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Wow what a read - Solstice by Jane Redd - Mylissa's Reviews and Book Thoughts

Wow what a read – Solstice by Jane Redd

23 April 2016

The book description is what drew me in and made me give this book a go. I was in the mood for a different kind of read, and I am so thrilled I gave this book a go.

Book

Solstice by Jane Redd

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.

 

Review

Jez is a very special, rare girl, entrusted with a special gift. She can feel emotions in a world where humans are inserted with an emotion tracker to control them. She doesn’t function as the rest of the world, and it is important for her to never make it known to the others she is different.

This book is very complex in the beginning, as this is a world you are not familiar with. I found myself turning page after page thinking am I getting exactly what is going on here? But soon you are immersed in this crazy world, experiencing these strange events, and trying to figure out where this is going. To say I enjoyed this book would not even be scratching the surface here. This was one of the best reads in this genre I have read in a while. This would be such a great adaptation to the big screen, a real blockbuster if you ask me. It has the perfect balance of mystery, action, great romance, and a good storyline.

Any reader who enjoyed the Hunger Games, the Divergent Series, or any of its’ kind, will love this book, as I absolutely adored it. I can’t believe I will now have to patiently (YEAH RIGHT!?!) await the sequel.

About the Author

Heather B. Moore

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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