Brightly Burning

Brightly Burning

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.

Title:Brightly Burning
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781328948939
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    Brightly Burning Reviews

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant s...

  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I ...

  • Lola

    You know what’s *brightly burning* right now?My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one.After...

  • Carrie

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a...

  • Candace Robinson

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex"Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA bo...

  • Erika Cruz

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations.This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It’s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the b...

  • jv poore

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-worki...

  • megs_bookrack

    CONFESSION TIME: I have never read Jane Eyre.I know, I know. Put your pitchforks down....How can I possibly rate a Jane Eyre retelling without having read the original source material? Well, I am goi...

  • Alexa

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with thi...

  • Chelsea ?Peril Please?

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own**This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn’t ex...