Author: Jennifer Bosworth
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Pub Date: 5/01/2012
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: The main idea of supernatural lighting strikes in this book hooked me from the beginning. The otherworldly events felt believable and the character's reactions to them realistic. I enjoyed learning the back story of many minor characters, which is something I am always curious to find out in an apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic novel.
Memorable or Forgettable: I just finished the book a few hours ago and cannot recall the main character's name, which is always a bad sign. I felt detached from her experiences and the romance with Jeremy was not believable.
Cover: The cover feels very similar to many others I have seen. It did reflect the contents with ravaged buildings, but I would have liked to have the Tower (a place where pivotal events took place) in the background as well.
Age Range: 12 through 15
Quality: 3Q Readable
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
tags: post-apocalyptic / romance / supernatural / ya lit