Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick is Struck by Jennifer Bosworth, coming May 8 from Farrar Straus & Giroux.
She’s been struck so many times she’s lost count. She can’t sleep, she’s covered in veiny red “lightning scars,” and repeated strikes have even stopped her heart on occasion. Still, Mia can’t resist a storm.
That's why Los Angeles, where it never rains, is the perfect place for her to find peace . . . until a massive earthquake devastates the city.
Now Mia finds herself struggling to hold her family together in a strange and terrifying new version of Los Angeles. The beaches have become massive tent cities populated by millions of homeless. Downtown is a wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the attendees drawn to the destruction by a magnetic force they cannot deny.
The blind prophet of a doomsday cult called the Church of Light, who predicted the earthquake with frightening accuracy, says a storm is coming to usher in the end of days, and only his Followers will be saved. Mia’s traumatized mom has become obsessed with the Church of Light, while her younger brother Parker is desperate to join a second doomsday cult called the Seekers. But Mia is the one both cults need.
The Seekers are recruiting people with an energy-based power they call the “Spark,” and Mia has it stronger than most. They claim the false prophet of the Church of Light will bring about the end of the world, and they are the only ones who can stand against him.
But without Mia on their side, they will fail.
Mia’s lightning addiction is both the key to saving the world . . . and destroying it.
My Thoughts: Lightning addict? Yes please! Not to mention, the cult aspect of this book completely has my interest piqued. I so want to see how that is tied into the dystopian aspect of this mixed with the whole getting hit by lightning a ton of times and living. Plus, I always love a good life or death, saving or destroying situation... it's just, um, fun. Not to mention, this cover is so hot! It's definitely something that would catch my eye on the shelves. So basically, I want this book. Urm. Now.