Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Stormchasers by Jenna Blum
This was a delightful read. Karena and Charles are twins who follow diverging paths, yet are linked by an uncanny second sense and a love with bonds that are unshakable if rather fragile at times. Karena follows the path of a relative normality with speed bumps along the way, but a stable and fulfilling career are hers while Charles her handsome bipolar twin struggles with a condition that he finds hard to accept and harder still to treat,a Stormchaser by nature, he makes it his life and manages to avoid contact with Karena for many years until unforeseen circumstances and a phone call set Karena of on his tail with a band of professional Stormchasers.
Blum weaves her tale with a warmth and reality and a use of words that sprinkle a kind of magic over the story, she knows her topic and paints a picture that is so vivid you can feel the winds howling, calling, twisting and enveloping you.The realism of her characters is a delight and adds such vitality to the story, you find yourself wrapped in them and you can`t stop reading because you want to go along on their journey.
A love story with twists and turns, winding roads and an unforgettable ending. This is Jessica Blum's second novel,I have her first on the way, I would recommend that you pick up a copy, especially down here in NZ it will make a great read on a wintry weekend! I would love to go on a Stormchase myself and I think you'll want to after reading this.