Book Review: Starflight

Posted March 16, 2017 by Maryam in book review, Maryam / 3 Comments

Book Review: StarflightStarflight (Starflight, #1) by Melissa Landers
on February 2nd 2016
Genres: young adult, science fiction, romance
Pages: 369
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

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...

OMG this book was soooo good. I mean, seriously. Okay, I love Alienated, the other book written by this author, but Alienated was more of a fluffy, romance kind of book that included aliens and stuffs like that. But STARFLIGHT was on a whoooole new different level. It’s way more than just romance, way more than just aliens in space. Well, okay there wasn’t any aliens. BUT it’s about people living way beyond Earth, like people living in outer space and Landers wrote is so well that it makes me feel like I’m the one who’s living in the book.

Solara, the main character, is weird and I mean that in the nicest possible way. I love her character so much, she’s unlike any I’ve ever met. She has this keen desperation to survive and would do whatever it takes to ensure that survival, and I don’t know, that seems endearing to me. I mean, I’ve seen other characters in other books always putting other people before themselves, (and before you scream at me, I am not saying that those kind of characters are bad, no they’re not) and it’s a liiiillll bit refreshing to see an imperfect character once in a while. Plus, she is badass, and I have a thing for badass characters hehe.

Doran, on the other hand, was the typical cute asshole with a justified reason for his mean side and I am perfectly okay with that HAHAHA. Okay fine, I am not the best reviewer there is because I am generally not that picky with the type of characters there are, I would be happy if there’s any character developments. HAHA.

But yes, this book was really good. The story plot was pretty fast and I actually read it in one sitting. I mean, I was really REALLY into this book and I would definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone, especially those who love space book, or rather living in space because skjdfkjsdbg LOVE THIS BOOK.

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