368p. ebook available. Disney-Hyperion. Feb. 2017. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781484750254.
Gr 8 Up—In Starflight, Princess Cassia Rose fled from her planet to save those she loved, or so she thought. After two years of living in hiding, things now come to a head when she is finally captured by the ruthless bounty hunters who have been stalking her and best friend Kane. Cassie must quickly decide what type of monarch she will be when she returns home to a planet ravaged by war and misguidance. Cassie and Kane have decisions to make, and they must trust in each other or let it all go. This title will draw in sci-fi romance lovers of the previous volume, but teens don't have to have read it to enjoy the followup. The galactic journey from the first book is referenced, but all of the plotlines from Starflight are explained when needed. It is an interesting switch to hear the narrative voices of two secondary characters from the first volume now having primary roles. The strong message of finding a love of equals shines throughout. Landers sets an intergalactic stage that fans of sci-fi, romance, and adventure will devour. Readers who enjoyed Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff will be drawn to this title.
VERDICT A great addition to YA sci-fi collections.

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