Thursday, June 7, 2012

Speed Date with Mia: Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

Hi! This feature is hosted by Mary over at The Book Swarm. Speed Dating is basically giving a shorter review of the book and it's ton of fun! Go check it out!

Title: Struck
Author: Jennifer Bosworth
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR 
Publication Date: May 8, 2012
Source: Thanks Netgalley and Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR
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Summary: 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.

Review: Struck is an entertaining book. There was a never a dull moment and most of those moments were filled with exciting revelations and even more action.

I don't particularly like Mia Price, the main character, but I understood her. She's stubborn and brave but I just could never connect to her. She was a little distant, even in her narration. A character I really liked was Parker: he was willing to take care of people no matter what. Mia's love interest,  Jeremy,was all over the place. He hardly stayed in the book long enough for me to see if I liked him!

The whole concept of the Church of Light and the Seekers was awesome. I, of course, loved learning more and more about these two and their battle against each other.

Struck didn't quite do it for me but I did love the action and plotline!


Lauren M said...

I enjoyed Struck, but like you, I found Mia kind of unmemorable. Overall it was a great read, though! Thanks for the mini-review. :)

Rowen said...

Sounds like an awesome concept!

Mary @ BookSwarm said...

Loved the action and the cult stuff, too! And I agree about Jeremy. A little too boom! There he is...and now he's not. Cheers!

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