Friday, 19 January 2018

Starflight - 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. 

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

Cover
This one was actually nice

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


34 comments:

  1. I like the cover too. I'm sorry it didn't work out for you. Better luck with the next one.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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  2. I read this a while back and wound up not finishing it. It was just too much for me I guess. I loved the cover and the sound of the story, but it just didn't work for me either.

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  3. This perfectly describes my reading experience for the week. Different book but the same...lol

    For What It's Worth

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  4. It just goes to show how over YA most of us are. I think I have read something by this author before and I wasn’t impressed. Kudos for you for pushing through and finishing.

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  5. That's a shame. It sounded like it had potential.

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  6. YA and fantasy rarely work for me, sad but true. Will avoid this one, thank you.

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  7. Oh sorry it was not your style.

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  8. Sorry you didn't like this one. It doesn't sound like something I would like either.

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  9. Cheesy light YA can be fun sometimes, but after a bunch of them, it gets tiresome. Books like this are why I get YA burnout.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. It certainly does not show the best of what is to get

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  10. Yeah, no thanks. But I loved your review Blodeuedd

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  11. Oh no... I was looking forward to this one the next time I got on a sci-fi kick.
    Yeah, I get past 50% and I get bitter about all the time I've wasted if it goes bad after a good start so I understand why you had to push through to the end.

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    1. Hate that I wasted time, grrrrr, oh for a sci.fi kick it is a big nooo

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  12. Skimming towards the end works!!

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  13. Why write a kick butt plot to ruin it with YA fluff? And I hate the whole bullied falls for bully! No thanks.

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  14. Oh no! I have this one sitting on my shelf to read. I had seen some great reviews for it. I won't be moving this one to the top of my reading list.

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  15. Nothing wrong with a silly story as long as it's enjoyable, but putting it aside if you don't like it is definitely the right call!

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