Author: Melissa Landers
Series Status: 1st novel in the Starflight series
Page Count: 369
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Synopsis: Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She’s so desperate to reach the realm that she’s willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith.
When a twist of fate lands them instead on the Banshee, a vessel of dubious repute, Doran learns he’s been framed on Earth for conspiracy. As he pursues a set of mysterious coordinates rumored to hold the key to clearing his name, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest. Life on the Banshee may be tumultuous, but as Solara and Doran are forced to question everything they once believed about their world—and each other—the ship becomes home, and the eccentric crew family. But what Solara and Doran discover on the mysterious Planet X has the power to not only alter their lives, but the existence of everyone in the universe…
Review: This book was so much fun! It was a really quick, fun read for me and I enjoyed every second of it.
There is honestly nothing extraordinary about this book, but it pulls you in and has you wanting more until you cannot put it down!
I think the thing that really pulls you in is the characters. The crew in this book is just so funny, they will have you laughing in even the bleakest of moments. My favourite character was definitely Renny, I just found him to be hilarious. The attachment that the captain had to Acorn was probably my favourite relationship if I’m being honest.
Although, I had to love the relationship that formed between Doran and Solara. The part with the pirates, oh my goodness. I loved all of it. Also, an honorable mention needs to go out to Doran, for the serious character growth that happened within this.
Everything in this worked so well together. I was very worried that this would get bogged down with a cliché romance, but there was so much action in it, it kept you on your toes, begging for more.
The only reason that this did not get 5 stars was because it didn’t exactly blow me away, but I had such a great time reading it. It was like I was on the ship with them, on my own adventure, running from my own felon past.
Also, that cover is beautiful! I love it, it really resembles the book in its own way.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and I am so glad I did. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.
I give this novel 4.5/5 stars and would highly recommend it to fans of science fiction and fantasy.
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