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Book Review: This Night, So Dark

this night so dark

This Night, So Dark is the short story that Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner wrote and published for free to connect These Broken Stars and This Shattered World, books 1 and 2 of their Starbound Trilogy. Because this short story relied heavily on material from These Broken Stars, this WILL NOT BE A SPOILER-FREE REVIEW! Sorry, I just can’t do it. I can’t even post the synopsis without spoiling These Broken Stars (especially if you’re in the middle of reading it!). So, if you haven’t already done so, check out my thoughts on These Broken Stars, then go read it! And don’t venture below!

Okay, here’s the description from Goodreads:

Tarver still has nightmares about the night, six months before the Icarus crash, when he rescued civilian researchers held hostage by brutal mercenaries. Now he and Lilac reconcile his memories of that night with the truth uncovered after the crash.

So, Tarver and Lilac survived and get to be adorable in this short about how Tarver became a decorated Major and ended up on the Icarus in the first place. I wish there had been more Tarver/Lilac interaction, instead of just little snippets, but the story was engaging. Because it’s Tarver. Anyhoo, This Night, So Dark provided tons of info on LaRoux’s shady activities and the reasons for the crash in the first place too, which was helpful. Also, pay attention, because plot points and characters here might (hint hint: book 3) become important later! Rated: 4/5, just because there wasn’t enough Lilac/Tarver adorableness.


Tarver being a perfect boyfriend/love of your life:

“Beautiful, an entire year of training couldn’t have prepared me for dealing with you.”

This Night, So Dark by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Lilac being a perfect girlfriend/love of your life:

“‘Just because you couldn’t save everyone doesn’t mean you’re any less of a-‘

‘A what?’

‘A hero.'”

This Night, So Dark by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

If you loved These Broken Stars, go read this!


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