Tuesday, 24 November 2015

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

Title: Their Fractured Light (Starbound #3)
Author: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Published: 18 November 2015
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Source: Allen & Unwin
Reviewed: Sapphired Dragon
Rating: *****  

My Review:

After reading books 1 and 2 of this series in the last couple of months, I was eager to get my hands on the final book of the trilogy and let me just say that Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner sure know how to write a finale!

I absolutely adored this book! It had me enthralled from start to finish. I loved the characters, the story, they way they used the chapter intervals to help bind it all together as well as helping us to understand more about the whispers. There was so much in this book in the way of action and suspense yet there was also romance and a spectacular tale told both on planet and in space.

The two main characters change for each of the three books and it is only in the third book that we have met even met one of the main characters prior to the book's beginning but it doesn't matter because right away we are pulled in by the voice of these characters and cannot help but want to follow their story further. This book is told from the alternating point of views of the two main characters Sophia and Gideon and this is mostly their story. Which just happens to intersect with characters with we have fallen in love with in the first two book.

We had previously met Sophia in This Shattered World, albeit briefly, and it was nice to see more about what makes her tick and how the previous events on Avon have affected her. Having always been good at reading people, she has honed her skills as a con artist since we last met her in her efforts to find and kill Monsieur LaRoux, whom she blames for the death of her father. Gideon we meet for the first time in this book and instantly warmed to him. A computer hacker, who has been on the streets since he was 12, he is street smart, sarcastic, intelligent and focused on his goal of tracking down the person he believes can fill in the blanks on what happened in Avon in the wake of Flynn Cormacs famous Avon Broadcast.

I liked the chemistry between Sophia and Gideon, though both of them had more secrets than the total of their ages combined. They really seemed to complement each other which helped with the flow of their stories and made it much more believable as they grow closer despite the secrets.

I also loved that though there were many different threads in this story and indeed the series, Ms Kaufman and Ms Spooner have weaved them with the skill of a master Loomer in the way they they have all come together in this last book. Whether they are weaving around each other or intersecting, there is always so much going on at any one time yet never once it is overwhelming or confusing but instead making connections, that we don't necessarily see coming and manage to finish each of the series man characters journeys in a conclusion that will have you gripping your seat to the last minute but leave you both immensely satisfied yet secretly yearning to remain in that world just a little longer...please....

Whilst I am incredibly sad that this trilogy is over, I cannot help but love this book and give it a intergalactic five stars!!!!!

Sapphired Dragon xx

About The Book:

Their Fractured Light (The Starbound Trilogy #3)  by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

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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