YA Review of This Night So Dark

Book Review, Young Adult Books

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.

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My Thoughts:

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


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    January 20, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Ooooo will definitely be reading this one! I really liked These Broken Stars and This Shattered World! Tarver is also my favorite character in the series (so far) so this sounds really good!
    Thanks for the review 🙂

    Em @ http://theyabookbutterfly.blogspot.com/

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    January 21, 2015 at 2:11 am

    I like this series too. Tarver was a great character. I want to read These Broken Stars again just so I can read about him some more. 🙂

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    January 21, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    i love this series. I heard this novella connects to the sequel This Shattered World and more Tarver i always a good thing.

    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex

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