Friday Reads: Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

THE CANDID COVER  came up with an amazing idea of combining 2 book memes together. Helena and I think this is an amazing and super creative idea to discover new books and to share the ones we love with everyone else!

The Two memes we will be featuring on Fridays will be none other than Book Beginnings, a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. And The Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader. Find any non-spoiler sentence(s) and post. You can also link up your post on Freda’s Voice blog so others can visit you as well. Hope you enjoy.       ❤

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.

Author: Alexa Donne

Published by: HMH Books for Young Readers May 1st 2018

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Retellings.

Format: ARC



Book Beginning: 


Impression: After reading the first sentence of this book I have to say I kept reading😆 I mean I had to know why the stabilizers were failing! I’m sure I will like this book and I really  can’t wait to talk about it with you guys in the future! Now I must read more…


The Friday 56

“Ready?” I said aloud. I was definitely not ready, but I walked over and picked it up anyway.”

This sentence is from one of my all time favorite contemporary books that takes place in Europe! Can you guess the name of the book?😊🙌

Are you guys planning to read Brightly Burning? This book is amazing and I have only read one chapter!!!!

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