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Struck by Jennifer Bosworth
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Dec 29, 2011

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bookshelves: young-adult, apocalypse, religion, cover-appeal, romance
Read from February 13 to 16, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 1

Struck is a highly unique book that is sure to stand out in 2012. I was so excited about this one! There are so many of these end-of-the-world books out there at the moment that they sometimes start to blend into each other but Struck is very different and certainly has a unique feel to it. Even the cover is striking and the description makes it sound very intense!

I didn't love this one but I did really like it. Mia Price is a lightning addict- not something you hear about everyday! The place where she's living has been devastated by a terrible earthquake and cults start forming, each claiming their way is the best way to deal with the disaster they believe is on its way. I loved learning about these different groups and the religious group was fascinating. Scary- but fascinating! Mia has no idea what she's going to do; she can't seem to trust anybody and they're all after her.

Not only does Mia have the end of the world to worry about, she's also having family troubles. Her mother is slowly losing her mind and Mia is struggling to find the drugs to help her. She also worried about her younger brother and has no idea how to protect him. Then along comes the mystery guy, Jeremy, just to add to Mia's confusion! I did like Jeremy but I don't feel we got to know him very well until the very end so the reader doesn't really get much of a chance to connect with him so that took the spark out of their relationship for me.

This book is pretty intense but it did move way too slow for me. I felt like I was waiting and waiting for the story to get to the point. A lot of the time, we're just getting Mia's thoughts and nothing else is really happening. I would have loved this one if it had moved faster! I was dying to know what was going to happen but was almost fed up by the time we got there. I do think lots of people will adore this one. It's so different and some parts so possible that it's sure to be a winner with many people.
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Stephanie (Stepping out of the Page) Oh I'm disappointed you didn't rate this higher.

 ☆∞Love Frances∞☆ what did u think of this? r u doin a review soon?

Nicola I liked it a lot but it wasn't amazing. My review won't be up for a while as this isn't being published until May!

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