Monday, November 3, 2014

Thunder ~ Bonnie S. Calhoun

  • File Size: 4540 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (September 30, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KDN84IY

 September 30, 2014

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 take on this book:
 There are so many aspects to Thunder by Bonnie S. Calhoun. First of all it is a dystopian tale that takes place about 150 years after the earth was almost annihilated because of nuclear war which caused major effects upon the earth. While people survived their world and ways of survival are totally different. With Thunder we meet Selah Chavez and her story is really a coming of age story. She has hunted Landers a mysterious people whom are captured and sold by slaves, but when she realizes she is a Lander hybrid she needs to find answers before she is captured herself.

Certainly an interesting young adult read that pulls the reader into a different time. I found myself drawn into the story because of the interesting, well developed characters. It was so easy to understand the character of Selah, and the journey she takes in order to find the answers that she needs.It was interesting to see her character grow and change as the story progressed. The plot was pretty well paced, and held my interest through out. Overall, fans of dystopian novels that provide suspense, mystery, a splash of romance and well developed characters should check out Thunder. Unanswered questions along with the sneak peek provided at the end of this book has me anxious to read the next book in this series.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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