Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “First Flyght (The Flyght Series #1)” as Want to Read:
First Flyght (The Flyght Series #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

First Flyght

(The Flyght Series #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Her future is brighter than the stars. But one betrayal will change everything…

Vivian Kawabata can't wait to claim her privileged destiny. But when the heir to the family agricultural empire finds her bank account empty while shopping for expensive shoes, she’s horrified to discover that her own brother has financially stabbed her in the back. To stand a chance of restori
ebook, 216 pages
Published September 6th 2019
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about First Flyght, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about First Flyght

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.19  · 
Rating details
 ·  73 ratings  ·  28 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of First Flyght (The Flyght Series #1)

This was fun. I'm super excited to see what's next! This was breaking bad meets space. I'm loving it
Laz the Sailor
Apr 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: scifi, rom-lite
I have liked this author's more complex world building in the past, but this story is much lighter. This is part of a series, and this first book is heavy on the setup. Lots of people to meet and figure out how they fit in the puzzle.

Note that the "reverse harem" tag is cultural; this is not an erotic romance.

I'll give #2 a try to see if thing happen.
Rhiannon Chillingworth
While the concept sounded interesting, for me this didn't really get interesting until the last 20%.

Vivian was a bit too whiney to be likeable, although I felt sorry for her, and I wasn't really attached to any of the characters.

The last 20%, however, set up a much more interesting plot than the rest of the book and I may well read the second one in the future.
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy from the author and voluntarily reviewed it.

First Flyght was one of my most anticipated releases of the year and as soon as my copy arrived I started it right after I finished my current read. I happily dived into this new science fiction romance series by SJ Pajonas. First Flyght was a great start to this new series and I can't wait to see where the series goes next. This is a great introduction to this series and there is so much potential and set-up and characters that
Nicole M. Hewitt
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fantastic start to a new series---I kept jumping back to reading this book when I should have been reading books I needed to finish for review. This one kept calling me back to it, and I finally just gave in and read the whole second half, telling myself I'd get back to that review book as soon as I finished. :-)

I truly felt for Vivian as her world fell apart, and I was interested in the reverse harem society and how their world ended up there. I'll be eager to see how Vivian deals with that i
Laz the Sailor
I like most of this author's books, so I have been looking forward to this new series. The story moves quickly, and Vivian is a strong woman facing enormous obstacles. But there is too much build-up and not enough action to make it really enjoyable for me.

I understand that the series gets stronger, and I have confidence in the authors, so I will read the next oen.
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have read many books from S.J. Pajonas already, so I was very hyped for this new book!

I really enjoyed reading First Flyght. It has a good balance between action and romance and continued keep me excited until the end. The main character Vivian was very likeable in my opinion but I also enjoyed the other main- and side characters, each with a good personality. Furthermore, I really enjoyed the space setting. So, a very good read in my opinion and I cannot wait for part 2! :)
S.J. Higbee
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Vivian’s character which pings off the page. Hardworking and focused on pleasing her family, she has been a model daughter – to the extent that she has put her own wishes for her future on hold in order to become an heiress worthy of the family farm. I really felt for her when the rug is pulled from under her feet and I think Pajonas manages to tread the fine line between fully depicting the devastation she feels and having her lapse too much into victim mode. By this time, I sh ...more
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Vivian worked hard and gave up a lot, including the man she loves, to earn her degrees and to take over her family business. Unfortunately, on the same day that she has finally finished her last college obligation, she finds out that her brother has stolen the family's money and bankrupted the farm. I falls on Vivian's shoulders to find her brother, and earn the bulk of the money needed to buy the farm back from the bank. Her aunt gives Vivian and her cousin Skylar a spaceship called the Amagi, ...more
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
First Flyght

What happens when the life you envisioned is stolen from you, right before you are ready to finally take control of it? When the older brother who has been running your family business, bleeds it financially dry, then runs off before the creditors can catch him...taking all you have worked so hard to accomplish with him. That’s the life that Vivian is thrust into, where all she has ever wanted is destroyed and chaos now reins supreme.

The one person you are supposed to be able to dep
Diane Burton
Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm always excited to read a new series, esp. one by an author whose work I enjoy. That's the case with S.J. Pajonas' Flyght series. The story is so compelling I read it through almost nonstop. Then, I had to find the 2nd book.

Vivian is such a fantastic character. Driven to succeed, bred to follow her mother's rules and decisions, Vivian has put her own wishes and desires aside to fulfill her destiny of taking over the family enterprise. Then, she's betrayed by her bitter and revengeful brother
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vivian's older brother embezzles the family fortune and disappears. The family farm enterprise is foreclosed. Since only women can be landowners in this society, it falls to Vivian as heir to restore the family's fortune and reputation, as well as buy back the land from the bank. Her cousin owns a cargo ship, so they embark on a plan to fly cargo to try and raise the needed 3.3 million credits in a year. It requires getting a license from a shipping company, one naturally owned by Vivian's ex. T ...more
Kristy Halseth
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this as an advanced reading copy.

I feel bad about taking so long to read this. I had gotten a few disappointing books and decided to skip over this for a bit and come back to it. I wasn't ready to face another bad science fiction novel. Now I wish I hadn't skipped over it. The book is really good. Good concept, well plotted, interesting characters. The book was a joy to read and I couldn't put it down. In fact, the moment I reached the end I went and bought the second book in the seri
Tamara Hauser
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved First Flyght! Once I started reading it I didn't want to stop. After doing everything Vivian's family asked of her, including turning down a marriage proposal from the man she loves, in order to prepare to run her family farm her brother loses it all, empties the bank accounts and dissapears. Now it's up to Vivian to save the farm. And she is willing to do whatever that takes, including dealing with her ex, Ken.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’m not a sci fi fan but the author really made this an enjoyable, fun read. Low on the romance end, more of Vivian’s situation. Fast paced and well written. I liked all the characters and the plot was interesting. I knew it was part of a continuing series but did not know that it would have a bit of a cliffhanger ending. The story satisfied me enough to the point where I wasn’t upset that I didn’t know that ahead of time. Book 2 should have more of the romance/reverse harem aspect than this one ...more
Lorraine G
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What an interesting start to a new series. The world Vivian lives in is unique and I can't wait to learn more about it. Vivian is growing into her role as captain and I'm curious as to what men will be in her final harem. I really like her "matchmaker" and am hoping more will develop in their relationship .
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As you follow Vivian through her ever escalating issues you get some pretty great world building, and meet some pretty awesome supporting characters along the way! I received an advanced copy of this book for an honest review, but I've already decided to purchase it to add to my collection of S.J. books! She's an amazing storyteller, and this book doesn't disappoint ❤️
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I bought and read this on the recommendation of an author that I really like. I was a bit uncertain at first, but I really enjoyed it. And even though it is clearly just the beginning of the entire sorry, I didn't feel cheated at the end the way I do by many first book in a series that start that way. Great story and characters. I'm definitely intrigued enough to read another.
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, reverse-harem
This is a great series starter that is written with imagination.
The characters background and life is fully explained so we can carry on through the series knowing the personalities behind them.
This is a must read.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Lorraine Gojara
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
The Mysterious Reader
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
S. J. Pajonas’ First Flyght (The Flyght Series Book 1) was a total blast of a read. I love the way Vivian reacted your what happened to her and the crazy hodgepodge of ship, crew (harem in the making) and new path she takes on. Totally fun to read and I’m looking forward to more. Thus book is an easy one to recommend.
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic world, great character building. I cannot wait to explore more of this universe. I love that the location names relate to names of places on earth.
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Calm Your Pits
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great start to a series. I cannot wait to see what kind of guys she picks and how it works out with the seeds!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Determined to overcome her brother's betrayal, Vivian Kawabata sets on a journey to acquire that which has been taken from her and beloved family. It doesn't help that she also has to work on finding suitable husbands to help her maintain her family's legacy. Nevertheless, she's set her heart and mind in doing everything possible to right all wrongs. If she's to succeed in accomplishing her every goal, she'll need to learn everything she's never thought of learning in so short a time. Only then ...more
Karen Gibbons
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I could not put down S.J. Pajonas latest Sci Fi book once I started it today. I am ordering book 2 in this series as soon as complete this review. The author's imagination and character building grabbed my attention from the first book of hers that I read. (THE DAY DREAMER DETECTIVE Book 1.) The characters come alive an I am able to visualize them and their surroundings. This time it's a futuristic farm and an old space ship...and women in control!
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The author has build a strong Female Character who stands up for her family and crew... When she realises her life is getting out of hands and the only person who can help her is the only person she never wants to, her ex... All her dreams she had are lost and soon learns that she can have new ones...

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
rated it really liked it
Nov 14, 2019
rated it it was ok
Feb 29, 2020
Michele Moore
rated it liked it
Apr 07, 2020
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Temporal Locum
  • Shadows and Shade (Shadows and Shade Series)
  • The Terrible Gift (Empath Found, #1)
  • Demons in the Bedroom (Paranormal House Flippers, #1)
  • Reaper Unexpected (Deadside Reapers, #1)
  • Grave Mistakes (Hellgate Guardians, #1)
  • Upended Life (Artemis University, #1)
  • First Moon (Lovin' the Coven #1)
  • Found (Project: Adapt, #1)
  • Mistaken
  • Second Blood (Lovin' the Coven #2)
  • Surviving Plagues (Artemis University, #3)
  • Broken Earth (Argurma Salvager, #1)
  • Pirate Throne (Telepathic Space Pirates #3)
  • Doom (Xian Warriors #1)
  • The Alien's Escape (Drixonian Warriors, #2)
  • For the Hell of It (Razing Hell #1)
  • Succubus Soccer Mom
See similar books…
**Sign-up for S. J. Pajonas's New Releases mailing list**

Stephanie (S. J.) is a writer, knitter, amateur astrologer, Capricorn, Japanophile, and USA Today Best Selling author. She loves foxes, owls, sushi, yoga pants, Evernote, and black tea. When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing or spending time outside, unless it’s winter. She hates winter. Someday she’ll own a house in both h

Other books in the series

The Flyght Series (6 books)
  • Broken Flyght (The Flyght Series #2)
  • High Flyght (The Flyght Series #3)
  • Lost Flyght (The Flyght Series #4)
  • Silent Flyght (The Flyght Series #5)
  • Stolen Flyght (The Flyght Series #6)

News & Interviews

Whether it’s magic schools, dystopias, paranormal love stories, or contemporary explorations of important real-life issues, young adult books a...
127 likes · 124 comments