Friday, June 2, 2017

The Friday 56 (105) & Book Beginnings: Starflight by Melissa Landers

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE
Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.
21793182Synopsis from Goodreads...

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...
Beginning: "What if nobody picks me? Nothing can be worse than that."

56: "Solara retreated a pace until her back met the wall. She braced herself, waiting for the owner of that enormous voice to appear, but a tiny young woman stepped onto the bridge wearing a bathrobe that dragged on the ground."
Comments: Starflight by Melissa Lander's has been on my ereader for some time now, and it's only today that I've finally gotten around to it. Suffice it to say, I'm really excited to start this one because I've heard a lot of great things about it. I haven't gotten to page 56 yet, so I don't know what's going on in the scene.

What are you reading this week?

20 comments:

  1. Ooh looks interesting.
    I don't think it's my cup of tea as I'm not really a sci-fi fan (she says glancing at all of her dystopia books) but it definitely sounds interesting.
    Happy reading!
    Cora ❤ http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

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    1. I'm pretty much the opposite of you because I have more sci-fi books on my shelves rather than dystopia. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Yes, this is one for me! Love the cover, too.

    Here is mine: http://bit.ly/2rMalpu

    Have a wonderful reading weekend!

    Sassy x

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  3. Now I want to know what happens to Solara! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I'm not that far in the book yet. So, I want to know what's going on in the scene too. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  4. I remember seeing this book floating a round a while ago. It was everywhere! I never really got around to reading the synopsis and it sounds quite good! Enjoy!

    Danica @ Shelves of Spines
    My Friday Meme

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    1. I remember that too. There was a lot of hype around the time of Starflight's initial release. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. I've heard good things about this one as well and the cover is gorgeous! I like the beginning. It sounds like she's in gym class.

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    1. That's what I thought when I saw the first line too. It just seems like something a character would say in gym class. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Hi Breana,

    Thanks for visiting Fiction Books this week. I enjoy 'meeting' new people and always love to receive comments :)

    Sci-fi and fantasy are about the only two genres that I really don't get along with, so I doubt this book is one for me!

    However, I found the opening line interesting and one I can so relate to and the cover art is really eye-catching and strong.

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend :)

    Yvonne

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  7. The beginning and the excerpt are great. I'd love to read this and meet these characters!

    My Friday 56 from Skin and Bones

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  8. This sounds like an awesome read! Happy weekend!

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  9. I've been wanting to try it myself. One of these days. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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  10. Looks like a good one! Your excerpt leaves me wondering about the little woman in the bathrobe! Here's my Friday post

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