Fun Facts Tour: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

November 25, 2013 Blog Tour, Promo 9

Fun Facts Tour: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

These Broken StarsThese Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
Published by Disney Hyperion on December 10th 2013
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
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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.


A timeless love story, THESE BROKEN STARS sets into motion a sweeping science fiction series of companion novels. The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.

Hey guys! I am so excited to share with you an exclusive fun fact about the cover artwork for These Broken Stars! ICYMI, I posted my review last week so you should definitely check that out, here!

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The cover of THESE BROKEN STARS was designed by Whitney Manger, using photographs by Tom Corbett. Hyperion consulted us during the process to make sure they got all the details right, from the dress Lilac is wearing when the ship crashes, to Tarver’s dog tags and gun holster. The result is a cover that is both sensational AND accurate. It’s awesome to have a cover that actually features characters from the book!

I just love when cover art can get those little details to accurately represent the book. It truly does make a world of difference. Want to know more fun facts as well as read some awesome interviews and reviews? Check out the rest of the blog tour!

Monday, 11/11     The Midnight Garden
World-Building for the Future

Tuesday, 11/12     Love is Not a Triangle
Author Interview

Wednesday, 11/13  The Perpetual Page-Turner
Using Technology to Write with a Partner

Thursday, 11/14     Good Books and Good Wine
Audiobook Sample + Narrator Interview

Friday, 11/15          The Starry-Eyed Revue
Character Interview with Tarver

Monday, 11/18       Cuddlebuggery
Author Interview

Tuesday, 11/19       Books With Bite
Amie & Meg's Favorite Things

Wednesday, 11/20  Xpresso Reads
Establishing Characters with Role-Playing

Thursday, 11/21     Great Imaginations
Co-Authoring Books

Friday, 11/22          Nawanda Files
Lilac's Gorgeous Dress: A Look at These Broken Stars' Cover Art

Monday 11/25        Promo stops (fun facts about the book!)

The Flyleaf ReviewYA Romantics, WhatchYA Reading?, Scott Reads It!, My Friends are Fiction, Books and Whimsy, Michelle and Leslie's Book Picks, Forever 17 Books, Cecelia Bedelia, Another Novel Read, In Bed with Books, Falling for YA, Forever Literary, Effortlessly Reading


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About Amie Kaufman

I’m a young adult author from Melbourne, Australia, represented by Tracey Adams of Adams Literary. I write fantasy, science fiction and all things speculative.

My favourite procrastination techniques involve chocolate, baking, sailing, my dog Jack, gardening, plotting and executing overseas travel, napping, my music collection and reading. Also my husband.

About Meagan Spooner

Meagan Spooner grew up reading and writing every spare moment of the day, while dreaming about life as an archaeologist, a marine biologist, an astronaut. She graduated from Hamilton College in New York with a degree in playwriting, and has spent several years since then living in Australia. She’s traveled with her family all over the world to places like Egypt, South Africa, the Arctic, Greece, Antarctica, and the Galapagos, and there’s a bit of every trip in every story she writes.

She currently lives and writes in Northern Virginia, but the siren call of travel is hard to resist, and there’s no telling how long she’ll stay there.

In her spare time she plays guitar, plays video games, plays with her cat, and reads.

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

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