Brightly Burning

Brightly Burning

Seventeen-year-old Stella Ainsley wants just one thing: to go somewhere?anywhere?else. Her homeis a floundering spaceshipthat 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 theRochester, nineteen-year-old Hugo Fairfax, is notorious throughout Seventeen-year-old Stella Ainsley wants just one thing: to go somewhere?anywhere?else. Her homeis a flounder...

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Title:Brightly Burning
Author:Alexa Donne
Rating:
Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1328948935
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Brightly Burning Reviews

  • Alyssa
    Jun 24, 2017

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

    3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling. Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself tran...

    This Jane Eyre retelling is the perfect book for fans of the classic who also have a love of space. While the parallels to Jane Eyre are clear throughout for those who love the original story, this novel definitely stands alone for anyone who isn't familiar with Jane Eyre. The slow-bur...

    Plot - 4.5 Writing style - 4 Characters - 4 Romance - 4 In which a seventeen-year-old engineer applied at a private ship for a governess spot. There, she began developing romantic feelings with the captain who turns out to be her student's dashing older brother. Plot - Truth ...

    Reader, I loved it. Alexa Donne is just reverential enough to the heart and spirit of Jane Eyre to delight this Bronte fan - but at the same time she's done a beautiful job expanding the story that I was still on the edge of my seat. Stella, an engineer and ammeter artist, is a ...

  • Lilly (Lair Of Books)
    Feb 16, 2018

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

    3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling. Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself tran...

    This Jane Eyre retelling is the perfect book for fans of the classic who also have a love of space. While the parallels to Jane Eyre are clear throughout for those who love the original story, this novel definitely stands alone for anyone who isn't familiar with Jane Eyre. The slow-bur...

    Plot - 4.5 Writing style - 4 Characters - 4 Romance - 4 In which a seventeen-year-old engineer applied at a private ship for a governess spot. There, she began developing romantic feelings with the captain who turns out to be her student's dashing older brother. Plot - Truth ...

    Reader, I loved it. Alexa Donne is just reverential enough to the heart and spirit of Jane Eyre to delight this Bronte fan - but at the same time she's done a beautiful job expanding the story that I was still on the edge of my seat. Stella, an engineer and ammeter artist, is a ...

    Me: Please have a pretty cover, please have a pretty cover... --- Update 10/26/17 *Sees cover* And...wow major let down Sorry that cover is not appealing to me at all, so if I end up reading this it'll probably be on my Kindle ...

    JANE! EYRE! IN! SPACE! and it is exactly that. Just as clever, just as heartfelt, just as romantic, with a stellar cast of characters and inventive world building. Just enough science fiction to make this an utterly delightful space romance. ...

    Had a chance to read an early copy and oh my, did it hit the light sci-fi sweet spot! Fun characters, a haunted spaceship, a mysterious man, and stars as far as the eye can see. The last time I read a book with this feel was ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis and I have to say I loved i...

    I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review can also be found on *Milky Way of Books* I couldn't be happier than getting the chance to review this lovely book! Knowing that Netgalley rarely grants requests to INT readers, I was very excited! The boo...

    I love Jane Eyre, so getting to read a retelling was a treat. I do think this book hovers more around 3.5 star personally, but I really loved it and enjoyed my time reading it so much I had to bump it up. This had all of the elements of Jane Eyre we know and love, but set aboard ...

    I've been on such a YA Sci-fi kick lately & this is one I can't stop thinking about! *eeeK* NEED all sci-fi books in my life <3! *eGalley provided by Edelweiss/HMH in exchange for an honest review* ...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Oct 12, 2017

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

    3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling. Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself tran...

    This Jane Eyre retelling is the perfect book for fans of the classic who also have a love of space. While the parallels to Jane Eyre are clear throughout for those who love the original story, this novel definitely stands alone for anyone who isn't familiar with Jane Eyre. The slow-bur...

    Plot - 4.5 Writing style - 4 Characters - 4 Romance - 4 In which a seventeen-year-old engineer applied at a private ship for a governess spot. There, she began developing romantic feelings with the captain who turns out to be her student's dashing older brother. Plot - Truth ...

    Reader, I loved it. Alexa Donne is just reverential enough to the heart and spirit of Jane Eyre to delight this Bronte fan - but at the same time she's done a beautiful job expanding the story that I was still on the edge of my seat. Stella, an engineer and ammeter artist, is a ...

    Me: Please have a pretty cover, please have a pretty cover... --- Update 10/26/17 *Sees cover* And...wow major let down Sorry that cover is not appealing to me at all, so if I end up reading this it'll probably be on my Kindle ...

  • Lily Meade
    Jan 21, 2018

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

    3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling. Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself tran...

    This Jane Eyre retelling is the perfect book for fans of the classic who also have a love of space. While the parallels to Jane Eyre are clear throughout for those who love the original story, this novel definitely stands alone for anyone who isn't familiar with Jane Eyre. The slow-bur...

    Plot - 4.5 Writing style - 4 Characters - 4 Romance - 4 In which a seventeen-year-old engineer applied at a private ship for a governess spot. There, she began developing romantic feelings with the captain who turns out to be her student's dashing older brother. Plot - Truth ...

    Reader, I loved it. Alexa Donne is just reverential enough to the heart and spirit of Jane Eyre to delight this Bronte fan - but at the same time she's done a beautiful job expanding the story that I was still on the edge of my seat. Stella, an engineer and ammeter artist, is a ...

    Me: Please have a pretty cover, please have a pretty cover... --- Update 10/26/17 *Sees cover* And...wow major let down Sorry that cover is not appealing to me at all, so if I end up reading this it'll probably be on my Kindle ...

    JANE! EYRE! IN! SPACE! and it is exactly that. Just as clever, just as heartfelt, just as romantic, with a stellar cast of characters and inventive world building. Just enough science fiction to make this an utterly delightful space romance. ...

    Had a chance to read an early copy and oh my, did it hit the light sci-fi sweet spot! Fun characters, a haunted spaceship, a mysterious man, and stars as far as the eye can see. The last time I read a book with this feel was ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis and I have to say I loved i...

    I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review can also be found on *Milky Way of Books* I couldn't be happier than getting the chance to review this lovely book! Knowing that Netgalley rarely grants requests to INT readers, I was very excited! The boo...

    I love Jane Eyre, so getting to read a retelling was a treat. I do think this book hovers more around 3.5 star personally, but I really loved it and enjoyed my time reading it so much I had to bump it up. This had all of the elements of Jane Eyre we know and love, but set aboard ...

    I've been on such a YA Sci-fi kick lately & this is one I can't stop thinking about! *eeeK* NEED all sci-fi books in my life <3! *eGalley provided by Edelweiss/HMH in exchange for an honest review* ...

    ARC provided by HMH in exchange for an honest review I was super pumped to receive this advanced copy of Brightly Burning from HMH. I am so thankful I got the chance to read this before publication. Truly, I am so grateful for these opportunities. Even if I didn?t love it, I still...

    What a delightful mixture of si-fy and romance. A strong-willed female character with a penchant for unrequited love and a mysterious but utterly attractive captain will certainly remind you of Jane Eyre. I didn't know how much I missed reading novels like this one until I started Brig...

    Jane Eyre . . . IN SPACE???? Update: 10/26/17 JUST LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL PURPLE COVER!!!! JUST!!! LOOK!!!! ...

    This was really fun! RTC closer to publication. Thanks NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC! ...

    I received an ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Eyre is one of my fave classics of all time, so when I saw a retelling was coming I was very excited. My expectations were high and... the story didn't live up to them. Don't get me wrong, this book was...

    I loved this book so much! I've never actaully read Jane Eyre but I'm aware of the storyline and I don't know if it follows it but I had such a great time with this book. ...

    I am obviously biased as this book is written by my dear friend and agent sister, but I was honored to receive an eARC from NetGalley and I?m glad I did. I?d never read the original Jane Eyre, but Alexa?s version was plenty engaging on its own. I loved the atmosphere and the a...

  • T♠️bi
    May 05, 2017

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

    3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling. Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself tran...

    This Jane Eyre retelling is the perfect book for fans of the classic who also have a love of space. While the parallels to Jane Eyre are clear throughout for those who love the original story, this novel definitely stands alone for anyone who isn't familiar with Jane Eyre. The slow-bur...

    Plot - 4.5 Writing style - 4 Characters - 4 Romance - 4 In which a seventeen-year-old engineer applied at a private ship for a governess spot. There, she began developing romantic feelings with the captain who turns out to be her student's dashing older brother. Plot - Truth ...

    Reader, I loved it. Alexa Donne is just reverential enough to the heart and spirit of Jane Eyre to delight this Bronte fan - but at the same time she's done a beautiful job expanding the story that I was still on the edge of my seat. Stella, an engineer and ammeter artist, is a ...

    Me: Please have a pretty cover, please have a pretty cover... --- Update 10/26/17 *Sees cover* And...wow major let down Sorry that cover is not appealing to me at all, so if I end up reading this it'll probably be on my Kindle ...

    JANE! EYRE! IN! SPACE! and it is exactly that. Just as clever, just as heartfelt, just as romantic, with a stellar cast of characters and inventive world building. Just enough science fiction to make this an utterly delightful space romance. ...

    Had a chance to read an early copy and oh my, did it hit the light sci-fi sweet spot! Fun characters, a haunted spaceship, a mysterious man, and stars as far as the eye can see. The last time I read a book with this feel was ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis and I have to say I loved i...

    I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review can also be found on *Milky Way of Books* I couldn't be happier than getting the chance to review this lovely book! Knowing that Netgalley rarely grants requests to INT readers, I was very excited! The boo...

    I love Jane Eyre, so getting to read a retelling was a treat. I do think this book hovers more around 3.5 star personally, but I really loved it and enjoyed my time reading it so much I had to bump it up. This had all of the elements of Jane Eyre we know and love, but set aboard ...

    I've been on such a YA Sci-fi kick lately & this is one I can't stop thinking about! *eeeK* NEED all sci-fi books in my life <3! *eGalley provided by Edelweiss/HMH in exchange for an honest review* ...

    ARC provided by HMH in exchange for an honest review I was super pumped to receive this advanced copy of Brightly Burning from HMH. I am so thankful I got the chance to read this before publication. Truly, I am so grateful for these opportunities. Even if I didn?t love it, I still...

    What a delightful mixture of si-fy and romance. A strong-willed female character with a penchant for unrequited love and a mysterious but utterly attractive captain will certainly remind you of Jane Eyre. I didn't know how much I missed reading novels like this one until I started Brig...

    Jane Eyre . . . IN SPACE???? Update: 10/26/17 JUST LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL PURPLE COVER!!!! JUST!!! LOOK!!!! ...

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    May 03, 2018

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

  • Liz Parker
    Jun 23, 2017

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

    3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling. Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself tran...

    This Jane Eyre retelling is the perfect book for fans of the classic who also have a love of space. While the parallels to Jane Eyre are clear throughout for those who love the original story, this novel definitely stands alone for anyone who isn't familiar with Jane Eyre. The slow-bur...

  • jv poore
    Jun 29, 2018

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

  • Alexa
    May 12, 2017

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

  • Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
    Apr 17, 2018

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

  • Stephanie
    May 12, 2018

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

    3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling. Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself tran...

    This Jane Eyre retelling is the perfect book for fans of the classic who also have a love of space. While the parallels to Jane Eyre are clear throughout for those who love the original story, this novel definitely stands alone for anyone who isn't familiar with Jane Eyre. The slow-bur...

    Plot - 4.5 Writing style - 4 Characters - 4 Romance - 4 In which a seventeen-year-old engineer applied at a private ship for a governess spot. There, she began developing romantic feelings with the captain who turns out to be her student's dashing older brother. Plot - Truth ...

    Reader, I loved it. Alexa Donne is just reverential enough to the heart and spirit of Jane Eyre to delight this Bronte fan - but at the same time she's done a beautiful job expanding the story that I was still on the edge of my seat. Stella, an engineer and ammeter artist, is a ...

    Me: Please have a pretty cover, please have a pretty cover... --- Update 10/26/17 *Sees cover* And...wow major let down Sorry that cover is not appealing to me at all, so if I end up reading this it'll probably be on my Kindle ...

    JANE! EYRE! IN! SPACE! and it is exactly that. Just as clever, just as heartfelt, just as romantic, with a stellar cast of characters and inventive world building. Just enough science fiction to make this an utterly delightful space romance. ...

    Had a chance to read an early copy and oh my, did it hit the light sci-fi sweet spot! Fun characters, a haunted spaceship, a mysterious man, and stars as far as the eye can see. The last time I read a book with this feel was ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis and I have to say I loved i...

    I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review can also be found on *Milky Way of Books* I couldn't be happier than getting the chance to review this lovely book! Knowing that Netgalley rarely grants requests to INT readers, I was very excited! The boo...

    I love Jane Eyre, so getting to read a retelling was a treat. I do think this book hovers more around 3.5 star personally, but I really loved it and enjoyed my time reading it so much I had to bump it up. This had all of the elements of Jane Eyre we know and love, but set aboard ...

    I've been on such a YA Sci-fi kick lately & this is one I can't stop thinking about! *eeeK* NEED all sci-fi books in my life <3! *eGalley provided by Edelweiss/HMH in exchange for an honest review* ...

    ARC provided by HMH in exchange for an honest review I was super pumped to receive this advanced copy of Brightly Burning from HMH. I am so thankful I got the chance to read this before publication. Truly, I am so grateful for these opportunities. Even if I didn?t love it, I still...

    What a delightful mixture of si-fy and romance. A strong-willed female character with a penchant for unrequited love and a mysterious but utterly attractive captain will certainly remind you of Jane Eyre. I didn't know how much I missed reading novels like this one until I started Brig...

    Jane Eyre . . . IN SPACE???? Update: 10/26/17 JUST LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL PURPLE COVER!!!! JUST!!! LOOK!!!! ...

    This was really fun! RTC closer to publication. Thanks NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC! ...

    I received an ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Eyre is one of my fave classics of all time, so when I saw a retelling was coming I was very excited. My expectations were high and... the story didn't live up to them. Don't get me wrong, this book was...

    I loved this book so much! I've never actaully read Jane Eyre but I'm aware of the storyline and I don't know if it follows it but I had such a great time with this book. ...

    I am obviously biased as this book is written by my dear friend and agent sister, but I was honored to receive an eARC from NetGalley and I?m glad I did. I?d never read the original Jane Eyre, but Alexa?s version was plenty engaging on its own. I loved the atmosphere and the a...

    As soon as I saw this book referred to as ?Jane Eyre in space? I knew that I had to read it. While it wasn?t quite all I hoped for, I think overall it was a fun re-telling and it made me want to go re-read Jane Eyre. It took me awhile to get into Brightly Burning. I thought it...

  • i.
    Jul 08, 2018

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

    3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling. Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself tran...

    This Jane Eyre retelling is the perfect book for fans of the classic who also have a love of space. While the parallels to Jane Eyre are clear throughout for those who love the original story, this novel definitely stands alone for anyone who isn't familiar with Jane Eyre. The slow-bur...

    Plot - 4.5 Writing style - 4 Characters - 4 Romance - 4 In which a seventeen-year-old engineer applied at a private ship for a governess spot. There, she began developing romantic feelings with the captain who turns out to be her student's dashing older brother. Plot - Truth ...

    Reader, I loved it. Alexa Donne is just reverential enough to the heart and spirit of Jane Eyre to delight this Bronte fan - but at the same time she's done a beautiful job expanding the story that I was still on the edge of my seat. Stella, an engineer and ammeter artist, is a ...

    Me: Please have a pretty cover, please have a pretty cover... --- Update 10/26/17 *Sees cover* And...wow major let down Sorry that cover is not appealing to me at all, so if I end up reading this it'll probably be on my Kindle ...

    JANE! EYRE! IN! SPACE! and it is exactly that. Just as clever, just as heartfelt, just as romantic, with a stellar cast of characters and inventive world building. Just enough science fiction to make this an utterly delightful space romance. ...

    Had a chance to read an early copy and oh my, did it hit the light sci-fi sweet spot! Fun characters, a haunted spaceship, a mysterious man, and stars as far as the eye can see. The last time I read a book with this feel was ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis and I have to say I loved i...

    I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review can also be found on *Milky Way of Books* I couldn't be happier than getting the chance to review this lovely book! Knowing that Netgalley rarely grants requests to INT readers, I was very excited! The boo...

    I love Jane Eyre, so getting to read a retelling was a treat. I do think this book hovers more around 3.5 star personally, but I really loved it and enjoyed my time reading it so much I had to bump it up. This had all of the elements of Jane Eyre we know and love, but set aboard ...

    I've been on such a YA Sci-fi kick lately & this is one I can't stop thinking about! *eeeK* NEED all sci-fi books in my life <3! *eGalley provided by Edelweiss/HMH in exchange for an honest review* ...

    ARC provided by HMH in exchange for an honest review I was super pumped to receive this advanced copy of Brightly Burning from HMH. I am so thankful I got the chance to read this before publication. Truly, I am so grateful for these opportunities. Even if I didn?t love it, I still...

    What a delightful mixture of si-fy and romance. A strong-willed female character with a penchant for unrequited love and a mysterious but utterly attractive captain will certainly remind you of Jane Eyre. I didn't know how much I missed reading novels like this one until I started Brig...

  • Amy
    Apr 05, 2018

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

    3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling. Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself tran...

    This Jane Eyre retelling is the perfect book for fans of the classic who also have a love of space. While the parallels to Jane Eyre are clear throughout for those who love the original story, this novel definitely stands alone for anyone who isn't familiar with Jane Eyre. The slow-bur...

    Plot - 4.5 Writing style - 4 Characters - 4 Romance - 4 In which a seventeen-year-old engineer applied at a private ship for a governess spot. There, she began developing romantic feelings with the captain who turns out to be her student's dashing older brother. Plot - Truth ...

    Reader, I loved it. Alexa Donne is just reverential enough to the heart and spirit of Jane Eyre to delight this Bronte fan - but at the same time she's done a beautiful job expanding the story that I was still on the edge of my seat. Stella, an engineer and ammeter artist, is a ...

    Me: Please have a pretty cover, please have a pretty cover... --- Update 10/26/17 *Sees cover* And...wow major let down Sorry that cover is not appealing to me at all, so if I end up reading this it'll probably be on my Kindle ...

    JANE! EYRE! IN! SPACE! and it is exactly that. Just as clever, just as heartfelt, just as romantic, with a stellar cast of characters and inventive world building. Just enough science fiction to make this an utterly delightful space romance. ...

    Had a chance to read an early copy and oh my, did it hit the light sci-fi sweet spot! Fun characters, a haunted spaceship, a mysterious man, and stars as far as the eye can see. The last time I read a book with this feel was ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis and I have to say I loved i...

    I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review can also be found on *Milky Way of Books* I couldn't be happier than getting the chance to review this lovely book! Knowing that Netgalley rarely grants requests to INT readers, I was very excited! The boo...

    I love Jane Eyre, so getting to read a retelling was a treat. I do think this book hovers more around 3.5 star personally, but I really loved it and enjoyed my time reading it so much I had to bump it up. This had all of the elements of Jane Eyre we know and love, but set aboard ...

    I've been on such a YA Sci-fi kick lately & this is one I can't stop thinking about! *eeeK* NEED all sci-fi books in my life <3! *eGalley provided by Edelweiss/HMH in exchange for an honest review* ...

    ARC provided by HMH in exchange for an honest review I was super pumped to receive this advanced copy of Brightly Burning from HMH. I am so thankful I got the chance to read this before publication. Truly, I am so grateful for these opportunities. Even if I didn?t love it, I still...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Apr 16, 2018

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

  • Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
    Apr 29, 2018

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

  • Erin
    May 05, 2018

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

    3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling. Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself tran...

  • Alexandra
    Dec 05, 2017

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

    3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling. Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself tran...

    This Jane Eyre retelling is the perfect book for fans of the classic who also have a love of space. While the parallels to Jane Eyre are clear throughout for those who love the original story, this novel definitely stands alone for anyone who isn't familiar with Jane Eyre. The slow-bur...

    Plot - 4.5 Writing style - 4 Characters - 4 Romance - 4 In which a seventeen-year-old engineer applied at a private ship for a governess spot. There, she began developing romantic feelings with the captain who turns out to be her student's dashing older brother. Plot - Truth ...

    Reader, I loved it. Alexa Donne is just reverential enough to the heart and spirit of Jane Eyre to delight this Bronte fan - but at the same time she's done a beautiful job expanding the story that I was still on the edge of my seat. Stella, an engineer and ammeter artist, is a ...

    Me: Please have a pretty cover, please have a pretty cover... --- Update 10/26/17 *Sees cover* And...wow major let down Sorry that cover is not appealing to me at all, so if I end up reading this it'll probably be on my Kindle ...

    JANE! EYRE! IN! SPACE! and it is exactly that. Just as clever, just as heartfelt, just as romantic, with a stellar cast of characters and inventive world building. Just enough science fiction to make this an utterly delightful space romance. ...

    Had a chance to read an early copy and oh my, did it hit the light sci-fi sweet spot! Fun characters, a haunted spaceship, a mysterious man, and stars as far as the eye can see. The last time I read a book with this feel was ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis and I have to say I loved i...

    I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review can also be found on *Milky Way of Books* I couldn't be happier than getting the chance to review this lovely book! Knowing that Netgalley rarely grants requests to INT readers, I was very excited! The boo...

  • Nina-Tala (JustAddAWord) Shannak
    Apr 30, 2018

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

    3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling. Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself tran...

    This Jane Eyre retelling is the perfect book for fans of the classic who also have a love of space. While the parallels to Jane Eyre are clear throughout for those who love the original story, this novel definitely stands alone for anyone who isn't familiar with Jane Eyre. The slow-bur...

    Plot - 4.5 Writing style - 4 Characters - 4 Romance - 4 In which a seventeen-year-old engineer applied at a private ship for a governess spot. There, she began developing romantic feelings with the captain who turns out to be her student's dashing older brother. Plot - Truth ...

    Reader, I loved it. Alexa Donne is just reverential enough to the heart and spirit of Jane Eyre to delight this Bronte fan - but at the same time she's done a beautiful job expanding the story that I was still on the edge of my seat. Stella, an engineer and ammeter artist, is a ...

    Me: Please have a pretty cover, please have a pretty cover... --- Update 10/26/17 *Sees cover* And...wow major let down Sorry that cover is not appealing to me at all, so if I end up reading this it'll probably be on my Kindle ...

    JANE! EYRE! IN! SPACE! and it is exactly that. Just as clever, just as heartfelt, just as romantic, with a stellar cast of characters and inventive world building. Just enough science fiction to make this an utterly delightful space romance. ...

    Had a chance to read an early copy and oh my, did it hit the light sci-fi sweet spot! Fun characters, a haunted spaceship, a mysterious man, and stars as far as the eye can see. The last time I read a book with this feel was ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis and I have to say I loved i...

    I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review can also be found on *Milky Way of Books* I couldn't be happier than getting the chance to review this lovely book! Knowing that Netgalley rarely grants requests to INT readers, I was very excited! The boo...

    I love Jane Eyre, so getting to read a retelling was a treat. I do think this book hovers more around 3.5 star personally, but I really loved it and enjoyed my time reading it so much I had to bump it up. This had all of the elements of Jane Eyre we know and love, but set aboard ...

    I've been on such a YA Sci-fi kick lately & this is one I can't stop thinking about! *eeeK* NEED all sci-fi books in my life <3! *eGalley provided by Edelweiss/HMH in exchange for an honest review* ...

    ARC provided by HMH in exchange for an honest review I was super pumped to receive this advanced copy of Brightly Burning from HMH. I am so thankful I got the chance to read this before publication. Truly, I am so grateful for these opportunities. Even if I didn?t love it, I still...

    What a delightful mixture of si-fy and romance. A strong-willed female character with a penchant for unrequited love and a mysterious but utterly attractive captain will certainly remind you of Jane Eyre. I didn't know how much I missed reading novels like this one until I started Brig...

    Jane Eyre . . . IN SPACE???? Update: 10/26/17 JUST LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL PURPLE COVER!!!! JUST!!! LOOK!!!! ...

    This was really fun! RTC closer to publication. Thanks NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC! ...

    I received an ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Eyre is one of my fave classics of all time, so when I saw a retelling was coming I was very excited. My expectations were high and... the story didn't live up to them. Don't get me wrong, this book was...

    I loved this book so much! I've never actaully read Jane Eyre but I'm aware of the storyline and I don't know if it follows it but I had such a great time with this book. ...

    I am obviously biased as this book is written by my dear friend and agent sister, but I was honored to receive an eARC from NetGalley and I?m glad I did. I?d never read the original Jane Eyre, but Alexa?s version was plenty engaging on its own. I loved the atmosphere and the a...

    As soon as I saw this book referred to as ?Jane Eyre in space? I knew that I had to read it. While it wasn?t quite all I hoped for, I think overall it was a fun re-telling and it made me want to go re-read Jane Eyre. It took me awhile to get into Brightly Burning. I thought it...

    JANE EYRE IN SPACE. It's hard to review this book without shrieking that first. I'll put my hand up and admit that when it comes to retellings I'm instantly apprehensive, as that can go pretty badly wrong - I'll forever remember the absolutely atrocious retelling of A Christmas Carol t...

    I like this book more than I care to admit. Look, I'll be honest: you could set anything in space, and I'll all but guarantee I'll like it. Once you consider the grand scope of things, YA books set in space are this teeny tiny group, and I am always, always there for a story set amo...

  • Cori Reed
    Feb 03, 2018

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

    3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling. Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself tran...

    This Jane Eyre retelling is the perfect book for fans of the classic who also have a love of space. While the parallels to Jane Eyre are clear throughout for those who love the original story, this novel definitely stands alone for anyone who isn't familiar with Jane Eyre. The slow-bur...

    Plot - 4.5 Writing style - 4 Characters - 4 Romance - 4 In which a seventeen-year-old engineer applied at a private ship for a governess spot. There, she began developing romantic feelings with the captain who turns out to be her student's dashing older brother. Plot - Truth ...

    Reader, I loved it. Alexa Donne is just reverential enough to the heart and spirit of Jane Eyre to delight this Bronte fan - but at the same time she's done a beautiful job expanding the story that I was still on the edge of my seat. Stella, an engineer and ammeter artist, is a ...

    Me: Please have a pretty cover, please have a pretty cover... --- Update 10/26/17 *Sees cover* And...wow major let down Sorry that cover is not appealing to me at all, so if I end up reading this it'll probably be on my Kindle ...

    JANE! EYRE! IN! SPACE! and it is exactly that. Just as clever, just as heartfelt, just as romantic, with a stellar cast of characters and inventive world building. Just enough science fiction to make this an utterly delightful space romance. ...

    Had a chance to read an early copy and oh my, did it hit the light sci-fi sweet spot! Fun characters, a haunted spaceship, a mysterious man, and stars as far as the eye can see. The last time I read a book with this feel was ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis and I have to say I loved i...

    I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review can also be found on *Milky Way of Books* I couldn't be happier than getting the chance to review this lovely book! Knowing that Netgalley rarely grants requests to INT readers, I was very excited! The boo...

    I love Jane Eyre, so getting to read a retelling was a treat. I do think this book hovers more around 3.5 star personally, but I really loved it and enjoyed my time reading it so much I had to bump it up. This had all of the elements of Jane Eyre we know and love, but set aboard ...

  • Jessica
    Jan 24, 2018

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

    3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling. Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself tran...

    This Jane Eyre retelling is the perfect book for fans of the classic who also have a love of space. While the parallels to Jane Eyre are clear throughout for those who love the original story, this novel definitely stands alone for anyone who isn't familiar with Jane Eyre. The slow-bur...

    Plot - 4.5 Writing style - 4 Characters - 4 Romance - 4 In which a seventeen-year-old engineer applied at a private ship for a governess spot. There, she began developing romantic feelings with the captain who turns out to be her student's dashing older brother. Plot - Truth ...

    Reader, I loved it. Alexa Donne is just reverential enough to the heart and spirit of Jane Eyre to delight this Bronte fan - but at the same time she's done a beautiful job expanding the story that I was still on the edge of my seat. Stella, an engineer and ammeter artist, is a ...

    Me: Please have a pretty cover, please have a pretty cover... --- Update 10/26/17 *Sees cover* And...wow major let down Sorry that cover is not appealing to me at all, so if I end up reading this it'll probably be on my Kindle ...

    JANE! EYRE! IN! SPACE! and it is exactly that. Just as clever, just as heartfelt, just as romantic, with a stellar cast of characters and inventive world building. Just enough science fiction to make this an utterly delightful space romance. ...

    Had a chance to read an early copy and oh my, did it hit the light sci-fi sweet spot! Fun characters, a haunted spaceship, a mysterious man, and stars as far as the eye can see. The last time I read a book with this feel was ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis and I have to say I loved i...

    I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review can also be found on *Milky Way of Books* I couldn't be happier than getting the chance to review this lovely book! Knowing that Netgalley rarely grants requests to INT readers, I was very excited! The boo...

    I love Jane Eyre, so getting to read a retelling was a treat. I do think this book hovers more around 3.5 star personally, but I really loved it and enjoyed my time reading it so much I had to bump it up. This had all of the elements of Jane Eyre we know and love, but set aboard ...

    I've been on such a YA Sci-fi kick lately & this is one I can't stop thinking about! *eeeK* NEED all sci-fi books in my life <3! *eGalley provided by Edelweiss/HMH in exchange for an honest review* ...

    ARC provided by HMH in exchange for an honest review I was super pumped to receive this advanced copy of Brightly Burning from HMH. I am so thankful I got the chance to read this before publication. Truly, I am so grateful for these opportunities. Even if I didn?t love it, I still...

    What a delightful mixture of si-fy and romance. A strong-willed female character with a penchant for unrequited love and a mysterious but utterly attractive captain will certainly remind you of Jane Eyre. I didn't know how much I missed reading novels like this one until I started Brig...

    Jane Eyre . . . IN SPACE???? Update: 10/26/17 JUST LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL PURPLE COVER!!!! JUST!!! LOOK!!!! ...

    This was really fun! RTC closer to publication. Thanks NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC! ...

  • Candace Robinson
    Oct 30, 2017

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

  • Carrie
    Apr 18, 2018

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

  • ✨ Kaira ✨
    Jun 18, 2018

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

    3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling. Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself tran...

    This Jane Eyre retelling is the perfect book for fans of the classic who also have a love of space. While the parallels to Jane Eyre are clear throughout for those who love the original story, this novel definitely stands alone for anyone who isn't familiar with Jane Eyre. The slow-bur...

    Plot - 4.5 Writing style - 4 Characters - 4 Romance - 4 In which a seventeen-year-old engineer applied at a private ship for a governess spot. There, she began developing romantic feelings with the captain who turns out to be her student's dashing older brother. Plot - Truth ...

  • Bright Star
    Apr 05, 2018

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

    3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling. Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself tran...

    This Jane Eyre retelling is the perfect book for fans of the classic who also have a love of space. While the parallels to Jane Eyre are clear throughout for those who love the original story, this novel definitely stands alone for anyone who isn't familiar with Jane Eyre. The slow-bur...

    Plot - 4.5 Writing style - 4 Characters - 4 Romance - 4 In which a seventeen-year-old engineer applied at a private ship for a governess spot. There, she began developing romantic feelings with the captain who turns out to be her student's dashing older brother. Plot - Truth ...

    Reader, I loved it. Alexa Donne is just reverential enough to the heart and spirit of Jane Eyre to delight this Bronte fan - but at the same time she's done a beautiful job expanding the story that I was still on the edge of my seat. Stella, an engineer and ammeter artist, is a ...

    Me: Please have a pretty cover, please have a pretty cover... --- Update 10/26/17 *Sees cover* And...wow major let down Sorry that cover is not appealing to me at all, so if I end up reading this it'll probably be on my Kindle ...

    JANE! EYRE! IN! SPACE! and it is exactly that. Just as clever, just as heartfelt, just as romantic, with a stellar cast of characters and inventive world building. Just enough science fiction to make this an utterly delightful space romance. ...

    Had a chance to read an early copy and oh my, did it hit the light sci-fi sweet spot! Fun characters, a haunted spaceship, a mysterious man, and stars as far as the eye can see. The last time I read a book with this feel was ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis and I have to say I loved i...

    I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review can also be found on *Milky Way of Books* I couldn't be happier than getting the chance to review this lovely book! Knowing that Netgalley rarely grants requests to INT readers, I was very excited! The boo...

    I love Jane Eyre, so getting to read a retelling was a treat. I do think this book hovers more around 3.5 star personally, but I really loved it and enjoyed my time reading it so much I had to bump it up. This had all of the elements of Jane Eyre we know and love, but set aboard ...

    I've been on such a YA Sci-fi kick lately & this is one I can't stop thinking about! *eeeK* NEED all sci-fi books in my life <3! *eGalley provided by Edelweiss/HMH in exchange for an honest review* ...

    ARC provided by HMH in exchange for an honest review I was super pumped to receive this advanced copy of Brightly Burning from HMH. I am so thankful I got the chance to read this before publication. Truly, I am so grateful for these opportunities. Even if I didn?t love it, I still...

    What a delightful mixture of si-fy and romance. A strong-willed female character with a penchant for unrequited love and a mysterious but utterly attractive captain will certainly remind you of Jane Eyre. I didn't know how much I missed reading novels like this one until I started Brig...

    Jane Eyre . . . IN SPACE???? Update: 10/26/17 JUST LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL PURPLE COVER!!!! JUST!!! LOOK!!!! ...

    This was really fun! RTC closer to publication. Thanks NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC! ...

    I received an ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Eyre is one of my fave classics of all time, so when I saw a retelling was coming I was very excited. My expectations were high and... the story didn't live up to them. Don't get me wrong, this book was...

  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    Oct 25, 2017

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

  • Erika Cruz
    Jan 17, 2018

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

  • Adrienne Young
    Dec 18, 2017

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

    3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling. Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself tran...

    This Jane Eyre retelling is the perfect book for fans of the classic who also have a love of space. While the parallels to Jane Eyre are clear throughout for those who love the original story, this novel definitely stands alone for anyone who isn't familiar with Jane Eyre. The slow-bur...

    Plot - 4.5 Writing style - 4 Characters - 4 Romance - 4 In which a seventeen-year-old engineer applied at a private ship for a governess spot. There, she began developing romantic feelings with the captain who turns out to be her student's dashing older brother. Plot - Truth ...

    Reader, I loved it. Alexa Donne is just reverential enough to the heart and spirit of Jane Eyre to delight this Bronte fan - but at the same time she's done a beautiful job expanding the story that I was still on the edge of my seat. Stella, an engineer and ammeter artist, is a ...

    Me: Please have a pretty cover, please have a pretty cover... --- Update 10/26/17 *Sees cover* And...wow major let down Sorry that cover is not appealing to me at all, so if I end up reading this it'll probably be on my Kindle ...

    JANE! EYRE! IN! SPACE! and it is exactly that. Just as clever, just as heartfelt, just as romantic, with a stellar cast of characters and inventive world building. Just enough science fiction to make this an utterly delightful space romance. ...

    Had a chance to read an early copy and oh my, did it hit the light sci-fi sweet spot! Fun characters, a haunted spaceship, a mysterious man, and stars as far as the eye can see. The last time I read a book with this feel was ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis and I have to say I loved i...

  • Emily A. Duncan
    Nov 16, 2017

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

    3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling. Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself tran...

    This Jane Eyre retelling is the perfect book for fans of the classic who also have a love of space. While the parallels to Jane Eyre are clear throughout for those who love the original story, this novel definitely stands alone for anyone who isn't familiar with Jane Eyre. The slow-bur...

    Plot - 4.5 Writing style - 4 Characters - 4 Romance - 4 In which a seventeen-year-old engineer applied at a private ship for a governess spot. There, she began developing romantic feelings with the captain who turns out to be her student's dashing older brother. Plot - Truth ...

    Reader, I loved it. Alexa Donne is just reverential enough to the heart and spirit of Jane Eyre to delight this Bronte fan - but at the same time she's done a beautiful job expanding the story that I was still on the edge of my seat. Stella, an engineer and ammeter artist, is a ...

    Me: Please have a pretty cover, please have a pretty cover... --- Update 10/26/17 *Sees cover* And...wow major let down Sorry that cover is not appealing to me at all, so if I end up reading this it'll probably be on my Kindle ...

    JANE! EYRE! IN! SPACE! and it is exactly that. Just as clever, just as heartfelt, just as romantic, with a stellar cast of characters and inventive world building. Just enough science fiction to make this an utterly delightful space romance. ...

  • Vee ♔Under Mountain Books♔
    May 04, 2018

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

    3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling. Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself tran...

    This Jane Eyre retelling is the perfect book for fans of the classic who also have a love of space. While the parallels to Jane Eyre are clear throughout for those who love the original story, this novel definitely stands alone for anyone who isn't familiar with Jane Eyre. The slow-bur...

    Plot - 4.5 Writing style - 4 Characters - 4 Romance - 4 In which a seventeen-year-old engineer applied at a private ship for a governess spot. There, she began developing romantic feelings with the captain who turns out to be her student's dashing older brother. Plot - Truth ...

    Reader, I loved it. Alexa Donne is just reverential enough to the heart and spirit of Jane Eyre to delight this Bronte fan - but at the same time she's done a beautiful job expanding the story that I was still on the edge of my seat. Stella, an engineer and ammeter artist, is a ...

    Me: Please have a pretty cover, please have a pretty cover... --- Update 10/26/17 *Sees cover* And...wow major let down Sorry that cover is not appealing to me at all, so if I end up reading this it'll probably be on my Kindle ...

    JANE! EYRE! IN! SPACE! and it is exactly that. Just as clever, just as heartfelt, just as romantic, with a stellar cast of characters and inventive world building. Just enough science fiction to make this an utterly delightful space romance. ...

    Had a chance to read an early copy and oh my, did it hit the light sci-fi sweet spot! Fun characters, a haunted spaceship, a mysterious man, and stars as far as the eye can see. The last time I read a book with this feel was ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis and I have to say I loved i...

    I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review can also be found on *Milky Way of Books* I couldn't be happier than getting the chance to review this lovely book! Knowing that Netgalley rarely grants requests to INT readers, I was very excited! The boo...

    I love Jane Eyre, so getting to read a retelling was a treat. I do think this book hovers more around 3.5 star personally, but I really loved it and enjoyed my time reading it so much I had to bump it up. This had all of the elements of Jane Eyre we know and love, but set aboard ...

    I've been on such a YA Sci-fi kick lately & this is one I can't stop thinking about! *eeeK* NEED all sci-fi books in my life <3! *eGalley provided by Edelweiss/HMH in exchange for an honest review* ...

    ARC provided by HMH in exchange for an honest review I was super pumped to receive this advanced copy of Brightly Burning from HMH. I am so thankful I got the chance to read this before publication. Truly, I am so grateful for these opportunities. Even if I didn?t love it, I still...

    What a delightful mixture of si-fy and romance. A strong-willed female character with a penchant for unrequited love and a mysterious but utterly attractive captain will certainly remind you of Jane Eyre. I didn't know how much I missed reading novels like this one until I started Brig...

    Jane Eyre . . . IN SPACE???? Update: 10/26/17 JUST LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL PURPLE COVER!!!! JUST!!! LOOK!!!! ...

    This was really fun! RTC closer to publication. Thanks NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC! ...

    I received an ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Eyre is one of my fave classics of all time, so when I saw a retelling was coming I was very excited. My expectations were high and... the story didn't live up to them. Don't get me wrong, this book was...

    I loved this book so much! I've never actaully read Jane Eyre but I'm aware of the storyline and I don't know if it follows it but I had such a great time with this book. ...

    I am obviously biased as this book is written by my dear friend and agent sister, but I was honored to receive an eARC from NetGalley and I?m glad I did. I?d never read the original Jane Eyre, but Alexa?s version was plenty engaging on its own. I loved the atmosphere and the a...

    As soon as I saw this book referred to as ?Jane Eyre in space? I knew that I had to read it. While it wasn?t quite all I hoped for, I think overall it was a fun re-telling and it made me want to go re-read Jane Eyre. It took me awhile to get into Brightly Burning. I thought it...

    JANE EYRE IN SPACE. It's hard to review this book without shrieking that first. I'll put my hand up and admit that when it comes to retellings I'm instantly apprehensive, as that can go pretty badly wrong - I'll forever remember the absolutely atrocious retelling of A Christmas Carol t...

  • Kayla
    May 06, 2018

    This book is supposed to be a sci-fi version of Jane Eyre. It fucking sucks. Beware: lots of cursing in this review. I am in a spicy mood today. Our main character, Stella (Jane Eyre) is a brilliant spaceship engineer who has long harbored high hopes of being...a fucking govern...

    Oh my goodness, this was one wild ride. I wasn't expecting it. I mean... okay. I know the story of Jane Eyre (it actually freaked me out when I was little) - so I knew to expect some craziness. But I didn't expect to be PUNCHED IN THE FACE MULTIPLE TIMES BY ALL THE FEELS. I'm ge...

    You know what?s *brightly burning* right now? My anger. At myself, mostly. This is a retelling of Jane Eyre, and while the original story bored me to death, I was somewhat intrigued by this one. After all, one of the main reasons why Jane Eyre didn't work for me was because Mr....

    Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne is a young adult science fiction fantasy with a dash of romance that is also an imaginative retelling of the classic Jane Eyre. Of course what better way to modernize a classic than to do a take of it that is futuristic feeling in the setting with the st...

    This was a pretty fun book! I will say I could have done without the made up curse word "frex" Also the love interest was drunk pretty much most of the book! This is still one of the better space YA books I have read, though. Got approved for this on Netgalley. Why do they not sa...

    Reader, this book exceeded my expectations. This is a thrilling YA retelling of Jane Eyre set in space. It?s the story of the very likeable Stella Ainsely and her love affair with her employer, the brooding yet passionate Hugo Fairfax. Stella is a very skilled and able-bodied youn...

    Abruptly orphaned at only seven years old, Stella Ainsley slid down the human hierarchy and was relocated from the elitist Empire to a humbler space-craft, the Stalwart. Inhabited mostly by hard-working farmers that had won a lottery, Stella would never fit in. Instead, she clung to fo...

    4/18/18 Update: If you'd like to get a signed copy of Brightly Burning but don't anticipate seeing me at an event, you can order a signed copy via The Ripped Bodice! I'm so excited to partner with this amazing local indie, and the first & only all-romance book store in the United S...

    As a huge fan of Jane Eyre, I was really excited to read a YA retelling of the story. So, I went into this book with high expectations, AND THIS BOOK EXCEEDS ALL OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS! I AM AN EMOTIONAL MESS! I WANT TO HUG THIS BOOK FOREVER!!!! THIS WAS A FREAKING ROLLER COASTER!!! ...

    **Many thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me an ARC. This in no way influenced my review-my opinions are my own** This is one of those times where I emailed the publisher and didn?t expect any response-and I didn?t get one. Oh well, right? But then, one night when...

    3.5 stars for a fairly adequate Jane Eyre retelling. Brightly Burning takes place in a futuristic world where people are living in space because planet Earth has basically gone down the path of devastating destruction. Enter Stella Ainsley, our protagonist, who finds herself tran...

    This Jane Eyre retelling is the perfect book for fans of the classic who also have a love of space. While the parallels to Jane Eyre are clear throughout for those who love the original story, this novel definitely stands alone for anyone who isn't familiar with Jane Eyre. The slow-bur...

    Plot - 4.5 Writing style - 4 Characters - 4 Romance - 4 In which a seventeen-year-old engineer applied at a private ship for a governess spot. There, she began developing romantic feelings with the captain who turns out to be her student's dashing older brother. Plot - Truth ...

    Reader, I loved it. Alexa Donne is just reverential enough to the heart and spirit of Jane Eyre to delight this Bronte fan - but at the same time she's done a beautiful job expanding the story that I was still on the edge of my seat. Stella, an engineer and ammeter artist, is a ...

    Me: Please have a pretty cover, please have a pretty cover... --- Update 10/26/17 *Sees cover* And...wow major let down Sorry that cover is not appealing to me at all, so if I end up reading this it'll probably be on my Kindle ...

    JANE! EYRE! IN! SPACE! and it is exactly that. Just as clever, just as heartfelt, just as romantic, with a stellar cast of characters and inventive world building. Just enough science fiction to make this an utterly delightful space romance. ...

    Had a chance to read an early copy and oh my, did it hit the light sci-fi sweet spot! Fun characters, a haunted spaceship, a mysterious man, and stars as far as the eye can see. The last time I read a book with this feel was ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis and I have to say I loved i...

    I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review can also be found on *Milky Way of Books* I couldn't be happier than getting the chance to review this lovely book! Knowing that Netgalley rarely grants requests to INT readers, I was very excited! The boo...

    I love Jane Eyre, so getting to read a retelling was a treat. I do think this book hovers more around 3.5 star personally, but I really loved it and enjoyed my time reading it so much I had to bump it up. This had all of the elements of Jane Eyre we know and love, but set aboard ...

    I've been on such a YA Sci-fi kick lately & this is one I can't stop thinking about! *eeeK* NEED all sci-fi books in my life <3! *eGalley provided by Edelweiss/HMH in exchange for an honest review* ...

    ARC provided by HMH in exchange for an honest review I was super pumped to receive this advanced copy of Brightly Burning from HMH. I am so thankful I got the chance to read this before publication. Truly, I am so grateful for these opportunities. Even if I didn?t love it, I still...

    What a delightful mixture of si-fy and romance. A strong-willed female character with a penchant for unrequited love and a mysterious but utterly attractive captain will certainly remind you of Jane Eyre. I didn't know how much I missed reading novels like this one until I started Brig...

    Jane Eyre . . . IN SPACE???? Update: 10/26/17 JUST LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL PURPLE COVER!!!! JUST!!! LOOK!!!! ...

    This was really fun! RTC closer to publication. Thanks NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC! ...

    I received an ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Jane Eyre is one of my fave classics of all time, so when I saw a retelling was coming I was very excited. My expectations were high and... the story didn't live up to them. Don't get me wrong, this book was...

    I loved this book so much! I've never actaully read Jane Eyre but I'm aware of the storyline and I don't know if it follows it but I had such a great time with this book. ...