Friday, May 11, 2012

Struck Review


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.

What I Loved
The prologue hooked me from the very beginning, after I read those two short page I was like, "WOW! I really have to do some intense reading like now!" The quote that really had me very intrigued was "My name is Mia Price, and I'm a human lightening rod. Do they make a support group for that? They should, and let me tell you why. My name is Mia Price, and I'm a lightening addict!" This prologue sets the tone for the whole book. 
Mia: I really enjoyed her character, she is the ever reluctant hero of the story. She just wants to be left alone and not bothered about her weird freakish dangerous addiction. I was completely intrigued by her ability to survive  and crave so many lightening strikes. Love her ever stubborn attitude and completely loyalty and protectiveness to her family.
Jeremy: The mystery boy know one knows anything about. All the information about him doesn't get fully unveiled till the end of the story, but I had a feeling I knew where he was from by the last third of the book and oh man is it good.
As I like to put it the book has a side of romance. The main story doesn't fully focus on Mia and Jeremy's interest in each other. For me it was the perfect about, just enough for me to become invested in their happiness together.
The majority of the book, besides the prologue and epilogue, took place over three days. Those three days contained a lot of information and action. Mass hysteria, starvation, end of the world predictions make for the perfect time for a religious fanatic to step in and control people with their fears. It is some crazy and intense stuff all throughout the book.  

Love to Hate
I hate the evil/bad person being a religious fanatic, they scare me more then anything because there is no reasoning with them. But at the same time they make for the greatest villains in books because they are complete nut jobs and I get strong feelings against them.

A great read, got to go pick it up

Struck Series
Prophet short story prequel 
Currently Struck is a stand alone book with no more books under contract, but Jennifer has more planned.

Jennifer is going to be a part of the Fierce Reads Tour from June 5th - 18th and I will be meeting her on the 9th.

If you were struck by lightening, would you survive?



Bookluvr Mindy said...

Wow! Your review is really good! I think I need to bump this one up my reading list!

Lis said...

Great review! This book sounds amazing!!!
Can't wait to read it. Jeremy sounds yummy. So, thanks so much for the recommendation!!

Lis @ The reader lines.

Benji @ The Non Reluctant Reader said...

Awesome review! I'm so glad that you liked it! Can't wait to meet you and the authors on the 9th!

Kristina said...

@Mindy Thanks, you really do need to bump it up on the reading list

@Lis It is wonderful, Jeremy is pretty awesome!

@Benji I'm so looking forward to this event, it is going to be amazing!