Monday, October 3, 2016

"Jupiter Storm" by C.J. Darlington

About this book:

  “Only a week ago Grey Alexander thought she and her sister were orphans. And like everyone else she believed Jupiter was uninhabitable. Now she’s standing on its surface, reunited with her mom and dad and on the brink of an interplanetary war. The government of Mazdaar is ruthlessly determined to claim Jupiter like they already have Earth, but Grey has joined her parents and Commander Fleur March in the Yien Dynasty’s resistance effort. Jupiter, where extinct animals roam free and seem to have an uncanny ability to communicate with her sister, is the last hope for the freedom of mankind.
  When Mazdaar unexpectedly descends with a fleet of their terrifying Triangle jets, Grey and her family barely escape with their lives. Cut off from reinforcements and traveling in a ship full of strangers, who can they trust? Surely not Dana Yurkutz, the traitorous prisoner who even though she inexplicably saved Grey’s life is still loyal to Mazdaar.
  Deception is their enemy’s most powerful weapon, and light and darkness soon blur on this new frontier. Nothing is as it first seems, and Grey and Dana must each choose sides before it’s too late.”

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

Spiritual Content- Prayers; Scriptures are quoted, mentioned & remembered (Dana gets annoyed when a couple pop into her head); Talks about God, peace, forgiveness, truth & light vs dark; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Grey wants to believe in God, but has a hard time understanding; Many mentions of light vs darkness; Mentions of God, His creation & hope; Mentions of reciting Scriptures; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of faiths & peace; A few mentions of a cross necklace; A couple mentions of Grey wondering if she’s right with God; A couple mentions of those in the Bible; A mention of St. Nicholas;
*Note: A mention of some saying that an animal has been extinct for millions of years; A mention of a book saying that another animal has been extinct for millions of years; A mention of wherever a dead person ended up.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘son of a—‘(not written out, cut off like so), a ‘stinkin’’, a ‘what the—‘, ‘where the blazes’, two ‘idiot’s, three ‘shut up’s, five forms of ‘stupid’; Mentions of curses (said, not written); Some eye rolling & sarcasm; Grey has a hard time with the thought & guilt of killing; Lots of Pain, willing to die for someone, fighting, shooting, being attacked, being slapped/hit, being shot, injuries/wounds, scars, bleeding, blood, shock restraints, passing out, explosions, trials, & sand wind storms (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of pain, fighting, striking, shooting, being shot, blood, wounds, murder & explosions (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of torture, witnessing torture, beatings & shock cuffs (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of killing, murder, dying & deaths (boarder-line barely-above-not-detailed // semi-detailed); Many mentions of a war coming, the war happening, fighting & enemies; Many mentions of prisoners/criminals, traitors, & cells; Mentions of death sentences, executions & trials; Mentions of preserving bodies; Mentions of almost dying & being saved (in Book #1); Mentions of weapons & ones that can kill (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of deadly (sometimes wild) animals & dying from an attack (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of kidnapping in Book #1; Mentions of blood, bruises, wounds, injuries & restraints (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of threats of murder & harm; Mentions of unconsciousness & a coma; Mentions of lies & lying; Mentions of hatred; Mentions of drinking and scotch & wine (Dana drinks some wine); A few mentions of an assassination; A few mentions of poison & syringes; A few mentions of being drugged; A few mentions of throwing up; A couple mentions of a suicide mission; A couple mentions of nightmares; A couple mentions of hunting; A couple mentions of manure; A couple mentions of eating zorse (zebra & horse hybrid) steak;
            *Note: A mention of a wizard in a fantasy series.

Sexual Content- A blush; A tiny bit of noticing; A couple mentions of handsome young men; A couple mentions of flirting; A couple mentions of a parents’ falling in love story; A mention of a child walking in on her mother & a man doing something she shouldn’t have seen (no details); Dana finds out her mother was sleeping with her subordinate & fathered her child (Dana) (He also cheated on another girl’s mother with Dana’s mom);
            *Note: A mention of kicking a man in his groin; A mention of someone kicking butt.

-Grey Alexander, age 17
-Orinda “Rin” Alexander, age 14
-Dana Yurkutz
                                         P.O.V. switches between them & Paul (twice)
                                              Set in 2160 {Dystopia}
                                                        277 pages

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My personal Rating-
Wow. Just wow. I didn’t know what to expect with a sequel to the great “Jupiter Winds”, but “Jupiter Storm” met and surpassed my expectations as a sequel. While I still feel like #1 was more emotional and edge-of-my-seat-exciting, this sequel sure gave it a run for its money! C.J. Darlington wrote the best follow-up book I have ever read and, of course, I would love to see this two-book-series be made into a trilogy. Or a series of four books. Or more. I wouldn’t complain. At all. ;)  

{And for those who don’t follow BFCG on Instagram (@lindseyfrombfcg), this was the post & caption I posted when I received this book. Highly excited? Oh, yes.
The noise I just made wasn't human. {#bfcg #cjdarlington #jupiterwinds #jupiterstorm #arc #surprise #imintheacknowledgements #whaaaat?!}

 See y'all on Wednesday 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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