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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: Thunder by Bonnie S. Calhoun

About the book:
The Time of Sorrows is long past.
The future of Selah and her people is shrouded in mystery.
And the clock is ticking.

Hidden in the tall grasses along a shore littered with the rusted metal remnants of a once-great city, a hunter crouches. It is the eve of her eighteenth Birth Remembrance and high time she proves to herself and her brothers that she can stand on her own two feet. Selah Rishon Chavez waits not for game but for one of the small boats that occasionally crash against the desolate shoreline. Because inside one of these boats she will find her quarry—a Lander.
These people from an unknown land across the ocean are highly prized by the Company and bring a good price—especially if they keep the markings they arrive with.
Everything falls to pieces when the Lander whom Selah catches is stolen by her brothers, and Selah wakes the next morning to find the Lander's distinctive mark has appeared on her own flesh. Once the hunter, Selah is now one of the hunted, and she knows only one person who can help her—Bodhi Locke, the Lander her brothers hope to sell in the Mountain.
My rating:
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My thoughts:

After reading Tremors, the free prequel story, I was curious to see what was going to happen next in Selah's journey. I have mixed feelings about Thunder; it was really good for the most part, but I'm not sure how I feel about some things in the story. For instance, if the Landers end up being what I think they are ***possible spoiler*** (angels) ***end of possible spoiler***, then I will not be a fan of that aspect. Also, the romance happened a little fast, in my opinion.

I did like the setting and all of the cool futuristic things. I also liked the characters and surprises in the story. Thunder was also very easy to read and the pages flew by when I was reading it -- which was great. =)

All in all, a good dystopian novel. Because of the thing stated above, I'm unsure if I'll read the next book, but I might, just to see if I'm wrong about the Landers.
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  1. I had really similar views Melanie and glad I'm not alone in the romance happening a little too fast! I felt bad because it seemed everyone gave it such raving reviews while the story didn't click for me (at least like I had hoped)! I thought the futuristic things were cool too! :)

    1. Yeah, it seems like some people LOVED this book, while others (like us) didn't love it. I did enjoy the story overall, but some things I didn't enjoy that much. Thanks for commenting, Laura!


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