Eye of the Storm was not a bad book, but it wasn’t a great book either. While Messner’s post-apocalyptic world–a world plagued by violent weather systems–was intriguing, it failed to entirely engage the reader and perhaps would have benefited from more development. The plot was interesting, if not a tad predictable in places. The writing itself, particularly the visuals–imagery and allusions, was excellent. Messner did create a protagonist that was unique and exciting in personality, but unfortunately there weren’t any other characters of notable uniqueness to compliment the protagonist. With both female and male characters, this book should have broad appeal. This novel will most certainly appeal to anybody who loves science or science fiction, and is definitely a book for a rainy (or windy) day.
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Profanity/Language: 8 religious exclamations
Violence/Gore: One character threatens another and attacks causing minor injury; characters suffer injury from tornadoes; one characters severly cuts herself on glass trying to escape, with some description of blood.
Sex/Nudity: Two characters kiss.
Mature Subject Matter:
Divorce, corruption of power
Alcohol / Drug Use: