Monday, May 18, 2015

Joshua and the Lightning Road by Donna Galanti: Book Review

FTC Disclosure: Book received at no charge in exchange for honest review.

Joshua never understood why his grandfather repeatedly warned him about lightning. But when he and his best friend, Finn get too close to the windows during a terrible storm, his grandfather's warnings take on new meaning. In a flash of lightning, Finn is snatched through the window. A hand  grabs Joshua as well and the pair are taken to another realm where they must work as slaves to provide the energy to power the strange world.

Even worse, the two friends are separated and Joshua must devise a plan to find Finn. Together with his new friend, Charlie, they escape their work quarters only to find themselves on the Lightning Road in the face of a frightening "child collector" and beasts scarier than anything they could have imagined. Joshua must find courage he never knew existed to face the battle of his life against the fallen Greek Gods in the Lost Realm of Nostos. Will he have what it takes to rescue the kidnapped children and return them to earth?

Galanti creates a vivid mythological world with plenty of action that will keep the attention of the reader. At times terrifying, Joshua and the Lightning Road also touches on more heartwarming aspects like friendship and what it really takes to make a family. A solid recommendation for the fantasy, adventure fan. Strong, relatable characters and imaginative world building make this debut children's novel one you will hope will continue in a several book series.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Publishing Information

Publisher: Month9Books May 19, 2015
ISBN-13: 978-1942664048
Pages 278
Ages: 9-12

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DonnaGalanti said...

Thank you soooo much for reading and reviewing Joshua and the Lightning Road! I really appreciate it. I am thick in revisions for book 2, Joshua and the Arrow Realm, right now which will be out mid winter. More beast, bandits, and mayhem!

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