Starflight by Melissa Landers
Review by Sarah
Starflight is an intergalactic adventure with adventure, romance, and friendship that turns into family.
Solara Brooks is a felon, and she needs to escape the world she currently lives on – preferably to Vega, a development in the outer realm. Sadly though, she finds she can’t make it there without the help of Doran Spaulding, someone she’s always hated. Their trip doesn’t go as planned though, and they soon find themselves on a different ship, manned by runaways just like Solara herself. As their voyage continues, Solara, Doran, and the rest of the crew encounter space pirates and intergalactic assassins, but also find they’ve become a family of sorts. Faced with challenges around every corner, they look out for one another, and realize they will do anything to help those who are helping them.
This book had a lot going for it; there was action, romance, and a few hidden surprises, such as the identities of the other crew members and Doran’s own personal mission. The romance though I found lacking; sure it was cute, but even under their circumstances, I found it a bit hard to believe that two people who had once claimed to hate each other so much now found it difficult to be apart for more than five minutes. Although there were also times where I thought it was a bit cheesy and a tad overdone, there were also parts where the relationship fit in nicely with the rest of the story.
All in all though, this book was definitely enjoyable and intriguing enough to keep people reading and wondering until the very last page.