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Lightning: A Novel (Stone Braide Chronicles)

by Bonnie S. Calhoun

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Katie and Brady seem like the perfect couple as they work at a bridal shop together, but she finds herself somewhat torn between Brady and her ex-boyfriend Casey. Katie had to work at keeping up with everything that is going on at the store, getting ready for her grandmother's wedding, and trying to decide on a groom of her own.
I liked how the author kept the story lighthearted and well as grounded. Katie had some big decisions to make all the while having to continue keeping up with the rest of her life. This is a fun story and while it can be read alone, it makes a great follow up to Every Bride Needs a Groom.
I received a copy of the book from the publisher free to review. ( )
  polarmath | Nov 30, 2015 |
Title: Lightning
Author: Bonnie S. Calhoun
Pages: 416
Year: 2015
Publisher: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

Bonnie S. Calhoun’s Lightning picks up where Thunder left off. Selah Rishon has transformed into a novarium or enhanced human. She grows in power and skill as she continues to find out more about her biological father and his people. In the meantime, Selah discovers that her mother, little brother, and step-father have disappeared, and she embarks on a journey back to the mountain to find her family and to find out all she can about what she is becoming. The evil that is in the mountain threatens to destroy Selah and her family, but she must do all that she can to rescue them before it may be too late. At great personal cost, she survives to begin a new journey to the west where she must find the Third Protocol that will complete her transformation.
With action and peril throughout, Bonnie Calhoun delivers a story that includes what makes her happy as a writer: body count, blood, and blowing things up. It all appears in this action-packed story along with well-written characters that convey bravery as well as fear, conflict as well as strength, darkness as well as light. Although the story takes place a few hundred years in the future in the ruins of what was once America before a super volcanic eruption wiped out most of the country, hope still survives in the midst of treachery and turmoil. These characters are believable and portray both the best and worst of human beings. Even those who are on the “right” side are shown as flawed, which adds to the realism of the story along with providing for an interesting plot.
Those who read this novel will certainly look forward to book three of the Stone Braide Chronicles—coming fall 2016!
My rating is 5.
Guest review by Cleve Johnson
Note: I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book. The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility. Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/ . Also follow me on Twitter@lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/lisa.johnson.75457 ( )
  lcjohnson1988 | Oct 14, 2015 |
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After she found her real father, life for Selah should have felt settled. But the horrors have just begun. In her broken world of toxic earth and tribal clashes, Selah must
battle the forces of nature alongside those in the Mountain who are calling for her blood. Haunted by the pain of mounting losses, she forges on, seeking her lost family and
uncovering new mysteries. But the ultimate betrayal of her own body may soon make her quest impossible as it becomes apparent that what has made her new could also drive her to a life of madness.

Bonnie Calhoun whisks readers back into an otherworldly struggle as Selah continues her quest for answers--and freedom.

(retrieved from Amazon Wed, 05 Aug 2015 20:33:10 -0400)

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