Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Book Review: Struck

TITLE: Struck
Book 1 in a series?
AUTHOR: Jennifer Bosworth
GENRE: Dystopian, paranormal
PREMISE: Mia was struck by lighting and has become a bit of a lighting addict. Now she lives a world torn apart by a devasting storm.
MY REVIEW: I did like this one a lot better then I thought I would. Granted there are still some things I'm iffy about. Mia could have been better developed, the romance was a bit blah, and there is much question about how plausible it all is. However it does have a enjoyment factor and was suprisingly thoughtful for a dystopian/paranormal and the writing was very nice.
The religious aspect sort of surprised me I have to say but for once, a author managed to write about religion in a way that didn't utterly annoy me. If you must have religious talk at least do it like this where both sides are presented and don't say point blank who's right and who's wrong and let the readers come to their own conclusions. Thank you author. Even with some of my issues that was a nice thing to see. Especially after trying to read The Mephisto Covenant where the author seriously has members of a cult attack the MC for believing in God. Yes, really. The best part is when she sits there and lets them try and stone her (yes, they seriously throw rocks at her) she takes it and spends her time forgiving them instead of getting the hell out of dodge. Needless to say I didn't finish it so it won't be reviewed here. So yeah compared to books like that, Struck is like a breath of fresh air.
This may not be the best book ever but out of all the dystopian-like offerings this year it certainly is a interesting one and it's definitely got a entertainment factor. If you're into the dystopian genre and would like a different kind of dystopian then normal this is definitely worth a look.
WHO SHOULD READ: Dystopian fans, paranormal fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five

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