Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thunder by Bonnie S. Calhoun

About the Book
In post-apocalyptic America, Selah Chavez is crouched in long grass on a shore littered with the rusted metal remnants of a once-great city. It is the day before her eighteenth Born Remembrance, and she is hunting, though many people refuse to eat animal flesh, tainted by radiation during the Time of Sorrows. What Selah's really after are Landers, mysterious people from a land across the big water who survive the delirium-inducing passage in small boats that occasionally crash against the shoreline. She knows she should leave the capture to the men, but Landers bring a good price from the Company and are especially prized if they keep the markings they arrive with.
Everything falls to pieces when the Lander Selah catches is stolen by her brothers--and Selah wakes up the next morning to find the Lander's distinctive mark has suddenly 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--Bohdi Locke, the Lander her brothers hope to sell.
With evocative descriptions of a strange new world that combines elements of scientific advances, political intrigue, and wilderness survival, Bonnie S. Calhoun weaves a captivating tale of a world more like our own than we may want to admit.

My Thoughts
Due to a very hectic schedule I read the first 100 pages of this book very sporadically and I just wasn't connecting to the story. Thankfully life slowed down and the last couple days I was able to devour the rest of the book! I ended up really enjoying it! Bonnie created a very unique world and I was quite intrigued by it! There were a lot of things that weren't fully explained and I am hoping the next books will clarify them.
I enjoyed all the characters from the hero and heroine to the more minor characters like Cleon and Treva, and I can't wait to see how their stories continue to play out!
There were a couple instances where bits of the writing needed some work, but it was just a sentence here or a paragraph there so it didn't affect my overall opinion of the book. Which was definitely positive and I would certainly recommend this book to those who enjoy dystopians especially people who like Krista McGee's Anomaly series!

Meet the Author
Bonnie S. Calhoun is Owner/Director of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance helping to promote Christian fiction with blog tours. She is owner/publishes of Christian Fiction Online Magazine devoted to readers and writers of Christian fiction. As Northeast Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), she was named ‘2011 Mentor of the Year.” She is President of (CAN) Christian Authors Network, and also Appointment Coordinator for both the Colorado Christian Writers Conference and the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference.

In her spare time she is an avid social media junkie, and teaches Facebook, Twitter, blogging and HTML. Bonnie and her husband live in a log cabin on 15 acres in upstate area of Binghamton, New York with a dog and cat who consider the humans as wait-staff.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


Rissi said...

Happy you wound up enjoying this, Abbi. It was tough for me to get "into" as well. However, like you, I was impressed with the rest of the book - cannot wait for book 2! :)

Abbi Hart said...

Rissi-That's cool that we had the same experience with it! I'm really looking forward to Lightning!

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