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.
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Jenny fantastic reviews of all 3 books. I absolutely loved this book, just how it was all put together. There is just so much awesomeness in this trilogy!
– How it was all based really on the one world, that's their common denominator amongst them all
– New couple/main characters each book
– How it all comes together and how all the characters intertwine together at the end
I just love how it all flowed together to such a beautiful ending. Love Amie's work and I also loved Illuminae and can't wait to read Gemina.
Thank you Angelica, I loved so much about this trilogy, it gave me all of the feels and I love how it brought everyone and the story together. Amie is one of my favourite authors! And Gemina is one of my favourite books, so I think you\’ll love it too!
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It's one of my all time favorite series for sure! I love each book SO much, and these couples are amazing!!! I was sad to say goodbye to this world, but I'm happy with how it all came together. Lovely review!
OH MY GOSH I need to get my hands on this STAT. I pre-ordered it but it still hasn't arrived! *tears* I need to read this beauty. And I totally agree with you, Jeann! It's my favorite series!
Glad to hear you enjoyed this one Jeann! I actually went to a signing for this book a couple days ago. Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner are SO FUNNY in person! They told the funniest stories and I'm so glad I was able to meet them. I can't wait to read Their Fractured Light and finish this series 🙂
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This series is next on my TBR! I was waiting until it was completed and now after reading your epilogue I seriously cannot wait to dive into this trilogy. The idea of 3 different couples appeals to me a lot (and all three of them sounds amazing!). I hope I will love it as much as you do, Jeann 🙂
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Yesss I\’m so glad you\’re going to pick it up Lucia, it\’s my favourite trilogy!
I just finished this a few hours ago. Wasn't it great?! I loved Gideon and Sofia. And the way the whole series wrapped up… I have end of series feels and a possible book hangover haha
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Sooo fantastic! I liked Gideon and Sofia and how they were a lot more conflicted than the others. It was so amazing <3 so many feels
I need to read these! I currently have the first book sitting on my "unfinished series" TBR shelf, but the last book is coming out in a few it days so I just moved it over to "must read soon" LOL. You're right, these covers are gorgeous. I can't wait to binge this series, it's going to be amazing!
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Yesss you definitely must, especially since it's just a trilogy instead of a series and also MY FAVOURITE!
I can't wait for this to be released so that I can read it, too, Jeann! I absolutely loved the prior books in this series, and I am really looking forward to Their Fractured Light!!
I'm excited that you loved it so much 🙂
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Ohhhh I can't wait for you to read it Lexxie! I loved it so much <3
Jean, I JUST FINISHED THIS BOOK AND I AM IN TEARS!!!! I LOVE IT SOO MUCH!!! I LOVE HOW EVERYTHING CAME FULL CIRCLE AND ARGGHHHH, I LOVE TARVER AND LILAC TOO MUCH!!!!
Whew, there was my rant.
But my emotions are still raging with how FANTASTIC this book was. t was the perfect ending. Everything was just on point!!!!
YESSS I WAS IN TEARS TOO FAITH! I Totally know how you felt! I KNOW RIGHT? !
Ugh, I keep thinking whether or not this series is one I want to try and I JUST DON'T KNOW. It sounds awesome, but the hype, all the love, it's scary. Gah, I just don't know. Still, this is a great review and I'm super pleased you enjoyed it Jeann! 🙂
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I just love it so much because of the sci-fi detail and the couples! It was done so well. Thanks Amanda!
Wow, I NEED to start this series. I had said over the summer that I was going to read the first two before this last one came out and then… I didn't. But I will! Because I need to now that everyone is flailing about the ending. Sometimes knowing the end is going to be satisfying makes me want to read books even more, since I won't have to worry about an Allegiant situation 😉 So glad you loved this series so much!
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Oh my gosh I love it so much Shannon! Yesss for a lot of series these days I wait until the last book is out before picking it up lol! It was so satisfying and so beautiful omg <3
YAAAAAAY!! I'M SO HAPPY!
This doesn't come out until Dec 1 in Canada, so I still have to wait, buuuut I'm so glad to see you loved it, I'm crazy excited. The world neeeeeeds more sci-fi romance! Agree, this series is freakin' awesome (: (and the covers, so preeeetttttty!)
Great review, Jeann!
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Thanks Cyn! Just a few days now for you! Can't wait for you to LOVE IT
OH MY LIFE. <3 I CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS ONE! It comes out in less than a week – EEP – and I KNOW my heart is going to be bursting while reading about all the couples come together.
I really can't wait for you to read it and experience the feels Aila! NOT LONG TO GO NOW.
ABSHAJ JEANN. This is one of my favorite series of all time as well, and I cannot wait for this to come out. It makes me so happy to hear that this lived up to the awesomeness of the first two books. Holding in there until it comes out. Thanks for sharing Jeann and, as always, fabulous review! <3
Yesss I am so glad that you love it too Zoe! I loved this series so much with the detail they went into with the science stuff and the amazing characters.
I'm yet to start this series :/ I have the first book, so I'm sort of glad it has now finished so I can dig in and have the second and third books straight away if I so wish.
And yes, those covers are magnificent!
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Ohhh yesss you should pick it up Wattle! Especially now the series is finished and you can binge an awesome series <3
I still haven't read the first book, but It's been sitting on my shelf forever.
YOU SHOULD! It's one of my favourites <3
I'm so happy to see such a praising review from you, Jeann. I ended up really liking this conclusion as well. I wanted a teensy bit more of the romance because Gideon and Sophia were so good together, but at the same time I was in awe with the way the story wrapped up and the stronger focus on the plot. I especially liked the roles the previous couples played.
Fantastic review, Jeann!
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I loved the series so much! But I agree, this one had so much going on with the other characters too that there wasn't too much room on the romance. Thanks Nick <3
Wonderful review!! I'm so looking forward to this last book – it sounds like an epic ending and I can't wait to meet Gideon and Sofia 🙂
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Thanks Kim! They were just as awesome as the other characters – albeit a bit more conflicted!
I read the first book, and liked it, but kind of forgot about the second one. Seems like I will need to get on that so I can finish the trilogy. I agree the covers are amazing 🙂
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Ohhhh the second one is so brilliant! I think it stayed consistently awesome all the way through <3
EEEP I SO AGREE. <3 I love the covers and I'm so so happy with the ending ALL THE FEEEEELS. I feel like they're so thick with delicious detail, though, that I really want to do a series reread now that they're all out!! *adds to massively long to-do-list* XD
I love this series so much! I totally got so many feels too, I was crying lol. Yippee! A re-read of it would be awesome!