Today I am a host for the Blog Tour of Jadeite’s Journey by Lucinda Stein, coordinated by YA Bound Book Tours.
by Lucinda Stein
Genre: YA Scifi
Release date: January 24th 2017
When romance turns deadly…
Jadeite’s perfect world comes crashing down on her. In the futuristic world of United Society, her only problem has been how to act around the cute boy on the air shuttle. But Jadeite’s world changes when she comes across a man who looks alarmingly like her father. Clones were declared illegal years ago. When she sees her father, a robotic engineer, headed to the Dark Edge of United Society, she follows him and uncovers her father’s secret life.
Jadeite shadows her father past the boundary of United Society and into a primitive world of canyons and high deserts. She learns her father is a Ridge Runner passing between the two worlds. Even more alarming, she discovers her younger brother, Malachite, is sick and requires medicine only available from over the Ridge. After her father is arrested, Jadeite takes his place in order to save her brother’s life.
But her world turns even more precarious after she breaks up with her obsessive boyfriend, Mattie. Jadeite soon learns his threats are more than words, and she finds her life is in jeopardy.
With a landscape reminiscent of Joss Weadon’s Firefly and a utopian society similar to The Giver by Lois Lowry, Jadeite’s Journey is a Sci-Fi adventure where one girl races to help her family. This book was a mixture of high school hijinks, family connections and political plot points. The main character of Jadeite is a teenage girl who is brave and loyal to her family and is caught up in a volatile relationship with Mattie, who is a politician’s son with much sway and a horrible personality. I did not like his character from the very beginning and it was obvious that he was going to be an antagonist in this book. Sci-Fi elements such as cloning, and robotics were interesting to read about. Especially when combined with a dystopian world disguised as utopian. The family relationships was an element of the book that was a link back to present day and a connection for the reader to relate to Jadeite’s character. Overall, this was an epic book with a plot that kept up the action.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A school librarian for over twenty years, Stein now writes fulltime. Sanctuary: Family, Friends, & Strangers was a 2015 Colorado Book Award finalist. Three Threads Woven, was a 2010 WILLA Finalist. Her story, Sulfur Springs, won First Place in the 2011 LAURA Short Fiction competition. Her stories have appeared in Pooled Ink, The South Dakota Review, Fine Lines, and Women Writing the West online.
When not writing, she hikes desert canyons and alpine trails. She loves anything vintage, her shelter-rescued dog, Opie, and, most of all, her husband, Rob.
Buy Link: Amazon
Book swag: signed postcard & 5 bookmarks plus Etsy bohemian bracelet (INT)
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Keep Calm and Read On,