Review: Starflight by Melissa Landers

Starflight by Melissa Landers

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...
First Line: "What if nobody picks me? Nothing can be worse than that."


First off let's take a moment to admire that beautiful cover....Now let's do the happy dance because everything inside that beautiful cover was phenomenal and the cover did not betray us! Starflight was everything I look for in a great read. It was funny, great chemistry between the main characters, well developed secondary characters, great world building, beautifully flawed characters, PIRATES! Space Pirates at that, I mean this book was perfection and a total page turner.

I love it when there are two points of views especially when the two main characters, in this case, being Doran and Solara hate each other in the beginning, you get to see them both slowly turn that hate to like to love and those are the best kinds to read about.

I am not going to lie to you, I hated Doran when I first met him. He was the epitome of an asshole. When we first meet him he is a rich snob with a bitch for a girlfriend and he treats Solara like she is the dirt on the bottom of his shoes. So you are wondering how in the world can I fall for someone who I just described in a manner that you would want to stay as far away as possible from? Well, the guy had some major character development and was put in situations that definitely humbled him and thank goodness for his point of view we got to learn about the person behind all that assholery. After he ate that humble pie you can't help but love him, he cared deeply for Solara and did everything in his power to win her trust and the crews. He fought for her and showed us why he deserved her.

I loved Solara she was strong and being an orphan with felony tattoos didn't make for an easy life for her. The romance was nothing but feels between her and Doran...so much feels! There is never and I repeat never a dull moment between the two of them and their witty banter. Another aspect I wanted to touch on was the crew of the Banshee which included the Captain, Renny, Kane and Cassia they were all just as relevant to the entire story and all of them were interesting in their own way. I loved to see the friendship and loyalty amongst all of them including how they took in Solara and Doran which resulted in a ship full of fugitives and criminals of the best kind!

Overall Starflight was all romance and action and I highly recommend it.

Memorable Quotes:

~"When I walk into a room, you're the only person I see. My brain doesn't get a choice anymore, because there's something inside you so rare it radiates out and block everyone else. You have the kind of beauty that can't be manufactured......"

~"Because I'm more than the sum of my mistakes."

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