The Stormchasers


“A somber, effective portrait of twins—of the strength they gain and the harm they do to one another…    Charles’ storminess (he imagines his illness like a storm, a natural, neutral phenomenon) is beautifully rendered—Blum offers a meticulous portrait of bipolar disorder and the heartbreaking damage it does to those it affects. A strong second novel from bestseller Blum.”
~ Kirkus, March 2010 

“Blum visits Tornado Alley in this vivid novel about a set of twins with a dark history….The unpredictable and dangerous storms provide a framework for an exploration of the bond between siblings (and its limitations), and Blum renders the stormy backdrop as richly as she does her nuanced characters.”
Publishers Weekly, March 2010

“Mystery, romance, and adventure blend well in this meticulously researched tale…  An honest depiction of mental illness told with all the pain, humor, hubris, and guilt that the ‘healthy’ sibling bears.”
~  Library Journal, April 2010

“Jenna Blum…gracefully combines the disparate topics of stormchasing and bipolarity…Blum writes with compassion.”
~  St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 2010 (read full review)

“Fraught and complex…well-researched and ambitious…compelling…truly captivating.”
Chicago Sun-Times, June 2010

“Gut-churningly terrifying, frequently hilarious…both the extreme weather and extreme emotions of The Stormchasers will keep readers wide awake long past bedtime.”
~ Dallas Morning News, June 2010 (read full review)

“Jenna Blum has done it again… terrific storyteller [Blum] brings authenticity and gripping suspense to a genuinely surprising tale of searching, secrets, and siblings.  Hang on; you’re in for a wild ride.”
New York Journal Of Books, June 2010

“Fascinating… Ms. Blum’s narrative expertise make(s) The Stormchasers a gripping read. Storms will never be quite the same again.”
The Washington Times, July 2010 (read full review)

“…a love story….an engrossing read.”
The Parkersburg News & Sentinel, May 2011

The Stormchasers is a book to put on your radar.”
The Pittsburgh Tribune, June 2011

“Powerful…electric…artful…A touching read about a complicated sibling relationship, with thoughtful analogies about the storms of human emotion and actual storms.”
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, July 2011

“Jenna Blum’s novel, The Stormchasers, is an emotional rollercoaster of a story, the constant being Jenna’s incredible descriptions of the beauty and awe of the most powerful natural force. The parallels Jenna draws between tornadoes and the human condition is genius and makes for a must-read novel.”
~ Reed Timmer, star of Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers

“The outer landscape of Tornado Alley and the inner terrain of sibling devotion are brought vividly to life in Jenna Blum’s new novel. Readers will be captivated not only by the powerful narrative of a sister seeking her long-lost twin but by the fascinating world of storm-chasing.  Beneath the compelling story is a powerful metaphor:  …Love is always a pursuit – one that demands, over and over again, that we put ourselves in harm’s way.”
~ Stephanie Kallos, author of Broken for You and Sing Them Home

“I could not put down Jenna Blum’s tornado of a novel about the secrets we keep from even those we love the most.  Her heroine, Karena, is a fearless and fascinating companion on one hell of a ride.”
~ Amanda Eyre Ward, author of How to be Lost and Love Stories in This Town

“… a stunning and magical story about the price of family.”
Joseph’s Reviews, April 2011 (read full review)

“When I was approached about reading this novel I hesitated. I have never been particularly interested in the weather or bi-polar disorder. However…I decided to take a leap of faith…I couldn’t have been more pleased with the result…Jenna Blum is an amazing writer who truly took me into worlds I have never been to before and made me care.”
~ReadingLark, April 2011 (read full review)

” A fantastic and emotionally compelling read.”
Night Owl Reviews, June 2011 (read full review)