Thunderstone well written and entertaining Jeni makes for a likeable protagonist that readers will identify with Publishers WeeklySneaking out at night driving without a license and falling for a guy weren t thi
  • Title: Thunderstone
  • Author: Barbara Pietron
  • ISBN: 9781940368917
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Paperback
  • well written and entertaining Jeni makes for a likeable protagonist that readers will identify with Publishers WeeklySneaking out at night, driving without a license, and falling for a guy weren t things fifteen year old Jeni expected to do while visiting Lake Itasca, Minnesota with her family The guy, Ice, turns out to be the local medicine man s apprentice, and well written and entertaining Jeni makes for a likeable protagonist that readers will identify with Publishers WeeklySneaking out at night, driving without a license, and falling for a guy weren t things fifteen year old Jeni expected to do while visiting Lake Itasca, Minnesota with her family The guy, Ice, turns out to be the local medicine man s apprentice, and when he tells Jeni she s connected to the spirit world, her first instinct is to run But after Ice s stories of a mythical underwater monster that Jeni allegedly released prove true, she realizes it s up to her to contain the beast Jeni must first convince herself that she s able, and then save the locals, Ice, and ultimately herself.
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    1. Hi I m the author of the urban fantasy Legacy in Legend series which includes Veiled Existence, Thunderstone, and Heart of Ice I also have a stand alone novel, Soulshifter I loved witches and vampires way before they were trendy and still gravitate toward stories with supernatural elements both when reading and writing Although classified as young adult, my books are enjoyed by a wide audience pre teen through adult I love to share my stories with others so the Legacy in Legend prequel, Heart of Ice, is FREE on my website barbarapietron My novel Thunderstone was awarded 2013 Book of the Year Finalist status by Foreward Reviews and before it was published, Thunderstone was a quarter finalist in the 2012 Breakout Novel Award contest, winning a full manuscript review by Publisher s Weekly Before writing novels, I wrote non fiction for magazines and was published both nationally and regionally I m an auto industry expat and a cancer survivor, and I believe in chasing your dreams and that if you can dream it, you can do it When not writing, I work in a library where I m tortured by all the books I have yet to read I m a cult fan of the movies Labyrinth and Nightmare Before Christmas and a fan of all things Tim Burton I also like to walk, garden and sew I live in Royal Oak, Michigan with my husband, daughter and a cat that often acts like a dog.Follow me on Facebook facebook barbara.pietron.19And Instagram instagram barbarapietron_authorContact me through my website barbarapietron or email author barbarapietron

    2. I was drawn to this book initially because I liked the sound of a story about a teenage girl who unwittingly unleashes a mythological water monster on the world It sounded unique and interesting I ve always been a fan of Nessy, although this water monster is nothing like gentle Nessy Jeni is a likeable, and intelligent, 15 yr old protagonist She s on a family trip in Lake Itasca, Minnesota She misses her best friend and calls her as often as the spotty cell reception allows her When she meets Ic [...]

    3. Sissy I found this YA storyline to be different and refreshing and happily much less angsty than all the paranormal YA stuff I ve been reading lately.Bubby Yes, it does seem like we tend to get in a rut, eh Sissy I think YA paranormal romance is like candy really fun and delicious in small doses, but too much makes my tummy hurt While Thunderstone is still technically in that genre, there are no fairies or witches or vampires Just Native American legends come to life.Sissy I didn t think I would [...]

    4. Humankind has not woven the web of life.We are but one thread within it.Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.All things are bound together.All things connect Chief Seattle, SuquamishNot a truly refined product if Thunderstone by Barbara Pietron is measured in terms of quality and editing, but coming from a debutant novelist the minor irritants are forgettable as it still is well written, exciting, well paced, compelling and totally enjoyable It is a great story based on Native American [...]

    5. A gripping story I m not a regular paranormal YA reader but I was excited for this one because it s rare to find a Native American legend one I hoped for a realistic love story mixed with an intriguing adventure and Pietron did not disappoint In fact, I enjoyed this story much than I even expected I don t often connect well with the protagonists in paranormal YA and therefore, I m not engaged in the story from the get go However, Pietron created a character in Jeni, the 15 year old protagonist, [...]

    6. This actually deserves 3,5 stars.I first noticed this book on a GR giveaways and it tickled my curiosity At that time I didn t have an E reader, so I patiently waited till I got one On Christmas day 2014 my dad was kind enough to give me a Kindle and this was the first E book I ve ever bought Then it took me nine months to read it but I finally got to it.What draws me to this book was the setting Minnesota My special someone came from a small town in Minnesota and I was really looking forward to [...]

    7. Review Protagonists Jeni is a very well rounded character, and she s probably the most realistic character I ve read in a while The way she reacts to certain things, and the way she handles herself is just amazing It s said early on that she doesn t trust boys, however other than a few mentions and an explanation as to why that is, it s not touched on very much and I feel that really driving that point home could have really made things a bit interesting Ice is also a fairly realistic character [...]

    8. Originally posted at keepersbookreviews Actual Rating 3 stars Book Format ARCI really wish that some authors would try and make professional looking covers this cover looks like something a teen made on Photoshop The reason I say this is because this book was actually really good and better than I had expected, but it s never something I would have picked up at the library or bookstore I m guessing that at least half, if not , of the reader population judges books by their covers when at the st [...]

    9. My copy was provided to me by Netgalley.Jeni just thought she was going on a trip with her family, including her annoying cousin, to scatter the ashes of her grandfather in Lake Itasca When she stopped at a gas station with her cousin, she just wanted to get a souvenir of her trip She didn t think anything of the statue of a cat with scales except that it looked unusual But that s when she met Shattered Ice aka Ice and everything went both wrong and right Now Jeni must try to help Ice and Nik to [...]

    10. It s another one of those YA books that isn t bad at all, but not that great either Riight in the middle of the road in every aspect, so it s a solid 3 star The plot Jeni is on a family trip to Minnesota over the summer, which includes her annoying cousin Tyler She meets a Native American boy with shiny ice blue eyes by the name of Shattered Ice or Ice for short He has crazy stories about how the trinket she just bought was not for sale because of a possibility that a legendary water lynx monste [...]

    11. Initially this story did not grab me and I am not a huge fan of insta attraction or even developed love elements I am now going to sound like my mother When I was a teen young adult we did not have this in our books and I think they were all the better for it It meant that instead of spending time on setting up a love story the author got on with the plot remember the famous five or the secret seven None of those had a love element Don t get me wrong did read novels with love elements eg Little [...]

    12. A unique souvenir purchased while on a family trip to scattered a loved one s ashes turns into a life changing event for 15 year old Jeni Shattered Ice, a teenaged Native American boy approaches Jeni, desperate to buy the scaled cat from her Ice tells her a tale of an evil monster that lives underwater, warning her that the figurine she has purchased is than a mere souvenir, that it contains the power to release the monster, threatening the lives of innocent people Too late, Jeni realizes she h [...]

    13. I read this novel through NetGalleyThe first thing that drew me to this book was the Native American folk lore As someone who is a self proclaimed mythology nerd, this book was right up my alley I ve been a fan of Greek and Roman mythology for about half my life now and love to get my hands on anything and everything revolving around their mythology or mythologies from other cultures Another bonus for me was that two of the four main characters in this book were PoC Books that include PoC and ar [...]

    14. This is one of those little hidden book gems or should I say thunderstone sorry, I had to that you never would have given a second look should it have not been for some strange reason.What initially attracted me to Thunderstone was the notion of reading about Native American gods I had never read a book or even heard of one centred around Native American gods Roman gods, yes, Greek gods, yes, Christian angels, yes, Egyptian gods, yes, but never Native American gods And with Native American gods, [...]

    15. I received a free copy of this book, through NetGalley, in exchange for a review This review may contain spoilers.I got pulled into this story fairly quickly and easily Although not a completely unique idea, I really liked the way it was written The characters were interesting and engaging and the book kept me reading throughout.Jeni was quite an intriguing character She was really quite well rounded and wasn t irritating like some heroines from young adult books I did get a bit confused about w [...]

    16. This was a really interesting book the author combined myths, legends and Native American lore to create a backdrop for a suspense with romance being found along the way Each character is unique and brings something forth in the story Each adds a element to the tale and helps support the others as well Jeni is in Minnesota with her family to complete her grandfather s final wishes While there she purchases a tchotchke Except this is a ordinary tchotchke This one awakens the underwater monster Th [...]

    17. I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Thunderstone by Barbara Pietron was published on November 12, 2013.Even though I rated this book only three stars, I loved it It was a great plot and it kept my interest.Jeni is on a family vacation in Itasca State Park, Mississippi She buys a statue of a feline creature at a store which turns out to be her biggest mistake.The statue is connected to a monster trapped in a cave that she mistakenly sets free Ice is on a mission to g [...]

    18. Book Review Thunderstone by Barbara PietronJeni innocently buys a statue in a gas station one night while with her cousin Tyler She plans to add it to her collection Of course it is strange when this hot guy with gorgeous blue eyes offers to buy it from her It s a bit creepy but she contemplates letting him buy it when Tyler embarrasses her.Ice is feeling guilty for failing to get the statue back However he and Nik, the medicine man, believe everything will be fine as long as the statue does not [...]

    19. Copy provided from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review I jumped into this book and didn t put it down until I finished it last night That being said I do wish it had been detailed I wanted to know of the story, about Jeni s family powers, about the Manitou, about Ice and Nik Jeni is 15yrs old and on a family vacation to spread her grandfather s ashes She s stuck with her older, annoying cousin, Tyler At at gas station she buys a figurine that turns out to be a Nativ [...]

    20. This was a great story It s different without being too out there because it deals with native American legend A teenage girl, Jeni, ends up dealing with than she bargained for when going with her family to scatter her grandfathers ashes at the headwaters of the Mississippi She stops at an old store along the way and buys this statue that turns out to be the key to freeing an underwater Manitou that s all about death and destruction on or near the water Jeni unknowingly sets it free by falling [...]

    21. Thunderstone is about Jeni, a fifteen year old girl who visits Lake Itasca during a family vacation As a souvenir, she decides to buy a weird statue of a cat with horns As soon as she buys it, a guy tries to buy it from her and she refuses Soon, she realizes that this statue might be dangerous What I liked the most about this book is learning about the Native American folklore throughout the story I think it is very interesting and unique because it is the first one that I read that talks about [...]

    22. Thunderstone took me by surprise After my initial impression that this was going to be yet another teen goes on vacation and falls in love with the local boy tale, I became enthralled by the mythology and folklore Like Jeni and Ice, I m a sucker for a good book on ology I am also a sucker for a strong and smart female protagonist However, as the story progressed, I found myself being critical and a bit put off by the way the author used the terms Indian, Native American and American Indian inter [...]

    23. Jeni is on a family trip to spread her grandfathers ashed in the headwaters of the Mississippi River She buys a cool statue as a souvenir while out with her cousin Tyler and it ends up being trouble than she realizes The statue brings Jeni lots of trouble, but it also brings her a good friend, Ice and leads her to her heritage and to seek out her destiny I really enjoyed this book There were times when I thought I had the story figured out, but in the end I was wrong The ending felt a little ru [...]

    24. While on vacation with her family Jeni buys a souvenir with which she accidentally releases a long trapped Native American monster Now it s up to Jeni, and her new friend, medicine man apprentice Ice, to set things right.The story was entertaining, and it s nice to read a book that is not from the white European perspective I liked this book, I did, but I would have liked it so much if Jeni were Native American Still, it s a very good book and I think it treated Native American mythology and re [...]

    25. I was given this book by Netgallery in exchange for an honest reviewI didn t enjoy this book as much as i thought i would The mention of myths and Gods had me quite interested but i felt let down in many areas of the book While the main characher Jeni is supposed to be relatable, i found i couldn t relate to her at all Overall the book was a big let down for me and i won t be reading it again in a hurry.

    26. Barbara Pietron has created a very fine mix of young adult thriller and supernatural mystery based on Native American spirituality It seems to me this book would appeal to those interested in either, or both, genres Pietron has an apparent understanding of how younger people behave and feel I also learned some very interesting things about Native American culture and spirituality Well paced and gripping.

    27. I received this book through First Reads, and while it was entertaining, it was poorly written I ve never read a book with such atrocious comma usage in my life I give it 2 stars because the story was semi entertaining and very, and I mean VERY, simple and easy to follow This book is good for little kids, but beyond that, there s not much too it.

    28. I will be very brief and direct here and just say, go and do yourself a major favor and read this book when you have time This is my first read by this author I enjoyed it very much and look forward to reading .This is so well written, the characters so beautifully drawn I have to agree with every 4 star review here, I can t add anything that has not already been said.

    29. This was a really good story that I recommend to anyone looking for a light read The author leaves it open for a sequel as well so if you did enjoy it like I did then you ll have something to look forward to

    30. Read through netgalleyA well written and entertaining read, with the interesting aspect of Native Americans mythology There s identifiable characters that conclude the story with a satisfying ending.

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