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Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Series: Starbound #3
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance
Release Date: December 1st 2015 by Disney-Hyperion
Format: Hardcover, 425 pages
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First and foremost, look at this absolutely stunning cover. Whoever designed this trilogy has my heart forever. Forever.
This was, by far, my favorite one in the trilogy. I loved the characters to pieces, I loved the outfits and the settings, and I loved the way it neatly put all the pieces together that had been scattered around in the first two books.
I have to say, I honestly wasn’t expecting everything to be connected in the way it ended up being. Sure, I saw connections here and there, mostly because they were pretty obviously presented, but I was not expecting the big twist that it all ended up being. The twist also helped settle the doubts I had with the series from the start, which was nice. In fact, I think I might have to go back and up all my previous ratings, now that I know what’s going on.
Like in the previous two books, one of the best aspects of this series is seeing how well Kaufman and Spooner write together. I can’t get over how nicely their world flows with their characters, and how seamlessly their collaboration works. They really do write well together, and it shows in more than just the imagery we’re given and the lines that each character utters. It really feels like there’s one mind creating and writing all of this, they just work so well together.
Then there’s the characters themselves, which have such great personalities among them that I can’t help but applaud their ability to do what they do as well as they do it. Tarver is still definitely my favorite out of all of the characters we were given, but Gideon was also very enjoyable to read for. Actually, so was Sofia.
Really, they haven’t had much of a miss when it comes to me enjoying the character I’m reading for. I will admit it had its dry spots, but I think that was more of me getting annoyed with how dense the text was on each page than it was me being uninterested in the story line. By the time it was all connecting and wrapping up in the end, I was hands-down enthralled, so it’s hard to place blame on the book when it managed to snap me back in so easily.
Final words: awesome trilogy, I loved all of it. Now that I know what the little things are supposed to mean, though, I think I might just have to give this series a reread one of these days, when I have the spare time.