Age Group: YA
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 5/8/2012
Mia Price is a lightning addict. She’s survived countless strikes, but her craving to connect to the energy in storms endangers her life and the lives of those around her.
Los Angeles, where lightning rarely strikes, is one of the few places Mia feels safe from her addiction. But when an earthquake devastates the city, her haven is transformed into a minefield of chaos and danger. The beaches become massive tent cities. Downtown is a crumbling wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the revelers drawn to the destruction by a force they cannot deny. Two warring cults rise to power, and both see Mia as the key to their opposing doomsday prophecies. They believe she has a connection to the freak electrical storm that caused the quake, and to the far more devastating storm that is yet to come.
Mia wants to trust the enigmatic and alluring Jeremy when he promises to protect her, but she fears he isn’t who he claims to be. In the end, the passion and power that brought them together could be their downfall. When the final disaster strikes, Mia must risk unleashing the full horror of her strength to save the people she loves, or lose everything.
I was really excited to read this book. From the moment I saw the words lightning addict the book peeked my interest. I really liked the main character Mia. She was energetic and spunky. I didn’t find myself getting annoyed with her like some of the other main characters in books. The thing that I really enjoyed was that even though there was romance the book didn’t overwhelm the reader with mushy love scence. The book had an amazing start, but towards the end it fell kind of flat. I really loved it at the beginning, I just couldn’t put it down, but toward the later part of the book I started to see the stuff coming. I will say that it became faster paced at the end, and it caught my attention again. I was really happy with the ending, and that Mia became more comfortable in her own skin. I really liked the plot of this book it was very original.