Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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.
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.
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.