Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Thunder Book Review


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. (Goodreads)

My Review

I am not sure what I expected with this book but it was so very much like Divergent and the Hunger Games. While I know this is popular right now, I wish authors could get a bit more creative. I feel like we get too repetitive when something is popular and create different names and slightly different characters with the same basic idea. That being said, I think there were some great twists to the book.  Selah's character I didn't really connect with but I enjoyed reading about the other characters, Bohdi especially. This book is rather slow, while you would expect it to be a bit faster paced. There were many parts that I enjoyed or thought unique, the romance wasn't overdone. The Lander idea is interesting. While this isn't a bad book, I think it could have been better developed with characters and dialogue.
I do think I will read the second book just to see where Bonnie goes with things.

Four stars.

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"I received this book from Revell for free in exchange for an honest review."

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