Published 10th December 2013 by Disney Hyperion
374 pages |
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.
I’ve heard such great things bout this one, so I am extremely glad that it did not disappoint. It’s always nice when books meet your high expectations for them.
Kaufman & Spooner have created a riveting and heart wrenching start to what I am sure will be a series to last the ages. Told from duel point of view, our main characters find themselves the only survivors of a fatal crash on a planet where reality is questioned and survival is the game. It is action packed, with a romance to die for, you will love this one and read it until the early hours of the morning.
This is one of those books where it just keeps on getting better. The characters lift of the page, and the mystery just sucks you in until it unravels. And believe me, if you can guess what is actually happening…you would be the first!! I loved the dynamics between the classes aboard the Icarus before the crash, and the after between our two main characters. And how their perceptions of each other slowly begin to falter as they realise the true nature of the other person.
It may have been a little long in my opinion, but the writing was so incredibly beautiful and you just end up having all of these feels for these characters as they encounter each obstacle whilst trying to survive.
Have you read this one? Do you think you’ll pick it up?
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That ending people!! WOW!! In the last few 100 pages I was on the edge of my seat. Everything mysterious about the planet becomes unravelled, and it was awesome!! So cool. It reminded me a bit of the TV show Lost and the gigantic energy thing that was causing the rift. But I didn’t really care, because after Lilac died and then came back it was really eerily freaking, yet amazing, to be inside her head as she was trying to come to terms with what had happened to her. And how she wasn’t quite the same after.
I can’t wait for the next one. Hopefully they won’t be separated!