Saturday, February 25, 2017

Book Review: Raging Storm, Book 2 of The Remnant Series by Vannetta Chapman


Title:  Raging Storm
Series: The Remnant, Book 3
Authors: Vannetta Chapman
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Release Date:  February 21, 2017 
Genre: Historical Fiction



In the Darkness,
Anarchy Awakens

When a massive solar flare wiped out all modern technology across the globe, the small town of Abney, Texas, was thrown into chaos. Shelby Sparks and her teenage son, Carter, have found refuge, but Shelby knows she can't simply remain hidden forever. Carter is a type 1 diabetic in need of insulin—and Shelby will risk her life traveling to Austin to make sure he gets it.


Shelby's best friend and high school sweetheart, Max Berkman, won't even consider letting her make the perilous journey alone. Together, they manage to get to the capital—only to discover that while things are desperate in Abney, Austin has turned into an urban nightmare on the brink of anarchy.


Shelby and Max's search for medical supplies will lead them into terrifying territory, where the only thing more uncertain than finding what they need is the hope of making it out of the city alive.


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In this second book in an eerily plausible, action-packed dystopian series, survival will be threatened and faith will be put to the ultimate test as a raging storm engulfs America. 

Wow! Did we see that coming? If you weren't already hooked on this new series by Vannetta Chapman after book 1, Deep Shadow (which by the way is on my 2016 Mystery & Suspense favorite reads post), you definitely will in Raging Storm.  I was already invested in the story line, a solar flare that had caused electricity to nearly go into extinction, along with it all the modern conveniences we are so used to. 

In Raging Storm, we continue to invest ourselves with the characters, Shelby, Max, Carter and friends. We see two stories enfolding, and as the author take us to look at the wider picture: when chaos breaks out, when the government institution is holding on by a thread, and when there is the type of evil out there that is very real, that's when we find the reality of it all set in. It can happen, and how can you live with that kind of fear? How can you survive with fear knocking on your door every step of the way? What and WHO can give you courage? What principles can you hold onto? What is faith? Raging Storm sets your heart in motion page by page, scene by scene, almost like you can visualize it play out in front of you. It beats and tense and then wham, you hit the end. That ending, I wish it could've soften the blow a bit. A cliffhanger indeed.  

The Remnant series is meant to be read as a series, and though you do get some background, I would suggest reading the series in order.  It's dystopian filled with suspense that you can't wait for the next book to be out.  


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace, including romantic suspense and Amish romance novels. She is the author of seventeen novels, including the Pebble Creek Amish series, The Shipshewana Amish Mystery series and Anna’s Healing, a 2016 Christy Award finalist. Vannetta is a Carol award winner and also received more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups.  She was a teacher for 15 years and currently resides in the Texas hill country. 

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