Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Shelf Control No.2: These Broken Stars, by Amie Kaufman



Welcome to Shelf Control!

This wonderful book meme is hosted by Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies! It features books that are sitting right on our shelves or e-readers, that we want to read, but have just not gotten to as yet.
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Here's my pick for this week!



These Broken Stars
(Starbound, Book 1)
Hardcover, 374 pages
Disney Hyperion
December 10, 2013
Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction,
Young Adult Fiction

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It features books that are sitting right on our shelves or e-readers, that we want to read, but have just not gotten to as yet.</span></span></span></b></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="color: #f3f3f3;">For the guidelines, just click</span> <a href="https://bookshelffantasies.com/2015/09/08/coming-soon-shelf-control/" target="_blank"><span style="color: cyan;"><span style="font-size: x-large;">HERE</span></span></a><span style="color: #f3f3f3;">!</span></span></span></b><br /> <br /> <br /></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> </div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: #f3f3f3;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif; font-size: x-large;"><b>Here<span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">'s </span>my pick</b></span><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif; font-size: x-large;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"> </span>for this week!</span></b></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> </div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> </div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> </div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0RQTxBNsDe8/V701w4xQVFI/AAAAAAAArHk/G215xlxyUH0HRItnyHIvoN3EPqo_7KLhwCLcB/s1600/FALLING%2BKINGDOMS%2B4.bmp" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0RQTxBNsDe8/V701w4xQVFI/AAAAAAAArHk/G215xlxyUH0HRItnyHIvoN3EPqo_7KLhwCLcB/s1600/FALLING%2BKINGDOMS%2B4.bmp" /></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: #f3f3f3;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif; font-size: x-large;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Falling Kingdoms</span></b></span></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: #f3f3f3;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif; font-size: large;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">(Falling Kingdoms, Book </span>1)</b></span></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.fallingkingdoms.com/" target="_blank"><span style="color: cyan;"><span style="color: #f3f3f3;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot;;"><b>Morgan Rhodes</b></span></span></span></span></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: #f3f3f3;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot;; font-size: large;">Hardcover,412 pages</span></b></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: #f3f3f3;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot;;"><b>Razorbill</b></span></span></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: #f3f3f3;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot;; font-size: large;">December 11, 2012</span></b></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: #f3f3f3;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot;; font-size: large;">Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction</span></b></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12954620-falling-kingdoms?ac=1&amp;from_search=true" target="_blank"><img alt="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12954620-falling-kingdoms?ac=1&amp;from_search=true" border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LJkcboZZp4Q/V7025tHCLVI/AAAAAAAArHw/XJhdVhbxAskDuL_IvLegfiZhkb1O78UUQCLcB/s1600/ADD%2BTO%2BGOODREADS%2BBUTTON.png" /></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> </div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GYn1ssRqadM/V703MTrqvQI/AAAAAAAArH0/rVGEFoDOu_QpC_0Lk20MrqkIDZil3NtrwCLcB/s1600/ANDOB%2BABOUT%2BTHE%2BBOOK.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GYn1ssRqadM/V703MTrqvQI/AAAAAAAArH0/rVGEFoDOu_QpC_0Lk20MrqkIDZil3NtrwCLcB/s1600/ANDOB%2BABOUT%2BTHE%2BBOOK.jpg" /></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: #f3f3f3; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif; font-size: large;"><b><i><span id="freeText6437800104332993408"><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">In the three kingdoms of  Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has  reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.<br /><br />As  the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their  subjects are brutally transformed... and four key players, royals and  rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia,  and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals,  shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.</span><i><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">The only outcome that's certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?<br /><br />It's the eve of war.... Choose your side.</span></i><br /><span style="color: #9fc5e8;"><br /></span><b><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">Princess:</span></b><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">  Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and  treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought  extinct.</span><b><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">Rebel:</span></b><span style="color: #9fc5e8;"> Jonas, enraged at injustice,  lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country  cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a  people's revolution centuries in the making.</span><b><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">Sorceress:</span></b><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">  Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth  about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.</span><b><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">Heir:</span></b><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">  Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins  to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword....</span></span></i></b></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: #f3f3f3; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif; font-size: large;"><b><i><span id="freeText6437800104332993408">&nbsp;</span><span id="freeText6437800104332993408">&nbsp;</span></i> </b></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: #f3f3f3;"><u><b><span style="font-size: x-large;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">How I Got It</span></span></b></u></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: #f3f3f3;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">I <span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">believe I got it in a B&amp;N bookstore</span>.</span></span></b></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: #f3f3f3;"><br /></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: #f3f3f3;"><u><b><span style="font-size: x-large;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">When I Got It</span></span></b></u></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: #f3f3f3;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">I<span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;"> don't <span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">quite remember; it might have been sometime in 201<span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot; , sans-serif;">3 or 2014</span></span></span></span></span></span></b></span><b>.</b></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: #f3f3f3;"><u><b><span style="font-size: x-large;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Why I Want To Read It </span></span></b></u></span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;"> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: &quot;verdana&quot;; font-size: large;"><b><span style="color: #f3f3f3;">There was a LOT of hype associated with this novel before it came out. In fact, I featured it in one of my "Waiting On Wednesday" posts. I ADORE YA fantasy, so I REALLY wanted to grab this one! And, sadly, it's been sitting on my shelves for much TOO long now.....The rest of the books in the series are supposed to be just as great as the first, from what I've read. I'd like to get this one under my belt before the end of this year!</span></b></span></div> </div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: #f3f3f3;"><b><span style="font-size: x-large;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">What do you think of this book?</span></span></b></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: #f3f3f3;"><b><span style="font-size: x-large;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Have you read it, and if so,&nbsp;</span></span></b></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: #f3f3f3;"><b><span style="font-size: x-large;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">did you like it?</span></span></b></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: #f3f3f3;"><b><span style="font-size: x-large;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Please leave a comment and&nbsp;</span></span></b></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: #f3f3f3;"><b><span style="font-size: x-large;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">let me know!</span></span></b></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> </div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BYuSv-L_pao/V706kveFUGI/AAAAAAAArIA/tCBC54_sJekeq3E7Spa9VbisAircO-Y5gCLcB/s1600/Pictures36.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BYuSv-L_pao/V706kveFUGI/AAAAAAAArIA/tCBC54_sJekeq3E7Spa9VbisAircO-Y5gCLcB/s1600/Pictures36.jpg" /></a></div> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> </div> <br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <br /></div>






Luxury spaceliner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive – alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a cynical war hero. Both journey across the eerie deserted terrain for help. Everything changes when they uncover the truth.

The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.


  
How I Got It
My husband gave it to me for my birthday.

When I Got It
Two years ago.

Why I Want To Read It
From what I've heard,this is a very romantic, exciting story, and most of it takes place on an alien planet. So this book combines FOUR of my favorite genres -- fantasy, romance, science fiction, and young adult fiction. I really can't believe I haven't read it yet!!




What do you think of this book?
Have you read it, and if so, 
did you like it?
Please leave a comment and 
let me know!







10 comments:

  1. OMG this book is on my to buy list but sadly not available in my country! I'll have to download it! Do read it heard its awesome! :)
    Haniya
    booknauthors.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi, Haniya!

      Oh, I'm so sorry this book is not available in a printed edition in your country.... :( So yeah, you'll have to get the ebook. Well, I hope you like it when you read it! I'll try to read mine before the end of this year! Lol.

      Thanks so much for dropping by and commenting!! :)

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  2. What a great pick! I've seen other people raving about this book, and even though I've been trying not to start any more series, this does sound like one I should read some day!

    Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies

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    1. Hi, Lisa!!

      I'm so glad you like my pick!! Yes, I do think you should read it, too! I hope you do so pretty soon. I want to go from this one to the second one in the series. It's supposed to be a trilogy.

      Thanks so much for commenting back!! :)

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  3. Young Adult book covers are always SO beautiful!!

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    1. Hi, Laurie!

      Yes, they certainly are! Thanks for dropping by anc commenting!! :)

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  4. I love the cover! It's gorgeous. I would want to read it simply because of that!

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    1. Hi, Emily!

      Oh, yeah, that cover is INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS!! I wish I could get it as a poster, to put up in my bedroom! Lol. I REALLY need to get to this book!

      Thanks for visiting and commenting!! :)

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  5. The book sounds abosolutely amazing!

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    1. Hi, Mindy! Yes, it does!! Glad you like it, too! Thanks for commenting!! :)

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