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Friday, October 12, 2012

The Jupiter Chronicles Review


Book Blurb

A war has been fought and lost by the Jovians. Now the answer to their freedom lies within the Great Red Spot and it's up to Ian and Callie to uncover its secret. It is the year 1892 and Ian and Callie Castillo have had to suffer the hardships of a single parent family since their father went missing five years ago. Since then Ian has refused to use the last gift that his father left the wounded boy; a telescope that sits collecting dust in the attic. When Callie decides to peer through its murky lens it activates the device and sends the Castillo’s to the steam-powered floating cities of Jupiter to rescue their father and free the Jovians before the Martians launch their final attack. What follows is the beginning of an era that will forever be known by its strange name…Steampunk. The Jupiter Chronicles series takes flight with the first book in the series…The Secret of the Great Red Spot.


My Review

This was such a fun book. I've seen more and more of the steampunk theme lately so I was excited to read this. Ian and Callie miss their father terribly. A chance run in with his telescope one night sends them off on an amazing adventure to Jupiter; where they discover not only is their father alive, he's part of an alien race trying to save his home planet. I loved the descriptions of the different characters and the "sci-fi" feel of the whole story. i'd definitely like to read about what comes next for these kids and their dad. 5/5 from me!


About the Author


Leonardo Ramirez is a writer whose joy first comes from being a husband and a dad and enjoying life with his family. Every Saturday morning is Dad’s turn to make breakfast with bacon, blueberry pancakes and cheese eggs on the menu.  There’s nothing better in this world than spending time with family.  Then it’s off to karate where he trains and teaches as a 2nd Degree Black Belt along with his family at the American Karate Academy. 
Lenny has been writing for 20 years with his first published work released as a graphic novel titled, Haven. With books in hand Lenny made it a point to reach out to as many events as possible with appearances at GMX where he 
hosted numerous panels including one with James O’Barr (creator of The Crow), Nashville Comic Con, Outer 
Limits Comics, Fairy Tales Bookstore, Southern Festival of Books and Author’s Circle at the Williamson County 
Library.  He also enjoys meeting with local high schoolers about their passion for creativity and reading for 
elementary aged kids.  His work made one of the top ten best new releases for 2010 by Gelati’s Scoop and has been 
featured on Comics About Girls…by a Girl Podcast as well as The Columbia Herald, Playstation Comics, Megacomics Weekly, and many others.





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8 comments:

  1. I love Steampunk. It's so cool to see it in a children's novel!

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  2. This sounds like a great read, thanks!

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  3. What age range would you suggest this for? Thanks! Sounds very interesting.

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  4. My son is 7 and I let him read it no problem =] I think 7-8 is a good age for this...and of course up from there lol

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  5. Thank you! My son is 5, so I will wait a little longer, or maybe read it to him. :)

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  6. I have never read any steampunk. Is this book for children? My sister would love it - she's an astrology head. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Love your review. This may be something to consider getting my daughter for her free reading.

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  8. This sounds like a book I would enjoy. thanks
    btjfarnham at yahoo dot com

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