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6.30.2014

Jupiter Winds ~ Review

Jupiter Winds
By C.J. Darlington

We've been lied to.  That is the plain and simple truth.  And this lie has kept us from knowing that beneath the swirling gases and upper atmosphere winds Jupiter has livable, sustaining atmosphere.

This is a truth that Grey Alexander's parents kept from her and it may very well cost her her life.  But there is more going on than Grey ever imagined.

After fending for both her sister Rin and herself for the last 5 years, she has suddenly become a person of interest to the Mazdaar.  What Grey can't figure out is why, but she is about to find out very quickly.  Jupiter awaits....

 I've read several of C.J. Darlington's previous works and was intrigued when approached about reviewing Jupiter Winds.  This is a Dystopian story, but there is a thread of hope that runs throughout - this is not the typical bleak future world that is so often portrayed in this genre.

Jupiter Winds is a well-written book that is able to capture and hold the reader's attention.  This is book that can be read and enjoyed by both teens and adults.  There are no language or romantic situations that parents should find offensive if this is a concern they have in many of the offering available to today's YA audience. This book is complete and yet there is an opening for sequels (for which I am hoping!).

I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest review.


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?