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Brave (The Sisterhood Series Book 1)

4.64  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Four women dared to defy the rules...

Twenty-two-year-old Greer Connally believes life is about choices and consequences. When she is drafted with the first group of women in U.S. history, she is constantly challenged by those that neither want nor respect the women draftees.

Greer quickly learns teamwork is the only way to endure the mental and physical abuse of trainin
Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published May 22nd 2018 by Bienvenue Press, LLC
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Oct 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review
For several reasons, it’s not the kind of work I usually read but I wanted to give it a try

I put ☆☆☆ because of all the hard & good research job done by Chelsi, her good style (her writing is easy flowing ) and the very numerous traits of humor spread all over the novel. (I smiled, chuckkled and even laughed more times than I can count. 😊 )

I confess that I liked the book (between other genres, I usually love military stories) and a lot o
Kelli Santistevan
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A pdf file of this was sent to me by Chelsi Arnold and I found her book on Booktasters. I enjoyed this book. I liked the characters and how strong they were and I liked the friendship between them.
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, military
Really?? You really want me to buy this story?? Loved the first half - the training - but becomes so jingoistic I can only feel uncomfortable. But finished and it flowed for me.
Mar 31, 2019 rated it liked it
I have just finished reading this book called "Brave" and I loved the characters in it. However, there are pages when I sincerely felt like giving it away but as I progressed I liked to read about her struggle in Military and how tough it was for her to be in touch with parents. I would recommend it to anyone who has keen interest in reading about hardships, real struggle and how much one can give away to pursue their passion. But there are genuinely some pages where I lost the track because I d ...more
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Strong women!

I wish more stories about our women warriors would be written! Thank you Chelsi for writing yours! I couldn’t stop reading & last night the only reason I stopped was my Kindle bopping my nose when I fell asleep!
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“The whole world was going crazy.”

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
-Abraham Lincoln

This excerpt from the beginning of Brave is a perfect way to describe the world you will be entering as you read this novel. Much like the world we live in now, there is terror invading our home soil, and unrest in the world. Forces such as ISIS are out to make a mark and their point known through violent and deadly
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brave is the first book in The Sisterhood Series by Chelsi Arnold and it is a military adventure novel set in the future. The story is about a 25 year old woman named Greer, who is drafted into the military in the year 2023, and she chooses to become a SEAL. It is the first time that the United States has drafted women into the military, and the draft has just been reinstated for the first time since the Vietnam War, to prepare the country for the chaos that is going on around the world due to W ...more
Laura Furuta
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brave (The Sisterhood Series Book 1)
By: Chelsi Arnold
5 out of 5 stars

The story Brave (The Sisterhood Series Book 1) by Chelsi Arnold is a new adult/coming of age book. It is a story that grabbed my attention from the very beginning and I didn’t want to put down until I had finished reading the last page. It is the story of Greer Connally. She has become one of the first women draftees at a time when the United States finds itself a country divided from the inside and there is a growing tension f
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Embrace The Suck" is the theme of this unbelievable story. God, I don't even know where to begin with this review because I had such a guttural reaction while reading it. BRAVE is the first book in the new "Sisterhood Series". Back in the 80's I read Stephen King's THE STAND which was written pre-AIDS. As I was reading it, I thought he must have known something while writing it because the plague he wrote about was so much like the epidemic that was spreading while I was reading it. Well I got ...more
Natalie Hanley
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brave (Sisterhood Series Book 1) by Chelsi Arnold was an amazing read. It knocked the stuffing out of me on more than one occasion. From the first part with its in-depth description of the rigorous SEAL training, the main characters lightened up the subject matter with their wit and repartee.
In a story set in the not too distant future, the US finally realises it needs to join in World War 3 against ISIS. 22 year old Greer Connally has been called up to fight for the US army following the first
Brave (The Sisterhood Series Book 1) by Chelsi Arnold was an emotional, gut punch to the feels that had me engrossed from start to finish.

Being in the service myself, I tend to stray away from military books. More so because there are always inaccuracies, and usually movies and TV play a big role in such inaccuracies. (Don't believe what you see on TV) I have to say, even though there was some, little things that bother me, the core of this story and the overall turn out was impressive. I can t
Melissa Agena
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
HOOYAH! What an awesome book by Chelsi Arnold! Brave is a story written in the year 2023 about a girl named Greer who gets drafted by the U.S. Government. Determined and not going down without a fight she meets a girl named Amerie, who she eventually loses a bet to, convinces her to join the Navy SEALS. Together they meet Emersyn who brings the same no nonsense attitude. Once they get to training Greer meets her roommate Dee. After a rounds of bickering and crap talking they learn to become sist ...more
Kristi McChurin
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I salute you! Brave (The Sisterhood Series book 1) Chelsi Arnold is the first book in this series and this is also my first time reading anything written by this author. This was a great introduction.
The world is once again fighting each other, and America reinstates the draft, but not just for men. Women who are not married and childless are included in the draft. Greer is one of those women. Unlike a lot of the females drafted, she is ready to take on anything thrown her way. Along the way she
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
By Chelsi Arnold
5 stars

This is probably one of the most powerful and inspiring stories that I have ever read. I remember looking at the front cover and thinking I am in for something different here and I wasn’t wrong. This is the first book that I have read by this author and she has made a true impression on me. Her writing was faultless, the story flowed well, the characters were well thought out and developed and my interest was kept from beginning to end. I had such admiration for the c
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brave (The Sisterhood Series book 1)
By Chelsi Arnold

What can I say but I am glad to have read this book. Its well worth the five-star rating I have given it. Brave is book one in Chelsi Arnolds The Sisterhood Series and I am looking forward to reading further into the series. For a change we have a book about women in the services and not it makes a lovely change. This book is written from the year 2023 when a young lady by the name of Greer gets drafted and must prove that she is as good as the
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review

OMG what can I say I loved this book so much being from the UK I don’t know why but it just spoke to me especially spoke to me because I realised what the special forces over seas go through to keep their and our countries safe.

I loved the main character Greer she had so much determination and dedication, which I thought, was amazing to especially when she was put down so many time and she was going through such difficult situations.

Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brave by Chelsi Arnold
Five Stars

Brave is the first book in The Sisterhood Series by Chelsi Arnold. This is a new adult coming of age book about a group of girls, who are the first women drafted into the armed forces. Because they are new, they are given a choice of what branch os serve they want to be in. These young women chose the SEALs and are not exactly welcomed with open arm. They must stick together in order to get through training and then conflict. The world that Ms. Arnold built has so
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The sisterhood Series Book 1
By Chelsi Arnold
Full length novel about the first women training to be drafted. Then the first woman to train to be Navy Seals.

Greer Connally is one of the first woman to be drafted. At the age of 22 she must prove she can do anything she puts her mind to. Learning teamwork and sticking with your sisters. Can be a challenge. One she is more then willing to learn. Then while we are at it, let's throw in the challenge, of being as good as the men in her troop.
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Candida Hopper
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Brave (The Sisterhood Series Book 1) by Chelsi Arnold

This book starts out in a time of war and the draft is reinstated to include not just men but women as well. This story is a real eye opener, it deals with a lot of issues. As soon as I started reading this book I was hooked!! This book had emotion and action and is so well written. Those story is for everyone. I loved the characters in this story. The hard time the women had to endure was heartbreaking, but there are definitely some tough one
Katie Kearney
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brave (The Sisterhood Series Book 1) by Chelsi Arnold is an action packed military thrill tide but instead of the typical alpha males that we typically see in books like this we are introduced to Greer Connally, one of the very first women to be selected from the draft. Entering the military at a time where the country has been split in two and outside forces are looking to take advantage, Greer is forced to push herself past her limits and learn to trust those she was drafted with. When she and ...more
Kaitlynn Taylor
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brave-Chelsi Arnold

5-star review

Brave by Chelsi Arnold is an amazing book, one that should not be missed! If I could rate it more than a 5-star I certainly would. It’s the first book in Chelsi’s The Sisterhood series, and what a great start to a series it is! I completely devoured this book, from the very beginning I was hooked. Though I couldn’t relate to these characters I really connected with them. All of the amazing detail made this story seem so real, I could easily picture everything play
Lisette Gonzalez
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brave (The Sisterhood Series Book 1)
By Chelsi Arnold
5 Stars

Brave by Chelsi Arnold is the first installment of the The Sisterhood Series. It is a new adult/coming of age story, using current events with a twist to engage the reader from the beginning, until the end. This is the story of Greer Connally, she is one of the first women drafted into the Armed Forces as a Seal. During a grueling training, she learns that women within the Armed Forces must stick together like sisters. Greer is a strong,
Dennis Boudreaux
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Believe in yourself. Believe in America!

In a divided America, there is still one thing we can all agree on: Things must change! Using current topics in the news, Ms. Arnold carries us into the future and into a more than realistic aftermath of those events. Clearly, actions have consequences.

A divided nation, the reinstatement of the draft which—for the first time—includes women, and wide-spread troubles across the globe are all settings for this thought-provoking debut novel.

Brave takes a hard
Krystal gaston
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brave written by Chelsi Arnold is book one in The Sisterhood Series. This is Greer’s story about her life after making the choice to enlist, then she gets drafted as one of the first women groups. No pressure right. This story is full of strong females (and male) leads along with grueling situations. Greer is constantly being put to the test because she’s a female. Brave is full of so many things you cant help but love the story and get pulled in. Brave hits a fees topics that make you wonder ab ...more
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Military based Reads are not on the top of my list, but I typically read anything when highly recommended. When it comes to books, I don't really have a type.
I am glad that I picked up Brave by Chelsi Arnold, although my experience with military reads is limited this is certainly unlike any of the others I have read.
Although set in the future, during World War III the story line is plausible and realistic. I also love that it is based on women in the military.
I couldn't put it down and not on
Erica Fish
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Chelsi Arnold did an amazing job of portraying females in the Military. She has complex characters which makes the story enjoyable. The story has a great direction and what is more interesting is this could be a reality before we know it. The draft was reinstated, and this time is also taking women in the draft. Greer was with the first women who were drafted. Quickly Greer and the other women were how to work as a team. The only way to get through the training and later the trials of being in t ...more
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
"When we first met, we were strangers. Now, I couldn't imagine my life without them." The characters were so well developed, I found myself rooting for them as a group and as individuals. The author pulls you in from the very first pages, so no need to wait for it to get better. It keeps getting better until you are so captivated, around page 28, you just have to keep turning the page even if it is 2AM. I appreciated the author confronting sensitive political/personal issues that have gripped ou ...more
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Bobbi Wagner
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book to the end. I have not read a female military story before but I found it to be just as action filled as any other military book I have read. I loved how the characters were females and how strong, determined they were. They took me on a few twists and turns that left me not wanting to put the book down. What happens when these women are drafted and sent to fight for their country. This is my first book with this author, she pulled me right in, highly suggest reading this boo ...more
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