July 13, 2018

#BookReview: Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Science Fiction (Retelling) 
About the Book:

Seventeen-year-old Stella Ainsley wants just one thing: to go somewhere—anywhere—else. Her home is a floundering spaceship that offers few prospects, having been orbiting an ice-encased Earth for two hundred years. When a private ship hires her as a governess, Stella jumps at the chance. The captain of the Rochester, nineteen-year-old Hugo Fairfax, is notorious throughout the fleet for being a moody recluse and a drunk. But with Stella he’s kind.

But the Rochester harbors secrets: Stella is certain someone is trying to kill Hugo, and the more she discovers, the more questions she has about his role in a conspiracy threatening the fleet.





About the Author:  
Alexa Donne is a Ravenclaw who wears many hats, including fan convention organizing, teen mentoring, college admissions essay consulting,YouTube-ing and podcasting. When she's not writing science fiction andfantasy for teens, Alexa works in international television marketing. Aproud Boston University Terrier, she lives in Los Angeles with twofluffy ginger cats named after YA literature characters. Brightly Burning is her debut novel. Visit her at alexadonne.com, and on Twitter and Instagram at @alexadonne.





Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: This book was a mess for me. 
Do I Recommend this book? No 

Notes and Opinions: With this one, you have to get over the fact that there is no real plot and that the story was well kind of boring.  You have space and this girl who wants to become a governess on a different spaceship. Instead of being a mechanic which is fine. But I think that this story could have been so much better. It made the story, world-building, and characters seem shallow. I really tried to get through this one but it just didn't work for me at all. 

Go Into This One Knowing: Boring, Meh Characters, Shallow Plot 
 









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