Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

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.

Paperback, 373 pages
Published April 26th 2012 by Doubleday Children's Books 

My Review

Thunder and lightening is one of my all time favourite things, so when I read about Struck's main character being a lightening addict I knew that this would be the perfect book for me. I am so pleased to say I was not disappointed, I was interested and glued to the pages from the off. Jennifer Bosworth writes compellingly and has crafted her world brilliantly. The only thing for me was the whole Christianity thing, it's not something I usually enjoy reading about but it wasn't completely over the top & I ended up quite enjoying that aspect of the book. Main character Mia Price intrigues me, she is brave, down-to-earth and I really enjoyed getting to know her. 

There is a massive earthquake in LA leaving devastation everywhere in it's wake. Mia seems to have a strange and unexplainable connection to the lightening storm that started the quake. She soon realises that 2 warring cults have the answers she so desperately seeks, but they are both extremely dangerous and she is left not knowing who to trust. Both cults think Mia is special, that she has the spark and they are both trying to win her to their side.

Turns out Mia has the power to either save the world or destroy it! Armed with this shocking knowledge Mia needs to pick a side or will she choose the mysterious Jeremy who is definitely hiding something and warns her off both sides. With time running out and fast she needs to make her decision pretty quickly.

Struck is peppered with plenty of twists and turns that I didn't see coming and the ending really was amazing. It had loads of shockers, tons of action and I really was more than satisfied with the outcome. Struck is a really chilling version of the future that was made really realistic with some fantastic writing. I urge everyone to pick up this electrifying book today!

*Special thanks to Doubleday for the review copy*

4/5 Stars

Carly :)


  1. Great review Carly. I had mixed feelings on this one. I liked it but there were parts I didn't like too. Still worth a read though.
    Donna xoxo

  2. This looks like an interesting book. I've seen it around the web a lot so I think I might have to check it out. :)

  3. This is one that I just can't get excited about. I have read some great reviews on this and then some not so flattering ones as well. I know I would not like the Christaianity stuff, either. I think I will pass on this one, I am glad it worked for you, Carly!

  4. I absolutely loved the trailer, it was like a movie. And the cover is awesome. But i've heard many saying the religious aspect of the story was overwhelming. Great review though!

  5. Great review, Carly! I loved the premise for this too but Mia and I didn't really get along so it dampened my enthusiasm a little. But I'm glad to see you liked this!


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