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Solara Brooks needs a fresh start, someplace where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. The outer realm may be lawless, but it's not like the law has ever been on her side. Still, off-world travel doesn't come cheap; Solara is left with no choice but to indenture herself in exchange for passage to the outer realm. She just wishes it could have been to anyone besides Doran Spaulding, the rich, pretty-boy quarterback who made her life miserable in school. The tables suddenly turn when Doran is framed for conspiracy on Earth, and Solara cons him into playing the role of her servant on board the Banshee, a ship manned by an eccentric crew with their own secrets. Given the price on both Doran and Solara's heads, it may just be the safest place in the universe. It's been a long time since Solara has believed in anyone, and Doran is the last person she expected to trust. But when the Banshee's dangerous enemies catch up.
Publisher: [United States] : Disney Book Group : Made available through hoopla, 2016
ISBN: 9781484735275
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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JCLAnneG Aug 18, 2020

This is such a good read and comparing it to Firefly is spot on. It is a light romantic read, but it has plenty of action, great dynamics and interesting characters, and a sense of loyalty among crewmembers that is touching to read. There's plenty of humor mixed in on top of all that.

JCLTiffanyR May 08, 2019

Fans of the TV series Firefly will enjoy the ragtag adventures of the crew of the Banshee! This book was a whole lotta fun!

spl_merley Jan 19, 2017

Once this book gets going it takes you on a rollicking space Western ride full of action, close calls, and a little romantic drama too. Landers definitely captures the vastness of space and the precariousness of life in this story. I really enjoyed the smart banter between the main characters and the way that adversity forges friendships and creates family. Plenty of surprises and sticky situations to enjoy.

Oct 28, 2016

I read Starflight as part of our high school’s annual Kindle Tournament (the March Madness of books). This was the first book that I have read by Melissa Landers and a book that I will be recommending to students at the school. Meet Solara, an orphan convicted of a crime and the will of David, who will do what she needs to do in order to get what she wants. Her goal is to get to the outer fringe of space and do mechanical work in order to live in peace. Meet Doran, a spoiled rich kid who would like nothing better than to put Solara in her place. With a little loss of memory by Doran, caused by Solara, tables get turned very quickly. Both Doran and Solara end up on a spaceship manned by a motley crew and a sympathizing Captain. As Doran tries to figure out why he was supposed to get to Obsidian, find a hidden spacecraft, and complete a task that was given to him by his dad, he finds that there are secrets beginning to shed light. Add some space pirates in the mix, a little bit of romance, and you have a great light read. Starflight proves that you never know where your true friends come from and how true friends really have your back. Loved Starflight!

Sep 10, 2016

It is reminiscent of Firefly. The book jacket summary is misleading. Story good action and adventure. I liked it and woukd enjoy reading the next.

Aug 26, 2016

This book definitely reminded me of the tv series Firefly.

Jun 24, 2016

This was an engaging read with lots of action and a cast of intriguing characters.

Mar 31, 2016

Started off with action that was a bit too juvenile but soon improved. By half-way through, it was a page turner with lots of twists and turns.


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spl_merley Jan 19, 2017

In an overcrowded earth, where opportunities are few and far between, Solara is ready for a new start in a place where no one will care about her past. The only problem is how to get to the outer realm. Signing up as a servant to the rich, entitled Doran, who made her time at school a nightmare, may pay her way but it might be harder than she imagined. When Doran makes to abandon her at an outpost before reaching their destination desperate Solara sets in motion a role reversing plot that lands them both on a freighter with a curious crew bound to the outer realm. Pursued by enforcers and bounty hunters for reasons they don't entirely understand Solara and Doran must forge a tense alliance to survive the wild and dangerous reaches of space.


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