I was confused… Clutch #audioreview

Posted May 3, 2018 by Berls in Review / 1 Comment

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
I was confused… Clutch #audioreviewClutch by J.A. Huss
Narrator: Sienna Beckman
Series: I Am Just Junco #1
Published by Science Future Press on October 1, 2012
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Length: 8 hours 49 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased

How long can you lie to yourself before it all comes apart?

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.

I didn’t love Clutch as much as I expected to and the main reason, I think, was that I spent too much time confused. I love the main character – Junco – and Tier is pretty great too. They’re definitely the reason I enjoyed it. But it’s quite a different world and things aren’t really explained, so much is meant to be caught on to as you read. And I guess I either wasn’t focused enough or smart enough or it wasn’t clear enough. I do know that there are a lot of characters and elements that, even now at the end of the book I’m unclear about. However, there’s something there that has me eager to read on and hopefully I’ll start to figure elements out better. Huss certainly knows how to end a book making you want to pick up the next one!

I listened to this and I liked Sienna Beckman’s narration overall. I really loved the voice she had for Tier. But part of me wonders if the narration wasn’t part of my problem understanding and keeping up with everything. We’ll see as the series progresses since the narrator changes with book 2.

3 stars Just Okay

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One response to “I was confused… Clutch #audioreview

  1. I’d have to go back and look to see what I rated this and all the books from this series but I’m thinking it’s a series that works best being read. There is an awful lot of world building and Huss used a lot of myth or legend or history? I actually interviewed her about this series and asked questions about what inspired this world. Anyway, I hope you’ll enjoy the other books. I freaking love this series and this is where I started with Huss, so….
    Hope you’re having a great week, Berls! SO much going on here as the school year winds down. I’m sure you’re feeling the same. {{{BIG HUGS}}}