Monday, January 11, 2016

Book Review: Starflight by Melissa Landers

Members of the Vise Library were selected to review Starflight.  We received a copy of Melissa Landers' book for an honest review.

About the book:

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.

It's been a long time since Solara has believed in anyone, and Doran is the last person she expected to trust. But when the Banshee's dangerous enemies catch up with them, Solara and Doran must come together to protect the ship that has become their home-and the eccentric crew that feels like family.
Before I review this book, I can't help but mention how gorgeous the cover for this book is!  I love all of it: this ship, the planet, the gold from the ship.  Basically, it is fabulous.  This book centers around the characters Solara (the girl who is anxious to make a new life for herself as a mechanic on another planet after being pegged a criminal) and Doran (the spoiled rich boy  who has always been mean to Solara).  In order for Solara to be able to afford travel to the area that she has gained employment, she must travel with Doran as his servant.  He makes her life far from easy and in the end it backfires on him.  At some point during their journey together Solara is able to switch the bands that identify her as Doran's servant.  Of course, Doran is mad when he finds out what happened, but there is nothing he can do about it once he learns that the authorities are after him for some unknown crime.  The two are able to secure passage on a ship of misfits that takes them across the galaxy and through some pretty sticky situations.  The two learn that the image that they had of the other may not be an accurate representation.  There are some surprises and great characters too.  This books is full of adventure that never has a dull moment.  You will not be disappointed once you get your hands on this book!
Buy the book:
       Barnes and Noble
      Parnassus Books

About the author:

Melissa Landers ( is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn't afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public--just ask her husband and three kids. She lives outside Cincinnati in the small town of Loveland, "Sweetheart of Ohio."

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