Friday, March 18, 2016

Solstice by Jane Redd {Blog Tour Review and Giveaway}

Solstice by Jane Redd
ebook, Kindle, 315 pages
Published March 1st 2016 by Kindle Press
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.
My Review: 4.5 Stars
There's something about Dystopian that completely draws me in, stresses me out, and captivates me. Solstice is no exception! There's no way that I could live in a time like this, always wondering who to trust, what's going on, and how to survive--I would die from stress within a year.
Jez is super smart and resourceful. She works hard toward her goal of becoming a scientist--one who can save her city, but along her journey, she discovers some very important, and somewhat disturbing, secrets. I love how Jez doesn't just sit back and let things happen to her. She takes action and works hard to figure things out for herself. She's one of the few who feel emotions and works hard to control herself, because if she doesn't, she could find herself "Taken"--or worse.
This society is overrun with water and rain, and the sun only shines twice a year. The world building is very visual, but not in an informative way. I love how things are shared and how the story line unfolded in a natural way that engages the reader easily. 
There are many suspenseful moments, mingled with twists and turns that had me flying through the pages. I'm eagerly awaiting the next book, as this one ended on quite a cliffhanger. 
Content: some violence (not too graphic); one romantic moment (swoony and a little spicy, yet clean); very mild language. Clean!
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About the Author:

Writing under Jane Redd, Heather B. Moore is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than a dozen historical novels set in ancient Arabia and Mesoamerica. She attended the Cairo American College in Egypt and the Anglican International School in Jerusalem and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University. She writes historical thrillers under the pen name H.B. Moore, and romance and women's fiction under the name Heather B. Moore. It can be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom.

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