Delta Project: Rescue is the second book in the Delta Project series. I have not yet read the first book, so I can't tell you anything about that one, but although I would have benefited from reading the first one, Jaster does a good job in filling in any blanks and bringing in the back story without telling the entire story again.
I enjoyed Delta Project: Rescue. It is a fun sci-fi story that really draws you in. I was presented with a lot of questions, probably more so because I was reading the second book, but that only succeeded in intriguing me more.
The main character, D005, is interesting. As a reader I got to see her grow and get a handle on what it is to be human, to have emotions and, maybe most notably, compassion.
Things move along at a nice pace. There are down moments that are just fun, and then when we read the middle of the book the action just keeps going up from there.
For readers of the first book, I think a lot of what you would want to see with the budding romance (I won't say any more than that) is dealt with.
So, without reading the first book and knowing what "promises" Jaster made to the reader, I found Delta Project: Rescue to be an enjoyable read.
All that being said, I was a little disappointed by the number of typos and there were a few more grammar mistakes than I would have liked. There wasn't a distracting amount, and it didn't really take away from the story, but in my opinion there was a bit more than there should have been.
Also, occasionally the dialogue comes off as a little forced or fake, but I found this mostly in the beginning and once Jaster got into the flow of things I didn't notice it at all.
So, for those two things combined I'm taking off one star, because they are pretty minor in the overall story.
I give Delta Project: Rescue 4 out of 5 stars and I will definitely be picking up book 1 in the future. Actually, it's $0.99 on Amazon until May 4th, 2013...
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?
About the Author:
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.