Everyone knows the truth except her. Nineteen-year-old Beth lives in a world of Creek Indian myth, magic, and lies created by her family to keep her Power weakened. Spirit Walkers harness the elements. Storms brew spewing her electrical energy over her hometown. Weaved into her spiritual journey is her birthright, but her family and the Native American Mandate bars her from fulfilling the destiny set by The One Above. Lucien needs her help. She saved his life once before. But three years ago, her best friend stormed from her life, ridiculing her and leaving invisible gashes sliced into her heart. Persevering on the surface, she dreams of fighting the terror haunting her town and the man who stole and broke her heart. Her chance arises in the wake of The Green Corn Festival. Lucien arrives sick on her doorstep, but she isn’t a medicine woman. Despite the pain he causes her, she cannot let him die. Faced with the truth of her world, Beth must decide. Does she save the man she secretly loves to hate or does she fulfill her destiny?
My Thoughts: Thundered Hearts is very fast paced and exciting. I loved all the Native American heritage that was weaved throughout the story. I also loved all the mystery and magic. The entire book was like a huge puzzle to figure out.
Beth is a brave young woman trying to find the truth in her life. After constant lies and pain she really struggles with who to trust. That is a major part of this book. With every lie that is revealed Beth struggles. I felt bad for her, and frustrated, too. Her give and take with Lucien is full of angst and love. Sometimes I wasn't sure myself if I loved or hated him.
I really enjoyed this book. At times I felt a little lost as the story unraveled, but it added something to how Beth must have felt. I would love to read something else about Beth and Lucien, or even something more from this world. It is captivating.
About the author:Rae Z. Ryans currently resides in Tumbleweed, Alabama, with her family, and belongs to the Romance Writers of America. Published since the age of fourteen, Rae now enjoys writing romantic, erotic, fantasy/paranormal stories, and poetry. Her name pays homage to her brothers: Specialist Ryan D. Rexon and Zachary U. Berthot. She is currently working on Death Spurs Desire and Afflicted (Book Three in Beyond the Brothel Walls) Facebook | Twitter | Literary Addicts | Pinterest | Goodreads | Blog
I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.