Book Review: The Girl Who Commanded Lightning: Lightning Brain Series (Book III)

Title: The Girl Who Commanded Lightning: Lightning Brain Series (Book III)
Series Name: Lightning Brain
Author: Cliff Ratza
Pages: 496
Publisher: PageTurner Press and Media
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐✨

Cliff Ratza characterizes himself as a “simple scholar,” having parlayed multiple degrees (math and physics, business and computer science) into a business career spanning numerous jobs, companies, and industries. He grew up in Chicago, graduated from top Illinois universities, then launched his business career. He returned to Chicago, where he teaches at several universities while continuing to work for corporations. He subsequently started a sales and marketing consulting business, and most recently added a writing career to his resume.

Cliff has written extensively throughout his career. He has published articles in four professional journals, writes copy for client Websites, and develops press releases or newsletters for client customers. Cliff dedicates the series to readers everywhere and invites them to visit the “Lightning Brain” Website, to learn more about the books or enter reader contests.

The lightning brain had been waging a life-or-death battle against the T-Plague virus for the past twenty-four hours… The lightning brain had won, but victory came at a terrible cost; neural entanglement gravely crippled Electra’s lightning brain.”

Book three picks up where book two’s “Death Vigil” ends. The lightning brain must repair itself before Electra can rejoin the battle against the Techno-Plague as well as contend with war raging in Cyberspace directed by a rogue Middle East state allied with China and Russia, all the while dealing- with America’s relentlessly harsh government. How the lightning brain and Electra’s emergent personalities struggle to win is a page-turning plot, full of action and suspense to the very end!

In ‘The Girl Who Commanded Lightning,’ I found myself immersed in a story of unexpected twists and emotional depth. This book took me on a journey of rediscovery that left a lasting impression.

The emotional tone of this book is palpable. From the moment Electra became Alisha due to her amnesia, I felt a deep sense of empathy for her. Her struggle to piece together her identity and the support of her friends in this trying time create a heartfelt narrative that’s impossible not to appreciate.

What I liked most about this book was its exploration of the fragility of memory. It made me reflect on the value of our memories and how they shape our sense of self. Alisha’s journey to regain her past while dealing with the threat of the T-plague is both captivating and thought-provoking.

The author’s ability to convey complex emotions in a relatable way is truly commendable. As Alisha navigates her new reality, her inner turmoil and determination are beautifully portrayed, drawing readers into her world and making her journey feel incredibly personal.

In conclusion, this is a touching and emotionally resonant read. It’s a story of self-discovery, friendship, and the enduring power of the human spirit. If you’re looking for a book that will leave you with a sense of hope and appreciation for the resilience of the human mind, this book is a must-read.”

Book Link: Lightning Brain (5 book series)
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