Wind Catcher (The Chosen #1)

Wind Catcher

Summary:

Juliet Wildfire Stone hears voices and sees visions, but she can’t make out what they mean. Her eccentric grandfather tells her stories about the Great Wind Spirit and Coyote, but he might as well be speaking another language. None of it makes any sense.

When she stumbles upon a series of murders she can't help but worry her grandfather might be involved. To discover the truth, Juliet must choose between her new life at an elite private school and her Native American heritage. Once she uncovers an ancient secret society formed over two hundred years ago to keep her safe, she starts to wonder whether there’s some truth to those old stories her grandfather has been telling her. 

All she wants is to be an average sixteen-year-old girl, but she has never been average—could never be average.

Betrayed by those she loves, she must decide whether to run or risk everything by fulfilling her destiny as the Chosen.  (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)

Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of the authors.

Review:

The main thing that would have made this book more enjoyable was knowing that *spoiler* there are science fiction aspects to it.  I was expecting a plot line that was much more simplistic, which was a nice surprised, but then it veered in such a different direction than expected that it kind of threw me off.  I also felt like it betrayed many of the aspects culturally that I was enjoying.

That being said I was very intrigued while reading it and didn’t want to put it down.  The shortcomings of the plot may be something that I just didn’t find to taste that others would enjoy.  I felt the ending was a bit rushed after an enjoyable build up, but overall a solid read.

Warning: contains violence

Rating: 4 stars!

Who should read it? Science fiction / paranormal fans.

Want to read the whole series? TBD