200 Word Review of “Through the Storm (The Solar Storms #1)” by Kyle Pratt

Through the Storm cover

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Goodreads rating: 4.45 with 120 ratings (as of 9/19/18)

 

An immense storm on the sun has flung four coronal mass ejections at the Earth.

That’s the news Neal Evans hears while hundreds of miles from home at a conference in Nevada. Will it cause only beautiful auroras to dance across the night sky or plunge technology back a hundred years? As politicians and scientists debate, Neal drives north toward home.

On the family farm, Drake Evans is a happy high school freshman. Instead of staying home with his younger brother, Conner Evans has gone hunting. So, it’s party time for Drake!

As the world descends into darkness, Neal and Conner must confront panic, hunger, and fear on their long journeys home. Drake, alone on the farm, must become a man even before he unravels his teen years.     “Through the Storm” on Goodreads

 

200 Word Review

 

I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review.

There have been countless books written about what would happen if a catastrophic event shut down all electronics on Earth. Usually they are set well after the event occurred. “Through the Storm (The Solar Storms #1)”, however, starts just before the event and shows how fast civilization as we know it would collapse. The story follows a family of a father and his two sons and their ensuing struggle. Neal Evans, the father still grieving over the death of his wife, is at a conference and Connor, the oldest son, is away from home hunting when the event occurs. Drake, a high school freshman, is home alone on the farm and does not realize anything is wrong until hours after the event. I had not really considered how fast people would panic and therefore how fast the situation would turn dangerous. Kyle Pratt’s style moves the story quickly but includes enough detail to keep readers caring about the Evans family’s survival. This book is the first in the “Solar Storms” series. Its publication date was September 2017 and no date has been announced for other books in the series. Pratt’s other series is called “Strengthen What Remains” and has concluded.

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Goodreads rating: 4.45 with 120 ratings (as of 9/19/18)

 

Genre: SciFi, Young Adult, Post-Apocalyptic

 

Print Length: 206 pages
ISBN-10: 0998375640 ISBN-13: 978-0998375649 ASIN: B075C6J3CD
Publisher: Camden Cascade Publishing
Publication Date: September, 26, 2017

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