Tom and Lovey II

Pursuit of the Thunderbird

Young Adult - Fantasy - General
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 04/24/2023
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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Tom and Lovey II: Pursuit of the Thunderbird by G. R. Jerry continues the story of Tom and Lovey as they face more challenges. Lovey was struggling with her newly enhanced abilities. Her panther form was still a little foreign to her, but nothing tested her more than her new younger self. Tom was also battling. The duo moved from the Midwest to the Southwest as Tom chased the scent of smoke haunting him since the 1800s. Tom and Lovey were looking for his mentor, Red Deer, who had disappeared a long time before. The duo was under pressure as they chased after ghosts, looked for clues, and obtained help from unexpected places. When the truth was revealed, a new villain emerged. Tom and Lovey were left scrambling to make sense of the chaos and stop the destruction before it was too late.

Even though I didn’t read the first novel in the series, I had no hesitation in jumping right in and following the story in Tom and Lovey II. Tom and Lovey are a dynamic duo that rocked my world. Lovey’s panther form was majestic, and I loved the way she found her bearings before the crescendo. I was amazed by the level of suspense and mystery added to the story. It was difficult to guess what would happen next and who would turn out to be a foe. Initially, the sheer number of characters and their quirky names overwhelmed me slightly, but it became easier as the story progressed. Thunderbird was a menace, and G. R. Jerry did a fantastic job of making her one of the best villains I have encountered this year. The dynamic between Tom and Lovey was fascinating. They had each other’s backs, and I loved watching them grow more confident. The little touches of humor and relentless action made this an entertaining fantasy novel. I highly recommend this series.

Emma Megan

Tom and Lovey II: Pursuit of the Thunderbird by G. R. Jerry is a horror story set in modern times. It's the sequel to Tom and Lovey: Under the Moon Into the Wood. It follows Tom and Lovey as they resist a devil witch's attempts to deceive them. Tom has unfinished business. He is on a mission to discover what happened to his lost old friend, Red Deer, to the great Thunderbird and Moon in Her Eyes. On their way to New Mexico, Lovey’s body begins its metamorphosis. Tom learns from Margit, his only surviving link to his past, who appears in one of his dreams, that Stargut was mere child’s play compared to what they are about to face. Margit warns Tom that he will face a true test. But when strange things happen and spirits appear, Tom and Lovey learn that nothing is what it seems.

Tom and Lovey II by G. R. Jerry is a richly detailed paranormal fantasy. It's unlike any paranormal series I've read before. Jerry's unsettling style kept me intrigued and engrossed throughout the story. This sequel is a unique blend of horror, fantasy, and the supernatural that was worth the read, even though it contains violence and dark themes. I enjoyed Pursuit of the Thunderbird mainly because it offers essential glimpses of Tom's and Lovey's backstories and because it is driven by the history of Tom’s immortality and supernatural adventure. I recommend it to those genuinely interested in rich horror and fantasy stories. It is creepy, suspenseful, and quite terrifying.

Pikasho Deka

Tom and Lovey II: Pursuit of the Thunderbird is the second book of G.R. Jerry's supernatural horror Tom and Lovey series. After their harrowing encounter with Stargut and his underlings, Tom and Lovey leave the Village of Wrong and head south toward the unknown. As flashes of his old life in the late 19th century haunt Tom, he finds himself reminiscing about his friend and mentor, Red Deer, whose granddaughter, Moon in Her Eyes, was claimed by a vengeful spirit. Meanwhile, Lovey has regained her youth alongside the ability to turn into a panther. As they search for Red Deer, Tom, and Lovey travel back and forth in time, guided by a majestic Thunderbird. But an old witch becomes their biggest nemesis, and soon Tom and Lovey find themselves trapped in a seemingly neverending cycle of death and horror.

Unlike the first book in the series, which was set in a small town, Pursuit of the Thunderbird is a sprawling odyssey of horror that switches back and forth in time, traversing a plethora of places. Surreal, ambitious, and thoroughly riveting, G.R. Jerry's novel showcases Southern gothic horror you don't want to miss. Jerry introduces many new characters and places in this installment, and as a result, the story feels even more epic, with its origins firmly rooted in Tom's past. Jerry's vivid descriptions and prose paint quite a picture in your head, and you feel transported into this chaotic world where danger looms at every step. Highly recommended.