I received this from the publishers via NetGalley
Leila is on a road trip to Alaska to see the Northern Lights. She believes they will help her become who she is, and set her on the right path. Along the way she meets four strangers who she has a profound effect on. They include Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia.
I was so excited to read this, but the book fell a little short of my expectations. That being said, I did still enjoy it. There were people’s stories I preferred, such as Bree and Sonia’s, and others I was a little bored of, such as Hudson’s and Elliot. Maybe it is because the characters themselves didn’t really capture my attention, and I didn’t really connect with them, but I just did not enjoy their parts as much, and that lessened my liking of the book. However, I really loved Bree. I don’t know why, maybe it was because how carefree she was, and how much of a rebel she was and she took risks and I liked that. I also liked Sonia. She was an interesting character to read about. I enjoyed both their character development from the when they first met Leila to when she left their lives. They both realised what they needed and they knew how to get it, and what needed to be done. I liked that. Hudson was a little bit dull for my liking, as was Elliot.
One main thing that bugged me was when Leila went off with Hudson to random places (such as the Island), and I just thought that in a realistic situation, you wouldn’t do that at all, especially after you have only just met them, or you would be at least a little bit wary. However, it was still an enjoyable read, nothing too heavy, but a nice quick read.
Overall, I would recommend to those who like contemporaries and road trip books.
MY RATING: ★★★☆☆