Series: Starbound #3
Published by Allen & Unwin on December 1st 2015
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
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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.
The ending of a favourite series is always bittersweet. All the emotion from experiencing the highs and lows of the characters. Saying goodbye to them. Feeling everything they’ve been through, and have done. After all is said and done, Their Fractured Light delivered an impactful, beautiful ending, where nothing could have ended more perfectly.
As each book has introduced us to another pair of starcrossed lovers, I quickly fell in love with Gideon and Sofia. These two have a complicated relationship, with layers upon layers of secrets, yet they can’t refute their undeniable attraction to each other. While they did spend the better half of the book trying to resist their feelings to one another, they had to put so much faith in each other even though they didn’t know how much they could trust one another. Throughout the book, you’re anchoring everything on the fact that they will work things out, and the way they let their heart win over their head was just perfection. Another well paced romance, another great couple, and another important duo in the fate of the world.
“There’s an odd comfort in being here, with someone as bruised and hurt as I am. For once, I’m not more broken than the world around me, and it’s horrible and healing all at once.” – Gideon
These books win the best cover award
While the first half of the book we get to know Sofia and Gideon, and their secret identities and their interests in LaRoux Industries, the whole cast will join together in the other half of the book. They will each have an important part to play after everything they’ve fought for, and having everyone together really brings back the feels for these couples. We still get only Sofia and Gideon’s perspective though, so I missed Jubilee and Flynn’s easy natural relationship. We don’t really get to hear from the soldier much, as she’s more of a doer rather than a thinker.
There’s so many emotions built up over the course of the book – the fear for whether everything will work out for the Tarver and Lilac, whether Gideon and Sofia will work out their differences, whether Flynn and Jubilee will get everything that they’re looking for. Although they’re each working towards the same goal, we’ve seen and felt so strongly over the course of all three books, just how much everything hangs in the balance from preventing LaRoux Industries from taking over the world. They’re split up over their method, Tarver and Gideon for the saviour of love and the rest for justice. But only through their love, and the trust of one another, with their fates intertwined, can they bind together to save the world.
“I don’t care that I work alone and I don’t commit and I don’t fall in love and I don’t become attached. We’re standing on a ship that’s falling from the sky and if these are my last moments alive I’ll spend them with my arms around Gideon.” – Sofia
Oh what a beautiful ending it was. And it had me in tears by just how perfect it was. It’s like everything that you’re holding onto throughout the series just comes rushing out in a flood of relief. You just have to place your trust in the authors, that they won’t lead you astray, that everything will work out, and somehow, lead to an ending that couldn’t have been better.
Their Fractured Light is now my favourite trilogy of all time, coming out over my most loved Legend trilogy. The sci-fi romance series is completely and utterly beautiful, with some well-rounded characters fighting for justice over the course of different planets. These Broken Stars (Review), will give you a couple so different that will grow to love one another, in a planet filled with secrets. This Shattered World (Review) will wrought you with death and war, with starcrossed lovers from two enemy sides. Their Fractured Light will give you a couple who has lost everything, driven by secret identities, loneliness and revenge. And it will bring everyone together, tying up everyone’s destiny in a perfect way.
I can’t rave about this beautiful series enough – ITS MY FAVOURITE. Those covers are also incredible.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Thank you Allen & Unwin for sending me a copy for review.