The beginning of this book was so intriguing that i couldn t help but be pulled into its pages I kept having flash backs of Mad Max which made me appreciate Adam s journey even He s one fierce character and it was always an adventure filled with action and anger where he was concerned I fell completely in love with the world that David created I couldn t imagine being in Adam s shoes and it s no wonder he id everything in his power to escape Blackwater Seeing life through his
eyes was ownrightwas I, Partridge downright and 35 starsIon t usually pay too much attention to the comparisons that publishers make when Shadow of the Templar describing books but in the case of Stone Rider Mad Max meets The Road is a very accurateescription With a bare bones narrative style Stone Rider tells the story of three riders who take on a no holds barred race across a Unforgiven (Warriors for the Light dessert wasteland for a chance at a better life This is the premise that you understand going in but what I found as I read the book was that the motivations of each rider really went beyond being able to leave theusty barren wasteland where they live Adam Sadie and Kane are all a little broken and #They Have Found Each #have found each in a place where avoiding people is probably smarter They form a bond that gave Stone Rider that emotional spark that is sometimes missing form post apocalyptic stories but was certainly present in this bookThe world of Stone Rider is extremely brutal Environmental ruin societal breakdown and no real safety from anything gives the reader an idea of why someone might put themselves through such an ordeal when the chances of winning are so slim There is Buried Sins (The Three Sisters Inn, definitely a western feel to this story Bykes replace horses and Adams relationship with his byke certainly echos that which you might find between a cowboy and his horse While we are primarily following Adam s story I also loved Sadie and Kane They make an unlikely triumvirate but as a very nice twist at the end reveals it seems that they share of a connection that you might think Stone Rider combined thrill a minute action good world building and a compelling story into aebut that fans of grittier post apocalyptic books will Six Days in Leningrad definite. In the vein of The Outsiders and the early Western novels of El Leonard this inventiveebut novel a cross between the cult classic Mad Max movie series and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road blends adrenaline fueled action with an improbable yet tender romance to offer a rich. E compete in these eadly racesAdam #S OLDER BROTHER USED TO COMPETE #older brother used to compete the races until he injured himself badly so Adam takes over the racing since he was given his brother s byke He signs up to participate in the Blackwater Trail race w I received a copy via the publisherShort review I couldn t put this own It wasn t exceptional but it was a lot of fun It wasn t perfect but it made for a great summer readThere is an issue however that I ve noticed regarding this book Stone Rider may be look at as a boy book but honestly there s not a lot of those in Young Adult fiction As a bookseller it s a tough time finding male narrated novels for teenage boys to read because while a lot of them Flyboy don t mind reading from a female perspective they also have the right to read from a male s perspective As a result whenever a male narrated novel comes along I m pretty content I find that it s a hugeouble standard when people complain about a book being a boy book then turn around and complain about boys not wanting to read girl books Why is it okay to accept the thousands of female narrated books that are admittedly looked on as girl books and expect both genders to read it yet when a male narrated book comes out it feels too much like a boy book If it were up to me every gender would read both gender narrated novels but that can only work if we stop judging books based on the gender of the narrator Okay rant over The portrayal of the girl in this story was awesome She was badass and knew her stuff However she then kind of changed suddenly and inexplicably It was a little hard to believe the love story but I wasn t really reading this for the romance The storyline was occasionally predictable but it was still such a uniue idea that I A Dark Sicilian Secret didn t really mind Iidn t think I would enjoy this as much as I id but I was completely into it There were moments where the writing was lyrical and times when I could completely see what the author was trying to say I will probably read whatever David Hofmeyr writes next simply because his writing was so engaging I would recommend this novel to anyone looking for a light adventure filled read happy reading. D the angerous outsider Kane Adam will ride the Blackwater Trail in a brutal race that will test them all body and soul Only the strongest will surviveThe prize A one way ticket to Sky Base and unimaginable luxuryAnd for a chance at this new life Adam will risk everythin. .
Ly enjoy Stone Rider is an excellent book that can fit into many genres at one time It s like a western met a Black Beech and Honeydew: An Autobiography dystopian and thenecided to create a West Side Storyesue production I ve #Never Read Anything Like ItThe #read anything like itThe are all interesting and surprising At the beginning they may appear to be stereotypical but as the story goes on their At the Italians Command depth is revealed However that is not to say that they are extremely welleveloped The book is written like the old westerns You learn what you need to when you need to and the rest of the book is evoted to the action This could be seen "As A Flaw But I "a flaw but I that the book is esigned to be as sleek as the bykes used in the race around which the plot centersThe flow of the book is amazing The beginning is a little slow but only by comparison to the rest of it That is because Part I takes the time to set up pretty much all you will learn about the world Once you begin Part II it becomes something of a marathon read There is never time to take your breath Do not begin it if you have something else to Her Rancher Hero (Saddlers Prairie, do in the next few hours There is uite a bit of violence but that is to be expected in a mostly lawless societyIn short Stone Rider is a fun and exciting read In spite of the streamlined storytelling there are many challenging words to help expand vocabulary for younger readers Since this a book well suited for reluctant readers that is a huge plus Highly recommended for any upper middle grade reader through to adultsThis review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Thank you to Delacorte Press for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest reviewStone Rider was my firstystopian read
In A While And I Have To Say The Reada while and I have to say the read completely worth it It follows Adam Stone who I immediately loved as a character since the first page He s been through a lot in his life and he s currently living with his brother Frank Basically in this future world there s a place called Sky Base that is like a haven and everyone wants to go there In order to go there you have to win enough points from winning races which is why so many peopl. And vivid portrayal of misfits and loners forced together in their struggle for a better lifeAdam Stone wants freedom and peace He wants a chance to escape Blackwater the The Maid of Lorne dust bowlesert town he grew up in Most of all he wants the beautiful Sadie Blood Alongside Sadie an.