[Review #67] Struck, by Joss Stirling

Previously published as 'Storm and Stone', this gripping novel by Joss Stirling is being reissued as 'Struck'.
Behind the ivy-clad walls of an exclusive boarding school, lurks a sinister web of corruption, scandal, and conspiracy.
American student Raven Stone has noticed something is horribly wrong. First there were the unexplained disappearances. Then there were the teachers' lies. And now the death threats ...
Also entangled in the disturbing turn of events is the enigmatic Kieran Storm - a fellow student with a killer intellect and a body to die for. He's heading for trouble and taking her with him. Raven can feel herself falling in love, but can she trust a boy she knows almost nothing about?

My opinion, oops
Before I start, I want to apologize for any possible mistake I might make, I'm so not used to writing reviews in English.
After I read the Benedicts saga (until Seeking Crystal though) I interviewed Joss, and I wanted to read more of her. But with my bad memory and the amount of books on my to-be-read list, that didn't happen. Until now. I got an e-mail saying there was a contest I totally didn't know about in which you could win a signed copy of Stung and an ARC of Angel Dares, if I'm not mistaken. And let's be honest here, who doesn't love free books (or at least the possibility of it)? So I had to get Struck, read it as fast as I could and write the review to enter the contest. I made it, yay!
More or less how I imagined the school, AWESOME
Let's start with the things I didn't quite like, cause they're not that many. I think the relationship between Raven and Kieran is developed kind of fast, but at the same time, that's the charm of it. The other thing is that the majority of the events are not likely to happen in real life, but at the same time too, that's part of the excitement you feel. And I guess that's all, because I loved this book SO much.
I absolutely loved the characters, like, A LOT. I'm sort of like Raven as to personality, so it was relatable to me. But I have to say it, poor girl. She didn't deserve all that! Moving on to the boys, Joe and Kieran... where can I order one? The funny one and the nerdy one. Irresistable. They're so sweet and loveable and, and, and I still want one. I'll admit that, while I was reading laying in my bed, I rolled a couple times because of Raven and Kieran's adorability. They were just so adorable together! And complementing, which I think is important to let a reader ship their favourite couple lol.
I loved the plot too. It's interesting, new, different and, as always, so captivating with its mix of action and romance. Per-fect. The adventures the characters have are amazing and I think they're just...well...AWESOME.
I think the end is perfect too. TOO MUCH PERFECTION IN ONE BOOK.
It's not one of my favourites books of all time, that's for sure, but I think it's one that kind of relaxes you in between books, I guess? Like, you know, when you read a lot of drama or death or crime or that kind of thing, this is ideal to cut that and smile and roll on your bed and die of cuteness. Definitely.
'I love you, Raven'. His confession filled her with heady delight.
'I always thought you had exceptional taste'
In conclusion, I loved loved loved Struck, and surely can't wait to read Stung and Misty Falls and Angel Dares and whatever Joss decides to write next. Totally recommend it.

Mark/score/whatever it's called: 5/5

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