Polaris Rising

Polaris Rising

A space princess on the run and a notorious outlaw soldier become unlikely allies in this imaginative, sexy space opera adventure?the first in an exciting science fiction trilogy. In the far distant future, the universe is officially ruled by the Royal Consortium, but the High Councillors, the heads of the three High Houses, wield the true power. As the fifth of six childre A space princess on the run and a notorious outlaw soldier become unlikely allies in this imaginative, sexy space o...

DownloadRead Online
Title:Polaris Rising
Author:Jessie Mihalik
Rating:
Genres:Romance
ISBN:0062802402
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

Polaris Rising Reviews

  • Jai
    Feb 09, 2019
    I think this was a 3.5 for me. The writing itself is great - very readable and the voice (1st person POV of the heroine) has a similar style to Ilona Andrews. Worldbuilding was good too - enough to keep the action going and interesting concept of ruling households in the future, and ev...
  • Has
    Jan 14, 2019
    Full review to be posted at The Book Pushers. Highly enjoyable sci-fi romance, with an engaging heroine who is smart and resourceful. The world building was rich and detailed and the SF elements was well thought out. I also enjoyed the romance which was tension filled and sexy altho...
  • Laura the Highland Hussy
    Sep 10, 2018
    Review posted on Got Fiction? Someone recommended I read Polaris Rising, and while I don't really read Sci Fi, I was really intrigued by the plot, add the fact it's Sci Fi Romance, and I wanted to give it a shot. I'm trying to read more authors than just my favorites. This books ...
  • nick
    Jan 21, 2019
    I tend to shy away from science fiction books because the worlds and concepts can run right over my head. Still, there was something about Polaris Rising that got me intrigued. I'm so happy my gut told me to pick this book up! As it turns out, I just need my science fiction novels to...
  • Sara
    Feb 11, 2019
    I've been sitting on this review for a couple of days, because I've been trying to figure out what exactly I didn't like. So, let's start with what I did like: Ada is a great character. Slightly too Mary Sue for my liking, a little too author's self-fulfilment but she is resourceful ...
  • Sarah
    Jan 10, 2019
    As the fifth of six children Ada's main purpose in life was always to marry into one of the other prominent houses so that her father, the head of the von Hasenberg, could place a spy in an enemy camp. Her father doesn't care that it would be a loveless marriage and that she'd be miser...
  • Jeffe Kennedy
    Sep 26, 2018
    SFR at it's very best! I loved everything about this story: the capable, regal, kickass heroine and spaceship pilot; the muscular, dangerous and enigmatic escaped war criminal hero; the well-realized universe and secondary characters; and the the fast-paced plot that kept me turning pa...
  • Angela
    Jan 04, 2019
    Release day - February 5th - Today Wow. That was my first thought upon finishing this book - which I devoured; I couldn't stop reading. This was the absolute best way to start 2019. There's so much I want to talk about, where do I start?? Okay. World-building. Damn. This is every...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Jan 31, 2019
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/02/04/... Not gonna lie, I?ve always been hard on the romances in my fiction. While I have nothing against romance, I?ve always said that if there?s going to be a romance arc in any book, it needs to be convincin...
  • Jen Davis
    Dec 31, 2018
    A ton of my Book Twitter friends recommended this book to me and I can tell you now, it absolutely lives up to the hype. I love a good sci-fi romance set in space and this one hit all the high notes. A fierce, loyal, and capable heroine. A gruff, powerful, and mysterious hero. Fantasti...
  • ☕️Kimberly
    Feb 20, 2019
    Ada von Hasenberg is the seventh child of theHouse von Hasenberg. Ada was to be offered into an arranged marriage with House Rockhurst but after witnessing her sister's horrible marriages, this strong-willed, kickass Hasenberg flees home and now has a bounty on her head. When she is ...
  • Bonnie
    Mar 18, 2019
    DNF @ 33% My hopes were high when I first saw this title for two reasons. 1. I?m always looking for my next Fortune?s Pawn (because that book was hands down amazing) and this one sounded like it had the potential to come close and 2. the amazing blurb on the front cover from my ...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    Mar 29, 2019
    Great start to the series, but I'd skip the audio version. I started reading my e-copy and switched to the audio when I wasn't able to read and the narrator turned Ada into a more arrogant, dramatic version of the character I was reading. Didn't care for her performance of Marcus Loch ...
  • Anne - Books of My Heart
    Feb 22, 2019
    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. What can I say? I LOVED Polaris Rising! I enjoyed the characters, the world, the romance(s) and the ...
  • Holly
    Mar 06, 2019
    3.5 stars This had a fun space-travel based action/romance plot, but when the primary characters get captured/rescued five times total between the two of them, that's a little bit of overkill. The story starts out with one of them already captured and the other one is in the process...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    Mar 16, 2019
    Well this one was underwhelming. I walked into this intrigued by the premise?space princess gets captured and makes a bargain with space outlaw and they eventually steal a space ship and go into space?but this is a standard romcom with all of the tropes of romancelandia and litt...
  • Corina
    Feb 21, 2019
    4.25 stars Honestly Polaris Rising had EVERYTHING I love about this genre. Moreover, it even reminded me of the adventure romances on TV. A space odyssey that brings a princess on the run and a known and dangerous fugitive together. A space princess that can kick ass and isn't just ...
  •  ༄LEAH༄
    Jun 27, 2019
    ? MY RATING ??3.7?STARS - GRADE=B ? Highlights ? Deep Space Adventure Dystopian Futuristic Techy Romance Sex-Plicit Crappy Narration With Narration by Emily Woo Zeller ? My Thoughts ? Maybe, Emily Woo Zeller should stick to narrating YA...
  • Lindsay
    Mar 06, 2019
    An entertaining science fiction romance (or romantic SF, it's hard to pick), that pretty much sets the bar pretty high for space opera-based settings for romance stories. Humanity has spread to the stars under the auspices of the Consortium, which is run by groups of mercantile Hous...
  • Veronique
    Mar 11, 2019
    This SFR turned out to be a lot of fun :O) A strong-willed princess, on the run from an arranged marriage, finds herself captured by bounty hunters. In an effort to escape, she joins forces with another prisoner, a monster of a man, if his reputation is correct, and by doing so, dis...
  • Lata
    Mar 25, 2019
    Fast-moving plot, funny and capable main character, lots of action and peril, light and frothy, what's not to like? Main character Ada's on the run from her family (a super-rich House, one of three others) and a potential and unwanted marriage to the son of another house. She's picked...
  • Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
    Mar 12, 2019
    I feel compelled to start with a disclaimer that I don?t normally pick up books with romance as the main draw, preferring instead stories that also include a mix of world-building, characters, plot, and external conflicts. Romances tend to just focus on the relationship, and I was ho...
  • Taryn Pierson
    Feb 10, 2019
    A space princess escapes an arranged marriage only to end up captured and imprisoned with a notorious criminal, and that?s just the opening setup to this balls to the wall adventure. The universe is controlled by three enormously wealthy families, all rivals but currently in an uneas...
  • Rhode
    Feb 07, 2019
    DNFed at 15%. The universe it?s set in is as sexist as today?s world, right down to men being in charge, often preferring demure women and staring at their breasts. I don?t think LGBTQ people exist. And the hero, who is enormous and bulky with abs (hello stereotype) just told the...
  • Jeanny
    Apr 07, 2019
    Loved this. Looking forward to Bianca?s story in book 2. I will be following the series. ...
  • Justine
    Mar 11, 2019
    4.5 stars This was lots of fun. As is usual for me I didn't read the summary all that carefully so I didn't appreciate in advance that this book is a romance with an SF setting. No matter, because I do love my SFR, and Polaris Rising is an especially good example of the sub-genre. A...
  • Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
    Sep 08, 2018
    ARC received in exchange for an honest review - thank you! This wasn't an especially bad book. It had its moments: we got to see interesting worldbuilding, fast-paced action and a nice heroine. But the hero was mediocre and the writing wasn't really my cup of tea. The summary ...
  • Christa
    Mar 17, 2019
    Enabler Alert - on sale $1.99 on 6/1/19 Earth was depleted of resources and humans went to space and settled on other planets/space stations. Three prominent Houses (families) have form the Consortium. I?ve been reading a lot of historical romance, so it makes me think of the Ton ...
  • Karina Read
    Feb 26, 2019
    4.5 - I really, really enjoyed this sexy sci-fi space romp! I?m a fantasy girl through and through, but occasionally a little sci-fi gem infiltrates my orbit & I am helpless to resist. A pattern is emerging though, i definitely enjoy my sci-fi heavily laced with romance. What can...
  • Chanel
    Mar 02, 2019
    I just want to preface this by saying simply, yes. Yes, yes, yes. I came across this book because Ilona Andrews wrote about it on their blog pre-release and the description as well as the cover instantly drew me in. I recommended both my libraries to buy the book as soon as possible. I...