By Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Disney Hyperion, 2013
Audience: All Teens
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.
I’m not usually one for stories that take place in space, but I really enjoyed this book. I liked the style in which it was written, especially. The survival aspect was cool and I thought it was awesome that Lilac could hold her own. The shipwreck reminded me a lot of the Titanic. I wonder if that was intentional? Whether it was or not, I think it really added to the story. During the whole story, I was very suspicious of Lilac’s father. I look forward to learning more about what he’s up to!
Also, it made me want to watch this again: