by Jane Redd


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There are four ways to get Banished from the last surviving city on earth: 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-save her city from total extinction. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941145692
Publisher: Mirror Press
Publication date: 02/17/2016
Series: Solstice , #1
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 585,351
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

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Solstice 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
momisreading More than 1 year ago
This book kept my attention and interest from beginning to end. I just wanted to keep reading and hated having to put the book down to actually do real life. The author created an interesting dystopian world. It was a believable and well-developed setting and world order. Jez is a strong heroine. She is the hope for society, and she was raised knowing the path she must take. I admired her determination in the face of uncertainty as changes began to affect that path. There are many twists and turns, and just when I thought I knew where things were heading, they went a different way. It all flowed well and kept me turning pages. The book ends with a cliffhanger, but at a good dividing point. Thankfully, I already have book two. Yay! But I know I will be anxiously waiting for book three.
KathySueKB More than 1 year ago
I loved it! A very compelling young adult dystopian novel set in the late 21st century. The setting is unique in that rain has plagued the land for 40 years, leaving behind a city of two million, which is diminishing, and which is also controlled by a government made up of scientists who manipulate and track the populace via shoulder implants. Love, marriage, family, reproduction, religion are not part of the system. All emotion is forbidden, and therefore any show of emotion is grounds for demotion, banishment, or death. Rules are enforced to protect the community from any form of disobedience and any who break them are first to be punished. Our heroine, Jez, is often under the government microscope. She has secrets and discovers secrets. More importantly, she is immune to the effects of the implant for a significant reason--she has a mission to fulfill. Because of that, she must always be on guard, not only in terms of emotion, but also as to her level of success in education and career. I found the story fascinating and tense, as well as well written. As the plot thickened, so did characterization, delving into twists and turns that left the reader anxiously questioning what was real and what wasn't, as well as who could be trusted and who couldn't. I wasn't thrilled with the cliffhanger ending, but lucky for me I can jump right into book two tonight. Yay!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was asked to write a review for Solstice. When I read the description of Solstice and first started reading it, I just expected it to be another Divergent or something like that. But I actually really enjoyed this book! The story was a mix between Divergent and The Giver but it actually made an excellent story. It was well written and creative and for a while I couldn't put the book down. It did end in a way where you wanted to know more, but i'm pretty sure this is a series. Overall, a great romantic, adventurous, and at times suspenseful book! Can't wait to finish the series!
Blessed_and_Bewildered More than 1 year ago
Solstice is a truly enjoyable book. Jane Redd is definitely a talented writer. Not surprising as Jane Redd is a pseudonym for Heather B. Moore, a USA Today best selling author. Solstice carries its own honor as a top 10 seller in two of Amazon’s categories. I usually have a lot to say about books. I don’t really about Solstice. Solstice is a book that I began reading and just kept on reading. No stopping to take notes. No frustrating issues. Not one. Solstice is a book that I just relaxed and truly enjoyed. Redd does leave you hanging at the end though so I’m looking forward to the next book in the series called Lake Town. An interesting and fast-paced read. I recommend that you relax and enjoy reading a copy. I received a review copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My thanks to the author and publisher. For all of my reviews visit my blog at www (dot) blessedandbewildered (dot) com