Welcome to this stop on the Wind Catcher tour. Today I am reviewing the YA supernatural thriller, Wind Catcher by Jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef. See below for prizes that are up for grabs from the tour host, Novel Publicity.
Juliet Wildfire Stone hears voices. They have
gotten more insistent in the last couple months and play a continual static in
the back of her mind. Her grandfather Sicheii, a Native American medicine man,
tells her that it is her destiny and she needs to listen to the voices. When
another medicine man is murdered, Juliet doesn’t think it is a coincidence that
he was friends with her grandfather.
Juliet and her best friend Troy start searching for clues
about the murder, clues that lead her straight to her grandfather and a secret
society to which he belongs. The Order of the Twisted Arrow has been passed
down for generations, and evidently Juliet is the “Chosen One” of their
Soon Juliet is fighting for her life as more and more people
are murdered and she is forced to run from the law. Her only hope lies in
accepting her powers and trusting her grandfather.
First off, great story that completely took me
by surprise at the end and went somewhere I totally didn’t expect. That alone
gets bonus points from me. I was so sure that this was going to be a Native
American supernatural thriller that when the author threw in a curve ball I was
shocked. Yep, you’ll have to read it to understand my point J
The characters are wonderful and I really didn’t know
whether Juliet’s grandfather was legit or not. The author does a great job with
cross information. I was totally into the budding romance that seems to be
lurking between Juliet and Troy, I just wish there had been more. That part was
underdeveloped for a YA book, and I can only hope the second book delivers.
I did have one issue and that was with the author’s own
anger issues soaking through into the book. The entire beginning of the book
everything is so slanted towards prejudice against Native Americans that I
could feel the author’s feelings more poignantly than Juliet’s. She is a tough,
amazing girl and I really wanted to just ask, where is the balance? Not
everyone at a private school is a prick and Juliet’s isolation seemed a little
too stereotypical.Thank goodness the author continues on into the story and
the plot really flows. 4 stars!
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