Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Juice” by Janet Stilson,Dragon Moon Press, Feb.9, 2021
WOW! Janet Stilson, the author of “The Juice” has written an intriguing, thrilling, edgy and unique novel. The genres for this novel are Science Fiction, Dystopian Fiction, and Thriller. The timeline for this story is set in the author’s present, and goes to the past when in pertains in telling about the characters or events. The author describes her many colorful characters as complex and complicated. There is a touch of political aspirations, romance,espionage,sabotage betrayals, and good vs. evil.
Can you imagine a world where a chemical substance can be the cause and event of doing extreme good things or terrible things? There is a chemical mind altering substance called “Juice” if given to a person or persons can cause the subject/s to be so attractive to everyone, almost like hypnotizing them or putting other people in a trance, that they follow what they are told? Or a gadget that can make one invisible? Jarat Ellington is aware that one of his friends is now deceased, and that the juice was stolen that his friend had invented. His friend Thom had managed to tell Jarat how this chemical caused a charming effect on other people and could be used for good or evil. This sends Jarat on a search for the thieves that have stolen this.
In Jarat’s quest, he finds out that there are political adversaries willing to do anything to exert their control, and huge companies that want more money, and the news media. Jarat also meets many intriguing characters, including a “Charismite” who has been on the chemical and can charm her way into anything. Anywhere Jarat goes there is danger, and death. There is also a secret society.
There are twists and turns, and unpredictable events that make this novel so an edgy and tense. I would highly recommend this novel for readers who enjoy Science Fiction.