Being Chosen was supposed to be a gift.
That’s what Tallulah Corentine’s parents told her when they handed her over to the Rain Chasers on her seventh birthday. It was an honor to be born with a destiny, to be hand selected by the gods before taking her first breath. She should be overjoyed.
Twenty years later, Tallulah is still waiting for the gift. She might have the power of the storm at her fingertips, but she’s spent her whole adult life living under a cloud.
A cross-country trip to find the wayward son of Seth, god of the storm, turns into a fight for her life when she dupes Death out of a valuable treasure. With only a wily con man, a dangerously handsome bad-luck priest, and a lot of lightning to help her, can she deliver the package and keep herself out of an early grave?
Or will Seth be looking for a new Rain Chaser before it’s all over?
Full disclosure, I am not usually a fan of urban fantasy. What I am is a fan of Sierra Dean. I lover her writing style, the way she adds little tidbits of realism into her characters, the way she brings them to life. It really doesn't matter if they are baseball players or Rain Chasers dealing with slightly snippy and impatient gods named Seth.
The entire story was fun, it was well-written and it is the kind of book that you read because it is a fun ride...whether you usually read the genre or not. I recommend this to people who don't think they will "like" a fantasy story...because you know what? You will like this one. I am at a loss as to what, exactly, to review about this one as I am not sure what a "fantasy" reader looks for...so I am going to review this based on what I look for in a book. I want characters I relate to (check) a story line that engages me (check) a plot that doesn't drag (check) and excellent writing (check). Really, what more can you possibly want?
Dean puts poor Tallulah through the ringer...although there are some cars to blow up, and well, she likes that.