Their Fractured Light (Starbound Series #3)

Their Fractured Light (Starbound Series #3)

by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner


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ISBN-13: 9781423171041
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Series: Starbound Series , #3
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

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, North Carolina. Amie, who is the co-author of The Illuminae Files, lives in Melbourne, Australia. Although they currently live apart, they are united by their love of space opera, road trips, and second breakfasts. You can find them on Twitter at @AmieKaufman and @MeaganSpooner.

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Their Fractured Light (Starbound Series #3) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to stop reading after I had already read the first 2. Too bad.
Anonymous 10 days ago
This is a must read!
onemused 4 months ago
"Their Fractured Light" is a satisfying conclusion to the Starbound trilogy. Each book has followed a different couple along a common thread. I do think you need to have read the previous two books (or at least the first one) to understand what is going on in this finale. The first half of the book follows Sofia, a con-artist, and Gideon, a hacker, both bent on taking down LaRoux Industries for the deaths of loved ones. Running from the corporation, Sofia and Gideon must come together and rely on each other. The second half of the book brings back the four main characters to combat the main storyline from the first two books. While it was great to see the characters from the earlier books again, this meant that the romance between Sofia and Gideon really took a backseat, and I felt like they didn't get as much as their due as the earlier couples. The first book remains my favorite with the great build, strong mysteries, and fantastic romance. The second one felt weaker in comparison, and this third one became more of an action book than having the strong storyline around the sci-fi/mystery/romance. That being said, it was still enjoyable and I think it did wrap up the trilogy really well. Overall, this was a satisfying conclusion- it brought everything to a head and resolved it. I really enjoyed this YA sci-fi series and I do recommend for people who like YA sci-fi/romance.
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
This series must be read in order, and if you haven't read the first book, don't read the rest of this review. I really enjoyed Gideon and Sofia. I liked them at least as much as Lilac and Tarver from the first book. This time we get to see the two couples from the previous two books too. When it comes to the romance, Sofia and Gideon seemed the most realistic. Neither of them trusted each other. They both had secrets. Many secrets. They both lie to survive. They've been on their own and in their own forms of survival mode for so long, that it was very hard for them to let another person in. It was a process, and I loved them all the more for it. Everything comes together in this book. I wasn't left with any nagging questions, and we finally get an explanation of what happened to Lilac at the end of book one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By the third entry in the series the formula of meet for some reason cant be together but are anyway formula is washed out and a bit agrivating at times. It is a good think this is the last in the series although the last book could have functioned as one as well.
EllenRozek More than 1 year ago
A thrilling, emotional ending to one of my unexpectedly favorite series of the last few years. If you, like me, have been waiting for all of your favorite characters to team up and take on LRI, I promise you're in for a treat. Bonus points to the authors for keeping my heart in my throat through the last hundred pages or so, and for making me choke up multiple times in the middle of the big, c!imactic ending. If you haven't given this series a read yet, now is your chance.
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
*Their Fractured Light is the final book in Kaufman and Spooner's Starbound trilogy which began with These Broken Stars and This Shattered World. This review includes small spoilers for both preceding books.* Everyone knows about Flynn Cormac and Jubilee Chase's infamous Avon Broadcast that aired on year ago. The broadcast did its job of saving their planet. It also was largely discredited much in the way Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen's own stories of whispers on a far off planet after the crash of the Icarus were quietly ignored. Now, in the center of the universe on the planet of Corinth, two teens are working to bring the evils of LaRoux industries to light once and for all. Gideon Marchant is a hacker who has spent the the last year tracking a woman he thinks can help him bring LaRoux Industries to its knees. Sofia Quinn left Avon a year ago and since then has worked her way across the galaxy to Corinth waiting for her chance to make LaRoux pay for her father's death. When their separate attempts at infiltrating LaRoux Headquarters are thwarted, Gideon and Sofia are thrown together in a frantic escape. These two have no reason to work together but if they can let go of their distrust and the hatred they've been harboring for so long, they might be the key to exposing LaRoux's secrets once and for all in Their Fractured Light (2015) by Aime Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. Their Fractured Light is the final book in Kaufman and Spooner's Starbound trilogy which began with These Broken Stars and This Shattered World. Like its predecessors, Their Fractured Light is written in first person narration that alternates between both characters' (Gideon and Sofia's) points of view. As the final book in a companion series, this novel introduces new characters and an independent plot--at least theoretically. In reality, Kaufman and Spooner's final Starbound book is a disappointing installment that lacks the substance or depth to stand on its own merits. Both Sofia and Gideon are intimately connected to the events at LaRoux Industries and to characters from earlier books. Their pasts and backstories become such a large part of the story that Sofia and Gideon's present situation pales in comparison. Compared to the other protagonists in the series, particularly Flynn and Jubilee, Gideon and Sofia fall flat. Their relationship feels forced (remember things start when the two are almost literally thrown together) and lacks any kind of chemistry even before a painfully contrived plot point comes along to make things even more difficult for both characters. Ultimately Their Fractured Light does wrap up the series after a fashion however after building up to this climactic finish over the course of three books, the resolution felt anti-climactic and not quite as satisfying as it could have been. Readers who have been faithful fans of the series since the beginning will find a lot to love in Their Fractured Light. Unfortunately, after struggling through These Broken Stars and being wowed by This Broken World, I have to admit that Their Fractured Light was a major letdown for me.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed these books, but by far my favorite was the first. I definitely recommend them all of my friends.
feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
Their Fractured Light is the third installment in co-authors: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner's young-adult fantasy trilogy titled Starbound. This trilogy has been an engaging ride so far and Their Fractured Light offered a near perfect ending. To date, each installment in this trilogy has featured a different male and female lead, with all six characters uniting for a common purpose during the latter part of this final book. And when they all come together? ...OMG it was action packed and filled with page-turning suspense. I have thoroughly enjoyed this world that the authors have created along with the characters. I'm going to miss it, but I have no doubt that this trilogy's success will prompt more novellas very, very soon so... until next time Starbound!!! My favorite quote: "...even in silence and darkness, there is always a spark." The Starbound trilogy includes the following installments as of December 2015: 1-These Broken Stars 1.5-This Night So Dark 2-This Shattered World 3-Their Fractured Light
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series and I love the storyline and where it leads us. The authors did good. They did good.
VampiressAmilia More than 1 year ago
This third installment will leave you breathless. The two new main characters that we are introduced to - Gideon and Sophia - are very similar in profession, but a bit different in personality. Sophia, the con artist, has a difficult time trusting others, including herself, and she's always looking for a way to get what she wants. She's quick to come up with answers and solutions and she always tries to make situations work out to her advantage. This can be part of her downfall, though, and I really saw her struggle with trusting someone so deeply and being afraid to admit just how much she cares about him. Gideon, on the other hand, starts off being a sassy guy, saying things and then thinking to himself how smooth what he said was. He is the hacker who is trying to take down LaRoux Industries while also searching for Commander Towers to make her life a living hell - and later learns he's had the wrong person the whole time. He's kind, but he also has a difficult town trusting others due to what he does, but he opens up a lot with Sophia. We get to see the other main characters from the other two books - Lilac, Tarver, Flynn, and Jubilee - in this book, which just brought on a whirlwind of emotions. They all worked together as a unit to defeat the bad guy, but the bad guy turned out to be someone I really wasn't expecting. The plot itself was interesting and had several twists and turns, moments that will melt your heart, and moments that will make your heart race. Everything comes together in this book, and because of the action of one individual, we really get to see the decisions they all made come together for the conclusion. Also, some of my favorite parts were the sections in between the chapters, where its from a different point of view and you really get to see and understand just what has happened over time since before Lilac was born until the moments happening in the book. These parts really wrenched out my heart and I highly enjoyed them. Overall, this book was incredible and I give it 5/5 stars and highly recommend it to those who have read the first two books, for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago