Friday, August 1, 2014

"Jupiter Winds" by C.J. Darlington

{{This is an updated review. Originally posted August 1st, 2014, it was updated on October 2nd, 2016 to the Official Rating System.}}
About this 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?”

 Series: Book #1 in the “Jupiter Winds” series. (Book #2 review Here!)

Spiritual Content- Many Prayers & Thanks; Many Scriptures are quoted, mentioned & remembered (which Grey isn’t all that thrilled about them popping into her head from when her mother used to quote them); Talks about God, faith & hope; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Grey has just about given up on God being real due to her parents’ disappearance; Rin doesn’t share her sister opinion & still whispers prayers; Mentions of God; Mentions of reciting Scriptures; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of a mission called Operation Noah (which brings mentions of & talks about the biblical character & his ark); A couple mentions of religions & deities;
*Note: Two forms of ‘pray tell’, a “to Hades with orders”; A mention of swearing by a god; A few mentions of evil & deceived people.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘holy cow’, a ‘what the blazes’, a ‘who the heck’, two ‘oh my word’s, three ‘stupid’s, four ‘shut up’s, Mentions of curses (Grey said two; said, not written); A bit of eye rolling & sarcasm; Lots of Pain, willing to die for someone, fighting, being attacked, being slapped/hit, being a prisoner/kidnapped, injuries/wounds, blood, shock restraints, passing out, trials, & sand wind storms (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of pain, fighting, striking, shooting, blood, wounds, & murder (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of killing & deaths (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of trying not to be killed; Mentions of deaths & bounties; Mentions of prisoners/convicts, prisons, & cells; Mentions of death sentences, executions & trials (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of threats & killing; Mentions of bodies (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of body parts & making human drones from them (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a dead body, making him a drone & the sounds (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of weapons & a kind that can stop a heart (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of bombs; Mentions of tobacco & cigarettes; Mentions of wild animals that can kill/eat you (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of tigers & their preys (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of lies & lying; A few mentions of hunting; A few mentions of drinking & a bar (Grey is also given liquor to dull the pain of an injury); A few mentions of throwing up; A couple mentions of a war & nukes; A couple mentions of suicide plans; A couple mentions of the sewage; A mention of a club; A mention of vultures eating a dead antelope.

Sexual Content- A married couple kiss & embrace; A few mentions that could be taken as attraction to someone; A few mentions of a couple caressing each other as if alone; A mention of a woman who bore a child;
            *Note: A mention of a naked man (no details); A mention of not doing a strip search; A couple mentions of non-breeding animals.

-Grey Alexander, age 17
-Orinda “Rin” Alexander, age 14
                                         P.O.V. switches between them.
                                              Set in 2160 {Dystopia}
                                                        288 pages

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My personal Rating-
I really, really enjoyed this book! I loved how much you have to use your imagination to picture different things that Grey & Rin use and see! This would be a great book for the girl (or a guy, even...if he doesn’t mind reading two girls’ P.O.V.) who wants to read a Christian Dystopia book without any romance in it. There was some blood scenes but all of them were not over the top.
I have given five stars to very few books. “Jupiter Winds” had me captured from page one to where I could not put it down and had me rushing to read what happens on the next page.  
Second Read & Review Final Thoughts: Oh. My. Goodness. I swear, re-reading this novel hit me harder than the first time! It’s just so good! I knew what was going to happen, but I was still on the edge of my seat! I literally fangirled nearly every line, hahaha! And there’s a sequel now. That causes me even more fangirl emotions. 

See y'all on Monday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this review.

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