by Mindee Arnett


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ISBN-13: 9780062235626
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/20/2015
Series: Mindee Arnett's Avalon Series , #2
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,281,003
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Mindee Arnett is the acclaimed author of Onyx & Ivory and its sequel, Shadow & Flame, as well as Avalon and its sequel, Polaris. She lives on a horse farm in Ohio with her husband, two kids, a couple of dogs, and an inappropriate number of cats. You can find her online at www.mindeearnett.com.

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Polaris 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Reading-is-My-Treasure More than 1 year ago
Oh Polaris . . . why couldn't I have loved you like I did Avalon? This sequel was by no means a bad one, but it was a bit of a letdown for me. The first one was so EXCITING. I was glued to that book when I was reading it. For this one, though, I had trouble motivating myself to keep reading it. There were bursts of excitement, but there wasn't enough to suck me in. It took me a long time to read because of that. I definitely still really liked the characters and the world. I also felt really sad during moments when the characters were sad, which shows that I connected with them. For the most part, I was interested in what was going on, but around 20 percent, I was getting antsy. I just wanted to finish it already! Overall, this sequel was a little . . . meh. *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
POLARIS starts off a little while after AVALON ended, and takes you on a wild ride from page one straight through to the end. I seriously had issues putting this book down. It was SO GOOD. I miss Jeth, his crew, and just the whole world already. I enjoyed the nice ending, that most story-lines were tied up, and that, once again, the author provides their readers with an unapologetic book. This book got dark, even darker than AVALON did. And you know what? It was great, refreshing, even. Jeth had the highest of highs and lowest of lows in this book, as did most of his crew. The plot twists were numerous and well done. I'm just basically in love with this series, and although I'm sad it's over, I'm happy I took the ride. 5/5 stars and a place on my Favorite Books shelf to POLARIS.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Polaris is an action intense thrill ride from start to finish. Jeth and the crew of Avalon are on the run from the ITA. Desperate to keep his sister and friends safe, he turns to the one man he suspects will double cross him…only to find his mother is already his partner. This story is full of twist and turns, heartache and extremely original and totally new storyline that you won’t find anywhere else. Got to say Arnett’s imagination is a little scary but wow, does it make for an amazing storytelling.  Captivating, prepared to be sucked into a young sci-fi fantasy reader’s perfect adventure when you pick up the Avalon series.
Brooke-The-Cover-Contessa More than 1 year ago
I want to thank HarperTeen for supplying me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered my opinion or review. If you have not read the first book in this series, then you need to stop here if you don't want spoilers from book one. I cannot promise they will not happen. Plus, you really need the background of book one to understand anything that happens in this book. So go read it, because you won't be disappointed! I will say that this review is very hard to write without giving too much away, so I'm going to be very broad in my review.  Polaris picks up very soon after Avalon ends. Jeth and his team of misfit pirates are together after their battle with Hammer and his crew. They've overcome great odds to continue their search for Empyria and the Pyreans. Of course this search does not come without it's obstacles, the biggest of which is an ITA tyrant named Saar who is hell bent on making sure Jeth and his sister Cora never remain free. Saar's reach is broader than Jeth could have ever imagined, and escape from the clutches of the ITA seems near impossible. Jeth and his crew are plotting ways to save Jeth's mother so that he can re-unite his family. But in the process, they are pulled into yet another mission where their lives are put on the line. With nowhere else to run, Jeth is forced into a fragile relationship with the untrustworthy Dax, who now has all of Hammer's power in the palm of his hand. We meet a few new characters in this book, who have their own agenda when it comes to the deals they have made with Jeth's enemies. Their background and agenda gives the story a good plot twist. Jeth goes through great struggle in this book. There is such a weight put on his shoulders, it's impossible not to feel it's heaviness press down on you as you experience his pain. But you will cheer him on, hoping beyond hope that he can overcome what shadows him, hoping he has the strength to fight and win. Arnett keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout this entire book. The characters are never at peace for long periods of time, always fighting for their lives and in some cases losing. The story is filled with non-stop action and adventure. Arnett does manage to infuse some romance into the book, but it's really secondary to everything else that happens. So if you're looking for they typical teen drama and steam that comes with YA, then you will be unhappy. But I think this is what makes this book so great. Arnett does not rely on the romance to carry the characters through the story. The story is really about fighting evil and trying to come out on the other side unharmed. With vivid imagery and a knack for putting her characters in the most dire of situations, Polaris takes you on a ride from one end of the galaxy to the other, and then beyond. Arnett manages to keep the sci-fi well intact while making it simple enough for the average reader to understand without a lot of confusing scientific jargon. A fantastic conclusion to this wonderful sci-fi duology. I can certainly see the possibility of possible spin offs from this series and wouldn't mind having it happen in the future!
Sarah_UK1 More than 1 year ago
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) This was an interesting sci-fi sequel, and I liked the action. I liked Jeth in this book, but I was also wary of him. His increasing dependence on the brain implant made him a bit of a liability for me, and I was constantly worried about what it would lead him to do. The storyline in this was pretty good, and I really liked the action. I was quite upset over the loss of one particular thing, and I was also surprised by the unexpected deaths we got in this instalment! Nothing like a few deaths to spice a story up! There was a tiny bit of romance in this, but it really was tiny. Jeth did not endear himself to his significant other, let’s just put it that way! The ending to this was okay, and we did get a bit more action. It was definitely the action that made this book for me, and I wonder how many more spaceships Jeth will manage to destroy in his lifetime. Overall; lots of sci-fi action, 7 out of 10.