In Starflight from Melissa Landers we meet Solara Brooks. She longs to leave her current life behind and start over in the outer realm. She just left the orphanage and is planning to work somewhere where no one cares about the dirt beneath her fingernails or the tattoos across her knuckles. Solara is willing to give everything up, just to start over. She is so willingly to leave that she ends up travelling with Doran Spaulding. A populairand rich quaterback who made her life a living hell in high school. But their journey doesn’t go the way is was suppost to go and the both of them end up on the Banshee, a ship who isn’t know for good behavior. Things aren’t going the way they are supposed to go, and when Doran and Solara think things can’t go anything worse…. Well, they get worse..
The first thing you’ll notice when you pick up this book, is the cover. This was the actual reason I picked this book up in the first place. Because of the beautiful cover. The cover tells you a lot about the story, but it does not tell everything. It keeps the mystery of the story, which is something that always should be kept a secret!
The writing style of Landers is really nice to read. It makes the book easy to read and makes it a recommended book for people who are just starting out with English books!
However, the story isn’t as great as the cover or the writing style. The story misses certain elements, but I cannot exactly tell you what the story is lacking. Because of this, you’ll be less likely to pick up the book, just because of some missing elements.
However, the idea of this story is great, and the exciting elements are written great, but the parts where nothing is happening in the story tend to get boring easily. This is a bit disappointing, because the idea of the story is great!
Nevertheless, I would stil recommend this book, even though I didn’t give it the highest rating. I ended up giving the book 3 out of 5 stars.
Publisher: Disney – Hyperion;
Amount of pages: 369;
Version read: Hardcover