The Starlight Chronicles Boxset by Lisa Orchard

starlight-coverFormat: E-book (Kindle)
Publisher: esKape Press
Published: 30th September 2015
Pages: 389 Pages

The Blurb
Lark Singer is seventeen years old and already on the way to a brilliant music career. But as she and her band, Starlight, gear up for a competition, life seems to be throwing her a few curve balls. The mysteries of her past seem to be unraveling, and she’s no longer certain she wants to know those answers or how knowing about her past will affect her difficult relationship with her mother. And when her best friend, Bean, changes things between them, all her plans for a musical future are placed in jeopardy. How can she balance her complicated personal life to keep her musical goals on track?

The Box Set contains all three novels in the series: Gideon Lee, Lark Singer and Starlight.

Rating: 4/5

The Review

Thank you to author Lisa for sending me a copy of the Starlight Chronicles Series to read and review.

I read the three books quite quickly which always suggests to me that a book is written well. Having never read anything by Lisa before I jumped into the novels with an open mind, and I wasn’t disappointed.

Lark Singer loves nothing more than great music and playing in a band with her friends. Bean her closet friend loves to write music, so they make a perfect team. You follow their journey towards playing in a music competition and playing to an audience. The passion for music is the main focus of the series and it’s evident that the group of friends want to go far. I admire Lark for her determination and desire, but she could be a little annoying. I appreciate that most teenages hate a lot of things, but Lark would complain about everything and feel like the world was against her. I did disagree with how she treated some people, but she matured an awful lot over the series and I ended up quite liking her as a character.

At the beginning of the series, you learn that Lark knows nothing about her father and is on a quest to find out who he is. In a fantasy world she would love it to be her music hero, but in reality he is a normal man. You don’t find out until maybe book two who he is. I liked the mystery of not knowing who he was which kept me entertained and wanting to read more. I was a little disappointed that Lark’s Mother didn’t seem too happy about revealing the identity of her father, and I felt that she could have been more supportive. The relationship between the pair was nothing short of misery, they never acted like Mother and Daughter, especially with Lark calling her Mother by her first name and not ‘Mum’ or ‘Mom’. Their relationship did develop, however, I wouldn’t suggest it was perfect.

The book in a nutshell…teenager Lark lives for music and uses the passion to get through teenage life.

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