Monday, October 9

Blodeuedd's Monday Review: Starflight by Melissa Landers

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... 

My thoughts:
It started good enough, ok who am I kidding. It was a decent start filled with plotholes, crappy worldbuilding and more. But it was cheesy light and so YA. So I read on. But then the next day all those annoying things got to be too much. But then I had already read half the book and was all fffff! So I finished it, or more or less skimmed since it got to be more silly. The romance grew between the bully and the one he had bullied and I was all, how are these suddenly in love? Also their personalities suddenly sure change. 

The ending was fast and srsly...srsly...*snorts* No.

I guess the author tried to go for a cool firefly vibe. That did not work for me, I could see none of these people on the ship, well except for the captain and that thief I guess.

It just went bad fast for me. It would have been a dnf, but when I have read too much of a book it's just too hard to go back and admit defeat. 

Yeah, I would not recommend it. But if you want silly YA with a bit of fighting and romance, then go ahead.

This one was actually nice

Hardcover, 369 pages
Published February 2nd 2016 by Disney-Hyperion
Starflight #1
YA sci-fi romance


Carole Rae said...

Not for me.

Melliane said...

Sci-fi is complicated for me so I'm not sure, mainly as it wasn't that good for you either

Blodeuedd said...


vvb32 reads said...

Too bad. I have it in my tbr pile and was looking forward to it.