Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She’s so desperate to reach the realm that she’s willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith.
When a twist of fate lands them instead on the Banshee, a vessel of dubious repute, Doran learns he’s been framed on Earth for conspiracy. As he pursues a set of mysterious coordinates rumored to hold the key to clearing his name, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest. Life on the Banshee may be tumultuous, but as Solara and Doran are forced to question everything they once believed about their world—and each other—the ship becomes home, and the eccentric crew family. But what Solara and Doran discover on the mysterious Planet X has the power to not only alter their lives, but the existence of everyone in the universe…
I really enjoyed Landers debut, Alienated for its humor, swoon, and adventure. Her second installment in that series let me down a bit though so I was apprehensive to read this new series of hers. I’m glad I listened to the reviewers who loved this, because I thoroughly enjoyed it!
This seemed more grown up to me, a bit darker, and with the constant adventure, trials, and nice amount of a budding romance I was hooked. The synopsis promises more political/economic repercussions than I think we experienced, but that didn’t bother me at all. I really liked the journey’s of the characters, and seeing them let down their shields.The host of secondary characters all are quirky and add an eclectic and fun mix to the crew. But overall, what was really fun, was watching the crew mesh together and become an unconventional family.
I’m not sure if I will continue with the series, after I was let down with her last sequel, I’m a bit apprehensive. The synopsis of the next one also doesn’t sound as intriguing to me, we’ll have to see what the reviewers say.