Friday, April 10, 2015

Wind Catcher by jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Fantasy
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

From Goodreads:
Juliet Wildfire Stone hears voices and sees visions, but she can’t make out what they mean. Her eccentric grandfather tells her stories about the Great Wind Spirit and Coyote, but he might as well be speaking another language. None of it makes any sense.
When she stumbles upon a series of murders she can't help but worry her grandfather might be involved. To discover the truth, Juliet must choose between her new life at an elite private school and her Native American heritage. Once she uncovers an ancient secret society formed over two hundred years ago to keep her safe, she starts to wonder whether there’s some truth to those old stories her grandfather has been telling her.
All she wants is to be an average sixteen-year-old girl, but she has never been average—could never be average.
Betrayed by those she loves, she must decide whether to run or risk everything by fulfilling her destiny as the Chosen.

My Thoughts:
How can you be a normal teenager when you are the Chosen?  How do you deal with the fact that you have been lied to most of your life?  These are just a few of the issues Juliet must come to grips with in this fabulous book. The problem of where she fits in between two cultures is one that teens today can identify with.  Juliet ad her grandfather, have a relationship that is very realistic.

I loved the first person point of view.  It was well written. I really thought that this was going to be about an Indian legend and that is it.  I was caught off guard.  This has so much to offer. The mystery pulls you in deeper and deeper so that you have to continue reading. For fantasy lovers you have the mysterious powers she has.  Definitely will recommend this one and can't wait for the next book by this author.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks much for the review! We're happy you enjoyed Wind Catcher!