Book Review: Lightning Rider by @JenGreyson

Lightning Rider by Jen Greyson – 5 stars

Time traveling was not on today’s agenda.
Racing to intercept her thieving soon-to-be-ex, Evy Rivera is thrown back to ancient Spain with no rules, no guidance, and brand new, badass lightning bullwhips.

~ ~ ~ ~ Tesla’s Time Travelers. Book 1 ~ ~ ~
Nikola Tesla’s time machine is no secret.

But what of his time-travelers? Men and women hand-selected and trained to alter history and save mankind. Again and again and again.

Evy Rivera is one, as is her father and his father before.

Too bad they didn’t know until yesterday.

Now, Evy must come to grips with being mankind’s guardian while learning the craft of arcing—traveling through time via white-hot bolts of lightning. Following orders has never been her strong suit and with a misogynistic tutor, she’ll be lucky to survive her first alteration: assassination of a Spanish legend.

This is the first story told in first person, present tense that I’ve ever truly liked, and I’ve tried a number of them. Evy is an incredible character full of life and fire, vulnerability and sass. Constantine is a fantastic foil for her and the rest of the supporting cast holds up their end. The time travel makes sense, which is a daunting feat.

The romance surprised me at first, then it felt very natural. Masterfully handled and bittersweet, I can’t wait for the chance to dive into the second book.

Although I think this book is awesome, I suspect it will appeal to women more than men. If you like sassy female narrators, though, you’ll like this book.


  1. Hi Lee. Great review. Lightning Rider sounds like a cool book. I haven’t read any time traveling fiction in like ever, but if I could, it would be this one. Plus I would like to experience ancient Spain.

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