Romance, strange planet and survival

These Broken StarsThese Broken Stars (Starbound #1)
by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

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I might’ve mentioned some of my initial thoughts on my monthly summary post, so I’ll just put a reasonable shortcut here since I think they’re kind of fitting πŸ˜‰

The book that was started as a random and bought pretty much due to the cover (and some fantastic reviews) almost fell off my TBR shelf after the first chapter. Not that I didn’t like it, but it had two things that bother me. First – it concentrates on romance. Second – it was love at first sight. Plus there’s this forbidden love factor, but it’s not always so bad and most of the timeΒ I don’t mind.

What kept me reading? After the first chapter – only that I was too far and yet too close to home to start another one. And second – magical writing of Amy Kaufman. She caught me with “Illuminae” and now she got me on this one. And yes, I know she’s a co-writer, but since both of these stories got me I’m blaming her ;).

After the third chapter, I was already hooked! Continue reading “Romance, strange planet and survival”