Title: Wind Catcher Author: Jeff & Erynn Altabef
Publisher: Evolved Publishing LLC
Publish Date Mar 21, 2015 Type: YA
I received this E-book from NetGalley for an Honest review.
The Wind Catcher is a coming of age story with hints of the supernatural, and the thrill of a murder mystery. Juliet Wildfire Stone just wants to be normal. She doesn’t want to be the only Native American at Barten’s (an all-white prep school) and she definitely doesn’t want to be the ‘Chosen’. Her two best friends couldn’t be more different. Katie, who attends Bartens and is the other resident outcast, and Troy, her childhood friend and her crush. Unfortunately, she is going to need all her friends and her grandfather’s teachings to solve the murders. Thankfully she has superpowers.
There is many things that I liked about this book, and a few things that I just didn’t care for. I thought it was well written. It was compelling and empowering. The characters were relatable in their normal day-to-day teenage lives. The absolute best things that stood out to me and made me love it; the author brought up the prejudice against Native Americans and addressed it.
This Story showed off its Native American roots and brother the character back to them when she strayed. I didn’t quite like or understand the ‘Chosen’ scenes until the end. But Juliet didn’t understand her sudden gain of Superpowers or being chosen until then either. So that made it enjoyable and eased the influx of superpowers every few chapters in the mind.
Overall, I think this is a good beginning to the series. Teens and those who read young adult will like it and love the culture that is throughout it. It has a bit of romance, angst, mystery and Murder! Also, No love triangle! I rate this 3 dead bodies out of 5. You can get this on Amazon, or your local bookstore.