3 our of 5 stars
This is tough one for me to review. On the one hand, we have some of the best writing I’ve come across in a long time. Unfortunately, it also had issues I didn’t care for.
The main story revolves around Daisy Cade, a rather free-spirited young woman caught up in an abusive relationship. She eventually finds the courage to leave him and begins a new relationship with Stuart Adkins, lead singer of a popular band. As one could easily imagine, Daisy’s ex doesn’t take this well and it leads to problems. This brings us to one of the best scenes I’ve ever read. Had me chewing on my fingernails.
The story has interesting, three-dimensional characters and an exciting, tension-filled plot. So why only three stars?
Not all writers, or readers, are looking for the same thing in a novel. It would be a boring world if we did. And while there was much I liked about this novel, there was an equal amount I didn’t. One of my biggest pet-peeves while reading is head-hopping, and there is a lot of that going on here. Enough where I had a tendency to lose track of whose head I was supposed to be in. The second issue I struggled with was getting sidetracked with too many side stories. I don’t mind learning a little about secondary characters, but I don’t want to move inside their heads and learn everything. The main story had a tendency to get lost in the many side stories and, unfortunately, I tended to skim.
If you’re like me, and this sort of thing bothers you, Lights of Polaris is probably not going to be a novel you’ll totally enjoy. On the other hand, if you find multiple views and side stories exciting, you’re going to love this. Even with issues I didn’t like, it definitely still had parts that held me absolutely spellbound. I’ll look forward to reading more by this author in the future, especially if point of view is held a little better.
Author: Melody Ramone