Saturday, 2 February 2013

Review of Thunderstorm

(Daughters of Eden #1)
By J.M. Schroder

What you thought you knew about the Bible is about to change.

What if you found out you were the granddaughter of the first woman, no not Eve, but Lilith? After 150 years Dika Edens, the oldest of 4 girls each destined to live forever finds out that very thing. She is not sure if it is a curse or a gift from the Gods. All she knows is the man that has informed her of this has way too much guilt on his shoulders regarding her and her
past. Chrome is her Guardian but that does not mean he can protect her from everything. He should be the first one to know that - since he is the one telling her that she must save the world.

My name is Dika, I am an American born Hungarian, Polish, Spanish Gypsy with a little bit of something special, born right here in the green state of Oregon, home of the Beavers. History would be changed in a matter of a few words spoken from the man that has been haunting my dreams. My sisters and I need to save the world and if we don't the Universe will cease to exist as we know it.

My name is Chrome Jai, Dragon Guardian to Dika Edens, created to protect her from the evils of the first human woman mother of mankind. I will protect her as she fights to save the humans, but her first assignment will be to make it through the first 48 hours and find her Aunt and her Grandmother.

We will go together to hell and back just to fix the mess of the Gods and man.

Source: Goodreads

My Rating 4.25/5

My Thoughts
There are many books that I have been given by authors, or won, or bought and that I need to review. At the time I read the synopsis on goodreads or amazon to find out what the book is about but by the time I begin reading, I tend to forget, which is just as well since it gives the book more mystery and I like being surprised.

However, before reading Thunderstorm I could remember that the book would supposedly change my view around the first man and women on Earth, as per the Bible. This was a bit worrying because although I like books that show me things from a different perspective, something as fundamental as Adam and Eve would be hard to change and make it sound realistic.

Thunderstorm was an interesting read. It did indeed make me question the biblical stories about Adam and Eve being the first man and woman on earth, and the alternative was convincing enough to make it very believable.

I particularly liked the concept of these four sisters with special powers, and how they have a dragon guardian assigned to them since birth. There was a lot of ‘girl power’ coming across despite the dragon guardians being there to protect these women, and I’m glad because I’m not too fond of the whole damsel in distress concepts.

I look forward to finding out if and how the girls will get Drina back from the ruined garden, whether they will find Lilith, and what will become of Delilah because of the fatal bite.
(Note: Not suitable for children under 18)

 Zed (:

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