Lindley Hamilton has been the leader of the space station Lusca since every first-generation crew member on board, including her mother, the commander, were killed by a deadly virus.Lindley always assumed shed captain the Lusca one day, but she never thought that day would come so soon. And she never thought it would be like thisstruggling to survive every day, learning how ...
|Title||:||This Splintered Silence|
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This Splintered Silence Reviews
Oh, this book was so awesome! Go space thrillers! Very quick paced, and I really enjoyed it!
No one who remembers them, no legacy left behind: those are lies, if I really break them down. Even if I die for this choice- possible self-sacrifice, me for my people- a legacy of integrity is the greatest thing I could offer. It's certainly preferable to a life propped by fear and lies. Sooner or later, that life would collapse.
What another glorious read from Kayla! It was everything I had hoped for and then some.
Think about it, really think about it, if you were 16 and lost every adult you ca ...more
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This was quite a fun book! While not perfect, I found it to be quite enjoyable and I was certainly invested in the mystery aspect of the story. Let's break it down into likes/dislikes, because I cannot really talk about the plot too much for fear of spoiling!
The Stuff I Liked:
•It was incredibly entertaining. Despite any other flaws, I just plain really liked the story. Is it murd ...more
I've been looking forward to THIS SPLINTERED SILENCE since I first heard of it. As a fan Kayla Olson's debut, I was extra psyched because books set in space have a special place in my heart.
The YA market has blended quite a bit into the adult market, and I'm happy report that THIS SPLINTERED SILENCE was, most definitely, a book written for teens. Lindley's decision making process reminded me a lot of my younger years, where immediacy trumps all. By that, I mean that every problem feels like an ...more
I LOVED THIS BOOK! I have been in a bummer of a reading slump, and This Splintered Silence totally yanked me out. I was on the edge of my seat.
An arc of this book was sent to me by Harper Collins and Kayla Olson for a book tour. All thoughts and opinions on this book are honest and my own.
Rating: 4.5 / 5
Beautifully written, engaging and character driven book. This book is a perfect mix of science fiction, romance, thriller, and suspense. The prose of this book was just so beautiful and natural, and it brought the development of this story so perfectly! It was perfectly paced, and I found myself devouring this book real quickly.
This Splintered Silence is written in a very specific style, one that leans very heavily on repetition and emdashes. It's a style that heightens drama and can be quite quotable, but it's not a style that I personally enjoy. Here's a sample so you can see if this book might be for you.
"My mother once told me—before she died, before her colleagues died, before everyone who wasn't born here on the station died—that each soul is tied to a star, a trail of stardust the tether. As long as the sky is f...more
* 3.5 stars *
A book I wanted to love ended up being a murder mystery I’m not sure I buy but overall it wasn’t a bad novel.
“This Splintered Silence” begins at the end of a contagion that took the lives of the first generation of those who made the jump from Earth to space leaving behind a community of children to take the reins when a sudden death of one of their own with eerie similarities to the original plague threatens to unravel an already fragile social order as those in charge are forced ...more