Author: Jennifer Bosworth
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Dystopian Fiction
Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: A chilling, beautiful dystopian tale, Struck is one of my favorites of 2012--I loved every minute of it!
Mia Price is just a girl trying to live in a not so distant future's turbulent, terrifying times: LA is torn apart by natural disasters: earthquakes, storms, starvation, and famine. But Mia isn't the ordinary girl she wishes to be. She is one of the people who have the Spark: that is, people who have been struck by lightning, and so blessed with supernatural powers. Two cults--the cult of the Seekers, and of the mysterious, seductive Prophet--have risen to power, and both groups will stop at nothing until they have what they want: Mia and her power on their side.
What I enjoyed:
-The chilling dystopian world that Bosworth so vividly
-Mia, and her conviction to try to fit in and do anything to protect her family
-Parker, and his willfulness
-The cults that are so convincing and scary
-Prophet and his Followers--accounts of him and his followers were maybe the scariest thing I've read yet
-The pacing--there was never a dull moment for me in Struck
What I didn't enjoy:
-Mia's mother and her foolishness, and the belief that her daughter is cursed because of something she can't control
I really, really enjoyed Struck--it was an amazing feat of a novel and I enjoyed every minute of the wild thrill-ride! Next on deck: The Lost Crown by Sarah Miller!