It took me a while to read this book, not because I didn’t like it, because I’m a very moody reader. I seem to go on different genre kicks. When I started this book, I zoomed through it.
Alexa Donne, the author, said Brightly Burning is “Jane Eyre in space.” Admittedly, I have not read Jane Eyre, but I know the general story since one of my sisters loves it. I THINK I’ve seen a movie adaptation of it as well, but I might just be crazy.
Anyway, I digress. This book felt like a cozy sci-fi romance. Stella, the main character, was fun and likable. I liked taking the journey with her and the setting with all these ships orbiting Earth because of an ice age that made the planet uninhabitable. Will they be able to go back? The ships are falling apart. Will everyone survive? Those were some of my early questions, and then we eventually meet the love interest, Hugo, and many more questions ensued.
Since I know the basic story behind Jane Eyre, the central mystery behind Hugo and his ship wasn’t that big of a shock for me. But I still feel like it did what it was supposed to do. And I enjoyed all of the scenes where Stella and Hugo were together.
A good sci-fi romance! If you like YA and sci-fi romance, this one is worth a read. Oh, and if you like Jane Eyre obviously. 😉
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