Struck by Jennifer Bosworth | Book Review #121

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.12432229

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.”

Struck was all different kinds of typical. I had such high hopes for this book. Seriously. I thought so highly of this book, I thought that maybe, Struck could have been a new favourite. And while I did have a favourite scene that I absolutely loved, the rest of the book was really…mediocre.

I found that in the beginning of Struck, the story was going really well. I was enjoying it, and everything was going in a great direction. …And then the typical Young Adult trope happened. I know that for some people, it happens to someone the see who they like, but seriously? It’s like in every YA novel. Mia saw a guy that was cute and her heart stopped for a second. And then after that things slowly started to spiral downward.

In the middle section of the book I really feel like Bosworth just lost the motivation to write. The writing is still good and everything, and the whole book has action going on everywhere, but the plot of the story feels like it slipped out of her hands. The story line started to go in a direction that I personally didn’t like. The story just really falls through.

There’s one saving grace. Nearing the end, something happens that Mia is there to witness, and she absolutely loses her cool. Mia goes all apeshit, and then get’s all worked up like the Hulk when he gets mad, and man! That one scene is my favourite scene in the whole book.

After that the story just seems to die down slowly but gracefully. The story ended in a way that I didn’t imagine. I’m glad the story ended when it did though. I absolutely feel like this story has exhausted it’s every facet. The story, for me, has died out. I’m very happy that the there’s no second book to Struck. Struck is very much a stand alone, especially in my eyes.

While the story had great potential, what actually happened had fallen through my expectations immensely. Struck was a huge let down for me, and it’s most likely my fault for that. I had thought too much about this book, and every time I thought about what might happened I put Struck on a higher pedestal.

That’s all for my review on Struck. Have you read Struck yet? If you haven’t, you can click the cover above to be lead to Struck on Goodreads. If you have read Struck, what did you think of the story?

Thank you for reading.


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