Monday, October 12, 2015

Lightning by Bonnie S Calhoun

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Revell (October 6, 2015)
Bonnie S. Calhoun


Bonnie S. Calhoun is Owner/Director of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, owner/publisher of Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Northeast Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and the ACFW ‘2011 Mentor of the Year.”

She loves to write with body count, blood, or blowing things up. She also has mad skills at coding HTML, and website design. And she lives in a log cabin in the woods with fifteen acres and a pond full of bass, though she'd rather buy fish at the grocery store. Bonnie shares her domain with a husband and two cats, all of whom think she’s waitstaff!

Her latest series is a YA dystopian with Revell titled Stone Braide Chronicles. The first book Thunder published in 2014. The second book Lightning published Oct 2015. There are also two FREE e-book short stories. Tremors is the prequel to Thunder, and Aftershock (short story) comes before Lightning.


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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Lightning, go HERE.

My review:
    I am not much into dystopian novels, but this series piqued my interest. After reading the first novel, I have been looking forward to the second, and it is finally here. As with most series of books, it took me a while to remember what had happened in the previous book, but the more I read of this one, the more I remembered.

  This book is as fast-paced or possibly more fast paced than the first novel. Selah learns more about her abilities she has, while trying to get closer to her father and learn more about him and his secrets. More is explained about the novarium and what other parts of the world are like.

  I enjoyed the book, and enjoyed learning more about the characters. Bonnie has come up with a great plot and stetting for this series, and has come out with an even better book in Lightning than the first book. Looking forward to reading book three.


Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

Thanks Mark for hosting Lightning! I'm glad you enjoyed it!