Struck 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 r

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 andMia 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 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.

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  1. Author and screenwriter, Jennifer Bosworth, grew up in a small town where there was nothing to do but read and get into trouble She did plenty of both, which led her to a career writing about people who get into trouble Jennifer and her husband recently escaped from Los Angeles and are now hiding out in Portland, Oregon with a couple of long legged dogs In her spare time she can be found watching horror movies and dreaming of starting her own hippie commune, where there will be many goats Learn about her and view her short films at jenniferbosworth or just Google her and see what happens.

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  1. Yes, I surely did read my own book, only about a thousand times And I still love it, so that must mean it s pretty good Of course, I m a little biased.

  2. Presenting Struck in several simple and cliche ridden steps 1 Heroine lands herself in trouble.2 The new boy comes rushing to heroine s rescue He apparently looks like a European underwear model with tortured blue eyes.If you google tortured blue eyes , this is what you getSomething tells me that this isn t what the author had in mind.3 Heroine and new boy are inexplicably drawn to one another Heroine also inexplicably feels like she should avoid the bad guys oh, this one s a real genius.4 New b [...]

  3. My name is Mia Price, and I m a human lightning rod.After an incredibly promising start and a lot of excitement on my part, the second half of Struck really fell flat and completely failed to impress me On the surface, Struck is pretty original a girl who gets hit by lightning over and over again is doing her best to keep her family alive and sane after a huge natural disaster, while being pulled in two different directions by religious fanatics and their opposers Both groups are convinced that [...]

  4. The short version of this review would go something like this Such a fabulous premise wasted on clich d writing, a daft story and stupid insta love romance.Here s the long version Mia is addicted to lightning She s survived countless strikes, her entire body apart from her face, obviously is covered in veiny scars and despite the danger and the fact that she has unintentionally hurt people because of it, she still craves lightning than anything Living in LA a place where lightning rarely strike [...]

  5. This month I am giving a Shout Out to Jennifer Bosworth, a former Maui Writers School graduate, who has an exciting YA book called STRUCK coming out from Farrar Straus Giroux this coming May I was lucky enough to get an advanced reader copy The premise is wonderful Mia Price is a teen girl who has been struck by lightning repeatedly Enough so that she is addicted to the experience Even her body has been altered as a result She lives in an LA in which a combination of earthquakes and storms have [...]

  6. Sigh With all of the author vs reviewer drama lately, I do not like the idea of being the first person to have anything remotely negative to say about a book, but I guess someone has to be the first, right Here goes Pros World building, lack of typical YA love triangle, unique premise, insightful.Cons Insta love, semi weak character development.Going in to Struck, I had some concerns that the religious aspect would be too much for me Coming from a non believer, I m not sure how someone of extrem [...]

  7. SpoilersLightening addict Mia has been holding her family together since the earthquake that hit LA Food, medicine and help are scarce, many people have become homeless and have resorted to stealing to get by With little help from the rest of the world, two factions the Followers led by a man calling himself the Prophet and the Seekers have taken over LA and they both want Mia and the power she yields Mia was the typical YA heroine she was a loner, nobody understood her, she had a rubbish family [...]

  8. This may not be your book, but it s everyone else s book, so give it a try It may not seem like much at the begining but like it happened to me, it must be true for you too I felt like i couldn t possibly read the book at first, maybe it was the motion of the car who knows But i just could not But i had no other book to read, and believe me, there is nothing worse than no book at all So i kept on reading Boy, am i glad Thankfully i ve got excuisite taste in books, and gave it a try Thanks Spark [...]

  9. I thought this book had a pretty cool concept, and the story had potential But I didn t really care for it, and I can t really put my finger on why I really struggled to get through it and had a hard time focusing because it was kind of dull.And I was left with so many, many questions I still don t really understand what the REAL significance with the spark is and of those who have or had it And I don t really understand why Jeremy wanted Mia to stay away from the Seekers view spoiler I m guessi [...]

  10. Struck was amazing I really loved it, it isn t one of my favorite books but for what it was, it was exciting and entertaining and Mia s adventures are incredible.

  11. a similar version of this review can be found here at Into the Hall of Books intothehallofbooks 201 My name is Mia Price, and I am a lightning addict p 2, ARCMy initial reaction when I finished this book was WHOA I sat down on my bed to start Struck and stayed right there until I finished it Interested initially in the cover, of course, I quickly found that the concept of the story was just something that I had never read before Jennifer Bosworth gets points for an original, interesting, odd, an [...]

  12. I really do expect that this book was all about just lightning stuff the first time I saw it and since I didn t read the blurb again However, as usual, I am wrong because there are elements of apocalypse, cults, beliefs and the like in this book which intrigued and interested me at the same time.I found it original being the main character, Mia Price, is a lightning addict and it wasn t always that I encounter books with peculiar addiction The apocalypse concept, though overrated, occupied my at [...]

  13. 4 starsI m still going with my initial analysis Mia Price, you a bad bitch.I am relieved to have come across Mia Price There need to be Mia Price s in the world of YA What I liked most about her was that her pessimistic, sarcastic personality was constant through the entire book, she didn t change for the love interest and that was refreshing In the face of imminent death and she basically knew from word go she was a goner she never shrivled into a sobbing wad of typical YA dribble, she took th [...]

  14. I m fascinated, but freaked out by cult stuff So, naturally I was fascinated and freaked out while reading STRUCK But on top of that it has a very cool and unique sic fi element that puts it over the top Jay Asher s blurb calls this Cinematic and he s right I could definitely see this as a movie Lots of action and vivid characters A fun read

  15. Review originally posted at Mostly Reading YAPost Apocalyptic YA certainly seems to be becoming and popular and Struck definitely sounded a little bit different, with a synopsis that promised a lightning addicted protagonist and two religious cults fighting for power, following an earthquake that devastates L.A.Though nothing about the writing really captured me, Struck is easy going It also has, as I ve mentioned, quite an intriguing concept, so it was a shame that nothing about the actual st [...]

  16. This book just did not ever click with me in a positive way I guess I ll just write a list of things that bugged me It will be good to vent about it before I have to write an official, less annoyed review.1 The writing Sometimes, good writing can push a mediocre book over the edge to a five star review for me If the writing is un noticeable, I am not mad that it isn t better written THIS book I was reading the plethora of cliche, boring similes out loud to my co workers in the break room so we c [...]

  17. Toe curling, adrenaline pumping, non stop action Bosworth has created a novel that will indeed make you ache to be STRUCK

  18. Struck wasn t what I expected Something about that blurb just made me think that this novel was going to head in a different direction than it actually did While this did bother me somewhat at first, I quickly got over it Despite my misconceptions, Struck turned out to be a fantastic novel with fast paced action, a fantastic main character, great writing and a completely engrossing plot that made me desperate for .Mia has been struck by lightening hundreds of times in her life and shes still ali [...]

  19. MY THOUGHTSABSOLUTELY LOVED ITIf you grew up in LA like I did, you fear earthquakes, well, not so much fear them as accept them as a fact of life You know one is going to hit sometime, you just don t know when Lightening strikes are much less of a concern since near the beach, the storms are at a minimum Mia and her family are forced to move from Lake Havasu to Venice Beach when she creates a stir by harming a man during a lightening strike Her biggest issue is that she craves the strikes like a [...]

  20. Read review here.Letter to my Future Self Dear Patricia,you seldomly like Young Adult novels because the protagonists are boring and annoying This is why I loved Struck The heroine was so not annoying or boring She was brilliant, and she made the novel shine.I am not sure about the rating It wasn t the plot or romance that I loved so much after all, even though both weren t bad or anything like that, but the protagonist It was that the first few pages made me absolutely excited about the rest of [...]

  21. I received a free digital copy through Net Galley.I was completely amazed by and in love with Struck from page one I was first intrigued by Mia and her self proclaimed addiction to being struck by lightning That s crazy, but I had to know about her Then the setting completely captivated me It s Los Angeles 4 weeks after the next major earthquake The city is in ruin, there s looting, tons of homeless people, not enough food, water or medicine to go around But most interesting of all is the emerg [...]

  22. Stuck is an intriguingly unique tale, focusing on a post disaster Los Angeles as people with dark aspirations of power take advantage of chaos and vulnerability and use them as the stepping stones in their ascension to greatness Based on that premise alone we re immediately ready to throw our weight behind anyone who opposes the man who proclaims himself the voice of God, and luckily for us, we re given a heroine who s beyond strong on levels both human and superhuman and who stands her ground i [...]

  23. Mia Price is trying to keep her family afloat after an earthquake destroyed Los Angeles, where she lives with her younger brother and mom Her mother has been struggling with severe PTSD and is basically checked out from their lives If this is not stressful enough, Mia has been struck by lightning so many times that she is addicted to ither body craves it and she can feel the heat and electricity burning inside of her.So Mia and her brother go back to school for the first time since the quake, if [...]

  24. I loved Struck Loved it to pieces It s exciting and thrilling and it s one of those straightforward epic adventures that flows and develops so wonderfully that I was never, ever bored.The ONLY iffy thing I can say about this book is that the religion was pretty uncomfortable at first JUST AT FIRST I don t really pay attention to religions I believe in God, sure, but I don t pray or go to church or anything like that I was somewhat worried that the religion aspect of this book would completely ru [...]

  25. Well this was something new I loved the twist on a post apocalyptic world because technically its only L.A that is experiencing the kind of dramatic life changing event that starts off the novel Mia Price has been struck by lighting multiple times And its changed her in many ways Without giving away too much I will tell you that Mia has emotions and energy rumbling around inside of her that she isn t always able to control And when she finally realizes that her and her brother need to go back to [...]

  26. The opening of this book was a mixture of religious fanatics chanting hell and damnation everywhere, something I really don t enjoy in books, and a bunch of stroppy immature kids being forced to go to school in the middle of some kind of apocalypse It wasn t a great start and I struggled to connect with the characters or care what happened to them I just struggled with this from page one and gave up a few chapters in.

  27. A spectacular book Loved the characters, the plot, the not your typical romance, and the ending When I started STRUCK, I was looking for something differentd I got it Though this is Bosworth s debut book, it reads like she s been doing this for decades Give this one a try you won t be disappointed PS I have to give a shout out in regards to the tarot cards Such a cool inclusion Also, feel like I need to run out and buy a deck immediately.

  28. 4.5 en realidad.Menuda novela tan trepidante En la l nea de Divergente en la que no paran de ocurrir cosas, sin duda Te mantiene en vilo desde el principio y el final no decepciona La protagonista es incre ble y se tratan temas de un modo m s suelto de lo habitual, como el sexo o la violencia Con el tono ir nico de Mia se hace una cr tica a la fe de las personas y a las religiones y sectas Muy buena lectura de la que no te puedes despegar.

  29. Book was awesome Not even into that genre but totally kept my interest and that s saying something being I have ADD

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