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Brightly Burning
Contributor(s): Donne, Alexa
ISBN: 1328948935     ISBN-13: 9781328948939
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Product Type: Hardcover
Published: May 2018
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Annotation: Two hundred years after a supervolcano causes an ice age on Earth, Stella Ainsley accepts a position as governess on a space ship orbiting the moon, falls in love with the ship's reclusive captain, and uncovers a plot that threatens the most vulnerable populations of the fleet.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Governesses; Fiction.
Orphans; Fiction.
Virus diseases; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2017039399
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 5.75" W x 1.75" (1.10 lbs) 394 pages
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by PW Annex Reviews (Publishers Weekly Annex Reviews)

Jane Eyre gets a futuristic reimagining in this appealing YA drama. Seventeen-year-old orphan Stella Ainsley, an engineer aboard one of the many colony ships orbiting an Earth during a new ice age, accepts a role as a teacher aboard a private ship owned by the brooding Hugo Fairfax. After a lifetime of austerity and deprivation, life aboard the luxurious Rochester is like a dream, save for odd accidents, mysterious laughter at night, and the ship's reputation for being haunted. But as Stella bonds with Hugo, they find an unexpected emotional connection, which blossoms into love despite complications. Stella also stumbles across a conspiracy that threatens the disadvantaged in an increasingly resource-starved fleet, and she risks everything to save those she loves. Newcomer Donne hits all the predictable plot points of her romantic storyline, but she leaves other aspects, such as the heroine's childhood and the story's social criticism, undeveloped. Still, this entertaining, loose adaptation of Brontë's classic novel features solid sci-fi worldbuilding, creative details, and a diverse cast. Ages 12–up. Agent: Elana Roth Parker, Laura Dail Literary. (May)

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