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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.
But let's try anyhow. So as you may have heard this is a story about universe. I cannot exactly tell you where in universe as I don't know, but somewhere. We start this story on a ship, ironically called Icarus. If you know Greek mythology then you know a story about Icarus and the way he ended. Sadly someone wanted to change the story which cannot be changed. After the tragic accident we end up on some planet, again somewhere in the universe, where our only two survivors are Lilac and Tarver. Two people who are from different background and classes wherein they do no mix. But when they are alone in unfamiliar surroundings all that loses its value. Then their story begin, a story which will make you feel.
Maybe from the previous paragraph you can see what was actually my biggest problem in this book - well, a lot of things here are left unsaid, unfinished and mostly illogical. Not that logic has much to do when you deal with supernatural, but still. I couldn't get my compass right here. It's not only that, but later when many other weird things started to happen I was lost. I still am. About the place, but not about the visual picture of it. That's done majestically.
But on the other hand we have Lilac and Traver and their story. When I say story I don't mean strictly romance, but life story. It was magical how we see their character grow and the way their personalities change when they are out of their comfort zone. Unlike the whole would building that was lacking here (in terms of space position and orientation) the building of their character and their feelings was completely different.
All in all, this book left me with plenty of questions, while I usually hat that here some other aspects left me wanting for more. But still I cannot get rid of that frustration.
Rating: 4 stars.
Until the next time,
***NOTE: Copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, Disney Hyperion, via NetGalley. Thank you.
I'm not paid for writing this review - I do it as a lover of written word. All opinions are personal.