Continuing with the insta-love and angst found in the previous two novels of the Starbound Trilogy, Their Fractured Light is predictable yet enjoyable, if not somewhat bland.
Rating: 3 Stars
Their Fractured Light
Author: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Synopsis: A year ago, Flynn Cormac and Jubilee Chase made the now-infamous Avon Broadcast, calling on the galaxy to witness LaRoux Industries’ corruption. A year before that, Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux were the only survivors of the Icarus shipwreck, forced to live a double life after their rescue.
Now, at the center of the galaxy on Corinth, all four are about to collide with two new players in the fight against LRI.
Gideon Marchant is an underworld hacker known as the Knave of Hearts, ready to climb and abseil his way past the best security measures on the planet to expose LRI’s atrocities. Sofia Quinn, charming con artist, can work her way into any stronghold without missing a beat. When a foiled attempt to infiltrate LRI Headquarters forces them into a fragile alliance, it’s impossible to know who’s playing whom–and whether they can ever learn to trust each other.
With their lives, loves, and loyalties at stake, only by joining forces with the Icarus survivors and Avon’s protectors do they stand a chance of taking down the most powerful corporation in the galaxy—before LRI’s secrets destroy them all.
Their Fractured Light features Sofia and Gideon as our new, soon to be couple in the universe. Sofia is an escapee from Avon who has a score to settle with LaRoux Industries and a shadow that has been haunting her footsteps. Gideon is a charming hacker who stumbles across Sofia while both are on personal missions against LaRoux. The two are forced to fight together to escape LaRoux and bring them down, with the help of some familiar faces. But what will happen when secrets are revealed and loyalties are tested? *cue dramatic music*
I’m not sure where I went wrong. I love angsty relationships. I love them even more when they are in space. Yet, I can’t find myself caring much for any of the relationships built in the Starbound Trilogy. All the books are…just okay. I don’t hate them, but I don’t have any desire to really go back and reread them ever.
Let’s start with what I did like about Their Fractured Light: the setting. I liked the urban, high tech city vibe we got. I’m not sure what I’d compare it to, but the world set up in my imagination quite well and I just really enjoyed the feel of it all.
The rest, well, it was fine. This review is hard because I feel like the story was kinda bland to me for the most part. Nothing was a huge revelation and it was fairly forgettable. But I know I enjoyed it? I did not hate the experience of this book, but it didn’t imprint itself on me like some other books have.
I think that as a whole, this series is a fun read. It’s nothing wildly special, but it’s worth a read.