If you ve been in the teen section of your local book store or library you already know that dystopian fiction is all the rage We re not talking old school dystopian like Orwell s 1984 or Huxley s Brave New World I m talking about things like The Hunger Games and Divergent seriesI don t want to take issue with those books but let s just say that I want something better for my teens to read I believe I ve found it in Bonnie S Calhoun s Stone Braide Chronicles series The first book In The Series Was Entitled the series was entitled There are also two ebooks Tremors and Aftershock that fill in some of the background I ve not read either of the ebooks I was Karneval, Vol. 4 pleasantly surprised by this series because it isn t my usual go to genre Lightning has solidified my love for this author s writing Lightningicks up where we left off with Selah and the rest of the characters Because of that I would characterize this as a series that needs to be read in order I still think the eBooks are optional but they would enhance the story The story line is complex and without the background material I think you would be a bit lostThe story is intense and fast The Hiding Place paced Perfect to keep the attention of a young adult reader As I ve said before I m not a young adult and I don t normally care for dystopian fiction but Bonnie Calhoun s writing style is absolutely riveting There is very little fluff involved in these stories but they are chock full of moral dilemmas that cause the reader toonder their own response While the ending was uite satisfying it also leaves open the need for books in this series I can t wait to read them and see how this futuristic society will survive Thanks Bonnie Calhoun for changing my mind about a genre and roviding hours of reading enjoymentI received a copy of this book to facilitate my review My Review Selah Rishon found her father and believed she could live a happy normal life once but all is not what it seems Her father Glade has a few secrets he s been hiding and now wishes to involve the ever so handsome Bodhi The only roblem is Glade despises Bodhi and Bodhi has begun to loose his owers do to the fact he begun Selah s transitionWith Selah trying desperately to find her mom and younger brother she finds herself with the uestion of what to do Her I love the cover Especially the red and orange colours Review Imaginations are a fabulous thing and Bonne Calhoun has ample of that The world she has created for this series is developed and intriguing The world as we know it has been destroyed by massive tsunamis earthuakes and other natural disasters set off by nuclear war Many species including humans have been altered by the catastrophic events Animals that were revious edible are no longer and humans no longer come in the normal varieties A breed of human called Landers seem to be at the centre of it all Selah discovered in the last book that she wasn t who she thought she was Spoiler Alert Raised as the daughter of a scavenger with a loving mother brothers and an unaffectionate father Selah has done what she needs to do to survive When a stranger washes up on a shore near her home her entire life changes She discovers that the father she was raised with is not her true father and that she is actually #part of the marked race called the Landers She sets out to free her real father who is a Lander #of the marked race called the Landers She sets out to free her real father who is a Lander captive in the dreaded Mountain and eventually lands up in the Lander city with her father Oh and along the way she becomes the novarium some sort of The Elephants Journey prophesied being that is going to change the world Enter book two The onlyroblem Being novarium means that she only has months to live before her body begins to fra. 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. Cture No one seems to know very much about anything and Selah believes that even her father is keeping secrets from her Frustrated and lost Selah fights to figure out who she is and how she is going to survive this curse or blessing Book been #provided courtesy of baker ublishing group and graf of Baker Publishing Group and Graf Communications Inc This is the second book in Calhoun s dystopian Stone Braide ChroniclesAt the end of Thunder Selah had finally found her real father She and the others had escaped from the Mountain but still had work to do Selah wants to be reunited with her mother and younger brother When evidence is found that they have been taken to the Mountain Selah wants to go back there and rescue them To add to the drama Selah s father indicates that something terrible will happen to Selah in nine months if they cannot find The Third Protocol Unless Glade can find a way west through the mountains Selah will fragment her brain and Changing Face of the Hero physical functions will fall apartWe learn a bit about theost apocalyptic world Selah inhabits The native Landers were once ordinary humans who had left the Mountain before the great disaster They changed afterward somehow taking on incredible The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time: A Collection of Poetry powers We also find out that Selah as the novarium has elements in her blood that some think might heal orroduce immortalityTraveling back to the Mountain is dangerous There are splinter groups that would like to capture Selah and sell her to the highest bidder Even some who appear to want to StoryBranding: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Power of Story protect Selah are traitors We meet some interestingeople too such as those who live in trees I felt this It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life part of the novel was a bit slow and did not move thelot forward wellMuch of the action in this novel takes Lignin Biodegradation place back in the Mountain I found that lack of description freuently detracted from my appreciation of the action There islenty of action but I had difficulty visualizing it The group travels within the Mountain to cities with different color designations but I was unclear what made them different Even within the Mountain there are many factions and Pure Chance people warring against each other One aspect of thelot that I got tired of was the animosity between Glade and Bodhi It just seemed they would argue come to terms repeat Selah is an interesting heroine There were times when she was amazingly effective while other times she was nearly overwhelmed I had to keep reminding myself she was an eighteen year old developing superhuman The Lady and the Lionheart powers and then her actions generally made sense and are appropriate for this young adult fictionI enjoyed this book in the series I am still looking for some Christian or otherwise redemptive aspect to the book There is mention of future good and evil so I trust it is coming in the seuelI received a complimentary egalley of this book from theublisher for the urpose of an independent and honest review LightningStone Braide Chronicles 2By Bonnie S CalhounSelah has been reunited with the father she never knew about but Glade is so focused on his uest to reach the West and the Third Protocol of Landers that Selah seldom spends much time with him And since they arrived in Tic City Selah hasn t seen much of Bodhi The bond between them seems broken but Selah still feels itHaving become a novarium has left Selah with uestions than answers and there is no one she can ask There are no other living novarium that she can ask and the information she has is limited and vague Even unsettling are the symptoms that she is experiencing flashes of ower and visions of destruction As Selah tries to adjust to the changes she is undergoing she is being drawn into a situation that could very well leave her imprisoned with the Mountain. The Mountain who are calling for her blood Haunted by the ain 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 uest im.
READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ JILLSCUPCAKES.CO.UK Ù Bonnie S. CalhounTime is running out as Selah must find her family and save them from the coming disaster A disaster which Selah fears she may be the cause of Little does she realize just what she is about to bring about and the sacrifice that she will be called upon to makeFans of Thunder will definitely want to check out the newest addition to the Stone Braide chronicles And yes you need to read the first book first and if it has been a few months since you closed the cover ick it and give yourself a refresher This book has action in it and less romance which should Schilder's Struggle for the Unity of the Church please those who were a bitut off by the romance in the A (kinda) Country Christmas previous book Also berepared to ossibly shed a tear or two as there are a few scenes that are a bit heartbreaking Have a tissue handyI was rovided a copy of this book by the ublisher Revell in exchange for my honest review I think that out of all of the books in the Stone Braide Chronicles I ve read I enjoyed this one the most Some of the things that go on in these books can definitely be a little confusing though It is kind of hard to explain so I m not even going to try lol but I guess just keep that in mind if you are considering reading the s Title LightningAuthor Bonnie S Calhoun Pages 416Year 2015Publisher Revell a division of Baker Publishing GroupBonnie S Calhoun s Lightning icks up where Thunder left off Selah Rishon has transformed into a novarium or enhanced human She grows in National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020 power and skill as she continues to find out about her biological father and hiseople 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 to find out all she can about what she is becoming The evil that is in the mountain 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 ersonal cost she survives to begin a Review I received this book from NetGalley for reviewIt took me a few chapters to get back into this world as I forgot a lot of what happened in the revious book But once I got back into the world and remembered enough to follow what was happening in relation to the events in the last book I could barely ut this book down During many of the beginning chapters I was curious if I needed to read the seuel novella Aftershock before reading this book to just bridge some of the facts and maybe remember somethings just a little bit betterSelah was way likable earlier in this book than I remember her being in the first book While she still makes really rash decisions without thinking things through She is desperate for answers and when her Mother and younger brother go missing along with her step father she takes a chance and goes to try and find them The suspense was subtle #Enough That It Didn T Overpower The #that it didn t overpower the lot of Selah being a novarium and what that means for her future Not remembering a lot of the first book was where this hurt me when reading this book I didn t remember that happening to her I found that a little interesting about the character than the rest of the lot lines Selah trying to get Bodhi s abilities back and her missing family
didn t capture attention as much as finding out about the Landers who they are and what they can doThis book was really engaging and I loved every minute reading it I look forward to reading the next book and where these characters are headed This one was just as interesting as the first I read it rather uickly as I needed to finish it so that I could get to book 3 a review book I definitely recommend reading book 1 first as this one icks up right after it. Possible as it becomes apparent that what has made her new could also drive her to a life of madnessBonnie Calhoun whisks readers back into an otherworldly struggle as Selah continues her uest for answers and freedom.Members Didn T Capture