Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thunderstone by Barbara Pietron

Jeni and her family go to Lake Itasca in Minnesota for vacation.  They have rented a cabin and intend to hike, sight see, and sit around campfires at night.  Jeni is bored before she gets there and hates having her boy cousin around.  He teases her and she doesn't care for it.  It's all going as she thought until she buys this odd little figurine at the local tourist shop.  A very good looking Indian boy wants to buy it back, but she doesn't want to sell it.  What's that all about?  She's going to find out...

Scribe and Net Galley allowed me to download an ebook of this story and read it for review (thank you).  It was published November 12th, so you can find a copy at your local bookstore now. 

I enjoy reading about Indian mythology and this story has a tale about a god/monster from the past who needs to stay locked away.  The problem is that Jeni slips on the way home and falls into the lake with the figurine in her pocket.  That awakens the evil god who loves to kill.

She meets a shaman and the young man who is his apprentice and finds out she just may be the only one who can stop this monster.  She doesn't want to be involved, but she has no choice.  She also didn't intend to fall in love this trip but it seems to be happening.

The story is full of danger as well as action and it holds your attention.  This is written for young adults but I found it interesting and entertaining.  If you enjoy stories about Indian mythology, you'll enjoy this no matter what age you are.  And, if you have a young adult reader, this is a busy enough story to keep them reading.

Happy reading.

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