Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, where book bloggers can showcase their latest anticipated reads.
Side note: Somehow in my two-and-a-half years of book blogging, I’ve never joined the Waiting on Wednesday party. Well, obviously that is about to change. 2016 marks the year I might very well pass out from the excitement of so many new releases, so there’s really no better time to join in on all the fun. Hopefully this first attempt isn’t a total failure! Feel free to link your own WoW posts in the comments below so that we can fangirl about books together.
This week I’m waiting on… Starflight by Melissa Landers
Release date: 2 February 2016
Genre: YA Sci-FI
Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She’s so desperate to reach the realm that she’s willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith.
When a twist of fate lands them instead on the Banshee, a vessel of dubious repute, Doran learns he’s been framed on Earth for conspiracy. As he pursues a set of mysterious coordinates rumored to hold the key to clearing his name, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest. Life on the Banshee may be tumultuous, but as Solara and Doran are forced to question everything they once believed about their world–and each other–the ship becomes home, and the eccentric crew family. But what Solara and Doran discover on the mysterious Planet X has the power to not only alter their lives, but the existence of everyone in the universe…
Confession time: Melissa Landers recently became one of my favourite authors ever. Just last week, I finished her debut novel, Alienated (read my review here), and I’ve been craving her writing ever since. She’s sharp-witted and quirky, with a knack for sizzling alien romance. So naturally when I saw that she had another kickass series set in outer space, I couldn’t contain my excitement. It sounds awesome, and seems to contain a lot more action than Alienated. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy next week.