Sunday, 2 June 2013

Lightning Rider - Jen Greyson

The Book
Release Date: 30 May 2013

For Evy Rivera, thunderstorms have always caused her physical pain, but she's never known why. When a record-setting storm arrives on the same night her father finds ancient ancestral documents, Evy is set aglow with mysterious tiny lightnings she can command.

Even worse, she alerts some people in the universe who've been looking for her family for a very long time.

Thrown back into ancient Spain and tasked with killing a Spanish legend, she must train alongside Constantine, a sexy yet obstinate Roman warrior. He teaches her how to wield her lightning as a weapon, through more errors than trials. With a relationship as explosive as their late-night training sessions, Evy and Constantine battle their push-pull relationship while trying to ignore the two-thousand-year difference in their birthdates.

Ilif Rotiart, her quasi-mentor, is appalled at Evy's skill. He would prefer to train her father and keep Evy on the sidelines—where women belong. Evy has a feeling Ilif is keeping something from them, but she must play nice until she uncovers the truth. And if he's lying, it will be the worst day of his four-hundred-year life.

Penya Sepadas claims she's Evy's rightful trainer, and she has the prophecy to prove it. Penya doesn't share Ilif's misogynistic attitude, but she does have her own agenda...and her own secrets.

Evy must sort through the lies and find the truth behind her family's time-traveling past before the wrong history obliterates the future. She’s spent her whole life fighting for her place. Now, as the first female lightning rider, she'll dedicate her existence to fighting to save the world.

But will Evy learn to manage her lightning and find the truth before it's too late?

My Opinion  4 STARS
**Provided by Netgalley and Harlequin (UK) Limited for an honest review**

I took me quite a while to decide if i liked this book or not and therefore i found it a little slow going. 

But, then the book gripped me and there was no stoping as i forged ahead to see what would happen next. I wanted to read more of what would happen between Evy and Constantine. But the slow as a snail start to the romance between them was annoying. Then it crashes ahead full speed and leaves out all the best bits :(

I can understand her dad's hesitation in all that happens, sometimes things do take longer to sink in for the older generation.

The book ends on a cliff hangar as it incorporates the first chapter of the next book, you can't help but groan, knowing you have to wait for the next one...

Now of course....i can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. Ah, I got this book from Netgalley too but haven't found time to read it yet! This was before I put a ban on myself from requesting too many books from Netgalley.

    I'm glad you liked it, some books just take a but to really capture interest. I think cliffhanger endings can be so frustrating sometimes!

    Dee @ Dee's Reads
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