Monday, January 20, 2014

Blog Tour: The Cloud Seeders by James Zerndt

About the Book:

Title: The Cloud SeedersGenre: Young Adult/Teen/ Dystopian/ Science Fiction
Author: James ZerndtPublisher: James ZerndtPages: 268Language: EnglishFormat: Paperback, Kindle

Serve Your Country, Conserve Your Water, Observe Your Neighbor

This is the slogan of the Sustainability Unit and of a country gone eco-hysterical. After nearly twelve months without rain and the hinges of the world barely still oiled, Thomas and his younger brother, Dustin, set out across a drought-ridden landscape in search of answers. What they discover along the way will change their lives, and their country, forever.

The Cloud Seeders weaves humor and heartache, as well as poetry and science, into a unique novel that defies categorization.

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My Review:

I started reading this book and almost forgot to feed my kids. I was so absorbed in this that I lost track of time. When I finally sat it down, I was finished with it and a few hours had flown by. The kids were hungry, my husband was waiting impatiently for me to jump back into the real world and pay attention to him, and I was ready to sit down and contemplate what could happen if it stopped raining tomorrow and never rained again.

This book is what I call a "thinking book". It makes you really think about things as you read it. I can't go into specifics of what I was thinking without giving away most of the book. Suffice it to say, my thoughts were disturbed by this story. 

The characters are well written and realistic. I enjoyed the character of Dustin the most. He acts so mature at times, but there are moments when you can still see the child that he really is. Things affect him deeply and he tries not to show it. I really felt for him throughout this book.

Towards the end this book really tore me up. I was reading through tears a couple of times. The author portrays the emotions of the characters well and makes you feel for them. I cannot imagine having to go through life living in their world and all that it throws at them. 

I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys YA Dystopian type stories. This book is safe for most ages, though some of the more violent or emotional scenes might be upsetting for younger readers. 

About the Author:

James Zerndt lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and son. His poetry has appeared in The Oregonian Newspaper, and his fiction has most recently appeared in Gray's Sporting Journal and SWINK magazine. He rarely refers to himself in the third person.

His latest book is the YA scifi, The Cloud Seeders.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of the ebook mentioned above free for review purposes. All opinions are my own. I was not required to leave a positive review.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review, Amanda. I'm so happy you liked it. There's also a sequel in the works for the end of 2014. Hopefully. We'll see. Thanks again. Jamie


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