Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It showcases each blogger's most anticipated books. This week, my pick is Struck by Jennifer Bosworth.

Summary:"Mia Price is a lightning addict.

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."


Why I Can't Wait:Umm, dystopian world with a bad ass main character, with some kind of lightning obsession/possible power? This one sounds like a winner. A lot of dystopian books seem so similar lately, but this Stuck, sounds so different and unique and amazing. Plus, I love the cover! Lena wants!!! Lena wants it baaaad! :P

Expected publication: May 8th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR

7 comments:

  1. There are so many great debut YA books coming out next year. Really excited about this book and the others!

    My WOW: http://rachelreader.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday-22.html

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  2. I am also really looking forward to this book. Looks to be great.

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  3. That sounds amazing and I like that's it seems different from all the 'breeder" type dystopians that I've been reading. Definitely sounds more kick ass!

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  4. I'm super excited for Struck! I can't wait to find out what the author means by "lightening addict"! (And YES, that cover! It's gorgeous!) Great pick, Lena! :)
    My WoW

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  5. I hadn't heard of this one but I do love that cover too, it's very eye catching, and the whole concept sounds very original from all the other dystopians now. Great pick! =D

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  6. YES! I LOVE this cover!!!!!!!! And it's a dystopian. =D SOLD!!

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  7. This cover is AMAZING. Totally can't wait for this one :) Great WoW and here's mine!

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