Each time I think ‘this is it, this is the best Top Ten Tuesday The Broke And The Bookish have come up with’, they prove me wrong. Each. Time.
I can’t say I feel bad about it though.
I mean, this time, the category is so broad that I thought it would take me forever to come up with an idea.
Then I realised one very important thing – I love The Starbound Trilogy. So much. Ever since I picked up These Broken Stars because the cover was GORGEOUS and I fell in love, I’ve loved the series. I thought it would suffer from the sophomore slump.
It did not.
It just got better.
So I figured, why not spread my love for the books, the characters, in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday? Why not give you guys ten reasons I love The Starbound Trilogy?
Note: All fanedits posted in this post were made by me for tumblr, because I love the series just that much. (I love it so much, I’m even making fanmixes! Stay tuned for those.)
- The romance of it all.
I mean. Guys. The first novel has literally two characters throughout the whole thing, and was so, so wonderfully written that I fell in love with them both, fell in love while they fell in love, and it was just magical.
- Each story is self-contained;
- but also so wonderfully interwoven.
- THE ROMANCE OF IT ALL.
- Strong female characters.
Whether they’re physically strong or mentally or emotionally, they have layers and are allowed to be human and vulnerable. Even the side characters! (Sanjana Rao, amiright or amiright?)
- Strong characters in general.
They’re wonderfully fleshed out and individual, and just great.
- Characters that are allowed to be vulnerable lemme just sit here and cry a little.
Like I said, strong and human and flawed, but fleshed out and made relatable. Even the villain was made somewhat relatable. I mean. You don’t get any better than that.
- The whole aspect of the OTHERS being given development too!
I thought they would just be a mythical/mystical figure that we would not be made to understand, but nope! Their Fractured Light gave some answers as to what the beings were, and how they got there, and – almost all my questions were answered, which is EXACTLY what I want from my stories.
- Did i mention the romance of it all?
Because seriously, you guys. Each love story was so individual? And I don’t just mean the romances between the leads, but also the romantic notions in the stories. I just – I have no words.
- The world building.
We see so many different planets, all developed enough to understand the people and their lifestyles and their characters! IT IS SERIOUSLY SO AMAZING I RECOMMEND THIS SERIES TO EVERYONE EVER.
Bonus; the fact that the authors are so here for interacting with fans. They respond to tweets (EVEN ONES THEY ARE NOT TAGGED IN YOU GUYS), they reblog fanart and edits (it has happened to me, with bonus flattering comments!), and they don’t dismiss fancasting ideas!
( I am totally speaking from personal experience here. I’ve had the pleasure of having Twitter conversations with both Meagan and Amie after I finished the first book. Mostly just me flailing at them. AND THEY RESPONDED. And then after I finished the last? This happened:
I didn’t even tag either one of them in my tweets??? BUT??? SO INVOLVED AND READY TO INTERACT??? How could you not love them?)
So yeah. Ten reasons to read The Starbound Trilogy. If you have already, tell me what you thought of them! What would be your reasons when telling someone to read them?
Also what was your Top Ten this week? Link me below! Or if you didn’t make a list, tell me ten things that could fit in this category in a comment!