First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. Where we can judge a book by its opening lines instead of by its cover. So much fun! Let’s go!
“What if nobody picks me? Nothing can be worse than that.”
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Starflight (Starflight, #1) by Melissa Landers
Published by Disney-Hyperion on February 2nd 2016
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Format: Audiobook, eBook, Hardcover, Paperback
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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...
I am currently re-reading (and listening) to Starflight by Melissa Landers before I start reading Starfall. I love Starflight, Solara and Doran have chemistry and a love/hate romance in the beginning that definitely turns into so much more as the story progresses. As you may learn, I am all about the romance and relationships in novels that I read. Another pairing I love in Starflight is Cassia and Kane! So I am very excited to read more about Cassia and Kane, who take center-stage as the main characters in Starfall, this weekend.
I know what I’ll be reading this weekend. How about you? What are you reading at the moment or planning to read this weekend?