Brightly Burning

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2020 - Young Adult Fiction - 416 pages
"One of the most anticipated YA debuts of 2018, Brightly Burning is a gothic, romantic mystery with hints of Jane Eyre, Marissa Meyer, and Kiera Cass." --Entertainment Weekly

"Brightly Burning delivers a brooding gothic mystery and a swoony romance, all set in space. Donne's atmospheric, twisty update of a cherished classic will keep you up late into the night!" --Elly Blake, New York Times best-selling author of the Frostblood Saga


Stella Ainsley leaves poverty behind when she quits her engineering job aboard the Stalwart to become a governess on a private ship. On the Rochester, there's no water ration, more books than one person could devour in a lifetime, and an AI who seems more friend than robot. But something sinister lurks beneath the Rochester's immaculate fašade.

When Stella meets Hugo, the nineteen-year-old captain at the helm of the ship, she finds herself drawn to the mysterious boy who's as unpredictable and broody as he is kind. But Stella's suspicions against Hugo mount as the ship is plagued by ghostly hauntings and deadly assassination attempts. Now, she must choose between following her heart or listening to her head.

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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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User Review  - muddyboy - LibraryThing

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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About the author (2020)

Alexa Donne is a Ravenclaw who wears many hats, including teen mentor, college admissions essay advisor, fan convention organizer, YouTuber, and podcaster. When she's not writing science fiction and fantasy for teens, Alexa 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.
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