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Book Review-The Cloud Seeders -James Zerndt

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you James Zerndt’s The Cloud Seeders virtual book tour January 6 – 31! A list of the other blogs participating can be found here.

First off I'd like to say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this Young Adult/Teen/ Dystopian/ Science Fiction book about a futuristic society in the United States where water is at a premium and it never seems to rain. Normally I do not read YA books but after having read this book I may have to think about reading some more of this genre.

When Thomas is left to raise his younger brother Dustin he manages to get a job at the Sustainability Unit and is helping his brother to learn the ropes as well. They ultimately take off on vacation with a girl that Thomas knows to supposedly find their parents. Their adventures along the way are interesting to say the least and they meet up with a lot of interesting people who don't exactly agree with the government. Dustin finds out the truth about his parents (no, I can't tell you!!) and ultimately helps with the over turn of the government. This book does end on a happy note-actually a couple of happy notes. Yup-another 5!!


About the Book: (from Pump Up Your Book)

Title: The Cloud Seeders
Genre: Young Adult/Teen/ Dystopian/ Science Fiction
Author: James Zerndt
Publisher: James Zerndt
Pages: 268
Language: English
Format: Paperback, Kindle

Serve Your Country, Conserve Your Water, Observe Your Neighbor

This is the slogan of the Sustainability Unit and of a country gone eco-hysterical. After nearly twelve months without rain and the hinges of the world barely still oiled, Thomas and his younger brother, Dustin, set out across a drought-ridden landscape in search of answers. What they discover along the way will change their lives, and their country, forever.

The Cloud Seeders weaves humor and heartache, as well as poetry and science, into a unique novel that defies categorization.

Read a couple of chapters here

Discuss this book in our PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads by clicking HERE

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About the Author: (from Amazon)


James Zerndt lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and son. His poetry has appeared in The Oregonian, and his fiction has most recently appeared in Gray's Sporting Journal and SWINK magazine. He received an MFA in Writing from Pacific University and rarely refers to himself in the third person.

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34 comments :

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I have a couple of Granddaughters and one of them loves to read. I bet this is a book she just might get interested in, although.. from your review, it just might be something I would like also.

Masshole Mommy said...

Oh wow, what an interesting topic for a book I don't know if I normally would have picked this up based on the title, but after reading this, I might add it to my list :)

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

Wow, this seem such an exciting book - I wonder what he found out? Interesting!

Kay Adeola said...

Sounds like a really interesting book,i have finally started making time to read the bookshelf of unread books,i am taking a little time out before i sleep instead of watching movies :-)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I've never read a Dystopian-themed book. It does sound full of adventure, for sure!

Cyndie said...

This book sounds very good. I will put it on my list to read.

Maria said...

I normally enjoy reading YA books. They are to the point and good for a quick read. Then I pass it to my teen and I get my $$ worth out of it. Sounds like a fun book to enjoy.

mail4rosey said...

That's a long drought, and a great storyline for a book!

Nikki said...

I love dystopian teen fiction. I haven't heard of this one, definitely going to check it out!

Dallas Socials said...

I'll be adding this to my list of books to read!

Ave said...

Sounds like an interesting book! I think my sister would like this book!

V@ said...

Thanks for the review. Sounds like a very interesting book.

Teresa Moody said...

I love those types of books and I still read some teen books lol

amanda ripsam said...

I don't even know what Dystopian-themed book is. lol glad you like it.

theroadtodomestication.com said...

This sounds pretty interesting! I know it's young adult, but I would probably read it! LOL

Lawna Noe said...

This would be a great read for my oldest son. Thanks for sharing.

Lady Lilith said...

I like the slogan of the book. Thanks for sharing the informative review.

Pam said...

My daughter likes dystopian fiction, she would probably be interested in this book.

AMBER EDWARDS said...

I'm a huge YA fiction/Dystopian fan. This sounds like a perfect book for me! Can't wait to read it!

Joanna Sormunen said...

I really like YA books. They usually don't have as steamy action as romance novels and the topics are quite interesting.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

I have to admit YA is a secret pleasure for me I really must get some new ones soon I'll have to add this to my too read list ;) x

Jennifer Williams said...

That sounds like a wild adventure. I have not know what happened to the parents.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Awwww, what did they found out about their parents? YOu're a tease hehehe.

Ronnie E. said...

Sheesh, what a plot! Love the one year drought idea - it adds an interesting aspect to the story.

Teresa McCluskey said...

Sounds like a good book! I love books that are adventurous and takes your mind all over the world!

Ashley Gill said...

I bet my sister would enjoy this book! It sounds good.. I'd probably like it too!

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

This looks like a great book to spend an afternoon with. Great review

Courtney Pies said...

This book sounds pretty interest. I usually love YA, so I would probably enjoy this!

becca said...

i like YA books and this one sounds really good

BabsProjects said...

As soon as I read your review, I was excited and made a note of the title. My 12 year old loves to read and I am going to let her know of this book. Thanks for the review.

Amanda McMahon said...

Thanks for the intro. You always have some great books to check out. My almost full ndle thanks you for it

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I never read enough books that fall within the Science Fiction category so I am curious to try this one to see if I like it.

Amanda Love said...

You got me on this one. I was really hoping to hear what the truth about his parents. Now you have me wanting to get the book. Great review!

Mel Cole said...

Nice that the leading characters are going to be heroes. Really wanted to know what is behind the drought.

 
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