Sunday, March 20, 2016

Review: Starflight by Melissa Landers

I finally had the chance to read this gorgeous book. I adore Melissa. And have been wanting to read Starflight for so long. I didn't get the opportunity to read it early, so I waited so long for it to come out. And yet I still waited a few weeks before reading it. Ack. But now I have done it, finally. And I liked it a whole lot.

I haven't read all that many books about space and space travel, but I have enjoyed all that I have read. And so I was excited for this one. And I'm so glad that I liked it so much. I love reading about space. So interesting. The writing was pretty amazing. And I really liked reading about all the characters too. So much.

I'm not sure how to describe this book. So I'm not sure how much I will write about it. It is hard sometimes to talk about books that you like. Ack. But there are a bunch of things I would like to talk about, just hoping to find the right words. While I didn't fully love this book, as I'm giving it four stars, I still liked it so much. And I didn't hate anything about it. I just didn't fully love it. But it was still amazing and I still enjoyed it so much and I am thrilled that I finally read it. Eee. I was a little bit disappointed by the ending of this book, despite it being happy. I just wanted to know so much more about Solara and Doran. I wanted to know what happened with his dad and such. And his money. It felt so open to me. I need to know. So, so badly.

But then there is the second book. Which isn't from their point of view. Ack. Which makes me a bit sad, because I'm not sure I will get the answers I want. But at the same time I am so excited for the second book, because I did like Cassia and Kane. Sort of. And I'm so excited for their story. And there will be Solara and Doran there too, just not their point of view. Hmph. But yeah. I'm super excited for Starfall, in just less than a year. I think I will end up loving it. Crossing all my fingers for that. Cannot wait for it.

But anyway. This book. I liked this book a whole lot. I loved that it was from the point of view of Solara and Doran both. They were pretty interesting to read about. I had some issues with them sometimes, but nothing huge. I did adore them. Mostly I loved Doran, lol. Sure, he was kind of mean and such in the beginning of the book, but I didn't find it to be that bad. He was rich and spoiled. Shrugs. I didn't think he acted that badly. But I must admit that I am thrilled that he changed. That he ended up much kinder.

I also adored Solara, sometimes Lara. Though I must also say that I did not like how she treated Doran in the beginning, despite him being so mean towards her. She tricked him and drugged him a little and then stole so much of his money. I'm not good with that. Sure, he treated her badly, but she had no right to steal all that money from him even so. Shrugs. Made me dislike her a little bit. But I also thought she was an amazing character and I loved getting to know her. She did grow on me a lot. Very yay for that.

There are other characters in this book too. And while I never truly loved them, I liked reading about them all. I think the character I found the most interesting, besides Lara and Doran, was the pirate boss. He was huge and mean yet pretty amazing too. I loved how he tricked Lara. It was so mean yet awesome. And then he had such a brutal fist fight with Doran. My poor boy. He got so badly hurt. Yet it was the best moment in the book for me. Brutal and a bit of fun and pretty awesome. Was written well.

I loved how the relationship between Lara and Doran grew. They hated each other. But they grew to admire each other and then they slowly became friends. It was great to read about. And then it got to be more. Sigh. I did like this romance a whole lot. It was sweet. And I shipped them a lot. Liked the kissing scenes, hih. I felt like their romance was written well. I just wish there had been a longer ending for them. Hmph. I want that. I'm really hoping there will be something more from them in the next book.

This book takes place in space. And I loved it. First there was a bit ship, which I wish I had gotten to read a bit more about. But I don't mind too much. I loved how they ended up changing ship, though it hurt my heart a little bit. Sigh. Then most of the book takes place in this smaller ship, and I loved it. They have a crew with four other people. I liked the captain, but I didn't care about him. There was a man whom always stole, and I couldn't help but adore him. They also have a small animal; was so cute.

Then there was Kane and Cassia. And I just. I never grew to love them. And that hurts my heart a little bit, since they are the main characters in the next book. But I also found them interesting. Though I didn't like how they were towards Doran and I just couldn't forgive that. Shrugs. It bothered me. I did understand them, but it still hurt me. And so I never loved them. But I did like them. And I liked reading about their friendship, and how it was obvious that they both felt something more. Aw. And it was cute.

There is so much happening in this book. There are space pirates. And other things. And I liked the plot a lot. It was an easy read, which I enjoyed lots. I loved reading about Doran's past. And Lara's past too. But yeah. Adored Doran the most. Though I did guess that plot twist pretty early, so I wasn't surprised. It was mean, though. Yet interesting. Starflight was an amazing book. Interesting and exciting and a bit romantic. It was fun. I liked reading it so much. I think you would all love it too. You must all read it :)


  1. I'm so happy that you loved Starflight! Great review!

  2. I've been looking forward to reading this book for the longest time now. I requested it on NG back in the day, but they never did get back to me. I guess they didn't approve me or something. Anyway, glad you ended up loving this one!

  3. This is a really great review! I've been seeing a lot of people hauling this book but no one was really reviewing it. I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I can't wait to pick this one up.

    Danica @ A Redheaded Bookworm

  4. I find it difficult to review books I like too! Glad to hear you enjoyed this one. I'm usually not a big fan of space travel books, but the more I read in the genre, the more I seem to enjoy them.

    Majanka @ I Heart Reading

  5. I thought this book was just so much fun! I really adored it and I think it's my favorite from Landers so far! I didn't know the next book wasn't going to be from their point of views! Aghhh! This makes me a bit sad too but I can see why...I guess. I'm sure it'll be wonderful too.


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