Brightly Burning

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Titan Books, Jun 12, 2018 - Fiction - 400 pages

Jane Eyre meets The 100 in this romantic mystery set in space.
Seventeen-year-old Stella Ainsley, desperate to leave the floundering Stalwart, finds employment on the haunted space-ship Rochester. Exiled from Earth, the remnants of the human race circle the planet in slowly disintegrating space-ships, but the Rochester seems in perfect condition. When a series of accidents threatens the charismatic captain, Hugo Fairfax, Stella is determined to find the saboteur and win his love. But there is a terrible secret behind the Rochester’s haunting, and soon Stella must make an impossible choice.

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User Review  - Herenya - LibraryThing

A young adult Jane Eyre retelling in which the Earth has undergone an ice-age and people live in ships orbiting the planet. Seventeen year old Stella is desperate to leave the Stalwart, which is poor ... Read full review

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Years in the future the earth has moved into a new ice age and most of the human population is living on space craft biding time till the earth heats up. Stella Ainsley gets a transfer to a different ... Read full review

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When she’s not writing science fiction and fantasy, Alexa Donne works in international television marketing. A proud Boston University Terrier, she lives in Los Angeles with two fluffy ginger cats named after YA literature characters. Visit her at, and on Twitter and Instagram at @alexadonne.

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