Ahoy there me mateys!
starflight (Melissa Landers)
This was a fun little space romp with romance. I loved the main character of Solara. The love interest, Doran, was the perfect jerk guy who comes around to be not so bad. The eccentric crew is fun. The ship’s mascot rocks. The plot did not lead me to deep pondering or philosophical thinking but it was entertaining. The whole crew is full of banter and snarkiness that was right up my alley. And there are space pirates (Arrrrr!). Basically there is one major disaster after the other. I thought the ending’s plot twist was a little strange but I thought “Fluff book. Go with it.” The world building was light, the actual science was light, and it is cheesy. If you just want quick fast entertainment with silliness then this book might be for you.
Side Note: There is going to be a companion novel, starfall, that I will pick up when it eventually comes out.
Amazon’s website has this to say about the novel:
Solara Brooks needs a fresh start, someplace where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. The outer realm may be lawless, but it’s not like the law has ever been on her side.
Still, off-world travel doesn’t come cheap; Solara is left with no choice but to indenture herself in exchange for passage to the outer realm. She just wishes it could have been to anyone besides Doran Spaulding, the rich, pretty-boy quarterback who made her life miserable in school.
The tables suddenly turn when Doran is framed for conspiracy on Earth, and Solara cons him into playing the role of her servant on board the Banshee, a ship manned by an eccentric crew with their own secrets. Given the price on both Doran and Solara’s heads, it may just be the safest place in the universe.
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