Thunder by Bonnie S Calhoun

Saturday, October 11, 2014

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.

About this author
I love to write, but it doesn't make me happy unless there are the three B's...body count, blood, and blowing things up. I also have mad skills at coding HTML, and website design. I live in a log cabin in the woods with fifteen acres and a pond full of bass, though I'd rather buy fish at the grocery store. I share my domain with a husband, a dog, and two cats, all of whom think I'm waitstaff! 

My Thoughts:

I haven't read a lot of Dystopian, I read the prequel to this book Tremors and read it in one sitting. The book opens with Selah crouching in tall grass hunting game, she is really looking for the Landers who are from across the river. Her eighteenth birthday is coming up and her step-father has given her in marriage to a man in a neighboring village. Selah doesn't want to get married she wants to hunt with her step-father and brothers, but she isn't allowed. 
Bonnie has created a very vivid post-apocalyptic America. I was pulled into the story from the first page. Her three B's...body count, blood, and blowing things up have made their way into this book. Selah's step-father drove me nuts. The characters are real in every way.
Home Run, Bonnie!
I highly recommend this book!!!

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