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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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... @goodreads 



I just thought I would take a little detour from my currently reading and pulled this little gem off one of my tbr bookcases. I'm so glad I did because I loved it! It felt so good to just pick something, read it and love it!!!

So, Solara is trying to get across the galaxy and start a new life because she was set up my her so called jerk boyfriend. She got in trouble, he didn't, she got the tattoo's to prove it, he didn't. Now no one wants anything to do with her.

She gets kicked out of the home when she's eighteen so she's trying to get someone to pay her passage out of there. She has no money and it costs to travel the galaxy.

She ends up getting taken on board a ship by a bully from school named Doran. He is a major jerk to Solara but later on in the book some stuff happens with him and they become friends and STUFF =)

They end up on another ship called the Banshee with a ragtag crew and OMG, I loved them all! And little Acorn the sugar glider :-)

They have so many close calls in the book I was getting nervous! They have a run in with all kinds of people after them. Turns out there are two people on board that are wanted! And someone I love dies =-(

They end up finding out all kinds of things that Doran's father did. They are rich because of their fuel company. And then some stuff and some other stuff and a revelation all happens and Lord have mercy! I felt sorry for them all for reasons. And there are evil pirates but it worked out nicely. Heh!

It was just a feel-good book with galaxy action and all of the places they stopped and things and people. I am so loving space opera's - whatever you want to call them. It made me feel so happy. And when Solara felt like she finally found a family it brought a tear to my eye. You can actually read this excerpt on the back of the book but I have to add it.

She hadn't realized it until now, but that's what the people on this ship were to her. At some point during this haphazard journey, she'd fallen in love with a bespectacled kleptomaniac, a star-crossed seducer and his displaced princess, and most of all, an infuriating blue blood who used to call her Rattail. She'd learned that home was a fluid thing, and whether on a planet, on a satellite, or on a rusted bucket of a ship, this crew was her home.


For me, all the stars!

I look forward to the next book in this dualogy that are about two of the other crew members.



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