!  I think there were a few scenes here and there, but no overall devastating FEELS!  I felt like I was was reading them but not actually a part of them if that makes sense at all.  I just wish I was drawn in, and connected with Sofia and Gideon.*sigh I was actually glad to see Tarver and Lilac, though.

You mean TARVER and LILAC are in this book?!

Yes, they are, thank God!  So are Flynn and Jubilee!  Yay!  But you must also note that this isn’t Lilac and Tarver’s story, so they are not prominent characters of the book.  However, since it is a series ender, the last quarter of the book actually answers the questions that I have had since These Broken Stars.

Finally, closure!

Never fear, the book actually does a good job of wrapping up all the unanswered questions.  And yes, the villain will be defeated!  I just wasn’t thrilled about how this came about, though.  Which is one of the reasons I wasn’t blown away by this book.

You don’t say?

Yep, I had a hard time understanding the villain’s motives and I felt it was too shallow.  I mean, to destroy worlds and other planets just because….yeah, I thought it wasn’t strong enough to merit all the death and destruction what ensued.

Book and Audiobook?

Oh, yeah!  I actually immersion read this book and I loved it!  Immersion reading actually brought this experience to a whole other level.  Loved the narrators, too.

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Overall: 3.5

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About Amie Kaufman

Amie Kaufman is a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fiction. Her work has been published in fifteen countries, won the Aurealis Award for Best YA Novel, been named the Huffington Post’s best YA novel of the year, shortlisted for the Gold Inky Award and is in development for TV. Her first series, co-authored with Meagan Spooner, began with These Broken Stars, and her new series, co-authored with Jay Kristoff, will start this October with Illuminae. Raised in Australia and Ireland, Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, their rescue dog, and an extremely large personal library.

About Meagan Spooner

Meagan Spooner grew up reading and writing every spare moment of the day, while dreaming about life as an archaeologist, a marine biologist, an astronaut. She graduated from Hamilton College in New York with a degree in playwriting, and has spent several years since then living in Australia. She’s traveled with her family all over the world to places like Egypt, South Africa, the Arctic, Greece, Antarctica, and the Galapagos, and there’s a bit of every trip in every story she writes.

She currently lives and writes in Asheville, North Carolina, but the siren call of travel is hard to resist, and there’s no telling how long she’ll stay there.

In her spare time she plays guitar, plays video games, plays with her cat, and reads.

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