Apr • 1 • 2012
Series: Struck # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Paranormal
Author: Jennifer Bosworth
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR
Release Date: May 8, 2012
Book: ARC sent by publisher
“Mia Price is a lightning addict. She’s survived countless strikes, but her craving to connect to the energy in storms endangers her life and the lives of those around her.Los Angeles, where lightning rarely strikes, is one of the few places Mia feels safe from her addiction. But when an earthquake devastates the city, her haven is transformed into a minefield of chaos and danger. The beaches become massive tent cities. Downtown is a crumbling wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the revelers drawn to the destruction by a force they cannot deny. Two warring cults rise to power, and both see Mia as the key to their opposing doomsday prophecies. They believe she has a connection to the freak electrical storm that caused the quake, and to the far more devastating storm that is yet to come.Mia wants to trust the enigmatic and alluring Jeremy when he promises to protect her, but she fears he isn’t who he claims to be. In the end, the passion and power that brought them together could be their downfall. When the final disaster strikes, Mia must risk unleashing the full horror of her strength to save the people she loves, or lose everything.”
With a very intriguing beginning, I was hooked immediately. I really loved how well her past was given to the reader without giving too much away.
What I loved most about this book are the great characters. The characters in the book are really developed and have a nice growth through out the book. I really enjoyed reading about each character coming into who they are meant to be.
The love interest in the book took very many twist. At first I was happy, then sad/mad, then happy again. I adored their time together as well as they learning about what their destiny really is.
I want to mention that my fave part about this book is the choice factor. I liked how well this one line really played well into the story. In life, we all have choices. You don’t have to be what people say you are and you don’t have to do what you don’t want to do. You have a choice.
Struck is an amazingly well written book that captures the reader right away. The creativity and tension in the book keeps building till the reader can’t take no more. A compelling story from start to finish, Struck is an amazing debut!
I give it 5 BITES!