5 Things about Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

December 12, 2015 Review 30 ★★★★½

5 Things about Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Their Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
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Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Source: Publisher
Pages: 425
Release Date: December 1st, 2015
Series: Starbound Trilogy #3
Genres: Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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.

I received this book for free from the source listed above in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Action packed conclusion.

THEIR FRACTURED LIGHT sets a cracking pace right from page one that doesn’t let you go until the very end. This fast pace hit me at the perfect time and I loved all the action, plot twists, and suspense it brought with it. The two main characters being a con artist and hacker certainly helped keep my attention haha

Sassy sarcasm & chemistry.

As far as narrating characters in this series go, I think Sofia and Gideon are my favourite. Gideon is a snarky, sarcastic little shit, the type of character I find highly entertaining. Sofia is a con artist and knows exactly what to say and how to act to wrap everyone around her little finger (I wish I had such skills). They have so much banter together and seem to like dragging each other through some dire and intense situations. The end result of their interactions is a lot of tension and some great character development I thoroughly enjoyed reading.

Time for reunions.

Rejoice, for all our old favourites from the previous novel have significant page time in THEIR FRACTURED LIGHT! Tarver and Lilac were elements I missed in THIS SHATTERED WORLD, and even though they made appearances I didn’t think it was enough. In THEIR FRACTURED LIGHT those two, along with Jubilee and Flynn, have significant roles in the story. It was also super interesting to see how Gideon and Sofia related to the other characters. 

Finally answers.

I would be a little concerned if THEIR FRACTURED LIGHT didn’t wrap things up considering it’s the final book in the series. Finally we learn more about what the whispers are, what they want, and why they’ve been wreaking havoc over the series. It’s been hinted at in previous novels but was never entirely clear until now. And the truth is actually kind of sad. It gave me feels.

I wish I’d reread the other books.

My biggest regret when it comes to THEIR FRACTURED LIGHT is not rereading THESE BROKEN STARS and THIS SHATTERED WORLD beforehand. It’s not a necessary step, you should still be able to get by without rereading. All major connections are refreshed for you. I had just forgotten a lot of little details and connections that ended up being somewhat important in this final novel and I hate not remembering all the little details.


THEIR FRACTURED LIGHT has left me with the usual end of series hangover. It wrapped up everything and delivered a thrilling, action packed story with great narrating characters. 

Rating Report
Overall: 4.5

30 Responses to “5 Things about Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner”

    • Bec

      I loved how the other characters were actually important and didn’t just appear for the sake of appearing! The banter was great.

      Thanks :)

    • Bec

      I was planning on it but couldn’t wait (I have so many review books to read that making time for rereading made me feel guilty haha).

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy it when you get around to reading it :D

  1. Sinead

    I hadn’t realised this book was released already; I thought it wasn’t until next year! Yay now I finally get to read it :D I’m so glad Tarver and Lilac make a comeback; I loved those two :) Great review, I’m glad it’s a satisfying end to the series :)
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    • Bec

      It is a very good idea! You pick up on all the small hints and details, which only enhances the reading experience.

    • Bec

      Reading them back to back would be a great experience. I’m hoping to make time to reread them sometime next year I think (if my TBR ever shrinks to a manageable level hahaha)

      The sass was amazing!

  2. Jee Ann

    OMG… This series sounds awesome! I have a soft spot for characters from other books making appearances in other books, and then having them reunite in another book!! Yeah, that’s why I love the Avengers so much :) Ooh, you have turned me, Bec! I am so looking for this series!
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    • Bec

      You’ll love these books just for the character connections then haha! They are really great sci-fi and romance novels indeed. I hope you pick them up soon :)

    • Bec

      I would much prefer to reread every series before each new book, but that’s just not practical with the small amount of free time I have :( Remembering all the little details just makes it more fun.

      I hope you like it when you read it!

  3. Madiha @ Paper Skies

    I am definitely going to be re reading the other books before I get my hands on this one. I’ve read the first two on my iPad, so I’m thinking that I’ll buy all three books together, and then go through them one by one, and OMG I’m already excited ITS GOING TO BE SO MUCH FUN AAAAAA the sass and chemistry is ALWAYS the best why haven’t I bought this already?
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    • Bec

      Reading them all in physical format for the first time would be a tonne of fun! I hope you get your hands on it soon :D

  4. Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

    I STILL NEED TO EVER START THIS SERIES AND OMG I I ASHAMED. As a lover of sci-fi, how could I be so slow?!


    Anyway, I’m really happy that you found this to be such a wonderful conclusion to the trilogy :) I love when things wrap up in a satisfying way! Lovely review ♥
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    • Bec

      MICHELINE GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER OH MY GOSH! I’m pretty sure you’ll love this series seeing how similar our tastes are haha

    • Bec

      GO GET THE BOOKS! All the guys in this series are all very different, but all amazing haha. Marathoning them would be a great experience.

  5. Wattle

    I haven’t started this series yet, so I’m kind of glad to know that I’ll be able to read it all back to back when I do finally get there :) I keep hearing such great things, but for some reason just never got to it *sigh*

    Great review Bec, I’ll make sure to read the first book soon!
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    • Bec

      No stressing about lack of answers for you haha! Hopefully you can read them soon and see what all the fuss is about :D

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