When I saw on Jenn's twitter that her book was coming out soon, and when I saw her awesome book trailer, I realized I had to get my butt in gear and read the ARC I got. Jenn is also coming to my city with a group of other authors for the Fierce Reads tour, and I really want to have read all of the books featured in the tour. I read Struck in three days and was very pleased with the book. Mia is such a strong character and her abilities are unlike anything I've ever read about (yes, I do realize she isn't actually a real person). I've read some reviews of this book on goodreads, and they didn't like the religious aspect of the book, but I think that it was a very important part of the book. I myself am not religious, and there were times I wanted to punch Prophet and his followers in the face (just ask Jenn, she knows) I still think it was a really important part of the book that couldn't have been left out. The action was really well played out, and I loved the way that she talked about the lightning scars and what it felt like to be struck. I assume that Jennifer has never actually been struck by lightning but when she described it I could almost feel it. I also feel that underneath the whole plot there's a great message about learning to embrace who you are, and how even if you're just one person you can change things. Jenn left it open so that she could write a sequel, and I would really like to see where she went if she ended up going ahead with writing one. This debut isn't like anything else out there at the moment, and I think that it's a really good edition to the YA world. I can't wait to see what Jenn comes up with next, and I myself would love to see a little more of Jeremy (finally, a YA guy who's sexy AND smart, and not an ass).
Out May 8, 2012