18-year-old Bowie is the envy of his peers; the sharpest eye with a rifle, deadly as a viper in hand-to-hand combat, and set to marry the prettiest girl around. Papa Byrne, leader of the Fort Thunder militia, has high hopes for this rising star, sees him as the heir apparent to their Pacific Northwest island stronghold. That all changes when a plane crashes into the island. Its sole survivor is Alexis, an exotic young woman who looks nothing like the fair-skinned people back at the Fort. Bowie brings her back to the stronghold, throwing the fearful community into chaos. Even his parents worry about what this will mean

Wow, I am shocked.  The Stronghold is a chilling, exhilarating read that kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. This book is addictive as well as enthralling, it engrossed me just from the description alone and when I did indeed start to read this story it thrilled me! It has astonishing characters, riveting literature, and a spine-tingling good plot. Already I would implore you lovely readers to read this book, but if you need more convincing, then please read the rest of my review to hear more about this brilliant book!

The Stronghold is a book with many themes and many genres interwoven into one; this is because it combines action with adventure, with dystopian fiction. The Stronghold is undoubtedly a unique book because it is unlike anything I have read or heard of before which is always a great sign with a book! Without spoiling the novel for you lovely readers, it follows the protagonist of the story, eighteen-year-old Bowie as he goes from having everything to nothing. He must learn to survive in a new, freighting dangerous world. The Stronghold is a novel that continuously keeps you guessing, as I read this book and learned the story, I still had no idea where the book was going to go… it is unpredictability at its finest and those make the best thriller reads in my opinion.

The Stronghold is a new found favorite book of mine thanks to its gripping, glorious, triumphant story that hooked me from beginning to end.  It is a book that is an all-consuming assault of excellence and because of this I struggled to put it down; I was compelled to read the intriguing story, the authors writing was so exciting and thrilling at the same time that I could not resist!

The story of The Stronghold is unlike anything I have read or heard of before. It is a unique thriller book that stands out amongst the crowd. This is because the story is wonderfully written and the plot perfectly executed. It is relentless and that is how thriller books should be! I adore these kinds of books where they push the boundaries, it is daring, bold and frankly brilliant!  I always measure my likeness of a book on whether I find myself looking at the page number; if I do in fact do this I know that the novel is taking its toll. However with The Stronghold I never once found myself referring to the page number and that is a sure sign that this book is a compelling piece of work that draws the reader in and captivates them to read it quickly!

Sebastian Bendix, the author of the novel can only be described as a talented writer, the finest kind who is imaginative as well as passionate; these are two qualities I look for in an author and Bendix certainly, has them! His words were exceptional and very chilling and always kept me thinking of new questions about the characters, the story and the scenario which was taking place. I desperately wanted to know what was going to happen so The Stronghold truly is a thought-provoking novel that will thrill and excite you the whole way through!

To summarise my thoughts on the fantastic, The Stronghold, I would say if you are looking for a unique thriller full of many heart-pounding action-packed moments as well as perfect characterization and phenomenal writing then The Stronghold is for you! The Stronghold gets Five Stars from me!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers, I deeply appreciate it and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on The Stronghold; do you see yourself reading this book? Is it not your usual cup of tea? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!  

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon USA! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for the Amazon U.K. website. I have also attached some links about the author and this wonderful book! Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book!   

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