Title – Brightly Burning
Author – Alexa Donne
Publisher/Published – Titan Books/June 2018
Genre – Sci – Fi, Retellings, Young Adult, Romance
Pages – 400
Summary from Goodreads
Seventeen-year-old Stella Ainsley wants just one thing: to go somewhere—anywhere—else. Her home is a floundering spaceship that offers few prospects, having been orbiting an ice-encased Earth for two hundred years. When a private ship hires her as a governess, Stella jumps at the chance. The captain of the Rochester, nineteen-year-old Hugo Fairfax, is notorious throughout the fleet for being a moody recluse and a drunk. But with Stella he’s kind.
But the Rochester harbors secrets: Stella is certain someone is trying to kill Hugo, and the more she discovers, the more questions she has about his role in a conspiracy threatening the fleet.
4 out of 5 Stars
This story is a sci-fi retelling of Jane Eyre told in space. I personally haven’t read Jane Eyre but I must say I really enjoyed this story. I love the setting of the story, I loved the fact it was in space as it added another dimension to the tale.
I thought Stella was a great main character, she was ambitious and knows how to get what she wants. I’m usually a bit mixed when it comes to how romance is portrayed in books, however I loved the romance between Stella and Hugo.
The Story was so well written and I couldn’t put it down, I was just excited to know what happened. Overall this was an excellent, well thought out story, with a great setting and characters to match. I would highly recommend this story to you all.