The era of Rock ‘n’ Roll

If you are looking for more books with the same vibe as ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’, just like me, you should definitely check out ‘Songs In Ursa Major’ by Emma Brodie.

The story

Raised on an island off Massachusetts by a mother who wrote songs for famous musicians, Jane Quinn is singing in her own band before she’s old enough to even read music. When folk legend Jesse Reid hears about Jane’s performance at the island’s music festival, a star is born–and so is a passionate love affair: they become inseparable when her band joins his on tour. Wary of being cast as his girlfriend–and haunted by her mother’s shattered ambitions– Jane shields her relationship from the public eye, but Jesse’s star power pulls her into his orbit of fame.

Caught up in the thrill of the road and the profound and lustful connection she has with Jesse, Jane is blind-sided by the discovery she makes about the dark secret beneath his music. Heartbroken and blackballed by the industry, Jane is now truly on her own: to make the music she loves, and to make peace with her family Shot through with the lyrics, the icons, the lore, the adrenaline of the early 70s music scene, Songs in Ursa Major pulses with romantic longing and asks the question so many female artists must face: What are we willing to sacrifice for our dreams?

My opinion

If you’re like me and wanted more of the 70s vibe, just like ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’, I’m here for you with a recommendation. Don’t expect it to be as good as ‘Daisy Jones’ because it’s hard to write another masterpiece like that. However, ‘Songs in Ursa Major’ is a captivating read nonetheless.

When we first meet Jane, I instantly thought this is Daisy 2.0, but that quickly disappeared. Not in a bad way because I didn’t want the MCs to be exact copies of each other. But it did make me feel intrigued, and I really wanted to know how the story would develop. While I thought it was a good read, it also lacked something, and I’m still not sure what it was. Maybe the character development, the pace, or that some parts of the book could be more in-depth.

I feel like I sound really negative about Songs In Ursa Major – Emma Brodie, but I swear I’m not haha. That’s definitely not the case. It’s a super-fast read because I believe I read it in one or two days, and that says something! It’s intriguing, I had some hopes and dreams for the characters, and it wasn’t at all predictable, which is a good sign! At least it wasn’t predictable for me, haha.

It’s the era of rock n roll, so you can expect everything that you associate with that. I want more! So, if you have a recommendation, feel free to leave a comment or DM me on Instagram!

Have you already read my other post about Daisy Jones? You can find it here!

Title: Songs In Ursa Major
Author: Emma Brodie
Pages: 400
ISBN:9780008435301
Publisher: Harper Collins UK

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