So after reading Starflight, I rushed off to pick up Landers’s first book. Reviews said it wasn’t as good as Starflight, but I decided to give it a chance anyway. It was DUMB, y’all. Teenage drama galore. It was as if the whole book was written either in Valley Girl voice or Robotic Vulcan voice. I didn’t buy the romance, I didn’t care about the conflict, so much seemed manufactured, so much seemed like a caricature of real people or real emotions . . . I actually put the book down before finishing (about 85% of the way through, so I think far enough to rate it). That said, it’s an easy read, and teens might like the mix of romance and sf. It just wasn’t for me.