Sixteen-year-old Jet can talk to animals with her mind, but she gets tongue-tied with someone her own age. She can use her ancient powers to hydroshift, but she’s still figuring out how to be smooth out of the water.
Sheltered behind the palace walls, Jet trains to become queen of a secret island. All that changes when she’s forced to accept a mission she isn’t prepared for—fitting in at high school. Her powers, never before tested, are pushed to their limits.
She learns that handling high school life is just as complicated and dangerous as the mystery that brought her there. Her journey leads her to friendship, romance, and her first taste of freedom. But betrayal threatens to take all that away.
Jet faces an enemy that could cost her everything she loves. She must succeed…or die trying.
This is the story of what happens hundreds of year after Percy Jackson’s generation as documented by Rick Riordan.
Just kidding but it does seem like ever since Riordan splashed over the scene with his Greek, Roman and Egyptian mythology based books we’ve seen a marked increase in novels using those themes. Sometimes “eyerollingly” bad other times you finish the last page feeling like there needs to be more.
Thankfully this one falls in the latter category.
Teens will appreciate having a story that showcases the struggles of growing up, the pressure they face, the adults who don’t seem to remember being that age, family drama and trying to find your place in a complicated world. Of course in this case the complication is that this teen is doing her teen rebellion/angst years knowing it’s directing her towards being the Queen someday.
You get the minor level of suspense as Jet as to figure out what’s going on with the animal population all the while dealing with people who question her ability to have the job she’s being groomed for – like any teenager needs the reminder that adults think they suck right now.
You get plenty of twists, adventures and great characters particularly in Jet.
Snow really makes it easy for you to dig into this highly detailed and unique world by opening her book with a thorough construct outlining her world building. You are treated to a breakdown of characters and their roles, places and their importance to the story, animals and their descriptions along with a variety of other events and categories that essentially translates her language.
Thank you to Netgalley and Champagne Book Group for allowing me to review this!
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*synopsis and image are from Netgalley