Thunder by Bonnie S. Calhoun (Stone Braide Chronicles; 1)

The Synopsis:

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.

With evocative descriptions of a strange new world that combines elements of scientific advances, political intrigue, and wilderness survival, Bonnie S. Calhoun weaves a captivating tale of a world more like our own than we may want to admit.

I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.


Thunder is a book that booms with originality and will keep you awake at night!

Though the beginning of the book was kind of difficult to follow, everything began to make sense as the book continued on. There wasn’t really anything sexual in this book that stood out to me enough to warn you away from. However some violence was slightly descriptive but not necessarily gruesome. There are also experiments done on people that often end in death, and some slavery issues.

Overall, I think that this book was a fabulous Dystopian tale and I look forward to reading the rest of the series, as well as more books from this author. 5 out of 5 stars!

Don’t miss the companion novella: Tremors (#1.5)

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