US + Canada: HMH TEEN | MAY 1, 2018
UK: Titan Books | June 12, 2018
US Paperback out February 4, 2020
Can love conquer deception and intrigue?
Stella Ainsley leaves poverty behind when she quits her engineering job aboard the Stalwart to become a governess on a private ship. On the Rochester, there’s no water ration, more books than one person could devour in a lifetime, and an AI who seems more friend than robot.
But no one warned Stella that the ship seems to be haunted, nor that it may be involved in a conspiracy that could topple the entire interstellar fleet. Surrounded by mysteries, Stella finds her equal in the brooding but kind, nineteen-year-old Captain Hugo. When several attempts on his life spark more questions than answers, and the beautiful Bianca Ingram appears at Hugo’s request, his unpredictable behavior causes Stella’s suspicions to mount. Without knowing who to trust, Stella must decide whether to follow her head or her heart.
Alexa Donne’s lush and enthralling reimagining of the classic Jane Eyre, set among the stars, will seduce and beguile you.
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Elly Blake, New York Times Bestselling author of the Frostblood series
Jessica Cluess, author of the Kingdom On Fire series
- Brightly Burning Kirkus Review
- RT Book Reviews
- Publishers Marketplace Spring/Summer 2018 Buzz Book
- Cover Reveal & First Look on Entertainment Weekly.com
- Alexa Donne Talks with Roger (The Horn Book)
- 21 Most Anticipated Debuts of 2018 (Barnes & Noble Teen Blog)
- 20 of the Biggest Teen Books for Adults Coming in Spring 2018 (BookBub)
- Exclusive Excerpt from Brightly Burning–when Stella meets Hugo (Hypable)
- 31 YA Books You Don’t Want to Miss This Spring (Buzzfeed)
- Publisher’s Weekly US Deal Announcement
- UK Publishing Announcement from Titan Books