Storm by Bonnie S. Calhoun

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Selah must complete the Third Protocol before it is too late, leaving her little time to grieve over lost loved ones that perished in the Mountain. Selah’s abilities are growing, but danger and destruction may await her as she and her unlikely friends travel through the mountains. She discovers strange new settlements that may hold answers to her questions. As more and more individuals hunt for Selah and her powers, Selah and her friends must continue to complete the mission that they have set out to accomplish.

First of all, you must read these stories in sequence in order to understand this novel. Since this is the third book (and there are three other novellas in between), it will be very confusing for readers if they have not yet read the background on the characters and events. I think this series is best suited for young teens as it is a dystopian type series, similar to other popular novels and movies in this style (Hunger Games, Divergent Series). This novel has a distinct New Age feel to it and, in my opinion, any spiritual content does not meet Christian fiction standards. The writer attempts to be creative, but the characters lack any significant depth and the romance is focused more on physical attraction than anything else, causing me to roll my eyes more than once at their interactions. The pacing of the novel is fast, but honestly, I am simply ready for this series to have some sort of conclusion. Perhaps this type of series is not my style, but I have read other Christian fiction novels in this format and enjoyed them much more. I do not particularly recommend this series.

I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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