This Night So Dark (A Starbound Short) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Age range: 12-18
Grade level: 7-12
Genre: Science fiction
Format: ebook only
Print Length: 109 pages
Publisher: Disney Hyperion (October 7, 2014)
Source: Bought (currently FREE)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
About the Book:
Don’t miss the breathtaking short story that connects the first two novels in the Starbound trilogy, These Broken Stars and This Shattered World. Tarver still has nightmares about the night, six months before the Icarus crash, when he rescued a group of civilian researchers being held hostage by brutal mercenaries. Now Tarver and Lilac must reconcile his memories of that fateful night with the truth that they uncovered on a mysterious planet after the Icarus crashed. Includes a bonus preview chapter from This Shattered World.
This is a very short novella about a traumatic experience Tarver has 6 months before These Broken Stars takes place. It’s a tense, action packed story that endears Tarver to you more than anything else. It doesn’t give any information vital to the series, but it’s a good read. It’s also free, so give it a try, especially if you haven’t read the other two books in the series. It will give you a sense of how the authors write and what to expect from them.
Content: Violence, mild cursing