These Broken Stars Dress Tour!

These Broken StarsSo These Broken Stars by the lovely Meagan Spooner and our very own Amie Kaufman (eee!) comes out in mere days. Can you guys believe it? After all this waiting and the growing insanity that is the These Broken Stars buzz machine, this awesome sci-fi (think Titanic meets Battlestar Gallactica season 3) will finally be in stores!

To celebrate the book’s fast-approaching launch, Meg and Amie decided to send the dress featured on the book’s stunning cover (glance to the right to see said dress) to a handful of friends and let us all goof off as we saw fit. Basically, we have become a sisterhood of the traveling dress—and seriously, this dress has traveled across the entire US! HOW COOL, right?

Monday, Marie Lu shared her goofy pic of the dress enjoying some…Christmas shopping perhaps? (I’m as confused as you, Marie!)

Tuesday, Diana Peterfruend got whimsical and story-themed with the dress as she traipsed through a beautiful autumn forest. (Diana: I envy your current lack of snow. Come tell my climate to stop snowing all day long.)

Wednesday, Leigh Bardugo told the dress to shut up during a movie. Darn precocious dress!

Thursday…oh wait! That’s me!! It’s my turn to share to my goofy photo, and so without further ado, I offer up the next great science fiction classic:

These Broken Lightbulbs


What do you think? Is These Broken Lightbulbs guaranteed to be a bestseller or what?

Okay, okay…so maybe it isn’t gonna hit any lists, but These Broken Stars just might! And to celebrate the book’s release and dress’s fabulous tour, I’m giving away a copy of the hardcover + book cover poster! All you have to do is leave a comment displaying your level of excitement for this series (is your anticipation as explosive as ours?) and fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Then in a week, we’ll pick a winner!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Oh, and don’t miss the pre-order offer for a poster of the These Broken Stars cover! You can learn more about the campaign here.


Amie Kaufmanmeagan spoonerAMIE KAUFMAN and MEAGAN SPOONER are longtime friends and sometime flatmates who have traveled the world (but not yet the galaxy), covering every continent between them. They are sure outer space is only a matter of time. Meagan, who is also the author of the Skylark trilogy, currently lives in Asheville, NC, while Amie lives in Melbourne, Australia. Although they currently live apart, they are united by their love of space opera, road trips, and second breakfasts.

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.


82 Responses to These Broken Stars Dress Tour!

  1. Jenny Dec 5 2013 at 7:29 am #

    I am so excited to read These Broken Stars! I love sci-fi (just started watching Doctor Who and AHHH SO AMAZING) and am always looking for a great YA sci-fi. And I am so incredibly jealous that you got to try on the green dress!

  2. Claudia McCarron Dec 5 2013 at 8:21 am #

    I’ve been looking forward to this one for about a year and I. Want. That. Dress.

  3. Sarah McGuire Dec 5 2013 at 8:21 am #

    So looking forward to this release!

  4. Megan Dec 5 2013 at 9:06 am #

    Oh my God Sooz, you look GORGEOUS in that dress! Well done!

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this book *grabby hands*

  5. Jen Dec 5 2013 at 9:44 am #

    I adore sci-fi and I love your version of the cover. I would read These Broken Lightbulbs

  6. Mary H Dec 5 2013 at 10:01 am #

    I have already read These Broken Stars and I loved it! I can’t wait for #2! I love your silly photoshoot too. 🙂

  7. Amy Dec 5 2013 at 10:10 am #

    Do you like sci-fi as much as we do? Are you as EXCITED for These Broken Stars as we are?

    Yes & YES!
    I cannot wait for this book and I am loving this dress tour!

  8. Shae/Shelver Dec 5 2013 at 10:10 am #

    1. I ADORE sci-fi.

    2. Same goes for THESE BROKEN STARS, which was one of my favorite reads for all of 2013!

    3. Oh my gosh, Ms. Susan, you look lovely.

  9. Kelly G. Dec 5 2013 at 10:11 am #

    The cover is gorgeous, I can’t wait to read the book!

  10. Seirra Dec 5 2013 at 10:11 am #

    I’m so excited for the release of These Broken Stars, I fell in love with every part of the story. It’s so beautifully written!

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway 🙂

  11. Julie Dec 5 2013 at 10:28 am #

    Let me just say, Sooz, you ROCK that dress. That photo is amazing! <3 <3 <3
    Amie and Meagan – you know I can't wait for this book! Congratulations!!! xoxo Julie

  12. Lea Krnjeta Dec 5 2013 at 10:36 am #

    I adore sci fi and I have been waiting for this book for almost a year, I hope it is as awesome as I think it is. Also, such a gorgeous cover. Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

  13. Laura Maria de O. A. Dec 5 2013 at 10:41 am #

    OMG, Sooz, you look amazing in the picture! And I can’t wait to read this book :))

  14. Mara Dec 5 2013 at 10:48 am #

    This is an AMAZING book! I’m so excited for it! 😀

    And Sooz, you look beautiful with that dress! 😀

  15. Carl Dec 5 2013 at 10:49 am #

    Lovely photos, you all have my number one vote in your own categories from silliest to most elegant. Sorry, I can’t tell you who won which category, secret ballot you know. This does look like a cool book, thanks for the opportunity to win a copy and a poster.

  16. Ella Zegarra Dec 5 2013 at 10:53 am #

    I want this book so so hard!! I NEED IT! and the dress *-* OMG it’s so beautifil. Love it ♥

    Is the giveaway international¡

  17. Ellie Dec 5 2013 at 11:05 am #

    Haha such a great photo! Looks like a lot of fun. I’ve heard so many great things about this book, can’t wait to read it!

  18. Rade Dec 5 2013 at 11:12 am #

    Sounds like a interesting book! 🙂 Would love to read it in the christmas holiday.

  19. Danielle D Dec 5 2013 at 11:19 am #

    Ever since I saw this cover, I just *had* to read this book! SOOOOOO excited for it to come out!

    (And that dress!)

  20. Christa Dec 5 2013 at 11:19 am #

    What a fabulous idea! I love all the different ways you brilliant ladies have used the dress.

    And I am definitely a sci-fi fan. I’m constantly wanting to see more of it in YA, which is why I think These Broken Stars is going to be such a big hit!

  21. Peggy Eddleman Dec 5 2013 at 11:37 am #

    Ha! I love it! These Broken Lightbulbs is definitely destined to be a bestseller!

    Seriously, though, canNOT wait to read TBS!

  22. Tamara Dec 5 2013 at 11:46 am #

    I have been excited for this book since the cover reveal. I’m a big fan if sci fi so this book definitely looks like it’s my speed 🙂

  23. Angelica R. Jackson Dec 5 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    Yes, I’m excited! I’ve been following/waiting on this book for too long!

  24. Stacee Dec 5 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    SOOZ. You look amazing in that dress, I love the photo.

    Yes, I have epic love for this book. I was able to borrow a friends arc and didn’t want to send it back to her.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  25. Brooke Dec 5 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    I LOVE sci fi. Reading a great one now. Can’t way to read this.

  26. Kayla Dec 5 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    I’ve been so pumped for this book ever since I first read the summary (and saw that GORGEOUS cover) what feels like forever ago!

  27. Leandra Wallace Dec 5 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    I’m loving getting to see all the places the dress has traveled to. Love your pic, it’s great!

  28. Cheyenne Dec 5 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    You look stunning!! And yes, can’t wait to read this book, sounds right up my alley! 🙂

  29. Ashley Ferguson Dec 5 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    I can’t wait for These Broken Stars!! I love a good sci-fi, and this one sounds AMAZING!!!

  30. Rowenna Dec 5 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    I love it! Way better than my friends and I sending rutabagas to one another to become “The Sisterhood of the Travelling Rutabagas.” (Don’t ask. We didn’t wear them.)

    As a seamstress geek, by the way, I am drooooooling over that fabric!

  31. Kelly L. Dec 5 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    I am SO excited for December 10, where These Broken Stars would be on shelves. :D<3

  32. Jessica Dec 5 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    Do you like sci-fi as much as we do? Are you as EXCITED for These Broken Stars as we are?

    yes I really gotten in to it lately. I can’t wait to read it looks amazing!

  33. Sarah Kellar Dec 5 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    I cannot wait to read this book!!!!!!!

  34. Lynn K. Dec 5 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    You look amazing! 🙂
    How excited am I? VERYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY. Over the moon excited. 😀

  35. Michael Rohmann Dec 5 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    I have only recently got into the sci-fi genre but I love it now . I am so glad that this book is coming out I have been waiting patiently for this book to come out since I heard about it.

  36. becca f Dec 5 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    I have been dying to read this book all year so you betcha I’m about as excited as everyone else!

  37. Cait Dec 5 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    I ADORED this book. 🙂 It’s one of my favourites of the year. I’m loving the These Broken Lightbulbs too…that would be epic. I can just imagine Tarver coming to save the day. 😉

  38. Sarah Dec 5 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    This dress is so awesome! Also is that inside your house!? I want your house. Just saying…Can’t wait for the book!

  39. Crissy Dec 5 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    Sooo shiny!!

  40. Vivien Dec 5 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE the dress. I am also very addicted to sci-fi. Bring it on!!

  41. Ellie Dec 5 2013 at 7:51 pm #

    I loved These Broken Stars! And sci-fi in general!

  42. Audrey Dec 5 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    This book looks fabulous, I can’t wait! And THAT DRESS!! Gorgeous!

  43. sue ya Dec 5 2013 at 9:18 pm #

    I always enjoy a great scifi read every once in a while. Im so excited for These Broken Stars! Btw Susan look so great in that picture. You are stunning!

  44. magan bagan Dec 5 2013 at 10:30 pm #

    Sci-fi is something I’ve always enjoyed. It’s so much fun to get caught up in something that seems so plausible, but isn’t happening to me.

    I absolutely love TBS, and can’t wait for the rest of the series!

  45. Cyn Dec 5 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    I’m so excited I’m buying pre-ording a copy for my friend for Christmas so we can both enjoy the awesomeness that is this book and cover! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! Yay sci-fi.

  46. Jassie Dec 6 2013 at 12:07 am #

    I’m not really into sci-fi but I wanna try and I hope this book would let me love that genre! 😀

  47. Amie Dec 6 2013 at 12:17 am #

    I’m super excited to read this book since I heard so many great things about it. I can hardly wait >.< and the cover is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

  48. Diyana Dec 6 2013 at 3:34 am #

    1. I’ve been anticipating this book like craaaazy ever since Sarah Maas gushed about it on Twitter during its drafting / pre-pub stages. I love space operas, I love upstairs-downstairs romances. I love Firefly, Titanic, BSG, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey — basically every single pop culture reference this book has been compared to! So, I’ve wanted this book foreeeeeever! And it drops in a few more days I can hardly wait aaaaaah!

    2. The fact that it’s only received glowing reviews thus far has me counting down the days. I also read an excerpt that left me salivating for moar!

    3. Sooz, can I just say, you look DROP DEAD GORGEOUS in that dress! I know its a Travelling Dress, but dayum girl, you should get one just like it! 😛

  49. Ashfa Anwer Dec 6 2013 at 5:24 am #

    I love, love, love the cover and I’m dying to read the book!!

  50. Cohlina M. Dec 6 2013 at 5:38 am #

    YES AND YES! I’m really looking forward to reading this book!!! I loooove sci-fi! The dress is stunning! ♥.♥

  51. alicia marie Dec 6 2013 at 8:12 am #

    I LOVE Sci-Fi and I am super excited to read this book!!

  52. Betty Dec 6 2013 at 8:31 am #

    WOW…. what up GORGEOUS Susan Dennard!! I’ve heard this book is absolutely amazing!! I can’t wait to read it!

  53. Stacy L Dec 6 2013 at 8:47 am #

    I normally tend to stay in paranormal and fantasy; however, I am a HUGE fan of survival stories, and everyone keeps raving about how Tarver and Lilac must work together to survive the crash, so I’m dying to read TBS to find out if/how they make it out. I saw a vlog of Kat Kennedy, from Cuddlebuggrry, reading excerpts of TBS and acting out the parts using a My Little Pony, bobble-head Loki, and the Doctor Who tardis, and now I MUST have more! I can’t wait until next Tues so that I can have this beaut arrive on my doorstep!

  54. Rashika Dec 6 2013 at 11:17 am #

    I love sci fic and have always loved anything that deals with space so I am REALLY REALLY REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS BOOK.
    I remember the days when the book had no cover and I would stalk it hoping for some sort of information about when this wonderful book would come out.
    And now there are only a couple of days left. 🙂

  55. Alexandra Dec 6 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    I am SUPER excited to read this book! I have seen this book on every blog! And the cover of the book is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  56. Nancy Dec 6 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    I really enjoy sci-fi, so I am REALLY want to read this book! I have heard AMAZING things about it and want to check it out for myself. And I looove the dress! <3

  57. Steph Dec 6 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Ah!!! Sooz!!! You look killer in that dress!!!! Wow!!! <3

  58. Diana Dec 7 2013 at 1:09 am #

    OMG! I want to read this book soooo much! It seems like EVERYONE is talking about this book! I ALSO THINK THE COVER IS BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  59. Babel Dec 7 2013 at 8:22 am #

    Oh, yes, at least it will be a best-funmaker 😉 And I’m tremendously excited about this book, love everything about it!

  60. Iona Dec 7 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    I can’t wait for this book to come out! It sounds so perfect and I’ve read so many amazing reviews of it

  61. Alexa Y. Dec 9 2013 at 2:09 am #

    SUSAN! You look AMAZING in this photo, and I’m loving everyone else’s photos too. What a clever idea for book promotion! I’m so excited to get a finished copy of These Broken Stars; it was really, really good 🙂

  62. Anatea Dec 9 2013 at 9:55 am #

    I have read an arc copy of this book and it was amazing! Can’t wait to have my own copy of this beautiful book!

  63. Vanessa Di Gregorio Dec 9 2013 at 11:08 am #

    SOOOOZ! You look stunning in that dress! I think green is your colour 😉

  64. _Sandra_ Dec 10 2013 at 6:38 am #

    I’m a big sci-fi fan, so to say I’m excited about this book would be an understatement! Heard amazing things about it, can’t wait to get my hands on it. Thanks for a chance to win it! 🙂

  65. Ciara @ Ciara Reads Dec 10 2013 at 10:07 am #

    That dress is so amazing!! I love all the photos (especially the one with Rio!) and can’t wait to read this!

  66. Ariel T Dec 10 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    I am SUPER excited for These Broken Stars! I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, which makes me even happier! The cover is gorgeous too.

  67. Catherine S. Dec 11 2013 at 5:00 am #

    Yesyesyes! Am definitely can’t wait to read the super gorgeous book! I am so thrilled when the book was published and can’t wait to put my hands on it. Thanks for the giveaway 😀

  68. Hawwa Dec 11 2013 at 9:02 am #

    ok. *calms down*
    thanks for the awesome giveaway and may the odds be ever in MY favour. 😉 xD

  69. Anncleire Dec 11 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    I adore sci-fi and THOSE BROKEN STARS has to be in my book shelves. It’s so beautiful *_______*

  70. Sam E Dec 11 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    Gah, the cover is gorgeous! I /need/ this book in my life!

  71. Nicola W Dec 11 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    I am major major excited! Wow I want to read this eep!!

  72. Kristie Dec 11 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    I do love my sci fi books. They can also be scary at the same time, or it could just be me. I am known to have peculiar thoughts. As to TBS I can’t bloody wait any longer!

  73. Van P. Dec 11 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    Love a great YA sci-fi novel, looking forward to reading TBS!

  74. Alexandra Ehlers Dec 11 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    Loved this book so much! Had the opportunity to read an advanced copy & it was completely amazing!

  75. Joshua David Bellin Dec 11 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    Very cool cover (and reenactment thereof). Can’t wait to read this book!

  76. Regina Howard Dec 11 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    I love sci-fi. I have been wanting to read These Broken Stars for a very long time!! I really can’t wait to immerse myself into the story. =)

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