I’m sure many of you have heard about the book These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner by now. (Hint: I’m currently reading it and it’s awesome!) I’m here to offer you guys an unique fact on These Broken Stars!
The name “LaRoux” means “the red” in French, meaning someone with red hair. Although this detail never made it into the final novel, in the very first draft Tarver reflects on the fact that Lilac’s surname matches her appearance. Red hair is rare, centuries in the future, and not terribly fashionable in a galaxy where everyone can surgically and chemically perfect their appearance, but Lilac has kept it anyway.
I never knew that “LaRoux” meant “the red” in French, but then again, I don’t speak French. :P
And how can red hair not be fashionable? I’ll love to have red hair!
These Broken Stars
Author: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Series: Starbound #1
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Release Date: December 10, 2013
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
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.
Visit the These Broken Stars website for the latest news on the series and follow the authors on Twitter at @AmieKaufman and @MeaganSpooner. You may also sign up for their newsletter as well! These Broken Stars will be available in North America on December 10, 2013.
If you pre-order the book from Malaprop’s Bookstore, you can also get a collectible TBS poster autographed by the authors!
Visit each stop of the THESE BROKEN STARS tour for more exclusive content and additional chances to win prizes, including an Grand Prize of one autographed/annotated ARC + limited edition necklace + swag!
Monday, 11/11 The Midnight Garden
World-Building for the Future
Tuesday, 11/12 Love is Not a Triangle
Wednesday, 11/13 The Perpetual Page-Turner
Using Technology to Write with a Partner
Thursday, 11/14 Good Books and Good Wine
Audiobook Sample + Narrator Interview
Friday, 11/15 The Starry-Eyed Revue
Character Interview with Tarver
Monday, 11/18 Cuddlebuggery
Tuesday, 11/19 Books With Bite
Amie & Meg’s Favorite Things
Wednesday, 11/20 Xpresso Reads
Establishing Characters with Role-Playing
Thursday, 11/21 Great Imaginations
Friday, 11/22 Nawanda Files
Lilac’s Gorgeous Dress: A Look at These Broken Stars’ Cover Art
Monday 11/25 Promo stops (fun facts about the book!)
The Flyleaf Review, YA Romantics, WhatchYA Reading?, Scott Reads It!, My Friends are Fiction, Books and Whimsy, Michelle and Leslie’s Book Picks, Forever 17 Books, Cecelia Bedelia, Another Novel Read, In Bed with Books, Falling for YA, Forever Literary, Effortlessly Reading