Friday, February 10, 2017

Their Fractured Light


Today's post is on Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. It is the last volume in their Starbound trilogy. It is 425 pages long and it published by Hyperion. The cover has the two main characters in space reaching to each other. The intended reader is someone who has read the first two, likes young adult science fiction, and just a little bit of philosophy. There is implied sex, foul language, and violence in this book and series. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the book jacket- 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.

Review- The last book in this trilogy was interesting but I feel that the ending was just too pat. The other aliens come in and rescue the one that LaRoux had driven mad, LaRoux is driven mad, and everyone learns something. That said I did have a good time reading this. I liked the two new characters for this one and the mystery around them is the best so far.  I liked seeing the previous characters and they did add to the story and helped the ending to complete. Everything is moving very fast, everything is finally coming to an end, and it the end was exactly what I guessed. But that does not mean that it was not a good ending just unsurprising. I am curious about where the authors are going to go now.

I give this book a Four out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I borrowed this book from my local library.