When Olivia Williams and her two younger brothers awake from a car crash, they’re positive their world has changed. The talking horse is a big clue. And he has a lot to say. According to Thunder, fairies, magic, and good ol’ St. Nick are all for real. On some level. Which would be incredibly awesome, but there’s a problem: A rift has formed between the layers of existence, and evil Sliders are taking advantage of it—bringing violence, fear, and hatred with them.

Now the three siblings are immersed in a tangle of reality and fantasy. One with trolls, freakish amphibians … and town-devouring rats. Fortunately, help is on hand as Thunder introduces them to a world of Shifters and other powerful beings. Like Olivia’s very own Guardian, Ethan. Whom she actually does like. A lot. How could she not, when his job is to stand between her and death?

With humanity at stake, the Williams children must do more than accept the unbelievable. They must accomplish the impossible. The rift needs to be sealed and they’re the only people alive with the potential to do it.

Thunder: The Shadows Are Stirring is one of the most entertaining, action-adventure fantasy novels I have ever had the pleasure of reading and this book is aimed at children… and I am an adult. That shows us that this book really is great! Never before have I discovered an adventure novel as incredible as Thunder and throughout my review I will explain why this is. The story of Thunder is quite simply gold and will shine, and dazzle as you read it as it is a pure joy to read. I am describing the book currently as a dazzling book but be aware book lovers that this book is full of action and heart-pounding moments also so if you read this excellent be prepared for a healthy dose of both of these features as Thunder combines the two perfectly!

Thunder is an action-packed adventure that will follow the protagonist of the novel, Olivia Williams, and her two younger brothers. The reader will soon read that they have all been in a car crash and when they wake they discover that the world has changed… drastically! The reader, as well as Olivia and her two brothers, will get to experience the strange new world together and the many magical beings such as fairies and even a talking horse! The reader will go on this journey with them and although it may seem like a peaceful land, the reader and the protagonists will soon discover that it is not because ‘a rift has formed between the layers of existence and evil Sliders are taking advantage of it – bringing violence, fear and hatred with them’. What follows is a fast-paced journey in which humanity is at stake, the reader will follow Olivia and her two brothers as they try to save humanity and destroy the evil before it is too late and this book lovers is the premise of the sensational novel that is Thunder.

The story of Thunder is one that charmed me from the very start, and this is because the protagonist of the tale, Olivia is so likable. I always love connecting with the lead of the story straight away because it makes the read more blissful and easy to read. Straight away readers will find themselves liking Olivia, and this is because she is ordinary and feels extremely real.

Hannah Sullivan is a phenomenal writer who knows how to write an entertaining story. Sullivan’s words are instantly charming and endearing and will compel you to turn the pages at an alarming rate thanks to the phenomenal characterization of Olivia and the fast-paced story which is impeccably developed. I adore how straight away the reader is thrust into the journey of the book; there is little build up, and I adore this quality in any book because the reader wants to be taken on a thrilling journey fast. Sullivan most certainly ensures that her readers read without hesitation from the start to the end and that they are taken on the journey quickly, and this made for exhilarating reading.

Overall Thunder is an inspiring, thrilling and action-packed novel that will charm its readers with its profound messages as well as delight readers with the enjoyable story I, of course, have to award this stellar read five stars! So please, read this incredible book and get lost in a fantastical story, you will not regret it!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Thunder. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

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 U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..

Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse. Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to read your thoughts on this book!


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Wow, Aimee! Thank you so much for your amazing and thorough review of Thunder, which was my first book baby. It was born from a request of my eldest daughter, who was a preteen at the time. She was bored one summer and asked, “Can you write me a book to read?” Like any mom would do, I said, “Sure!” And then I got going! Thunder is based on family stories I’ve created for my children, stories where they are the lead characters taking their own adventures all together. You can find it on Amazon (print, eBook, and audible), as well as online at Barnes & Nobel. Thanks again, so much!

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