Their Fractured Light (YA Review)

Book Review, Young Adult Books
Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. Book 3 in the Starbound trilogy. Young adult science fiction for teens ages 14-18 with crossover appeal for adults.

I read Their Fractured Light so long ago! It took me a ridiculous amount of time to actually post my thoughts about it, but I’m so glad I read this book. Keep reading to see my full review.


Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. Book 3 in the Starbound trilogy. Young adult science fiction for teens ages 14-18 with crossover appeal for adults.

Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Age range: 12-18 | Series: Starbound (#3) | Hardcover: 432 pages | Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (December 1, 2015)


About Their Fractured Light

A year ago, Flynn Cormac and Jubilee Chase made the now-infamous Avon Broadcast, calling on the galaxy to witness LaRoux Industries’ corruption. A year before that, Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux were the only survivors of the Icarus shipwreck, forced to live a double life after their rescue.

Now, at the center of the galaxy on Corinth, all four are about to collide with two new players in the fight against LRI.

Gideon Marchant is an underworld hacker known as the Knave of Hearts, ready to climb and abseil his way past the best security measures on the planet to expose LRI’s atrocities. Sofia Quinn, charming con artist, can work her way into any stronghold without missing a beat. When a foiled attempt to infiltrate LRI Headquarters forces them into a fragile alliance, it’s impossible to know who’s playing whom–and whether they can ever learn to trust each other.

With their lives, loves, and loyalties at stake, only by joining forces with the Icarus survivors and Avon’s protectors do they stand a chance of taking down the most powerful corporation in the galaxy—before LRI’s secrets destroy them all.

The New York Times best-selling Starbound trilogy comes to a close with this dazzling final installment about the power of courage and hope in humanity’s darkest hour.


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My Thoughts on Their Fractured Light

When Sophia meets Gideon in a holosuite at LaRoux Industries, they discover something horrible happening (but they don’t know what) and barely escape. But now, LRI is on their trail and will stop at nothing to track them down and silence them forever. Sophia doesn’t trust Gideon, and Gideon doesn’t trust Sophia, but they work together to survive and (more importantly) take down their common enemy.

This is the final installment of the Starbound trilogy, and we get to see all the characters from the previous books in this one. Lilac, Tarver, Finn, and Jubilee join Sophia and Gideon in their race to save themselves and humanity from utter destruction.

I loved the way this trilogy consisted of three separate stories, with three separate sets of characters, settings, and plots. I also liked how the three individual stories weaved together and combined to create one overarching story. The authors created a believable future, complete with technology, societies, and turmoil that is quite possibly the future we are looking at.

I love each of the characters, especially with all their differences. Sophia and Gideon are imperfect, believable human beings with faults and vices. But they are complex, like real people, and have their redeeming qualities too. They are strong, brave, and believe in a better future. They learn from each other and their friends. Over the course of the book, they grow and change and become the people that the Galaxy needs them to be.

If you haven’t read this series, you need to start with the first book. It’s definitely worth the read!

Content: violence and non-descriptive sex.

Source: I borrowed this book from the library.



Read the Whole Series!

These Broken Stars
This Shattered World
Their Fractured Light
This Night So Dark (a FREE short story)


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  • Reply
    January 16, 2017 at 8:33 am

    I still haven’t read this book. I enjoyed this series, but I couldn’t find the motivation to read this one. Bah.

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      Dena at Batch of Books
      January 16, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      I do the same thing! I have a ridiculous number of unfinished series that I can’t motivate myself to finish. I wonder why that happens?

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    January 16, 2017 at 11:11 am

    This is yet another series I’m absolutely dying to read but I have no idea when I will be able to get to it. Hopefully later on this year. So many books, so little time!
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      Dena at Batch of Books
      January 16, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      I know what you mean! I have my “to review” stack (which is pretty small), but then I have my “want to read” stack which I would never finish in my lifetime, even if I read one every day!

      I hope you get to read this series, though. It’s pretty good!

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    January 16, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    This sounds like such an interesting series! I’ll have to check this one out 🙂

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    Dedezoomsalot (@DedeZoomsalot)
    January 16, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    I read These Broken Stars, but haven’t read any of the following books. That’s why I have to read finished series books only…..because I never seem to get to book 2. I think I actually have This Shattered World on my Kindle but I rarely read ebooks.

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    January 25, 2017 at 6:21 am

    I actually already have this series on my TBR, but I was curious to hear about your thoughts on the ending of the whole series. It sounds like you managed to really love it and how everything tied together ^^ And all the covers are just so beautiful <3

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      Dena at Batch of Books
      January 25, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      The covers are GORGEOUS. I really liked this series. The authors did a great job at creating three distinct yet interwoven stories.

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