Can’t Wait Wednesday – BRIGHTLY BURNING by Alexa Donne


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is BRIGHTLY BURNING by Alexa Donne.  Okay, this synopsis had me at “Jane Eyre in Space.”  I mean, seriously…Jane Eyre in space?! How amazing does that sound?  As if you couldn’t guess by this point, Jane Eyre is one of my all-time favorite books and since I also love sci-fi, this book practically sounds like it was written with me in mind.  I also love that it’s advertised for as being perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer and Kiera Cass.  So yeah, is it May 1st yet?



Publication Date:  May 1, 2018


From Amazon:

A romantic, cinematic, richly-imagined retelling of the classic Jane Eyre set in space, about seventeen-year-old Stella Ainsley, a mechanic who takes a governess job on board the private ship, the Rochester and falls in love with the ship’s mysterious and troubled captain. For Marissa Meyer and Kiera Cass fans.  

Seventeen-year-old Stella Ainsley wants just one thing: to go somewhere–anywhere–else. Her home is a floundering spaceship that 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 the Rochester, nineteen-year-old Hugo Fairfax, is notorious throughout the fleet for being a moody recluse and a drunk. But with Stella he’s kind.

But the Rochester harbors secrets: Stella is certain someone is trying to kill Hugo, and the more she discovers, the more questions she has about his role in a conspiracy threatening the fleet.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

20 replies
  1. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    Jane Eyre in space? Sounds like it could be amazing. I have read neither Bronte nor Meyers (I am trash!), but I know they are faves of many.

  2. Angela
    Angela says:

    Ok, Jane Eyre – Marissa Meyer – Kiera Cass – that synopsis definitely hits a lot of good points for me! I will have to keep my eye out for it!

  3. Jordan Rose
    Jordan Rose says:

    A Jane Eyre retelling in space? I have absolutely no idea what to expect from that, but it sounds interesting enough to make me want to read it! I’ve actually been meaning to re-read Jane Eyre sometime soon (the last time I read it was years and years ago), so this inspires me to reread it before this comes out now. 🙂 Thanks for sharing–great pick!

  4. Verushka
    Verushka says:

    Jane Eyre in space is by far one of the most unexpected retellings I’ve seen! And it’s not my favourite classic as it is, but this I would try!

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