These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner is a futuristic adventure story complete with romance and fantasy. The novel introduces us to two characters who couldn’t be more different from one another: Tarver Merendson, a young war hero who is known for his bravery and quick-thinking as a soldier, and Lilac LaRoux, the spoiled and jaded daughter of the world’s wealthiest man. These characters are forced to rely on one another when the luxury spaceliner they’re traveling on malfunctions and plunges onto a strange planet. Seemingly the only survivors, Lilac and Tarver trek across the planet in search of rescue.
I kept noticing this book on YA lists and book blogs because of its beautiful cover. I wasn’t drawn to the book blurb at first, but when I spotted it on the shelf at the public library, I couldn’t help but take it home. I ended up enjoying the book much more than I thought I would. I would definitely check out another book by this writing duo.
With the influx of YA to the screen, it shouldn’t be a surprise that this novel has already been optioned for television. For today’s post, I decided to offer up some casting ideas for the novel’s main characters.
Have you read These Broken Stars? What did you think of the novel? Who would you cast for a future television adaptation?