Seventeen-year-old Stella Ainsley wants just one thing: to go somewhereanywhereelse. Her homeis a floundering spaceshipthat 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 theRochester, nineteen-year-old Hugo Fairfax, is notorious throughout the fleet for being a moody recluse and a drunk. Butwith Stella hes kind. But theRochesterharbors 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....
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Brightly Burning Reviews
JANE EYRE IN SPACE. It's hard to review this book without shrieking that first. I'll put my hand up and admit that when it comes to retellings I'm instantly apprehensive, as that can go pretty badly wrong - I'll forever remember the absolutely atrocious retelling of A Christmas Carol that I read and still don't understand how it was published. However this book is smart - it doesn't try and force it's sci-fi story into a little Jane Eyre shaped box, it just takes the themes of Jane Eyre and care ...more
JANE! EYRE! IN! SPACE!
and it is exactly that. Just as clever, just as heartfelt, just as romantic, with a stellar cast of characters and inventive world building. Just enough science fiction to make this an utterly delightful space romance.
Jane Eyre . . . IN SPACE????
JUST LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL PURPLE COVER!!!! JUST!!! LOOK!!!!
This Jane Eyre retelling is the perfect book for fans of the classic who also have a love of space. While the parallels to Jane Eyre are clear throughout for those who love the original story, this novel definitely stands alone for anyone who isn't familiar with Jane Eyre. The slow-burn build up of the romance + the high stakes of the fleet's safety making it hard to put down!
I'd definitely recommend to fans of Marissa Meyer and Beth Revis. Even if space isn't your thing, I'd still tell you to ...more
I've been on such a YA Sci-fi kick lately & this is one I can't stop thinking about! *eeeK* NEED all sci-fi books in my life <3!
*eGalley provided by Edelweiss/HMH in exchange for an honest review*
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Plot - 4.5
Writing style - 4
Characters - 4
Romance - 4
In which a seventeen-year-old engineer applied at a private ship for a governess spot. There, she began developing romantic feelings with the captain who turns out to be her student's dashing older brother.
Plot - Truth be told, I am no genius about Jane Eyre. Of course, I've heard about the novel itself, even thought of giving it a shot. But alas, I never seem to bring myself to actually do it. Maybe someday.
Like I said, I rarely know a thing ...more
3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling.
Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself transferred to the private ship Rochester and becomes teacher and governess to young Jessa, little sister of the mysterious captain, Hugo. The ship is rumoured to be haunted and Stella is of course curious to learn all it ...more