Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Book Review: Brightly Burning



I recently came across the book Brightly Burning on the library website, and I am so glad I did especially since I haven't heard about it anywhere else.  With a nod to Bronte's Jane Eyre, Alexa Donne has written a romantic and suspenseful novel that will captivate young adult readers.  

The main character Stella Ainsley is just barely getting by working on the ship the Stalwart.  When an opportunity to transfer over to the Rochester comes up, she knows it is her only way out of poverty.  

It doesn't take long to discover strange things happening around her...even an eerie laugh she hears on her very first night there.  Motivating factors to stay onboard include great food and forgetting about water rations.  It also helps when the handsome Captain Hugo arrives on ship.  Is there something more going on this strange craft orbiting the moon?  Why are people taking bets for how long Stella will last?

I really enjoyed this book.  My only problem was in the last fifty pages things were getting wrapped up and I was thinking....NO!  There is a second book here (at least)!!  This is one of the very few books I've read where I was really disappointed that it didn't turn into a trilogy.  This book could have easily.  Oh well.  Hope you enjoy it if you check it out!


xoxo,
Kelly
 

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. Sounds like my cup of tea. Jane Eyre is one of my all time favorites!

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