Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Clutch by JA Huss

Title: Clutch
Series: I Am Just Junco (#1)
Author: JA Huss
From: I Am Just Junco Box Set (Amazon)
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: 1st October 2012
Challenges: Winter COYER 2015-2016 (Box Set = £0.99)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

After the death of her father, Junco Coot doesn't quite know what she's doing, but while heading out towards the Stag she encounters Tier, an Avian who seems to know exactly who she is. Before Junco knows it she is thrown into situations she'd rather avoid and ends up discovering things about herself that she never thought possible. As the truth becomes clear and Junco's life unravels around her, she learns who she can truly trust and who is just trying to use her...

I will start by saying that Clutch isn't my favourite Huss book, nor did I find it quite as easy to get into. But it did grow on me. I can't say at what point I really started enjoying it and getting carried into the story, just that it took a little longer. Saying that it is a different genre from Huss' other works, and I definitely still want to carry on the series.

I liked Junco as a character for the most part. She was a little trigger happy and didn't want to trust anyone if she couldn't help it, but that did make her a strong lead. She did need saving at times, but then at others she did her fair share of saving other people, she felt like a truly complex character.

I also found myself liking Tier, and willing Junco to trust him. Though I wasn't sure about his speech patterns at times I do realise that it is the author trying to convey an accent so it did serve it's purpose. Even early on there was clearly something brewing between Tier and Junco, and I'm interested to find out more about him.

There are a lot of twists and turns in Clutch. I never quite knew what was going to happen next or what was going to turn out to be the truth. I liked that I didn't know, and the air of mystery kept thr plot going. Though I do hope there is slightly more action and slightly less explaining in the next book.

Clutch was good, though I didn't enjoy it quite as much as some of Huss' other works, but I am keen to carry on the series.