Saturday, April 28, 2012


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


1 comment:

  1. Sounds great. I love the cover of this book. Hope to get a copy soon!