I received this book for free through Netgalley in return for a honest review.
I’m giving this book a 3.5/5 stars for many reason which I shall talk about below. My Pros of this book are the action scenes, the imagery, and the plot, because each was fascinating in their own way. The way the author described parts of the book had me at times on the edge of my seat and at others feeling the same fear that the main character had in regards to her turning into a tornado. I don’t think this book would have been any good if wasn’t for the profound imagery used in the book. For example “It looks like a dust storm descending from the sky with swirling demons inside, waiting to devour all living in their way.” Honestly when I read this sentence it gave me the chills, so props to the author because I absolutely cannot say enough how much the imagery resonated with me. She certainly has a way with words. I also enjoyed the plot ,as it was extremely original in my opinion as I have certainly never heard of or read a book in which a person could transform into a tornado much less against their will. I enjoyed the Old Outbreakers and kind of want to know even more about them more about the different characters that we dealt with. The whole Deathwind thing was also unexpected and the more I learned about the Deathwind and the potential issues that came along with it the more I slowly but steadily became sick of the main character.
The cons are the main character, the “evil” character, and the end. The reason I put the main character as a con? She went from being really interesting (I mean tornado chaser, that’s pretty cool!) to becoming a whiny and selfish person. I felt she was whiny and selfish when she was all but threw Bethany to the Deathwind for very superficial reasons in my opinion. I mean yes the girl abandoned you when you needed her but that’s who you decide to sacrifice to the Deathwind someone who if she does get turned will definitely blame you and cause issues later? Then she became annoying when she kept saying anyone but my family I mean faced with the world practically on your shoulders I don’t think she had the right to be mad at her uncle for sacrificing some to save them all. Especially when sacrificing consisted of just turning them into New Outbreakers and if a whole bunch of Outbreakers are together Nobody hurts anyone right? It just seemed like she shouldn’t have been so “you can have anybody but not these couple of people” near the end. I put the evil character in the con list because I didn’t like that I went from hating the evil character to feeling sorry for her. It seemed like in the end she wasn’t a bad person, she was just a person with flaws. So for an evil character it was hard to classify her as one, though you certainly start out thinking that way. I didn’t like the end because I felt there was a lot unresolved which I guess could be solved in the upcoming book as it’s a trilogy. All in All I did enjoy this book, I just wish I liked the main character more and hated the evil character more which was hard to do in this book. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a different sort of paranormal book and for anyone who really likes tornados.So readers have you ever read any books like this?By the way I’m always interested in suggestions of books or blogging styles.So if you have any let me know.