Jupiter Winds

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Out of nowhere, a catchship rose over the ridge. Completely silent, it sent stinging dust flying into Grey’s eyes. She held up her sleeve to ward off the debris, glancing in the direction of home. If she ran, she could make it. In a few mad springs she’d be safely locked behind their steel door, Tram and Trif looking up at her from their dinner wondering what all the commotion was about. But Grey saw the Mazdaar star insignia on the ship’s side and she realized that by running shed be leading the craft straight to their home. Straight to Rin. Grey covered her face with her hand and turned away from the hidden entry. Tears filled her eyes as much from the gritty dirt as from the understanding that her worst fears were coming to pass.

Book: Jupiter Winds by C. J. Darlington, Mountainview Books, LLC, 2014

Genre: Science Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 17+
Subjects: Good vs. Evil, Family Relationships, Sacrificial Love, Faith, Tragedy
Summary: Five years they have been on their own. It’s been five years since their parents disappeared and were assumed dead. They’ve learned to smuggle in order to survive and a family friend helps watch out for them. They’ve remained unconnected, refusing the implant that connects them to the Mazdaar government. It’s a dangerous life, but they’re surviving. Until now. For some reason Grey has been captured, leaving her sister, Rin, all alone. All of a sudden everything explodes into motion. They learn that there is a chance their parents are not dead after all, the reason for the spaceship in their home, and that the person they viewed as an enemy is actually a friend and an important political figure. Now if only they could both escape with their lives intact! But the Mazdaan government has no intention whatsoever of letting that happen.
Notes: The first in the series, Jupiter Winds is set in 2160 with space travel and colonized planets. The premise is a dictatorial government who wants to implant microchips into humans, turning them into drones. Another government is secretly rising up with plans to take over Jupiter before the tyrants do. The teenage sisters are caught in the middle of all of it when their parents, leaders in the rebellion against the tyrants, disappear. The spiritual element comes in the oldest sister’s relationship with God. Their parents left them a legacy of faith, but Grey rejects it while Rin clings to it. Throughout the story Grey recognizes that God never abandoned her and is still providing His love and care of her, even in the midst of trails. The suspense is the strongest element in the story, but there are verses quoted multiple times are Grey remembers things her parents have taught her.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 4/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Joshua 1:5b – I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.
Thank you to the author for providing me with a free review copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.


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