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I was soooo excited when the last book of the Starbound series came out! I mean THIS series really started my love for all things YA: These Broken Stars and This Shattered World blew me away and I expected to be blown away by the series finale.
Didn’t you like the book at all?
Don’t get me wrong, I actually liked the Their Fractured Light, I just wasn’t blown away by it. It’s hard to admit that one of your favorite series didn’t blow you away, and I am a little sad by this. I do have my reasons for not enjoying it as I had hoped I would. Maybe it’s the fact that I keep comparing Sofia and Gideon to Lilac and Tarver! I know I shouldn’t but I could not help myself!
What about the feels?
That’s just it! I did not get any feels at all from Gideon and Sofia! I think there were a few scenes here and there, but no overall devastating FEELS! I felt like I was was reading them but not actually a part of them if that makes sense at all. I just wish I was drawn in, and connected with Sofia and Gideon.*sigh I was actually glad to see Tarver and Lilac, though.
You mean TARVER and LILAC are in this book?!
Yes, they are, thank God! So are Flynn and Jubilee! Yay! But you must also note that this isn’t Lilac and Tarver’s story, so they are not prominent characters of the book. However, since it is a series ender, the last quarter of the book actually answers the questions that I have had since These Broken Stars.
Never fear, the book actually does a good job of wrapping up all the unanswered questions. And yes, the villain will be defeated! I just wasn’t thrilled about how this came about, though. Which is one of the reasons I wasn’t blown away by this book.
You don’t say?
Yep, I had a hard time understanding the villain’s motives and I felt it was too shallow. I mean, to destroy worlds and other planets just because….yeah, I thought it wasn’t strong enough to merit all the death and destruction what ensued.
Book and Audiobook?
Oh, yeah! I actually immersion read this book and I loved it! Immersion reading actually brought this experience to a whole other level. Loved the narrators, too.
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