Starfall written by Melissa Landers
Narrated by Amanda Dolan
Genres: Science Fiction, Time Travel, Young Adult
Series: Starflight, #2
Published by Tantor Audio
Publication Date: March 7th 2017
Source: Los Angeles Public Library
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
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When Princess Cassia Rose fled her home world of Eturia to escape an arranged marriage, she had no idea her sudden departure would spark a war. Now after two years hiding as a ship hand, she is finally returning to her beloved home, but not in the way she imagined. Shackled by bounty hunters, she is violently dragged back to account for her crimes. Her only solace is that the Banshee crew managed to evade capture, including Kane Arric, her best friend...with occasional benefits.
Meanwhile, Kane and the rest of the crew of the Banshee plan a desperate rescue mission. But when they arrive on Eturia, Cassia isn't exactly in need of heroics—she's claimed her birthright as Eturia's queen, but has inherited a war-torn planet simmering with rebellion. Cassia must make alliances, and Kane, the bastard son of a merchant, isn't a choice that will earn her any friends. Kane knows he will never find someone to replace Cassia—and is certain she returns his feelings—but how can he throw away his own promising future waiting on a queen?
When the outer realm is threatened by the dangerous Zhang mafia, Cassia, Kane and the rest of the Banshee crew uncover a horrifying conspiracy that endangers the entire universe. In the face of unspeakable evil, Cassia must confront her own family's complicated legacy on Eturia and decide once and for all who her real family is.
I am finally DNFing Starfall because OMG the heroine is super annoying and the hero is so beta that I can’t even! It has been a few months since I put this book on hold and the recent restart still did not help at all!
I enjoyed Starflight, the first book in the series. The banter was spot on and the characters were amazing! But Starfall totally missed the mark and did not have the same charm as that of the previous book.
I eventually had to DNF the audiobook because I just couldn’t listen to Cassia anymore. She was such an annoying character and there was no chemistry between her and Kane! Heck, their chemistry was only present in the previous book!
I also missed the crew of the Banshee! This was totally missing in this book, well missing in the 45% ish part that I read, so… I was just totally bummed!
As much as I love the hate to love trope and the childhood romance trope, this just didn’t cut it for me.
I’m not sure if I recommend this book to anyone, though. I mean, if you are a fan of meh romance and an infuriating heroine/queen/princess whatever – then be my guest and read it!
I’m curious to know if you like to read books with unlikeable heroines? If you do, can you share the titles?