Monday, November 25, 2013

These Broken Stars Blog Tour: Fun Fact + Giveaway

Hello everyone! I hope your Monday is off to a great start!

To help you kick off your week, I am sharing a fun fact about These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner as part of the book's blog tour, which is hosted by The Midnight Garden. But before that, here is a bit about the book and its authors.
It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.
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, NC, while Amie lives in Melbourne, Australia. Although they currently live apart, they are united by their love of space opera, road trips, and second breakfasts.

Visit the These Broken Stars website for the latest news on the series and follow the authors on Twitter at @AmieKaufman and @MeaganSpooner. You may also sign up for their newsletter as well! These Broken Stars will be available in North America on December 10, 2013.

And now for the fun fact!
The ship Lilac and Tarver are flying on is named the Icarus. This name comes from a Greek myth about a boy with wax feathers who flew too close to the sun and fell to his death. Not a very auspicious name for a starship, huh? The ship was named by Lilac’s father, Monsieur LaRoux, who in his arrogance and hubris, decided to tempt fate, so confident was he that his ship couldn’t crash. (Monsieur, I have some bad news for you…)
Before you go, be sure to enter this giveaway for your chance to win a These Broken Stars prize pack.

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Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy These Broken Stars if you decide to pick it up this December.


  1. GAHHH! That name. It's seriously the stupidest name for a spaceship (or any kind of flying vehicle) EVER. Okay, maybe not ever, but it's definitely up there.

    1. Haha, I see your adversion to this name is still strong. It doesn't seem like a very bright idea to name a spacecraft "Icarus," but I guess that's what happens when you have over-confident characters.

  2. Clever name, given the mythology behind it. However, he clearly did not live in the same universe as Titanic - the "unsinkable" ship. Some people just never learn, do they?

    1. It's too bad he didn't—maybe he could have learned from the mistakes of the people behind the Titanic. :)

  3. I really enjoyed this book, I will be reviewing it soon. Thanks for sharing!


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