Series: Starbound #3
Publisher: Disney Hyperion (2015)
Hardcover (425 pages)
Also by this author: These Broken Stars, Illuminae, This Shattered World
Also in this series: These Broken Stars, This Shattered World
Reading Challenges: Read 2016
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.
This third and final installment in the Starbound Trilogy follows Gideon, a hacker, and Sofia, a con artist. Gideon is a new character to the series though we met Sophia in This Shattered World.
Sophia was born on Avon. LaRoux Industries is responsible for what happened to Sophia’s father there. Sophia knew that he wasn’t himself when he took that bomb onto the military base. She knew something was controlling him and that something had to do with LaRoux Industries.
Gideon is a hacker living in the slums of Corinth. He is the best and he knows it. He also has his own reasons for hating LaRoux. Then he meets Sophia and it seems as if, just maybe, they have the same goal: bring down LaRoux Industries.
My one complaint is that this book isn’t just about Gideon and Sophia. Lilac, Tarver, Jubilee, and Flynn all show up as well. They needed to be there for some of the events but I would have enjoyed more Gideon and Sophia.
Speaking of all the characters, Their Fractured Light has some terrifying parts and you have no idea if all your precious characters are going to make it to the end of the book. It would obviously be a rather large spoiler if I told you which way things fall. However, it is definitely terrifying.
In all, this was a great conclusion to the Starbound Trilogy. These Broken Stars is still my favorite of the trilogy though Their Fractured Light is better than This Shattered World in my opinion. All of these books are great, though, and you should definitely go read them.