Mar 15, 2020JGengler rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
Great concept, rich untapped mythological backing, horrible writing.
The dialog is mostly super clunky and unrealistic exposition. Like a doctor explaining to a traffic cop that red means stop on a stoplight.
Characterization is thin…Read moreRead more of this comment
Mar 09, 2020ArapahoeTina rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I really wanted to like this book more. I loved the idea of a dystopian world set on a Navajo reservation, but this just didn't all come together for me. I'm still grateful for unique voices in publishing and think this book could have…Read moreRead more of this comment
I tore through this book! Thankfully the sequel has already been released.
The book has a strong female lead. the story is fast-paced and action packed with elements of world building. If you like apocalyptic themes, then I recommend…Read moreRead more of this comment
Feb 05, 2020LadyDi52 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Not for the squeamish. The blood splattering details almost made me put it down, but the magical aspect of the story hooked me! I kept wondering how a woman could have written this, it's so much about weapons, and killing, and butchery. I…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 10, 2019Chapel_Hill_MaiaJ rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I can't get enough of this gritty post-apocalyptic novel with a tough woman lead who struggles with trauma, healing, and also monster-slaying. Maggie learns to own her power, let go of toxic love, and let her chosen family help her beat…Read moreRead more of this comment
Nov 29, 2019DonnaMeness rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Fantastic, similar to Jane Yellowrock series except she is Cherokee .
Good Hopi storyline, makes me think of Thomas Banyacya..
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Sep 18, 2019loriling rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Really enjoyed the protagonist and the weaving of Navajo myth/ gods/ creatures. I'm pretty sure, that I'm not pronouncing any of these words correctly in my head. I think the story is more fantasy than sci-fi and looking forward to Book 2…Read moreRead more of this comment
Sep 03, 2019JCLS_Ashland_Kristin rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this post-apocolyptic fantasy/horror featuring characters from Native American lore. Looking forward to reading the sequel.
Jul 25, 2019RandomLibrarian rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Review excerpt: "'Trail of Lightning' was preordered around two months in advance and I would have waited triple that amount for this book if I had to. It’s steeped in Native American (namely Navajo) mythology, badassery, and lots and lots…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jul 06, 2019NedSu rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
As a science fiction fan, as well as post apocalyptic, and having cut my teeth on Tony Hillerman's Navajo based mysteries, I thought that this would be right up my alley. But it turned out to be more fantasy than science fiction, and post…Read moreRead more of this comment
There is so much to love in this book. A strong, complex Native American female protagonist. A detailed rendering of a post-apocalyptic North America. A rich weaving of native culture into a future dystopia. A love story with no good,…Read moreRead more of this comment
Loved it, loved it, loved it! Roanhorse introduces readers to a world most of us have no clue about. A world of unknown gods and creatures we've never encountered. It's nice a fresh face in the world of sci-fi/ urban fantasy. Great book!
On my for later list because skygiants says "I enjoyed Rebecca Roanhorse's Trail of Lightning very much and I would like to give especial kudos to the cover artist, because you take one look at the cover and you're like "okay, so what ARE…Read moreRead more of this comment
Mar 16, 2019bogwolf rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Roanhorse know what she's doing - confidently putting her hero (heroine) through her paces. The post-apocalyptic love child of Tony Hillerman and Jim Butcher, our story has magic and fighting and monsters and Diné flavor, maybe even a…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jan 01, 2019Nymeria23 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
OHHHH I loved this book.
It was made all the more intense once my professor brought up some dark themes to look for as the story went on <spoiler> specifically the theme of loss of control, rape, and victim blaming, which made this story…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jan 01, 2019Linyarai rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I read this for the "A Speed Read" part of my 2019 reading challenge. I was really impressed by this story. I enjoyed the characters and the mythology and legends, I look forward to the rest of the series.
Dec 07, 2018jac523 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This was a great start to a new series. Maggie is a fabulous heroine and the world that Roanhorse has created is terrifying, complex, fantastical, and just the right amount of believable. Urban fantasy fans will find a lot to love here.
Nov 19, 2018KateHillier rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This book was awesome and I am so pumped that it is going to be a series. I would also love to see this as TV show too. Maggie is an awesome heroine, a character type we really usually only see in a male character, and is so complex and…Read moreRead more of this comment