Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Book Review: Falls Like Lightning by Shawn Grady

Available @
Fishpond AU 
& Amazon
Smokejumper Silas Kent never expected to see pilot Elle Westmore again. In fact, reuniting makes him realize what a mistake he made all those years ago. But before he has a chance to try to make amends, he's called to lead a new crew into battle against a massive fire in the Sierra Nevada’s.
And then things go very wrong, very quickly.

A suspicious engine explosion forces the crew to parachute early while Elle barely survives a crash landing. Silas reaches the ground safely, but in beginning a desperate race to reach the downed plane, he soon realizes he has more to fear than just a raging forest fire.

I liked the sound of this book and I often really enjoy fiction books written by men. It’s a fresh perspective. I’ve never read Shawn before, so I was keen to see what he had to offer. I really enjoyed this trill a minute ride. From beginning to end I was enthralled. The action, adventure and romance held me captive. 

I told my husband he would like this book. It’s still at heart a boy’s book but can appeal to all people who like to read a fast paced well-written novel. Can’t wait to read more from him.

Final note: The guy on the cover actually looks the like the Silas described in the book – a first!


  1. I read his first book and really loved it. Jess I am sure you would like his first book too. It is fast paced also.

  2. Hi Jenny, in case you didn't see on our post, we awarded your blog the "Tell Me About Yourself" award - see