But we are excited to reveal a fun fact about the upcoming novel, These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. I know you're going to be happy to hear that...
These Broken Stars is the first in a trilogy of companion novels set in the same galaxy. Each novel takes place chronologically after the novel before it, and each builds on what happens before, but they all focus on different characters and are complete stories in and of themselves. Because they’re all part of the same universe, we’ve had a lot of fun putting little easter eggs in each of the books that connect them, details that careful readers will be able to find and detect and share.Great news, right?! I know I'm excited. If, for some reason you have not heard of it, here's the description and the gorgeous cover:
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 into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.I remember when I first read the description of These Broken Stars, I wanted to read it right then and there. I got approved for an e-galley and I want to devour it right now but grad school is sucking all of my time right now. It's definitely the first book I'm going to be reading this winter break.
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 here 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.
A timeless love story, These Broken Stars sets into motion a sweeping science fiction series of companion novels. The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.
More about Amie and Meagan:
Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner are longtime friends and sometime flatmates who have traveled the world (but not yet the galaxy), covering every continent between them. They are sure outer space is only a matter of time. Meagan, who is also the author of the Skylark trilogy, currently lives in Asheville, NC, while Amie lives in Melbourne, Australia. Although they currently live apart, they are united by their love of space opera, road trips, and second breakfasts.
Visit the These Broken Stars website for the latest news on the series and follow the authors on Twitter at @AmieKaufman and @MeaganSpooner. You may also sign up for their newsletter as well! These Broken Stars will be available in North America on December 10, 2013.
FYI: If you pre-order the book from Malaprop's Bookstore, you can also get a collectible TBS poster autographed by the authors!