Bosworth, Jennifer

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
After a major earthquake devastates Los Angeles, seventeen-year-old Mia wants only to take care of her younger brother and traumatized mother, but two fanatical doomsday cults vie for her powers, drawn from the multiple lightning strikes she has experienced.

Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0374372837
Characteristics: 376 p. ;,22 cm.


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Jun 19, 2014
  • JAC_E rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good pacing and interesting characters. Mia, though she came across as slightly whiny, did the things that I would probably do in those situations. She was a believable character, though we wished otherwise at times. Her lightning addiction was well played out, but never fully explored, which left me wishing for more. And I thought the religious cults were interesting, if slightly overplayed. Instalove is always overblown in these sorts of YA novels, but I enjoyed the falling in love, especially as it became more about trusting each other. I don't think Jeremy's character was as well treated as Mia's (Why can't he say anything? Because she isn't ready? That never works out). But he worked well enough for a love interest. Overall, a fun read, but it felt a little flat after the brilliant YA books I've read recently. It was a fun book though, and I would recommend it to teens who are looking for something a little different in concept, but with a story that feel familiar.

Apr 12, 2013
  • KJtheEpicFailure rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book, and around three quarters of the way through I was totally hooked and could not put it down (I'm not lying -just ask my Geometry teacher). A cool plot and the characters were very well-made too. Great!

Aug 17, 2012
  • pineapplemango rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

a little disappointed with this book...didn't really like the character development but overall, a fun read

Jun 26, 2012
  • chiangtingchen rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Pretty book. The plot was inviting, but I would of appreciated if it was a series.It was a good idea.

Jun 18, 2012
  • _hollister_ rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

i agree. i hope this never happens!!

Jun 08, 2012
  • Indigomoody rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

definitely an interesting idea but not my favorite


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Aug 17, 2012
  • pineapplemango rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“A piece of advice: if you want to remain in control of a doomsday cult, don't give a date for the end of the world unless you're really, really sure it's going to happen. Being wrong tends to undermine your authority.”


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