Normally I would cringe and try to skip a YA book with such heavy romantic elements but surprisingly eventhough the romance is the main pull of this book, I found it to be quite enjoyable. First of all, both of the characters are really likeable. Lilac is no Mary Sue or some poor little rich girl who can't defend herself. She proved to be quite the survivor and at the beginning it is through her quick actions and knowledge relating to the machinery of the ship that she is able to save Tarver and herself.
And Tarver is so reminiscent of Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games. A trained war hero who has a sensitive side writing poetry. My..my..I want one of those. Although there's spark when they first met, the love does not blossom instantly and it took some time before both of them actually let their guard down and surrender to their feelings.
And as the plot veered from focussing on how two very different characters coped with the harsh reality of being the only survivors of a crashed space ship into discovering an extra-terrestrial life on the strange planet, I just find myself more and more intrigue with the whole story. However, the ending is kind of abrupt and I'm left wondering what is the real answer to all of the questions. Will there be more of Lilac and Traver? Go and read the book and tell me what you guys think. I'm still reeling from the abundance of emotions in this adventure.