Lightning Rider - Jen Greyson Evy Rivera just came out of a very bad relationship which has left her apartment and her bank account empty. Though Evy feels very upset about this, she doesn't realize that her life is about to get a lot more complicated. When her father discovers a box containing a book which once belonged to his father, Evy has no inkling that her curiosity about her family history is going to force her to embrace her birthright as the only female lightening rider to ever live.As you might well imagine traveling back through time and changing what happened is not an easy thing to do. This is why each rider is given a guide but how does Evy know that just trust them. They know more about what Evy is than she does and they are not always willing to answer questions. Evy knows that Ilif Rotiart's feelings about women means that he is not interested in her.I was surprised to see that Lightning Rider was placed under the category of paranormal romance. Don't get me wrong, there is a romance in the book but the story itself is not dependent upon the romance to exist. We did however get the whole star crossed lovers deal because Evy's love interest Constantine is an ancient roman. One of the things I liked about this story is that Evy the protagonist is a Latina and unlike many novels in this genre, she is not Latina in name only. Greyson includes some dialogue in Spanish and we get a strong sense of culture for her. While Evy comes from a family of Lightning Riders, Evy's culture is not to blame for her magic, which again is rare. We do once again get the chosen one meme as Evy's birth and skill is foretold in legend but rarely do we see in this genre this trope applied to a WOC. Read More