Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Thunder: A Book Review

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.

With evocative descriptions of a strange new world that combines elements of disturbing scientific advances, devious political conspiracy, and survival in a hostile wilderness, Bonnie S. Calhoun weaves a captivating tale of a society more like our own than we may want to admit. From the tension-laced first scene to the captivating last page, Thunder
 is an epic journey into the heart of humankind that explores how far we are willing to go when we're pushed to the limit.

You can read an excerpt of Thunder, here, in PDF format.

About The Author:

Bonnie S. Calhoun teaches workshops on Facebook, Twitter, HTML, and social media at writers conferences. In her everyday life she is a seamstress and clothing designer. Bonnie and her husband live in a log home in upstate New York with a dog and two cats who think she's wait staff. Thunder is her first YA novel. Learn more at

My Review:

I will be the first to admit I am not typically drawn to young adult but when the opportunity came up to read a post-apocalyptic America novel, I jumped on it. Mostly because the cover and book description really sounded intriguing. I wasn't mistaken to read it. What a journey this book on. A combination of science fiction, with a little bit of romance thrown in for good measure and Thunder was a fantastic read. It is a "clean" read, perfect for the Young Adult  group, and touches on themes such as racism and slavery. The book is a very fast read, and holds your attention throughout. As a first book of a series, its' set up to continue into a fantastic series. I look forward to reading the rest of it soon.

I highly recommend this book and I give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Thunder online through Amazon. It is also available through your favorite local book retailer

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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