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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Brightly Burning & A Conspiracy of Stars

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!

This week, I'm sharing two tales set in the stars!

Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Expected Pub. Date: May 1st, 2018
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.

Jane Eyre. Retelling. In. Space.

No other words are needed xD

Alexa Donne is a Ravenclaw who wears many hats, including fan convention organizing, teen mentoring, college admissions essay consulting, YouTube-ing and podcasting. When she’s not writing science fiction and fantasy for teens, Alexa works in international television marketing. A proud Boston University Terrier, she lives in Los Angeles with two fluffy ginger cats named after YA literature characters.

Alexa is represented by Elana Roth-Parker of Laura Dail Literary Agency.
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Expected Pub. Date: January 2, 2018
Octavia has always dreamed of becoming a whitecoat, one of the prestigious N’Terra scientists who study the natural wonders of Faloiv. So when the once-secretive labs are suddenly opened to students, she leaps at the chance to see what happens behind their closed doors. However, she quickly discovers that all is not what it seems on Faloiv, and the experiments the whitecoats have been doing run the risk of upsetting the humans’ fragile peace with the Faloii, Faloiv’s indigenous people.

As secret after disturbing secret comes to light, Octavia finds herself on a collision course with the charismatic and extremist new leader of N’Terra’s ruling council. But by uncovering the mysteries behind the history she’s been taught, the science she’s lived by, and the truth about her family, she threatens to be the catalyst for an all-out war.

A female scientist challenging the government? 

This book seems so fresh and like nothing I've ever read, so basically, I need it immediately. 

Olivia A. Cole is an author, blogger, and poet from Louisville, Kentucky. She spent 10 years wandering around Chicago and Miami before going back home.

Olivia is represented by Regina Brooks of Serendipity Literary Agency.
Connect with Oliva: Website | Twitter

Have you guys heard of these books before? Are they on your TBR? What are you some anticipated 2018 YA sci-fis? Let me know!


  1. Ohh, both of these books are new to me :D And they both look gorgeous. And space books are always awesome. Yesss. I hope you will love them both oh so much :) Lovely picks Brittany. <3

  2. Oooh pretty covers!! Totally new to me reads too! Will have to keep an eye out for them! Hope you will love them both!

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  3. OMG!!!! THESE ARE BOTH SUCH GREAT BOOKS!!!! I really am so intrigued with the Jane Eyre and oh my word, the second cover is JUST to die for!!!! *swoons*

    Great choices! :)

  4. First time hearing about both of these, I can't believe I haven't heard about these before. Definitely can't wait till they come out!
    Great choices this week Brittany, I hope we both enjoy them :)
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  5. Who's up for not one but two (one of them a re-telling! <3) tales set in space? *raises both hands* Great picks, Brittany, I noted both titles down :D

    Thanks for sharing, here's my WoW!

  6. I love that Galaxy gif! These both sound amazing (:

  7. I love female mechanics. Gotta check that one out! From mechanic to governess. Curious about that switch!

  8. OOoh! Both of these books look so good! Great picks and thanks for checking out my post!

  9. Yay for twinning!! Your gifs are always so fitting! I'm looking forward to Brightly Burning although I'm not sold on that cover XD

  10. FEMALE SCIENTISTS. HECK YES I AM HERE FOR THIS. I'm not usually really good with SciFi but then there's Illuminae which I looove, so I have to try all the sci-fi. (Also retellings of classic books but like in space?!? That's inspired and awesome!)

  11. How have I not heard of these two books?! They both sound awesome. I'm a big Jane Eyre fan and will definitely have to add Brightly Burning to my wish list. And Conspiracy of Stars sounds so good. Thank you so much for bringing these to my attention. I will definitely be giving these a try.

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  12. Both of these books sound amazing! I think that Brightly Burning is definitely going to be one to watch. Such a cool concept! :)

  13. A Conspiracy of Stars looks fabulous- I definitely want that one! Thanks for spotlighting it.

  14. I'd not heard of the first one, but Jane Eyre in space sounds cool. I'm definitely looking forward to reading the second one. It's on Edelweiss, fyi! I hope you enjoy these books when you get the chance to read them!

    Have a fabulous week, Brittany. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  15. "Jane Eyre. Retelling. In. Space." Oh my. Yes.
    Both of these books are new to me. Brightly Burning sounds really good!
    I hope you enjoy reading both of your picks, Brittany.
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW earlier.

  16. I love that the female characters in both books are talented, curious and very ambitious scientists :)

  17. I haven't heard of this books before, but they seem very interesting. I'm completely in love with the idea of a Jane Eyre retelling set in space! Adding to my wishlist.

    Happy readings! ;)
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

  18. WOWZA!!!! You have two AWESOME selections here!! :D :D

    I have seen "Conspiracy of Stars" before, and it's now on my Goodreads shelves. But this is the first I hear about "Brightly Burning", and I am so EXCITED now that I have, thanks to you!! A "Jane Eyre" retelling? YAAAAAAASSS!!! I LOVE "Jane Eyre"!! How original, too, having this retelling set in outer space!!

    Thanks for sharing your GREAT picks, Brittany!! Thanks as well for commenting on my CWW post!! So sorry for the late comment back.... Have a WONDERFUL week!! <3 <3 <3 :D :D :D

  19. I didn't know these books, but I couldn't add them to my TBR fast enough. Jane Eyre in space and female scientist challenging the government? YAS! :)

  20. These sound a~ma~zing~!! As you know, I haven't been up to date with book releases so coming to your blog always catches me up somewhat. :P The retelling, the scientists challenging government scenario, the stories set in the stars - everything just sounds like my kind of book. I'm always on the lookout for new sci-fi's, and I can't wait for these. Wonderful post!

    - Aila @ One Way Or An Author