Wind Catcher Lies Betrayal Destiny A choice that changes everything My name is Juliet Wildfire Stone and I am special I see visions and hear voices and I have no idea what they mean When someone murders medicine

  • Title: Wind Catcher
  • Author: Jeff Altabef Erynn Altabef
  • ISBN: 9781622533145
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lies Betrayal Destiny A choice that changes everything.My name is Juliet Wildfire Stone, and I am special I see visions and hear voices, and I have no idea what they mean.When someone murders medicine men in my sleepy Arizona town, I can t help but worry my crazy grandfather is involved He s a medicine man and than a just a little eccentric He likes to tell me sLies Betrayal Destiny A choice that changes everything.My name is Juliet Wildfire Stone, and I am special I see visions and hear voices, and I have no idea what they mean.When someone murders medicine men in my sleepy Arizona town, I can t help but worry my crazy grandfather is involved He s a medicine man and than a just a little eccentric He likes to tell me stories about the Great Wind Spirit and Coyote, but none of it makes any sense I thought I knew the truth, but in order to clear his name I dive into his alien world and uncover an ancient secret society formed over two hundred years ago to keep me safe me And I can t help but to start to wonder whether there s some truth to those old stories my grandfather has been telling me.I just want to be an average sixteen year old girl, but apparently I ve never been average Could never be average I didn t know it before, but I m a Chosen, and those voices I ve been hearing well, they re not just voices I ve started to develop abilities, but they might not be enough A powerful entity called a Seeker is hunting me and he s close really close.I thought I knew the answers but truth is, I don t Betrayed by those I love, I must choose to run or risk everything in order to fulfill my destiny I hope I make the right choice Don t you

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    1. Jeff Altabef Erynn Altabef

      Jeff Altabef lives in New York with his wife, two daughters, and Charlie the dog He spends time volunteering at the writing center in the local community college After years of being accused of telling stories, he thought he would make it official He writes in both the thriller and young adult genres Fourteenth Colony, a political thriller, is his debut novel Jeff has a blog designed to encourage writing by those that like telling stories You can find his blog, The Accidental Writers Workshop, on The Patch Jeff also rights a column for The Examiner under the byline The Accidental Writer.

    572 thoughts on “Wind Catcher”

    1. I had high hopes for this book. After reading Shatter Point and absolutely loving that by Jeff Altabef, when I heard he was co-writing a book with his sixteen year old daughter, I pounced on it. And although I did like it, it wasn’t as amazing as I hoped it would be.There was the Native American mythology theme running through this book, and seeing as I haven’t read many about this I found that to be pretty intriguing in itself. I learned a bit about it, and it did make for a pretty killer s [...]

    2. Gah. I wanted to like this book. I think the biggest barrier for me was the MC. She was too wishy-washy. I do understand that teenagers are by and large indecisive, she makes it an art form. One minute she's angry and ambivalent, but later when confronted with "proof" she stays wavering on her viewpoints. At times she starts to seem strong and then she changes back to someone I didn't like again. She makes decisions over and over that I wouldn't make. The book started out good, but then it just [...]

    3. 3.5Wind Catcher tells the story of Juliet Wildfire Stone as she comes to terms with her Native American heritage whilst struggling through an all-white private school. Her grandfather, Sicheii, is eager for her to be knowledgeable about her heritage and so she has been brought up with lots of stories and rituals. She isn't all that interested though and thinks that the here and now is much more important than learning about so called "spirits".When she starts to hear voices in her head and see v [...]

    4. Juliet Wildfire Stone is young Native American teenage wanting more than anything to be ‘normal’ but she is anything but normal. She has spent her life around her maternal grandfather telling her stories about the Great Wind Spirit and Coyote, the good & evil from their native believes. On her sixteenth birthday, her grandfather tells her the story of her birthday & what happened the fateful day. Juliet learns that she is more than she ever imagine when she is finally is told that sh [...]

    5. Juliet Stone is partly Native and living in a better off area, but can't escape that her classmates think she is different - I thought kids were supposed to be tolerant of difference and welcoming these days. Maybe that is just California? Her pal is a lad from the nearby reservation and while dodging school together they are set upon by a fierce doglike creature that might have wings. They evade it but shortly after, an old medicine man is found horribly dead. By now I had figured out that this [...]

    6. The theme sounds simple: sixteen-year-old half-Indian Juliet just wants to be a normal teenage - but she can't, because she is the Chosen, with all the powers and responsibilities that come with the position. Her abilities to hear voices and see visions have always troubled her and her grandfather Sicheii's words have been puzzling and unhelpful.All this is about to change in Wind Catcher, the first book of the 'Chosen' series that takes Juliet's troubled world and ramps it up to a whole new lev [...]

    7. A free, advance reading copy, provided by the publisher through NetGalley, thank you very much! Publishing date 23.03.2015.Young adult. A coming-of-age story. Not really my genre, but the blurb raised my interest.Standard set-up (I assume), teenage girl with a lot of insecurities and the usual trust issues of a 16-year old. She has changed to a school, where she doesn't seem to be welcome. All she wants to do it to fit in, instead the most popular girl in school and her fanclub are mean bitches [...]

    8. Wind Catcher is the story of Juliet Wildfire Stone and how she has to choose between ignoring her Native American heritage in order to live the new elite, rich life her mother has built for her and submitting to the strange, old-fashioned ways of Sicheii, her grandfather, and the voices and visions in her head. It's a classic coming-of-age story with a side dose of fantasy, dipping generously into Native American legends. Overall, Wind Catcher is a fine novel told in the voice of a very uncertai [...]

    9. I truly enjoyed this book. This is not my normal genre, but I got an advanced reading copy, and gave it a shot and I am glad I did. I am not going to summarize story or give spoilers, but what I will say is what I really liked about it.First the characters are good esepcially, Juliet and her grandfather Sicheii. The interactions between them are realistic and often funny, you can really believe everything Juliet says and thinks in regards to her grandfather and his Indian ways. I found the pace [...]

    10. Won in the First Reads giveaway.I liked it, though the prose was awkward at times. It was still very readable. It lost me a bit when (view spoiler)[aliens (hide spoiler)] were introduced. I have nothing against them, but I wasn't feeling it with this book.

    11. I’m not a huge ‘thriller’ reader, but the buzz and the synopsis of this book were simply too clever to pass up. The writing partnership of Jeff and Erynn Altabef is a father/daughter duo, and I love the idea of two brains coming together to create cohesion. In this story, the protagonist is 16 year old Juliet, and she is also our insight into the story, as the narration is in her voice. The use of first person is honest and enhances the flow of the story: we feel that a teen girl is relati [...]

    12. Actual Rating 4.5 StarsThe review was first up on For The Love of Fictional Worlds as a part of Wind Catcher's Blog Tour :)"Everything about me is a lie."This is the first book I have read with a American Indian theme and frankly one of the reasons why I actually expressed my interest in participating in this blog tour for this book and I haven't been disappointed.Juliet is a girl stuck in between two different worlds. On one hand is her heritage and on the other hand is the world she has come t [...]

    13. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewTHIS REVIEW IS ALSO POSTED ON NERDYCHAMPAGNETo give it 3.5 is me being generous. I really liked Wind Catcher from the start but in the middle, it started going downhill. I hate Jules's obsession with normality. She's way too self-absorbed. So caught in her own thoughts and she's trying too hard. Also she's really dwelling on the fact that the people close to her have been lying to her in omission for the past six months to just entir [...]

    14. What I liked: I wasn't expecting this book to amaze me when I read it, and while it didn't exactly amaze me it did surprise me. I thought the plot would be much simpler than it ended up being. For the most part it moved fast, but not too fast with characters who were entertaining with what they were doing and how they tried to solve what was going on. One of the overarching pieces of the story that I realized after reading was that the main character, Juliet, has a lot of insecurities and has to [...]

    15. 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 frie [...]

    16. Source: I received a digital copy of book from the authors, thanks to Jeff and Erynn Altabef! Cost: Free Title:Wind Catcher Series:Chosen #1 Author:Jeff and Eyrnn Altabef Genre:YA, Fantasy Overall Rating:4 stars Although in some places, I found my brain a bit frazzled, this book was actually pretty brilliant! The concept of it was so good as I've always been kind of interested in Native American history. Juliet hears voices but as she's trying to be a a normal teenager, she ignores them. She wan [...]

    17. What caught my attention about this book was the setting. Paranormal meets Native Americans it's not such a stretch, but at the same time it doesn't seem done very often.I wasn't disappointed, mostly. I thought the basic idea behind the story was intriguing, but I also thought it had a few flaws. I wasn't a big fan of the relationship between Juliet and Troy, her best friend and possible love interest. I think this was caused by two reasons, first Juliet wasn't very nice. Sure she was nicest to [...]

    18. Just finished reading the latest from author Jeff Altabef, co-authoring this time with his daughter Erynn, in the first of what promises to be a series devoted to a new Young Adult heroine named Juliet Wildfire Stone. Showing the same ability to instantly create a believable set of clearly defined characters that he honed in his earlier thrillers, The Fourteenth Colony and Shatterpoint, the elder Altabef has neatly merged his story telling skills with those of his daughter to bring us an adventu [...]

    19. Juliet’s grandfather Sicheii, being a medicine man, has always told her that she was special, she just didn’t believe it. Being as ordinary as could be, she saw nothing remarkable about herself. Once she turned 16, though, things changed. She started having weird, vivid dreams. The voices in her head became louder. Now, the people in Sicheii’s secret society are being murdered and he becomes a prime suspect. When Juliet and her friends begin to investigate, she uncovers shocking secrets th [...]

    20. Wind CatcherBy Jeff Altabef and Erynn AltabefWind Catcher is one of the best thrillers for YA that I have read in some time. The main protagonist, Juliet, finds herself in the middle of a struggle to cope with her dual identity, white girl and Native American while trying to fit in with her white peers. When her grandfather begins to teach Juliet the values of her Native American inheritance, strange and frightening things began to take place; things that lure her into another realm. If I hadn [...]

    21. I throughly enjoyed this book. I don't read a lot of first person novels so it was a very refreshing read. I was totally engrossed in Juliet, the heroin, from the first chapters. The authors immediately connected the reader to her with some mystery, humour and action! The pace of the book is fast and furious which made it a perfect read for a cross country trip. We become attached to Juliet and want to follow her on her path to be the Chosen. And what a cool trip it is with lots of twists and tu [...]

    22. Wind Catcher is the first young adult contemporary fantasy and paranormal novel in the Chosen series. I co-authored this book and the entire series with my teenage daughter. If you are looking for fiction books like Percy Jackson, only with Native American myths and legends, or fantasy books with mystery and suspense like I Am Number Four, you will enjoy reading this series. All of the Chosen novels will feature unexpected twists and vivid characters. This fantasy and paranormal book series is r [...]

    23. I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I went in blindly, as I didn't even bother to read the summary. I found that I really enjoyed the adventure and mystery of the book.The book follows, Juliet, and her struggles to discover herself and to solve the mystery behind the murders on the reservation. Juliet is a Native American, as well as most of the characters in the book. Juliet's mother and maternal grandfather are Native American. Dad is out of the picture. Juliet's, Sicheii, helps raise [...]

    24. I received this book through a blog tour for my honest opinion of it.What an amazingly unique story!! I can honestly say I have never read anything like it! I loved the strong Native American themes running through it as well as the deep plunge into the rich culture then and now. This story seemed to quench my thirst for knowledge of the more supernatural aspect to the Native American history and storytelling and I loved the creativity of the authors. Even though this is, in essence, a young adu [...]

    25. I got this book through a company that e-mailed me to do reviews for them. I was very excited when I was approached to read things for them. When I got the e-mail to read this one I jumped on it and requested it right away. The story seemed very interesting to me when I read the synopsis. I was not disappointed. This book is well written and thought out. I loved the idea of it and how they fleshed out the main points. I was surprised to see that this books was written by an author and his daught [...]

    26. I was given a copy of this book by paranormal romance and authors that rock in return for an honest reviewI give this book 5 fangs ( I really loved it and want to read the next one )I didn't just love this book, I couldn't put it down I was reading while I cooked and cleaned every moment I read until it was over and now I can't wait for book 2. The book starts at almost the end of the story and then tells the tale leading up to that point. So right from the start we know that Jules the smart sna [...]

    27. This is a really interesting setting, with a teen girl really going through some very odd experiences as she tries to reconcile her Native American roots and single-mom-plus-weird-grandfather upbringing with a snooty school full of rich kids and an often-absent Mom who’s got a power legal career. I usually enjoyed the Native American links, although they were a bit disjointed at times (possibly in line with Juliet’s disjointed connection to them), and as you might expect I really disliked th [...]

    28. Juliet Stone is a Native American who attends a private school with mainly Caucasian youth. She doesn't feel as though she fits in at Barten's, hasn't made more than one friend and hates it there.She's started hearing voices and it seems strange things are going on including murders of people belonging to a secret society that her grandfather Sicheii is part of. Each member has a tattoo with a pair of twisted arrows with different arrowheads and the arrows are surrounded with a circle.The Prolog [...]

    29. The Story- Juliet Wildfire Stone hears voices. They have gotten more insistent in the last couple months and play a continual static in the back of her mind. Her grandfather Sicheii, a Native American medicine man, tells her that it is her destiny and she needs to listen to the voices. When another medicine man is murdered, Juliet doesn’t think it is a coincidence that he was friends with her grandfather.Juliet and her best friend Troy start searching for clues about the murder, clues that lea [...]

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