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Fledge (I am Just Junco #2)

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  326 ratings  ·  48 reviews
When given the choice to kill or die,
It’s a no-fucking-brainer.
When given the choice to obey or not,
Things get gray.
But given the choice,
To kill or save the one who saved you?
Now you’ve got my attention.
And killers don’t work well
With a conscious around to fuck things up.
So, you know…
Hope for the best, but expect the worst.
Because I’m still fucking Junco.
And I’m still at w
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Published October 1st 2012 by Science Future Press (first published September 18th 2012)
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This book just made me mad. I tried really hard to get on board and like it but no. It's not for me. It's not you, book, it's me. Except it's not.

The story is so goddamn contradictory and annoying that I have thirteen pages worth of highlights. Thirteen. Not to illustrate anything other than why this books fails me.


Junco has to go through a "fledge" that is really just a hunger games for avians. Without the extra oomph that the capital made Katniss go through, and all for shock value. The
I reviewed Clutch, Fledge, and Flight for the I Am Just Junco blog tour by Bewitching Blog Tours so this review pretty much covers all three books.

This science fiction series by author J.A. Huss totally took me by surprise. "Just Junco" turns out to be a foul-mouthed super badass heroine and the series totally kicks ass.

In the first pages of book one we are introduced right away to Junco, our heroine who is by no means a girly-girl. She's the type who knows all her weapons and firearms, would pr
this book was even better than the first book because the confusing memories of Junco were sorted out. but ... this series is really heavy and very disturbing sometimes ... I get the feeling that I really live in the story with Junco and have to confess although it is good, I need some space so that I can relax again

but here some of my opinions on this book
the story was good, altough it is very bloodthirsty and dark and if you don't like to read about too much action and killing people maybe you
June Luu
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I received this book as a gift from Alexia Purdy (author of Reign of Blood, she is awesome!) and read it in 3 hours. I could not put it down and could not go away for two seconds without reading another word. It was absolutely ... AMAZING! I am speechless.

In book 2 of I Am Just Junco series, the story goes on exactly where it left off in book 1. Now Tier (OMG hot Tier) is on a trial for treason because he
This story was utterly suffocating: too many new characters, too many men utterly adoring the rather hostile and not so lovable main female, too much blood and gore, too much going on without really showing, in a believable way, how the character got there. It is one of those stories where the entire plot hangs on the fact that the main character is just SO SPECIAL, like Twilight, and yet nothing you read explains why the character is the least bit special. I actually, after two books, don't car ...more
OMG i love Junco. in clutch i wasn't really shure what to think about her, but i totally loved her in Fledge. she's very funny and down to eath; and i love the fact that there's finally a heroine that swears! ( and i mean alot).
Although i loved Junco and her bad-assery, the story surounding it isn't really that much of a deal, but i leked it. the only thing that reallyu bothered me, is that every time a guy wants to sleep with her she just let's it happen! i mean: Asten, Charlie, some guy whose
Di - -Twisted Sisters Book Reviews-

"Trust no one, Junco. Show no weakness"

My eyes feel like their bleeding. I'm sucked into a rabbit hole of amazing-ness!
This part of Junco's story takes place on the planet of the Avians. She is ordered to trust no one, how is that even possible? Everyone around her seems to genuinely want to help her. I was damned confused, I felt like I was in Junco's shoes. I was screaming: No don't tell him that, no keep it a secret. But just Junco learns
Alexia Purdy
Another amazing storyline filled with twists, turns, action, reactions, shock and devastation. Junco is one tough chick. She doesn’t take crap from anyone! I thoroughly enjoyed this second installment from the ‘I am Just Junco’ series.

Taking place a couple months after the first book, Junco has completed the morph into an Avian warrior, wings and all, and must now go through the General Fledge in the Avian City of Amelia, where fighters and the unworthy kill each other off gladiator style for se
Cassandra (The Huge Anime Fan)
In Fledge, Junco happens to make the transition into an avian we had touched on from reading toward the end of Clutch. She has overall a great avian form. The problem now is that Tier is seen as an avian traitor in his world and she is slpit apart from him. The only way to save him from death because of his treason is to fight in some battles to the death that almost mirror The Hunger Games.

Fledge really becomes even more bloody ad full of action than thought the I AM JUST JUNCO series could get
Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books

Wow, Fledge is 100% Emotional turmoil! I am so hooked on this series. I was up until 4 am this time reading this, I just had to finish, had to know what happened. It was such an emotional ride, I had tears in my eyes. Wow, just so good.
Junco is now an avian, which is a winged "alien" and she's living on a habitat out in the Band -somewhere off earth, I am not sure much on this, its not really explained. Junco in her new avian body meets Lucan, her new commander. Lucan has decided that Junco is n
This was an amazing sequel to Clutch. There was so much action, and there were tons of fighting scenes. I flew through this book, and I can't wait to start the next one.

Junco grows a lot in this book. She's trying to save Tier, but she's also trying to stay alive in the fledge fighting competitions. It was hard to watch her form bonds with people when she didn't know if they would survive it. Also, she finds out some really crazy things about her own body, and it definitely makes things inter
So many thoughts, I really don't know what to say other than the plot was fantastic!
Full review coming soon.

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Wow, um I don't really know where to start this review; I had a lot of thoughts when I finished this book. In summary I loved this book. It was so much better then the first, the plot was amazing, the writing was great, and the characters felt so much more real than in the first one. However, some of the minor problems in the first book also carried into this book.

The plot bl
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Fledge is the second book in the I Am Just Junco series science fiction series. I suspected when I read Clutch that these books could become some of my favs and they have. I am completely hooked on this series. I love the world building and the characters. I especially love Junco. These books are told in her voice. And what a voice it is. She’s a smart ass with a dirty mouth and more heart and determination than one bo
Rebekkah Ford
Fledge is the second book in the I Am Just Junco series. I have to say, I like Clutch--the first book in this series; however, out of the two, I like Fledge the best. In my personal opinion, I think that's a good thing because each book should be better than the first one.

My husband Kevin always says when a person is hard on the outside, they’re soft in the inside (sounds like a Tootsie Pop). I don’t know if that holds true with every individual, but with Junco (the main character) it does. She
The first book in this series, Clutch, was fun and exciting with some emotional turmoil at the end when Junco is trying to remember who she is and how she came to be so messed up. This second book is utterly heartbreaking. I'm honestly not sure how I can possibly love a story that has so much death in it. From the very first page the action build and builds and just when you think it cannot possibly be built to a higher climax, it manages to surprise you.

Junco is now an avian - which is a winge
Very rarely is a second book in a series as good as or even better than the first. This book was amazing! Met all of my expectations and more!

The second book starts out with Junco emerging from her morph into an avian. Although, as usual, trouble was brewing during her change; Tier is on trial for treason, Junco is disliked for her supposed role in the situation, and she happens to be on an alien planet.
I loved the addition of the new characters, the Aves 039 boys! Lucky Junco, where can I get
Christi Snow
My Review:
Wow, Wow, WOW...this book ROCKED! OMG, it was so good. Honestly, I'm debating between an A and an A+ rating on this one. I think I will go with an A, but that is only because there were certain parts of the books especially the battle scenes which I found to be too closely reminiscent of the Hunger Games battle scenes....especially the tubes. BUT you all know that I adored the Hunger Games, so that's not necessarily a bad thing.

But back to this book. Did I say WOW?? There is so much c
"Trust no one, Junco. Show no weakness."

I agree that Junco cannot be held to a specific genre. This one did feel more sci-fi, but she has an urban fantasy feel to her character and there is a distinctive dystopian setting to Fledge.

The Good

Junco is such a wonderful character, and not because she's perfect because she often tells everyone they think she's something that she's not. She knows her flaws, her weaknesses, her strengths, and she works with all of them as well as she is able.

This story
This being the second book in the series means you probably don't want to read this review if you haven't read book #1 in the series, Clutch.

Junco Coot left Earth with Tier, the Avian soldier who had come to save her. Apparently Junco wasn't the all around human she thought she was. Turns out she was human, Avian, and part AI as well. But for her to survive she needed to morph before her 20th birthday, something all Avians must go through.

Tier returns to Amelia, the space station the Avians live
Heather Boustead
I am Just Junco Dot Com Book Two
By J.A. Huss

Junco Coot has just made her way to Amelia the avian capital city where she must undergo the Fledge ritual. Fledge is where she will fight to the death in order to become a citizen. All the while the love of her life and the one who brought her to Amelia, Tier, is on trial for treason for letting her live, and if found guilty it is an automatic death sentence.

When I first started reading this book I was completely lost, I haven’t read book one s
Candace (Lovey Dovey Books)
J.A. Huss's I Am Just Junco series continues in a pounding sequel. The storyline is cleaner and it's easier to envision this futuristic world Junco was born into. Fledge expands Junco's character and her world, and the story's plot digs itself deeper into readers' minds.

Junco is now on the Avian planet Amelia and she is now an Avian herself. While Tier is on trial for treason, she struggles to find a place in her new life. She becomes acquainted with friends of Tier's. Her easy camaraderie with
Sabrina Riley
Holy crap sausages. Get ready for a ride.

This is the 2nd book in the Junco series, a complicated but addicting story about a girl (among many other things) whose reality is basically given to her in bits and pieces, along with tons of lies, loss, and betrayal.

In this book, Junco, who has survived more than any Hollywood action hero could even begin to imagine, starts on an insane test of sorts. In short, without spoilers, she has to survive, and that means taking out a lot of people in order to
Brandee Price
Me, while reading today (March 18th)...**checks time** "okay, it's 11:30...I'll read just a bit more and then I'll stop for lunch"... **checks time again** "oh great! It's 1:45!!??! Well, no lunch for me - have to pick up kids now!" And I don't have Lucan's special transportation talent as an excuse for losing time! I just got lost in Junco! :)

Holy s#it! The action and suspense just got dialed up a few notches in this second installment! Junco is now fully morphed and fully immersed in the avian
Sparkle Plenty
What to say about Fledge other than 100% emotional turmoil. I’ve read all three books and it’s clear this series is a series. So if you’re not into that, don’t bother starting it. You will not get all your questions answered in one or two books. This is the point of a series I think?

This book builds the mythology, the history, and the purpose of the Seven Siblings. It also teaches Junco a lesson in culture that she probably was not prepared to learn. It sets up the third book which continues the
Once again, if you’re looking for a quick light read, skip this series. No spoon-feeding here, this story requires you to think on the fly, just like Junco. Which makes a lot of sense because you are Junco in these books.

Fledge is the second book in the I Am Just Junco series and picks up right where book one left off. Junco is now an avian, she’s on an alien habitat, and she’s got a lot of expectations placed on her. Tier is on trial for not killing her back on earth and pretty much everything
A good read

Junco is a good narrator to follow around as she discovers the Avian world & tries to figure out her place in it. Great plotting & adventures. Good mix of well-detailed action & character development. While many things happen to Junco that have a similar feel to "typical" emotionally cut-off, strong heroines of YA dystopian fiction--she has unique reactions & makes decisions that are not "typical".
Jesse Kimmel-Freeman
Fledge was a fun read, full of interesting plot twists and hidden secrets just waiting to escape. Action packed and so well described I felt like I was standing next to the main character.

Similar to the first book, Clutch (review here), yet so much more. It's got more excitement than the first one and loads more death. The suspense leaves the reader gripping the edge of their seat with one hand and the book in the other.

This books brings a more vulnerable side of the main character, making her e
Excellent follow-up to Clutch, I cannot put this series down. I am fascinated by the way this story continues to tantalize, just when I think I'm catching on, it changes everything up. I love Huss' notions of family and teams, I am taken with Junco's sense of frustration, of desperation, of continuing loss. Thank heaven this series is complete and I can binge-read.
When approached to do an honest review of this series as a part of this tour, I couldn't resist!! There have been so many good things said about the author's writing style that I knew I would instantly fall in love with her. Now with that said, I absolutely love how the author started this book right where the last book, Clutch, left off. This makes reading the series a little easier for me since I didn't have to reread some of the "flashback" stuff that happened in Clutch. That might be a littl ...more
kenneth  h.  robinson

Being "Just Junco" is more than most people can imagine, as she travels her young life facing the seemingly impossible, and making new friends, and impressing everyone with her unquenchable desire to do the right thing.
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