Hey, everyone! Today’s a special day for blogging because my sister and I are reviewing our friend’s book called THE STORM! Here’s a blurb:
Millicent Parker, and her two brothers, have been alive for over two centuries and counting.
Ever since a storm changed their lives, a storm that gave them powers to create storm elements, Millicent and her brothers have been through every war, trend and crisis throughout history since then.
When it’s time to come out of hiding yet again, Milli sets out to what she thinks will be yet another long three years of high school, another long school year without friends, another long life without Felix.
But when Felix somehow appears at her new school after 282 years, Millicent is excited, confused, and heartbroken. Felix doesn’t want her anymore, his attention is focused on his new girlfriend.
Then, something strange happens…Millicent finds out that her and her brothers aren’t the only ones with storm powers.
Felix Walter can control thunder.
But when disaster strikes, taking everything, and everyone she’s ever loved and cared about. Will Millicent fight back? Or will she give into the people who took everything from her?
Release date: April 14th 2013
Sounds awesome, right? Well, it sure was! This book gave us so many emotions: sometimes we felt sad for the characters, sometimes we felt happy, and sometimes we were in between!
Our rating: 4.5/5 stars. This book is truly amazing. We loved the idea of regular, 18th century humans gaining powers from “The Storm.” The blurb was what really drew us in. The idea of Felix somehow also having powers was so intriguing, and we didn’t want to put this book down! (I, Sasha, read most of it in one night.)
And also, we really liked the writing style in this book. It was a fast-paced read that anyone could enjoy. But what we really loved most was Millicent and her family. We love Matthew and Michael–they could not be more of a foil to each other, yet their family still sticks together.
Besides the review, we’re also posting an excerpt. Here’s one of our favourite excerpts from the book:
I slammed my laptop shut, and I tossed it on the bed beside me, Cloud jumped off my lap and hurried out of the room.
“I’m sick of this, Matthew! I’m sick of doing the same things over and over!” I brought my knees to my chest.
He softened a bit. “You know I can’t do anything about that—”
“Yes you can!” I yelled. “Just…just…shoot me or something!”
Matthew’s eyes got really big. “Don’t ever talk about suicide! Ever. Do you understand me?”
I pressed my lips together, and glared at him.
“Besides, you can’t.” We both turned and saw Michael leaning in the door frame, looking grave.
“What?” I asked, my voice cracked.
“We can’t die.” He looked at Matthew. “I’ve tried.”
It was quiet after that.
We absolutely loved this excerpt. Just before this excerpt, Millicent had been mad at her brother, not wanting to talk to him. We liked this part of it most of all because we loved it when Michael said “I’ve tried.” It shows how much these characters must have gone through to want to kill themselves. They’ve been living for centuries (Millicent’s almost 300 years old), and have had to move several times and change their identities. I like how the author brought this theme up in her book, because we feel like it adds dimension, and makes the book even better.
Overall, we love this book. Great job, Madison. Hope you enjoyed the review and stop on this tour!
Madison is a teen home-school writer, writing away the stresses of life.
She lives in Ohio, with her parents and her younger sister. She also loves to dance, (she’s a whiz at Just Dance) and reads as many books as she has time for. The songs she listens to be inspiration are from Disney Channel’s Camp Rock and High School Musical. Her computer is full of unfinished books.
Her debut novel, Shadow Future, is about a girl who tries to find herself, and tries to get through life, as it throws its worst at her—paranormal style.