Clutch (I am Just Junco #1)
by J.A. Huss
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.
CONTENT WARNING-THE I AM JUST JUNCO SERIES IS NOT YOUN ADULT AND CONTAINS A LOT OF BAD LANGUAGE AND VIOLENCE.
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 went on to write science curriculum for homeschoolers and now runs a successful home business that creates and offers online science unit studies. When she’s not writing science curriculum or fiction, she works as a farm inspector, traveling the Eastern Plains of Colorado in variety of environmentally friendly vehicles that never have four-wheel drive, so when she gets stuck in the mud in said vehicles, she has to beg for assistance from anyone who will help her. She is not bitter about that at all.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.
1st Chapter Clutch
Well, lets start of with.... I LOVE this book. What an original idea. It was non-stop action and suspense, and mystery.
Junco is being hunted, not entirely sure by who for sure, but Its cool, as she herself doesn't even know.
I love Tier, I think. Well, thing is, I am not sure if he is a good guy or bad guy, but he does have wings, and well, that makes him kindof hot, lol. Junco also says he is hot! He is an alien race (or so that's how the humans look at it) called Avian’s, and yep, they can fly.
I do not want to give too much away, but man, I was just hooked right from the start.
I love Junco, she is sassy, and man, she has a foul mouth that is always irking Tier.
Here is a funny part with Junco and Tier, she makes poor Tier squirm, after he heals her with his wings, cool, huh?
"Junco, I did save your life. Ya had a bad concussion. It was a mistake to fall asleep. I was just tryin' ta help when I brought ya out of it."This revelation jolts me out of my trance and I fight to shake off my weariness to get this story straight. "Wait," I say as I painfully push my body back up into a half-sitting position. "What? You were touching me when I was sleeping?"He squirms a little at my tone. "No, look, it wasn't like that. You weren't sleeping, you were unconscious – I just – wrapped ya in my wings so I could bring ya back up.""You were touching me." It's a statement this time, not a question. "In my sleep.""Look, I saved your life, for Christ's sake!"
Just too funny. Junco’s filthy mouth is hilarious, but did get to me at times, like its just too much, and its funny how Tier is always complaining on her horrid language, but he has a tendency to do it himself.
The cover to me, was interesting graphics, but to me, didn’t really do this book justice. I really do not like the one for book 2, the guy, whoever it is supposed to be is not attractive, and is fake looking, this one too, kindof like the cover for a video game maybe.
Overall, this book is great. Pacing is fast, and nonstop excitement. NO ROMANCE at all, which is fine, it hints at possible romances to come in the next books. I found it not having a love triangle and romance kindof nice. Its gets to be too much in some books, like that is all there is to life, wrong, much more to life and especially these paranormal books, than insta-love.
A Must read for anyone who enjoys Paranormal, or scifi, and even a touch of dystopian in here. Very cool blend, very original.
5 out of 5 stars for me.
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