Author: Jennifer Bosworth
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR
Release Date: May 8, 2012
Edition: Hardcover (373 pages)
Cover Review: I like the cover. It explains the story. I really like the back of the cover as well ( I don't have a picture of it, sorry!).
Series: Struck, book 1
Main Character: Mia Price
"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."
The other day I was sitting at home and all the sudden I started thinking about this book. I don't even know why. I just thought, "I must buy Struck." I am glad that I did.
We follow Mia Price, a lightning addict. A while ago, a huge earthquake sabotaged most of L.A. Many people died and many buildings were crushed down. Mia's mother was actually a survivor. Mia's mom has been crazy ever since the earthquake. She doesn't talk much and she hides in her room, spending her days watching Prophet on T.V. Prophet is this guy who can predict the future, or so he tells everyone. Prophet predicted that this earthquake was going to come right before it actually happened. He now tells everyone that a huge storm is going to come. He says that if you choose to be one of his followers, God will save you. If you don't follow him, you will be among the dead. How nice, right? Prophet has orphaned children which he calls his "12 Apostles". The strange thing is that there only seems to be eleven. Where is the twelfth?
One day at school, Mia finds that there is a group who is trying to stop others from joining the Followers. Who are these people?
There's also this guy named Jeremy. Whenever Mia touches him, she falls into this dream-like trance. Usually, Mia ends up asleep for a few hours afterwards. Jeremy is usually gone when she wakes up.Throughout the novel, we follow Mia as she falls in love and tries to figure out which side she is really on.