Delta Project: Rescue Blog Tour by YA author Jessica L. Jaster

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Hello there everyone, Paul here and I am very excited to be participating in author Jessica L. Jaster’s Blog Tour for her YA book Delta Project: Rescue. I read and reviewed the first book in the series Delta Project: Hide and you can read it here. When Jessica emailed me about being a part of this tour for her new book I jumped at the chance. I eagerly agreed to read and review it. You can click on any of the book titles to head to Amazon to purchase. Don’t worry, it will open another window so you won’t lose your place here. Before I get to my review, here is a little bit about Jessica:

 photo JessicaJaster_zpsd3761356.jpgJessica Jaster lives in Iowa with her husband and her (currently) one year old and two year old, as well as their cat, Pandora.Jessica graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Anthropology.  Yes, she realizes that there is a big difference between Anthropology and writing young adult novels.  She actually tried for an English major (well actually, it was Criminal Justice, then English, then Anthropology), but the classes she had to take just did not fly with her.  Although, since Anthropology is pretty much just the study of humans and human culture, it could tie in with her novels in some way.

She has always had an over-active imagination and has been making stories up in her head for herself for as long as she can remember and finally decided to start writing them down (when she is not busy chasing the two little ones around anyway) and sharing them with anyone interested. Most ideas she has so far for her novels are for young adults – some fantasy, some science fiction and some normal contemporary story-lines. 


Now for the Goodreads blurb:

D005 has been a part of a secret government program known as the Delta Project her entire life. She has been genetically modified to be stronger, faster, smarter and to heal faster. Trained in hand-to-hand combat, weaponry and battle tactics, she has been worked to physical and mental exhaustion every day of her life. Raised without love or care of any kind, she has no idea what it means to be happy – to be free. And now she has run away.

After leaving the Hartman Ranch in order to keep her new friends out of danger, Weston embarks on a mission to save her brother and the other Deltas with the help of someone from her past. While at it, she will learn more about the Delta Project itself and what it is about the Deltas that makes them special.

During her journey, she will be put in difficult situations. Will she be able to remain the caring, fun-loving Weston she became? Or will she revert to the cold, distant D005 of her past?

And will she ever see Cormac or any of the others ever again?

Now for my review:

What I liked most: Weston. Plain and simple I love this main character. She is such a great character that she really carries the story. It is fun to see her summon a bit of the Delta in her and still struggle with all the emotions she has learned in the short time she has been free. Speaking of free, I really liked the realization that comes over Weston regarding Halloway and the fact that he too was a prisoner of Delta.

What missed a bit: As with the first book, I am not a fan of cliffhangers. This did not prevent me from absolutely loving this book, but I do (as many of you know) prefer a bit more closure to my books. Now I have to wait for the next book to come out.

Overall: A great book. I think Jessica has grown as a writer and it really shows in this wonderful book. I still really enjoy the little things that remind us that Weston is still a young girl such as her playful interactions with Halloway’s daughter Callie. The story really flowed well. I couldn’t put Delta Project: Rescue down and can’t wait for the next one. Do yourself a favor and pick up this book today. 

Jessica Jaster Blog Tour
04/21/13 Mary –– Review
04/22/13 Jenna –– review
Lesley –– review
04/23/13 Kathryn –– Review
04/24/13 Candace –– Review
04/25/13 Candice –– Review
Rachel – – Review
04/26/13 Christine –– Review
Jacque –– spotlight
04/27/13 Tawnya –– Reviews

Here is the tour schedule. Be sure to visit each stop! I hope you enjoyed my review and learning more about Jessica and Delta Project: Rescue. Also, check out Hades and the Helm of Darkness Book Blast and giveaway (ends 4/25), Showers of Books Winners Choice (ends 4/30), the Moonlight Book Blast and Giveaway (ends  5/5), and enter to win a Kindle Fire as we help Kathy at I Am A Reader Not A Writer kick off her new website Feed My Reader (ends 5/5). Be sure to leave me a comment. 

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