Sci-Fi Tropes That Never Fail to Entertain Me - What Are You Reading Wednesday- These Broken Stars

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

These Broken Stars - What Are You Reading Wednesdays on Reading List




Alright, I'll be the first to admit, there are certain tropes that can be found in most genres. YA has a ton of standards that readers moan over, yet always expect.  But I think that science-fiction is even more susceptible to the basic, predictable tropes... crashing space and having to survive... Realizing what you really need to survive...

And for many those tropes are boring, and they refuse to pick them up. But for me, those bare bones of a story give so many great possibilities and I have to give them a chance all the time.


These Broken Stars - What Are You Reading Wednesdays on Reading List



So when I realized that These Broken Stars was narrated by Jonathan McClain (one of the main narrators of Illuminae) I had to try it right away... and I was not disappointed...


Where This Idea Came From...

The idea is that each week all of us book bloggers can write a post where we talk about the book or books we are reading for the week - and yes if you are still reading the same book for a few weeks in a row that is totally fine.  Just be sure to include the answers to the five questions for What are you reading Wednesday in your post.  Then hop over to one of the host sites and share your link!

Of course, this will be even more fun if you leave the host a comment, and then jump around to another post or two, or five, and gush with them!

We cannot wait to see what you are reading.



What Are You Reading Wednesday - the nitty-gritty

Share the book/s you are reading with their author, maybe even the cover... and then answer these questions for at least one of them.
  1. Why did you decide to pick up this book - cover or content?
  2. Who is your favorite character so far, and why?
  3. Will you finish this one?
  4. Finish the sentence:  This book reminds me of... (other books, movies, tv shows...)
  5. What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down,...)

What are you reading Wednesday book blogger meme



Marissa's Current Reads

Well... I'm making some headway on the books I'm reading... but nothing all that new...

  • City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare 
  • The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso 
  • Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor


These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

" Luxury space liner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive – alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a cynical war hero. Both journey across the eerie deserted terrain for help. Everything changes when they uncover the truth. "



Why did you decide to pick up this book - cover or content?

Totally the cover... then because of the narrators... but the story seemed interesting, and I liked Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner this year, so...

Who is your favorite character so far, and why?

This is a toss up... Tarvar is very interesting, surprising in how he develops throughout the book, but Lilac is the biggest surprise. Her backstory slowly unravels and her life is intriguing.

Will you finish this one?

Oh yeah... It's so good, there are so many details that pull the emotion out... 

Finish the sentence:  This book reminds me of... (other books, movies, tv shows...)

It feels very similar to the Titanic because of the love story and the crash... but it also reminds me of all the other space stories I've read too.. 

What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down,...)

I have flown through this book.  Since I picked it up as an audio I have found myself doing everything I can need to listen to it.  It's so good, solid pace, full of twists and turns.  The characters are amazing, and instantly intriguing.





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I know that Science Fiction is a smaller subset to fantasy, but this one is perfect for those who are into the fantasy and unsure about science fiction.  Its mostly only the setting of deep space, not a ton of traveling through space, which was nice. But my biggest question for you is, how do you feel about audio books?


These Broken Stars - What Are You Reading Wednesdays on Reading List



I used to hate them.  The few I had experienced had boring narrators, but recently I have found that narrators can make a book amazing, if they know how to act the story out.  And it has made all the difference.





Oh and a small note about the link up - please leave a bookish link.  I would love to hear about what you are currently reading. If you want to answer these five questions great!  If you'd rather just share about what you are reading, i'm up for that too.  If you have a question, feel free to ask it!



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4 comments

  1. I've heard a lot about Amie Kaufman! She wrote Illuminae with Jay Kristoff, right? This book sounds interesting too - the name was familiar, but I didn't know what it was about. Interesting that it brought to mind Titanic, too!

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    1. She did write Illuminae with Kristoff - and this book has some parallels - and Meagan Spooner wrote Hunted...

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  2. I still haven't been able to read Gemina, but I want to read that and These Broken Stars if it's anything similar to the Illuminae series.

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    1. It is similar to the Illuminae books - and Gemina is so good. I highly recommend this one for your 2018 TBR

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