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.
I’m really starting to enjoy space books. This is my third scifi read of the year. I really enjoy the story and the characters in it. It was very nicely detailed on how they lived in space, when earth hit an ice age.
Stella, I liked her in the book. She is a reader, teacher and engineer. Not worry on falling in love yet. She very smart girl and can defend for herself at times. Will she be able to fit in her new role on another ship?
There Hugo, who I did like much. At times he shows he care, but other times he acts like a drunk. With his own secrets he hides from his crew and Stella. Will he be able to let Stella in?
This was a fast pace read with some romance in it. It suppose to be an Jane Eyre retelling. I think it’s for fans who read Jan Eyre and people like me who have never heard of Jane Eyre.
Ready to hop aboard the Rochester?