Friday, November 23, 2012

[Review & Giveaway] Clutch by J A Huss

About the Book: 
In 2152 the avian race is on Earth looking for something stolen from them decades ago – their genetics. At the center of the search lies the Rural Republic; a small backwards farming country with high hopes of military domination and a penchant for illegal bioengineering.

19 year old Junco Coot is the daughter of the Rural Republic’s ranking commander. She’s the most foul-mouthed, wildly unpredictable and ruthless sniper the Rural Republic has ever trained. But when her father’s death sparks a trip into forbidden places, she triggers events that will change everything she knows to be true.

As an elite avian military officer, Tier’s mission is to destroy the bioengineering projects, kill Commander Coot’s daughter, and return home immediately. There’s just one problem. Junco isn’t who she claims to be.

With no one to trust, not even herself, Junco must confront the secrets of her past and accept her place in the future, or risk losing herself completely.
My Review:  Clutch is a sci-fi book that takes place in the future - like more than 130 years in the future.  In this future, there are avians - which are humans with wings and talons (who wouldn't want wings?).  Tier is an avian on a mission to destroy the bioengineering research projects that use avian genetics.  Tier is also charged with killing Junco, the daughter of a prominent commander and one of their best trained snipers. 

Junco is a bad-ass, foul-mouthed, kick-ass heroine.  Literally, she kicks ass.  She is the kind of girl who can definately take care of herself.  Junco learns that she has been manipulated most of her life, in every way imaginable.  We see her struggling with nightmares - unsure of whether they are really flashbacks or just bad dreams.  Junco is definately not who she seems to be.

I loved the writing style of this book (and the rest of the series).  The premise behind the books are really different.  J.A. Huss is excellent at world-building and building suspense and drama.  There is a lot of graphic and somewhat horrifying scenes as well as a ton of swearing.  Keep this in mind if you're a YA reader.  Overall this book was awesome! 
About the Author: 
J. A. Huss never took a creative writing class in her life. Some would say it shows. Others might cut her some slack. She did however, get educated and graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Equine Science. She had grand dreams of getting a Ph.D. but while she loves science, she hated academia and settled for a M.S. in Forensic Toxicology from the University of Florida.
She’s always packing heat and she is owned by two donkeys, five dogs, more chickens and ducks than she can count, and of course, the real filthy animals, her kids. The I Am Just Junco series was born after falling in love with the ugliest part of Colorado and the Rural Republic is based on the area of the state she currently resides in, minus the mutants, of course.
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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thank you for your review and the opportunity for the guest post, Jennifer! :) I really appreciate it.


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