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Series Wrap: ‘The Starbound Trilogy,’ Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

December 28, 2015

Series Wrap is a mini-feature where I sum up what I loved and loathed about a particular series upon completion. The rules are simple: I must have read and reviewed ALL books in said series and the series must be completed by the author. These posts are seperate from reviews.

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About The Starbound Trilogy

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.

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Quick Picks

Favourite Character/s: Lilac LaRoux, Gideon Marchant
Favourite Pairing/s: Gideon/Sofia, Lilac/Tarver (to a lesser extent)
Favourite Cover: Their Fractured Light
Favourite Book: These Broken Stars

Summing Up

Why I liked this series

TITANIC, ON A SPACESHIP. No, really, I loved the mix of science fiction and mystery, as well as the heavy survival theme in the first book, These Broken Stars. A lot of the hard-hitting stuff stayed with me after closing the last page on that one. The journey across the three books was enjoyable and provided a lot of action, too! I really loved the linked worlds across the galaxy that Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner created.

Why I disliked this series

Though the settings changed and grew constantly more interesting, the characters and relationships did not. I found the male leads to be pretty much all the same person with a different name, and the relationships all followed a similar, ‘vanilla’ path. There was no variety with the relationships or how they played out, and no relationship troubles AFTER two characters decided they would get together.

In Conclusion

Would I read this series again? No, but I’m happy I finally got around to them once.
Would I recommend this series? I’d recommend the first book, but warn my reader that the other two books never really top it.
This series in one word: GALACTIC-Y.

Individual Reviews

These Broken StarsThis Shattered WorldTheir Fractured Light

Did you read The Starbound Trilogy?
What do you think is up next for Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner?

 

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