Saturday, 23 June 2012

TEEN: Struck - Jennifer Bosworth

Release Date: 26/04/12  
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.

If you love stories with a cracking lead female character that the reader will not only be able to associate with but want to spend time around, then this book will definitely be a title for you. Mia is smart, savvy and of course a girl of unknown depths who whilst she has a special power, seeks to avoid those who would use her for their own purposes. Its cleverly constructed, Jennifer brings a character that is not only likeable but a whole host of supporting cast who help to develop the world to its full potential as the tale unfurls. Add to this a solid understanding of pace, some great dialogue and of course a love interest to the mix and all in you’ll find that it hits the spots for the younger end of the teen market. Great stuff.


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