Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Blog Tour: Solstice by Jane Redd

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Solstice by Jane Redd

Book Description:

Four ways to get Banished from the last surviving city on earth are: 1. Cut out your emotion tracker, 2. Join a religious cult, 3. Create a rebellion against the Legislature, 4. Fall in love.

Jezebel James does all four.

Jez is on the fast-track to becoming a brilliant scientist, with one goal—to save her city from total extinction. Her caretakers have entrusted her with a secret plan to stop the rain from flooding the rest of the earth and start civilization anew. But the more Jez learns about the price of a fresh beginning, the more she realizes that carrying out the plan will lead to few survivors, and among the dead will be those she cares about the most.

Andrea's Review:

I was intrigued by this story right from the beginning. The lack of family combined with a society that doesn't want its citizens to have emotion tugged at my heartstrings. Jez is fighting an uphill battle to suppress her emotions and excel in school so she can follow through with her caretaker's plan to save society. She was under so much pressure, and I really felt for her.

The story has quite a few unknowns, and my interest was held throughout trying to get answers. I hadn't realized that this is the first book in a series, and the ending seemed abrupt (not knowing you're almost done with a book is an ebook problem). I hate to be left hanging, but it was a sign of great writing that I am so interested in what will happen next. I hope book two will be published soon!

I really liked the characters. The reader is kept guessing quite a bit about everyone Jez interacts with. Are they part of the government or not? Who can she trust? This Dystopian society is very intriguing.

As far as content there is some passionate kissing and one swear word.

Title: Solstice
Author: Jane Redd
Publisher: Mirror Press
Published: March 2016
ISBN: 1941145698
Source: I received an eCopy via Kindle Scout
Purchase: Amazon | Kindle