The Jupiter Chronicles

The Secret of the Great Red Spot

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
140 Pages
Reviewed on 03/03/2014
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

The Jupiter Chronicles: The Secret of the Great Red Spot by Leonardo Ramirez is an adventure story revolving around Ian and Callie Castillo. Both of them have been brought up by a single parent since their father went missing five years ago. Ian's most precious gift is a telescope that was given to him by his father. Callie tries to activate it and send it to Jupiter to rescue their father who was kidnapped on Jupiter. This new genre, Steampunk, will leave readers captivated by the kids' adventures. The imagery, the characters, the intrigue, and the action make it a memorable read.

This adventurous story is fast paced and an engaging read. The transformation of the telescope into a space ship and Ian and Callie's trip to Jupiter will really thrill young readers. The presence of steam engines, gadgets, and planet Jupiter makes it a fun story. The characters of Ian and Callie are portrayed and developed well and the other characters in the story also make their presence felt. The author has managed to write a simple story with a science fiction theme that is intriguing, and at the same time not too complicated.

The author has done an excellent job and the 'Jupiter Facts' at the end of the book are very informative for children. A thrilling science fiction story filled with excitement and mystery.