Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Solstice by Jane Redd


Solstice by Jane Redd
My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Summary:

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.


I was given this book to read for an honest review and to be honest, I had a hard time finishing it. It was difficult to get into it and I couldn't really understand what was going on and not sure I really do now. I would put it down, taking a break from it for a while, and when I picked it up again it seemed to make a little more sense but I think I just got too impatient. I felt like I really wanted it to end so I could end my confusion, but it ended as a big cliffhanger!! UGH!

The writing was great, I liked the characters but it just didn't click for me. I was really frustrated with not being able to keep up with Jez (the main character) and her feelings. Reuben was my favorite person in the whole book and wished he was in the story more.

Taking everything into consideration, the most I could give this was 3 stars. I hope the next book will have at least some of the answers to most of the questions I have because this just seemed way too confusing! Do you get the idea that I was a little confused?

Excerpt:

Jezebel, you must not laugh. 
My caretaker had warned me about this day. Of course, I didn't believe her at the time.

Jezebel, don't let them see your tears.
I hadn't cried for years, and even when I was a child, it was in the dark haven of my bedroom.  My heart beat harder with each second that passed while I waited for Sol to some into the classroom.  The other student were already scrolling through the previous day's assignments on their desk consoles, oblivious to the warmth that had spread to my cheeks as I waited.  Their pale faces, dull eyes, and blue and gray clothing matched the endless rain outside.


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