Waiting on Wednesday (52) — Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)


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.

Struck is expected to be released on May 8th, 2012 by FSG

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    Guen the Random Girl (Ezine of a Random Girl)

    September 7, 2011

    Hey that's so cool, I'm waiting for Struck this Wednesday as well! :) Great pick lol.

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    September 7, 2011

    OOh I like the cover! Haven't heard of this one!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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    Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow

    September 7, 2011

    Ooh, this one sounds tempting!

    Thanks for sharing….

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    Beth D.

    September 7, 2011

    I like how that sounds. A lighting addict, I wonder if she can go into withdraw. If she gets desperate enough, will she stick her hand in a electrical outlet?

    Beth ^_^

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    Greta is Erikasbuddy

    September 7, 2011

    WOW!! That book sounds great!!!!

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    Christy @TheReaderBee

    September 7, 2011

    I'm seeing this book a lot today! It sounds really good, I can't wait to check it out!

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    ashelynn hetland

    September 7, 2011

    this one looks SO good. great pick!

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    Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com

    September 7, 2011

    Sounds pretty good. I love the cover.

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    Lauren M

    September 7, 2011

    I am SO excited for Struck! It sounds amazing! Great pick! :)
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    September 7, 2011

    Awesome! This is the first I've heard of this one and it sounds really different. Thanks Hafsah, this one is absolutely going on my list now!

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    September 7, 2011

    This is the first time I've heard of this book, so thanks for posting about it! Struck sounds really good, I'm loving the dystopian feel from the summary and cover. I will definitely be adding it to my wishlist.

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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    September 7, 2011

    Great choice. I am very eager to read Struck as well. Although, since I live in LA the massive earthquake devastation makes me a bit uneasy!

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    September 7, 2011

    Yeah, great pick!
    I really want to read this one, too. Gorgeous cover, too :)

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    Sash and Em

    September 7, 2011

    this one sounds so different and so cool!!

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    Liz. R

    September 7, 2011

    I can't wait for this one! It sounds absolutely amazing and I love the cover! Great pick :).

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    Melissa (i swim for oceans)

    September 8, 2011

    I definitely love the sound of this one! It sounds intriguing! Great choice, Hafsah…I've never heard of it before :)

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    Ashley @ Bookaholics Anonymous

    September 8, 2011

    This one sounds really good.

    Have a good week.

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    Casey McCormick

    September 12, 2011

    This does sound fantastic! Love the premise.

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