From the critically acclaimed author of After Forever Ends and Burning Down Rome: Throughout her life, Daisy Cade was a free spirit who tried to fit in, but her struggle to conform was futile. And it was suffocating her. Desperate for air, she would pack up and run, often leaving chaos in her wake. At the age of thirty, weary of being labeled a “wild child”, she descendedFrom the critically acclaimed author of After Forever Ends and Burning Down Rome: Throughout her life, Daisy Cade was a free spirit who tried to fit in, but her struggle to conform was futile. And it was suffocating her. Desperate for air, she would pack up and run, often leaving chaos in her wake. At the age of thirty, weary of being labeled a “wild child”, she descended into a loveless relationship with a man who targeted her with his insidious mental cruelty - a psychological abuse so overwhelming, it threatened her sanity. On her thirty-fifth birthday, she fled that life, too.She returned home to Chicago, safe in the refuge of her famous brother’s house, but reeling from the fallout of her latest breakup. What she didn’t expect was for her life to collide with Stuart Adkins, whose piercing blue eyes could see right through her and understand more than she wanted him to know.An enigmatic woman on the edge. A devoted but meddling family. An angry ex, hell-bent on payback - and a handsome Irish singer with a troubled past. Only one thing is certain: Daisy Cade’s future is arriving like a train that’s jumped the tracks....
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lights of polaris Reviews
The book starts with a great prologue that sets the reader up for a force that will come unleashed, the simmering of a volcano under the surface. I wanted to underline almost half of this and frame it for future reference. So much witty observation and truth was in there - even before the action started.It's the story of Daisy, aka DJ, and Daniel, it seems. A love made by reason rather than passion, and so not surprisingly, she leaves him and stays with her brother and sister in law. Gradually more characters are introduced - Daisy has a big family.The characters are all excellent - angry, alive, wild and wise; the author makes great use of metaphors and language.In great literary fashion various themes are played off by different characters and their sub plots, for example: home - in its multitude of meanings (Natasha is from the Ukraine, Daisy just left her house...)Normality is explored as it the importance of living in the moment versus in the past. The latter is particularly moving as one of the characters suffers from dementiaThis is a rich and emotional read, full of hope and wisdom and strong female characters, a coming of age, a celebration of love and resolve. Just beautiful.
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.
Meet Daisy Cade.She fought the sensation that life - the one where she was expected to be the wife or the girlfriend of someone who was more successful and accomplished than she was - was like trying to swim through an ocean of polyester fiberfill. She felt confused and tangled in a web of convention that she didn’t understand or want to be a part of. There were moments when she felt like she was going to physically choke on the atmosphere.That's from Melodie Ramone's newest and most addictive novel. LIGHTS OF POLARIS is the story of Daisy Cade, a lifelong misfit - a beautiful, charming free spirit who tries her best to settle down and be "normal". Engaged to a narcissist, Daisy feels herself dying by inches, but she's reluctant to enhance her reputation for instability by dumping yet another relationship.When her misery threatens to destroy what's left of her heart and soul, Daisy runs for her life, back to her raucous, loving, and intrusive (and famous) family. Through her rockstar brother, Aiden "Kid" Cade, she meets Stuart Adkins. Stu is a rising star in the music industry, but comes from a tragic past which has left him cold to the possibility of finding his soulmate. That disillusionment is the common denominator of Daisy and Stuart, and Ramone develops it brilliantly. Through unflinching, yet eloquent narrative and refreshingly natural dialogue, we watch as two broken people find the courage to reach out to each other. The subplots involving Daisy's extended family add a warm, loving, sometimes hilarious (and other times, bittersweet) context to the story - and the undercurrent of Daisy's enraged ex-fiance, plotting his revenge, culminates in a scene that explains yet again Ramone's reputation for being "edgy".Set aside the time to finish Lights of Polaris in one sitting.