Monday, March 2, 2015

Book Review: Jupiter's Winds

Oh my goodness! I was so excited when I got this in the mail last month! I literally read it in a day and a half and would have read it sooner if I didn't have other things I had to do... ;)

A little about the book:

"In 2160, a teenager becomes the bait to capture her missing revolutionary parents she thinks are long dead."

"Grey Alexander has one goal—to keep herself and her younger sister Orinda alive. Not an easy feat living unconnected in the North American Wildlife Preserve, where they survive by smuggling contraband into the Mazdaar government's city zones. If the invisible electric border fence doesn't kill them, a human-like patrol drone could. 

When her worst fear comes true, Grey questions everything she thought she knew about life, her missing parents, and God. Could another planet, whose sky swirls with orange vapors and where extinct-on-Earth creatures roam free, hold the key to reuniting her family?"

What I enjoyed:
The cover to Jupiter's Winds is what caught my attention. I can't say how much I LOVE it!

Wow... I feel like I am being over enthusiastic and my family is probably thinking I'm crazy because I keep talking about this book!

I don't know exactly why, but it often makes stories better when kids have to make it on their own, but it really aggravates me when authors take parents completely out of the picture. I won't ruin the book for you....but let me just say that I appreciate how C.J. did not do this.

I also loved the sisterly love and devotion of Grey and Rin and how C.J. portrayed the extents family will go for those they love.

I was grateful to not have any elements of magic or romance.

This was a tale of bravery, of sacrifice, of true love, of the implications when evil is let to reign, and what happens when conscientious people choose to rise above it.

What I didn't like as much:
I was so enthralled I almost missed a school deadline. ;)

Who I'd recommend this book to:
I would recommend this mostly to Teens, but Pre-Teens and Young Adults would enjoy it immensely too! It has nothing questionable and a good spiritual message so whole families could also read it.  

A bit about the Author:

"A homeschool graduate, C.J makes her home in Pennsylvania with her family and their menagerie of dogs and a paint horse named Sky."

I would like to Thank C.J. for her kindness! I was SOOOOOO excited when she signed my copy!

This review is also on Goodreads and Amazon. I received a free copy in return for my honest review. :)