Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Storm by Bonnie Calhoun
Summary: Now That Glade, Selah's Protecting Force, Is Gone, the Hunt Is On to Capture Her
Selah has survived the forces of both man and nature to reunite her family. But her happiness is short-lived as they are forced into a barren world of volcanic ash that conceals the storm boiling beneath. The clock is ticking and Selah's abilities are growing--along with the list of those out for her blood.
Selah feels unworthy of her status as a novarium and is tortured by the knowledge of lives lost to protect her. Her physical and mental abilities will tempt her to be reckless, but she must learn to wield such power responsibly. Time is running out as more lives are tragically cut short and the search for the Third Protocol takes Selah into lands that have fallen into legend. Can Selah follow the trail of ancient artifacts and finish the quest? Or have she and her companions pinned their hopes on nothing more than a fanciful story?
Calhoun's characters race headlong into an explosive combination of futuristic technology, age-old greed, and the sacrifices for love that drive them to impossible choices.
This is the third book in the Stone Braide Chronicles, and I must say it was a good read. I enjoyed the characters. Seleh, Rylla, Bodhi, and the others. There were some awesome minor characters. I have not read any of the other books in the series, so I was a little bit confused (my own fault XD) Seleh is the main character, and a novariom. She has to complete the Third Protocal, or she will break. (basically when she will go insane.) She is traveling with her sister, brother, and mom, as well as other companions, and meets new people along the way. Though she is being hunted. Many are seeking her out because they think she is the cure- and in a way, she is- but instead of helping her, many just want to use her. She goes through many trials, and has only so much time before she breaks, thus adding to the suspense.
I liked how it was set in a futuristic America. There were a lot of cool gadgets and stuff, and had some really creative tech. The U.S. had been seperated because of the event, Sorrows, and the middle had recently been breached so people could travel through. It's sort've dystopian, but not really. It is more futuristic. One of the things that I thought could have used some more storyline was Selah's sister. There were times it just didn't feel like it, but they did have a lot of different circumstances that they went through before this book. I just feel like the author could have devoloped that relationship a bit more.
Overall, it was a fun read, and I hope at some point I'll be able to read the first two to understand more of Selah's world.
If you've read any of the Stone Braide chronicles, what did you think of them?
I received this book free for an honest review
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars