Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jupiter Winds- C. J. Darlington

My Rating: 4 Stars

Description: 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?

My Thoughts: I must admit that I had begun reading this, believing it was a dystopian, though I was pleasantly surprised to realize it was actually a sci-fi.The technology and world building Darlington creates is fascinating and I was drawn into the landscape African landscape that was now in North America. I would have been happy for the whole story to take place in the Preserve.

Yet the story continues else where as well. First in Mazdaar and then on Jupiter. The settings were each unique from each other, and still managed to remain connected. I do wish that some of Jupiter's flora and fauna had been given a little more scientific background (like what made the dirt rainbow), but liked that it was not the exact same as Earth.

This was a well crafted story with a Christian view point that I loved. In the future, I hope to see more like it by Darlington.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

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