Saturday, November 3, 2012

Review - Struck

Author - Jennifer Bosworth
Series - Struck #1
Genre - YA Fantasy
Pages - 373

Description from Goodreads 

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.

Is it over? Can I poke it with a stick? Is it dead? T

hose were my thoughts at the end of this book. I was just that bad.

 The premise makes it seem like it will be an action-filled, lovey-dovey, cult-clashing novel of coolness. It. Is. Not. 

 Mia has been struck by lightning countless times and has lived, now the one called Prophet has predicted a super storm that will strike in 3 days, and it’s up to Mia to stop it or destroy everything. 

Mia just plain got on my nerves, really everyone in this book did. The characterization is just bad, bad, bad! I think the ONLY one who I could stand was her brother Parker because he did what he thought was right and he stood up for himself while keeping compassion. Mia however, she liked to complain that is, when she was not swooning over Jeremy our ‘love interest’ Sure, let us fall in love with the guy who stalked/tried to kill us, good job Mia. Oh wait, It’s okay though! He’s hot! That makes his past transgressions totally forgivable and fine! PFFFFFF!!! Whatever. 

The cult-clash between the seekers and Prophet was just ‘meh.’ Really about 70 percent in I thought I was reading a teen version of the bible, God was in every other sentence and I really sludged through the last 30% of the book, I felt like I was wrong for doing things that I do, and no book should make you feel that way. 

Really, If you think you can put up with what i have stated then by all means try the book, you may like it. However, I am going to avoid anything else to do with this series.


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