Storm (Stone Braide Chronicles Series #3)

Storm (Stone Braide Chronicles Series #3)

by Bonnie S. Calhoun


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ISBN-13: 9780800723781
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Series: Stone Braide Chronicles Series , #3
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,290,775
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Bonnie S. Calhoun loves to write, but it doesn't make her happy unless it includes the three Bs: body count, blood, and blowing things up. She is the author of Thunder, Lightning, Tremors, and Aftershock, all part of the Stone Braide Chronicles. Bonnie lives in a log cabin in the woods on fifteen acres and shares her domain with a husband, a dog, and two cats—all of whom think she is waitstaff.

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Storm: A Novel 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Freddikb More than 1 year ago
Selah’s mind and life are beginning to fracture. Can she complete her mission before it is too late? Many have died in the Mountain now. All clues to completing her mission lead to the West, but what will she find there? Answers to Selah’s quest? Her destruction? The clock is ticking…. fast. I enjoyed the first book in the series but my favor in the story quickly diminished. It is my own personal preference…. I am not a fan of mental telepathy abilities at all and I was also bummed to find some questionable things in Books Two and Three, Lightning and Storm. I did not finish the series. My conscious would not allow me to. *I received this book free from Revell in exchange for my own, personal, honest review. What I have expressed are entirely my own thoughts and feelings on the book.*
TrekkieChick29 More than 1 year ago
Having read through the first few books, coming back to the final book made much more sense. What I liked about the series, and this book in particular, was that it was an apocalyptic young adult novel rather than a dystopian one, as I have seen more of (apocalyptic being end of the world and the consequences vs dystopian being an alternate or imagined place or state). Additionally, there is enough mystery in what it all means and where Selah’s journey will take her that you’re hooked until the end. If that weren’t true, I wouldn’t have read through the entire series in 2 weeks! The reason I rated this lower, and maybe this is reflection of the genre more than the books themselves, but I found that it followed the same story line of every other young adult book – a young girl who is just coming of age is suddenly confronted by something that flips everything she knew upside down. She is then forced to save the world, constantly faced with forces out to end her and prevent her from completing her goal. I rated this final book higher than the rest because I felt it was better written with a clearer outline, really taking you on Selah’s journey. The reason I didn’t rate it 5 stars is there were still unanswered questions at the end and the final chapters felt cut short – she’s taken on this long journey that you expect to be a set amount of stops but after the first few, there’s a simple answer, and then its over. Overall, I did enjoy the series and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the young adult and/ or apocalyptic genres.
LisetteRue More than 1 year ago
TicCity is not safe. Selah is attempting to complete the Third Protocol. Selah is a novarium. For Selah to complete the Third Protocol would mean the end of novarium and anyone with markings. Everyone would be healed, so to speak. Novarium are imbued with certain exaggerated abilities, but those abilities also deteriorate as the Second Protocol closes. Selah, if she can’t reach the Third Protocol, will lose her mental capabilities and eventually perish. In Selah’s United States, most of the country is desolate and there are dangerous storms that frequently crop up. Naturally, she travels into these perilous parts to the only protected areas she’s heard of – specifically, the domes at Cleveland and Chicago, though they, of course, involve their own inner perils. No one has before completed the Third Protocol. Why should Selah be able to accomplish what so many before her haven’t? This teen fiction novel was unexpected in a positive way. The world Selah lives in is a dystopia. Even without her personal struggles as a novarium, it is still a very dangerous world to live in. And with her abilities, which include energy-thrusting, the story has elements of the supernatural, which I enjoy. Because of this supernatural dystopia, I found myself engaged in the story. On the downside, I have not read the previous two books, this being the third in the Stone Braide Chronicles, so I am missing back-story. For example, something went down in the Mountain. What, exactly? And maybe it’s addressed in other books, but I would’ve liked to know more about the supporting characters. Overall, I found this story to be intriguing. It’s a world I don’t want to live in, but it’s a fascinating literary landscape! -- Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions are expressly my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
In anticipation for reading this book I reread the first book and then read the second, I also read the two eBooks Aftershock and Surge. I would advise reading these books in order, and even if you have read the other books (unless you have an exceptional memory) to go back and read them because this is a highly complex story. The world is diverse and very interesting and the characters are equally so. In this book you are treated to a new cast of characters- many who are returning from previous books- but I did miss some of the old characters from the previous books (namely Cleon who was one of my favorite characters). As with the other books in this story, no one is safe and I highly advise that you do not grow too attached to any of the characters. This book does have some violence, but it is not quite as graphic as the first two books. My favorite character was Bodhi who I felt wasn’t in this book all that much- at least not for the first three quarters of the book. Basically he was reduced to the pilot who drove and made repairs and that was it (even some characters in the book itself said he was useless which made me upset with those characters because Bodhi is not useless he is more than capable of defending himself and Selah even with the loss of his “super powers” so I just wish they would have given him a break and allowed him to do more stuff in the story). Selah was just as stubborn and determined to put her life in danger as ever and I found it annoying that no one put up a fight (except for Bodhi who everyone ignored) when she decided to go on dangerous missions even though she was the most important member of the crew- the one everyone else was sworn to protect- and so should not have been allowed to go on dangerous missions no matter how much she protested. Another problem I had with this story was that I felt that, the things that were supposed to be easy were too hard, and the things that were supposed to be difficult were too easy. I was not satisfied with the conclusion to the mystery of Bodhi’s past and would have definitely liked to have seen it go in other directions. The ending was satisfactory- though the explanation did leave me just the slightest bit confused- but still leaves an opening for other books in this series which I hope the author will explore because I still have some unanswered questions. I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher. I was not required to give a positive review and all views expressed are my own.
Blooming-with-Books More than 1 year ago
Good reading but action drags out in places Storm The Stone Braide Chronicles #3 By Bonnie S. Calhoun This is the third book in the Stone Braide Chronicles following Thunder and Lightning. The series has been following Selah Rishon Chavez who on her 18th birthday began a transformation - a transformation that was her heritage and of which she was unaware of. But this transformation is a curse in that Selah has to leave all she knows and loves behind as she becomes one of people her father and brothers have been hunting. But this journey of transformation has allowed Selah to grow in both who she is as a person and as a novarium. And adding to the pressure Selah is the culmination of a 150 year old mystery that will change humanity. But time has forgotten much of what is necessary for Selah to complete the task that lies before her - and unfortunately for her time is running out. No novarium has yet completed the Third Protocol all have fractured or been lost to those who have been hunting them. With betrayal possible at any moment Selah moves forward in her quest with a close circle of those whom she trusts - her mother, her brother Dane, her sister Mari, Bohdi, and Rylla. As they race across a world that has been closed off from them for generations they have to brave the unknown searching for the key that will lead them to their ultimate destination hopefully before Selah fractures and her sanity is gone. I liked this series but this book left several questions hanging. First what exactly are the Stone Braide Chronicles? Second what exactly does the Third Protocol do? Third is there more to come or is this the complete story? I really feel this book left me with more questions than answers and I want more. Why was all of this started and is it complete? This book was a bit of a let down after the previous books and the resolution happened too quickly for what happened during the rest of the book and series. Maybe if more of my questions had been answered I'd be more satisfied with the conclusion. I was provided a review copy of this book by the publisher with no expectation of a review - positive or otherwise - all opinions expressed are my own.
joyful334209 More than 1 year ago
Selah is a wonderful model for those around her. She sets a great example of leadership, judgement and even when she makes mistakes she owns up to them and corrects them. She relies on her friends and family for guidance which is a good thing because she can sometimes just go off of instinct alone. She is bound and determined to take her family and friends with her to the west for a cure and there are those who just as bound and determined to make sure she doesn't get there alive. Will Selah and all her family and friends survive the journey? I can't tell you that - what I can tell you is that this is definitely worth the read. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.