TITLE: Their Fractured Light
AUTHOR: Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
SERIES: Starbound #3
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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.
Their Fractured Light felt more like a (fun) roller coaster than a book. It’s full of ups and downs, waves of different (and opposite) emotions, and tons and tons and tons of action.
Their Fractured Light is definitely a huge page turner. It pulled me in the minute I turned to the first page and I couldn’t stop reading until it was over. Every page was filled with suspense, mystery, action, emotion, “ah ha!” moments, or plot twists just to name a few. I could not get enough of the action and the plot twists. There were so well done and kept me guessing until the very end. It was crazy! (Also, you get bonus points of understanding if you read the novella, This Night So Dark *nudge nudge, hint hint*).
I loved everything about this book, except for maybe some of the characters and the way they appeared in the novel (no, I’m not talking about their physical looks). Their Fractured Light, like the rest of the books in the trilogy, is narrated by two characters. For the most part, I liked Gideon, the male protagonist. But Sofia… Let’s just say she would be that friend I would have a love-hate relationship with. There were times when I loved her and was happy that she was the female lead, but there were also others when I had to stop reading to look up at the ceiling, roll my eyes, and moan “whhhyyy!”. I’m not going to lie, there were times when I felt like saying “You go girl!” but there were other times when I felt like shouting “How could you be so stupid!”. Moving on to the character cameos. I have to say I was also kind of disappointed with how some of it turned out. I felt like some of the characters from the other books could have had a bigger role and that others (cough cough Tarver) were a bit too in love.
Their Fractured Light was a fantastic end to a wonderful series. Even though I had some minor issues with some of the characters, I still enjoyed this page turning, action packed, book full of plot twists and emotions.