Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik

Polaris Rising is space opera at its best, intense and addictive, a story of honor, courage, betrayal, and love. Jessie Mihalik is  an author to watch.”–Ilona Andrews, #1 New York Times bestselling author


Polaris Rising – Jessie Mihalik

Polaris Rising

by Jessie Mihalik

(Consortium Rebellion #1)

Paperback, 448 pages
Published February 5th 2019

Polaris Rising – Jessie Mihalik


Polaris Rising – Jessie Mihalik


4.25 stars


If you are a fan of Ilona Andrews you must have seen her post about this book. The sample of the book alone was good enough for me to want to read this book.

And maybe you’ve read Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet as well. I was rather disappointed by it, as can be read here. So, color me impressed and elated when I started reading Polaris Rising and immediately wanted to shout – This is how it’s done!!!!

It was way better than Nightchaser.

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 another damsel in distress. A fugitive that believes in the heroine’s abilities, trusts her judgements and doesn’t feel weak when she takes the driver’s seat. I could go on and on…..

The writing is fantastic, the dialogues are crisp, smart, and engaging. The author took the time to develop the characters to a satisfying level. The slow burn between Ada and Loch was equally enjoyable and matched their personalities. Both were cautious, but also ready to give it a try – with the right person.

Besides all the things I loved about this book, it’s still a debut novel. But it’s a really GOOD one!! And I can’t wait to read the next book. I actually can see myself having a collection of the author’s books on my shelf, because they fill a niche of adventure romance books that I’m sorely missing.

I was vastly entertained by the story, the characters and plot.

Even though I didn’t feel like Ada and Loch’s story was satisfyingly concluded, it seems the author is releasing her sister Bianca’s story next. Since the overall story arc isn’t done yet, the books must be interconnected. Which works fine for me, that means I get more Ada and Loch.

Polaris Rising – Jessie Mihalik

Polaris Rising – Jessie Mihalik



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 children, Ada von Hasenberg has no authority; her only value to her High House is as a pawn in a political marriage. When her father arranges for her to wed a noble from House Rockhurst, a man she neither wants nor loves, Ada seizes control of her own destiny. The spirited princess flees before the betrothal ceremony and disappears among the stars.

Ada eluded her father’s forces for two years, but now her luck has run out. To ensure she cannot escape again, the fiery princess is thrown into a prison cell with Marcus Loch. Known as the Devil of Fornax Zero, Loch is rumored to have killed his entire chain of command during the Fornax Rebellion, and the Consortium wants his head.

When the ship returning them to Earth is attacked by a battle cruiser from rival House Rockhurst, Ada realizes that if her jilted fiancé captures her, she’ll become a political prisoner and a liability to her House. Her only hope is to strike a deal with the dangerous fugitive: a fortune if he helps her escape.

But when you make a deal with an irresistibly attractive Devil, you may lose more than you bargained for . . .

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Jessie Mihalik has a degree in Computer Science and a love of all things geeky. A software engineer by trade, Jessie now writes full time from her home in Texas. When she’s not writing, she can be found playing co-op video games with her husband, trying out new board games, or reading books pulled from her overflowing bookshelves.

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