Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Review: " Their Fractured Light" (Starbound #3) by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

 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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 REVIEW

Annnddd I'm done! What a thrilling adventure this book was! All the characters gathered together against one common enemy who actually got mentally wiped out by something even more sinister.

Let's take it from the beginning. We have Sofia, the war orphan from
"This Shattered world" who has escaped to Corinth after the pursue of a notorious hacker, the Knave. Her plans? To destroy LaRoux.



Enter Gideon. A boy with a dark past, a hacker and the one we also met on "This Shattered world" even if it was for a few pages. Both will unite against LaRoux and their race against time determinate the fate of the galaxy.



Told by both POVs we get to know their deeper stories and how those two got to get together. As the plot progress there is a smooth transistion from the pair of Gideon and Sofia to the rest of the characters as all of them come together.

In the final installment of this great trilogy we had to wonder about faith and trust. Two words simple, yet very strong in the human relationships. Can you trust someone even when you have everything to lose? Would you have faith that the outcome can be better than it seems? If you read the book you will understand the questions above.



I liked both Gideon and Sofia. In other reviews I read, it was mentioned that Sofia had a bitchy attitude, but I could understand her reasons behind it. If I had to jump from the one side of the galaxy to the other in order to survive I'd be suspicious too. Gideon offered some good moments of laughter, yet I was surprised when I discovered his connection to Lilac.

Oh Lilac and Traver! This couple can easily lead you to yet another couple who suffered through death! Akiva and Karou if you get what I mean. ;) There is only one extra POV towards the ending of the book and that's Lilac's. It's amazing and I'm going to torture you without spoliers!

And finally the cover's dress. There were some comments about it when the cover was revealed but I believe that the stylist did an amazing job with it. Gideon describes it with great detail in the book and honestly I'd rock if I wore a similar one!

This book was a damn great ending to a series I loved from the beginning leaving me in a sci-fi book slump, wondering: HOW I'LL BE ABLE TO WAIT UNTIL THEIR NEXT BOOK RELEASE?







About the authors:


New York Times bestselling author 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. She's the author of the award-winning Starbound trilogy (These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, Their Fractured Light) and the Skylark Trilogy (Skylark, Shadowlark, Lark Ascending) as well as the upcoming Beauty and the Beast retelling Hunted.

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





 Amie Kaufman is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Illuminae (with Jay Kristoff) and These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, and Their Fractured Light (with Meagan Spooner.) She writes science fiction and fantasy for teens, and her favourite procrastination techniques involve chocolate, baking, sailing, excellent books and TV, plotting and executing overseas travel, and napping.

She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, their rescue dog, and her considerable library. She is represented by Tracey Adams of Adams Literary.