Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

57%

36 Critic Reviews

...the novel as a whole just didn't rock my world like I wanted it to.
-Once Upon a Prologue

Synopsis

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.

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.


 

About Jennifer Bosworth

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Jennifer Bosworth lives in Los Angeles, California, where lightning hardly ever strikes, but when it does she takes cover. She is the writer half of a writer/director team with her husband, Ryan Bosworth. Learn more about her at http://www.jenniferbosworth.com.
 
Published May 8, 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 385 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction
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All: 36 | Positive: 21 | Negative: 15

Tor

Below average
Reviewed by Michael Jones on Jul 13 2012

Again, this is the sort of book that has a lot of potential, but things went awry somewhere down the line...

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SF Site

Excellent
Reviewed by Katherine Petersen

Struck fit my need for a fast-paced tale that would keep me turning pages.

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CLP Teensburgh

Below average
Reviewed by Jayne on Jun 04 2012

The reason why I found this difficult to read was because it kept referencing the apocalyptic cliches.

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The Book Smugglers

Below average
Reviewed by Ana on May 11 2012

I never bought the premise or understood it beyond: “that’s how it is written in the book so suck it up”.

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365 Days of Reading

Good
Reviewed by Lauren on May 23 2012

Jennifer Bosworth will certainly hook readers with her thrill-ride of a debut novel.

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Book Chick City

Below average
Reviewed by Rebecca on Apr 16 2012

This book didn’t grab me at all, with there being little depth or development to the main character and a weak plot resolution.

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The Overflowing Library

Below average
Reviewed by Kirsty on May 08 2012

...I wasn't really convinced about the story as a whole and the small details were lacking for me.

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My Shelf Confessions

Below average
Reviewed by April on Jun 15 2012

The main story was very interesting and I truly wanted to love it, but as I couldn’t really connect to the characters...

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The Book Scoop

Below average
Reviewed by Rowena on May 31 2012

...Mia drove me absolute bonkers... I couldn't connect with her on anything...

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The Book Cellar

Good
Reviewed by Erica on May 10 2012

Struck by Jennifer Bosworth is a book you will have to stick with to get through the slower beginning... But it is definitely worth it!

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Stacked

Good
Reviewed by Jen Petro-Roy on Apr 06 2012

However, despite these complaints, I still enjoyed Struck, and raced through it quite quickly.

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reutreads

Good
Reviewed by Reut on May 05 2012

Struck by Jennifer Bosworth is an extremely fast-paced read with really well done characterization.

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Clear Eyes, Full Shelves

Good
Reviewed by Sandra on Apr 12 2012

Fiercely intense, the action pummels the reader’s mind without revealing the truth that Mia uncovers in the last few pages.

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A Bookworm's Haven

Good
Reviewed by Meaghan on Apr 30 2012

I know this is a book I will not forget and Jennifer has made a lifelong fan out of me.

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Book Passion for Life

Above average
on Apr 21 2013

Overall, I believe Stuck will be a hit amongst the readers, so I do urge you to try it and see for yourself and honestly I’m glad I read it – even though it isn’t a favourite of mine.

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Rondo of a Possible World

Below average
Reviewed by Courtney Ann on Jul 27 2012

An interesting take on a paranormal dystopian, but I just wish that there wasn't that hint of insta-love going on...

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Nina Reads

Good
Reviewed by Nina on May 28 2012

On the surface Struck is an action packed doomsday story, but it’s got an underlying theme of religious brainwashing that I absolutely loved.

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Tales of the Ravenous Reader

Good
Reviewed by Nancy on May 22 2012

I was not fond of the religiously zealous cult that was portrayed in this read. It made the story a bit heavy at times...STRUCK is a good read that will keep you entertained until the very last word. It will captivate and electrify you.

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Sophistikatied Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Katie on May 08 2012

It was ridiculously engaging and actually taught me quite a bit about storms and lightning and natural disasters.

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Reading Writing Breathing

Good
Reviewed by HD Tolson on Apr 14 2012

Struck is a thrilling dystopian with an intricate idea, an unforgettable heroine, an electric (funny, I am) romance, and an ending that just begs for a sequel!

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Once Upon a Prologue

Below average
Reviewed by Molli on May 24 2012

...the novel as a whole just didn't rock my world like I wanted it to.

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Book Brats

Good
Reviewed by Megan on May 08 2012

Characterization is great for the Price family, the writing is clean and nuanced with occasional appearances of something more lyrical.

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Emily's Reading Room

Below average
Reviewed by Emily on Jul 25 2012

All in all, Struck had a promising concept that just didn't deliver for me.

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The Brain Lair

Good
Reviewed by Aneeqah on Apr 27 2012

It was a really good read, and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a unique story that hasn't been told before!

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Radiant Shadows

Good
Reviewed by Kelly on Apr 23 2012

I enjoyed Struck. I loved the dynamic Bosworth created between Mia and her family, the pacing was spot on and the plot was unique and refreshing - I don't even know what I would compare it to!

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Bibliophilia

Below average
Reviewed by Maggie Desmond-O'Brien on Jul 25 2012

Dark and ridiculous by turns, there isn't much fresh material here.

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Chicks with Crossbows

Good
Reviewed by Tori on Jun 30 2012

It’s more realistic that so many dystopian books because it deals with the cataclysmic even and the direct aftermath.

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Cheezyfeet Books

Good
Reviewed by Bella on Jun 25 2012

The characters are good, the writing's brilliant, the world building is original and refreshing, and it hooks you in at the very first page and finishes with a bang.

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Turn the Page

Below average
Reviewed by Amy on May 03 2012

I found it a little lackluster, the plot is fairly easy to figure out and the ending all too neatly wrapped up.

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Pawing Through Books

Good
Reviewed by Peggy on Jul 03 2012

Jennifer Bosworth's writing in Struck allows you to easily follow the action, connect with the main characters, and it paints a picture that allows you to easily visualize Mia's world.

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Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Below average
Reviewed by kimbacaffeinate on Jun 15 2012

Struck will interest fans of post-apocalyptic and dystopian novels. This was an an easy read. It didn’t deliver everything I hoped for but I will check out book two.

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Wrighty's Reads

Below average
Reviewed by Debbie on Jun 28 2012

The middle of the book felt too long and drawn out with parts that kept repeating with no real results.

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BookHounds

Good
Reviewed by Mary on May 08 2012

There are so many delicious characters that offer counterpoints to Mia.

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Teens Read and Write

Good
Reviewed by Alyssa Kirk on Aug 02 2012

Overall, I enjoyed STRUCK and the vivid dystopian wasteland Bosworth created.

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A Room with Books

Good
Reviewed by Jasmine Rose on Jul 02 2012

Struck was one crazy, adrenaline-filled ride... my heart is still pounding!

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The Ramblings of Amy

Good
Reviewed by Amy on May 22 2012

...fast paced, filled with gut wrenching action, a plot that will sweep you off your feet, and a cast of characters that are all unique...

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